We set out the key macro themes to shape the year ahead, arguing that even six years after the first traces leading to the 2008-2009 crisis, ultra-low policy interest-rates will endure, more liquidity will be injected, and ‘safe-haven’ bond yields will have to stay clamped.
Hermes Fund Managers (Hermes) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $120m sub-advisory mandate by IST Investment Foundation for Pension Funds (IST), a non-profit organisation and the largest independent trust for pension funds in Switzerland. IST, which manages CHF5.7bn on behalf of its 560 clients, has a long-term strategy, targeted to the investment needs of the occupational pension schemes it serves.
Should the Bank of England (BoE) slow or pause Quantitative Easing (QE) in November, do not interpret this as the end. In this month’s Ahead of the Curve, Chief Economist for Hermes Global Government & Inflation Bonds, Neil Williams, believes that the Bank is likely to pick up the baton again in 2013, helping keep inflation expectations bubbling along.
The Arab Spring continues to generate more focus on transparency and accountability within the region which has important consequences for investors, according to Hermes Equity Ownership Services (EOS), the pioneering advisory service with over £89 billion* assets under stewardship, which has published Islam & Responsible Ownership: Belief in your investment.
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