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.
Raymond James is the first UK wealth manager to distribute Hermes Fund Managers UCITS fund range through its Platform. This will provide discretionary fund managers and fund selectors with access to Hermes’ top performing Dublin domiciled UCITs funds.
Hermes Fund Managers (Hermes), managing nearly £25 billion* of assets on behalf of its clients, has today announced the launch of its Emerging Asia UCITS fund. The fund, which invests in Asia excluding Japan, has a focus on China, Korea, Taiwan and India. The Emerging Asia UCITS Fund will be available to discretionary managers, multi-manager fund selectors and wealth managers in the UK.
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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The Fed’s ‘hook for hanging’ its future quantitative easing (QE) on will be the woeful labour market, with more looking inevitable “if the outlook for the labour market does not improve substantially” (FOMC, 13 September). In his October Ahead of the Curve, Neil Williams, Chief Economist for Hermes’ Global Government & Inflation Bonds, says that on the basis of our downbeat labour market assessment, this suggests a protracted extension of QE through 2013 - whoever wins the presidency.
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