As Europe faces a complex tapering trajectory, Michaël Lok looks at a number of emerging opportunities in credit
Markets were spooked last week by the prospect of an Italian snap election, raising concerns over its future position in the EU. While a government has been formed, it is too soon to sound the all-clear, writes Stephanie Baxter
Political uncertainty following the shock election result will lead to more volatility in the pound which could feed inflation, according to investment experts.
Volatility has risen ahead of the EU referendum with markets already reeling from a deflationary scare driven by the oil price fall. Kristian Brunt-Seymour finds schemes must take action now to mitigate their risk exposures.
The British arm of Dutch fiduciary manager MN has been bought by Kempen Capital Management (KCM), a subsidiary of Van Lanschot.
Risk assets have regained some ground but equities remain deep in the red after a tumultuous weekend in Greece saw it impose capital controls after calling a surprise referendum over creditors' final bailout demands.
Concerns of a Greek default on its €1.5bn (£1.1bn) repayment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) due by the end of the month are mounting.
The European Central Bank is being urged to undertake full-blown QE this month following worse than expected deflation in the eurozone, writes Stephanie Baxter.
Naomi Rainey examines the pitfalls and opportunities for schemes in the eurozone crisis
The "lunacy" of the Euro and its "inevitable" end may improve the funding position of UK schemes, economist Roger Nightingale says.
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit rating on 28 Spanish banks, including Banco Santander, less than a month after cutting the nation's sovereign rating.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said the UK must keep open the option of joining the euro if the current crisis is resolved.
Billionaire investor George Soros has called on Europe to start a fund to buy Italian and Spanish bonds, or risk the demise of the euro.
The Swiss franc has fallen 9% against the euro after the Swiss National Bank (SNB) said it was setting a minimum exchange rate against the single currency.