News & views from MRM and our clients

Kames Capital: EMD – What’s hot and what’s not in 2018

Emerging market debt may struggle to replicate last year’s returns in 2018 with yields already compressed, but there remain pockets of value for those looking for yield, according to Kames Capital’s emerging market debt manager Theo Holland. Despite doubts over the...

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Redington continues integrated push with actuarial hire

Redington, the leading independent investment consultant, has hired former Deloitte actuarial director Marian Elliot into its DB business, as part of its commitment to broaden the experience and expertise it is able to provide clients. Elliot brings over 10 years...

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Psigma takes to the slopes

Championing Charities. Psigma takes to the slopes in support of The Inter–Livery Ski Championships and the Lord Mayor’s Appeal  Psigma is delighted to support the Inter-Livery Ski Championships 2018. The event, which will take place on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of...

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Kames Capital – UK inflation ‘may have peaked already’

The Office for National Statistics this week revealed that inflation has dropped 3% for December, down from its recent its recent high of 3.1%. Below James Lynch, Investment Manager at Kames Capital, gives his views on what to expect from inflation this year. “The...

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Cantor Fitzgerald Europe announces senior hires

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (CFE) is pleased to announce it has made a number of senior hires with a focus on Oil & Gas, across its corporate finance, research and sales teams. Nick Tulloch, Ashley Kelty, Jack Allardyce and Gregor Paterson have joined CFE’s Edinburgh...

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MRM makes double promotion ahead of recruitment drive

MRM has made a double promotion ahead of a recruitment drive that could increase its headcount by 25 per cent in the first quarter of 2018. Senior Consultant Nick Paler, who joined MRM in 2014, has been promoted to Head of Investment News and Content. Working across a...

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How do you protect your brand from keyboard warriors?

A couple of major brands took a battering on social media at the end of last year from people complaining about their marketing tie-ups with two national newspapers, papers the protesters accuse of promoting “hate speech”.  Fast food chain Pizza Hut got into trouble...

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Britain: New Year Prognosis

New but continuing Parliamentary ‘term’… The house returns for the New Year on Monday 8 January. Resolution and resolve are indeed the nouns that spring to mind. Against some predictions, Theresa May remains in post. Suffering from clear election-fatigue over the last...

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City and Rugby combine to Kick off London league season

HANetf and London Skolars are pleased to announce 2018’s Capital Challenge against current World Club Champions, Wigan Warriors RLFC, will be taking place later this month. In what is the flagship rugby league event of the preseason calendar, London Skolars will kick...

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Kames: Three fixed income outlooks for 2018

As we approach the end of the year, three fixed income fund managers at Kames Capital give their views on what 2018 could hold in store for bond investors. High Yield – 2018 a key year for the asset class David Ennett, Head of High Yield and co-manager, Kames High...

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‘Soft Brexit’ Yuletide

Westminster tidings Well, finally, some respite for Theresa May, who suffered a torrid year in 2017, narrowly losing the General Election, dealing with the vexed Irish border question that was looming threateningly to derail the whole Brexit process and her slim...

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Japan: Ten potential market surprises in 2018

It’s that time of year when economists and strategists present their forecasts for the year ahead. Quantitative forecasts are based on probability models that cannot help but assume the future will be correlated to the past, and qualitative scenarios are based on,...

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