FTSE 100 companies lack confidence to commit to future financial projections following the crisis, a survey from analysis consultancy Metapraxis revealed.
The FTSE 100 rose 6.43% or 379.07 points in January, making this the strongest start to a year since 1989.
Italy’s stock exchange Borsa Italiana has launched today a mini future contract linked to UK index FTSE 100, 'MiniFTSE 100'.
Excluded Indexed Securities could become the next big thing for investors looking for improved returns from passive funds.
Investors are preparing for a sell-off in equities if policy action in the US and Europe fails to be aggressive enough.
Fund managers in France are re-positioning portfolios to address global instability.
A series of White Papers and other published documents from index manufacturers such as S&P Indices and MSCI illustrate the ongoing changes in demand for certain alternative types of indices.
Man Group has announced that its GLG Europe Plus Source ETF, launched in January 2011, has reached assets of $565m as of May 31 2012.
Europe’s major markets climbed on the first day of trading after Spain was granted a €100bn bailout for its banking sector over the weekend.
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of the biggest investors in the UK's FTSE 100 companies, has warned that metals and mining companies could bear the brunt of any rebalancing of the Chinese economy away from manufactured exports.
Asian indices fell overnight, mirroring losses in the US and Europe, over fears about the impact a Greek exit from the single currency could have on the rest of the region.
Daniel Nickols, head of UK Mid and Small Caps Desk at Old Mutual Asset Managers, believes that the relatively low level of ongoing M&A activity involving private equity handing over investments to public equity players reflects attractive valuations of...
Some of the UK's biggest investors have added their voice to calls for FTSE listed companies to have at least half their shares traded on the market.
Marlborough’s Giles Hargreave has been building up his cash positions as he expects one more major market sell-off, which will send the FTSE 100 down 10% to 4,700.
Ex-Gartmore manager Leigh Himsworth last week returned to running money with boutique group Eden Financial, following the launch of the £10m Eden UK Select Opportunities fund.
Global markets have made an encouraging start to the week, with the US opening up sharply, following in the footsteps of the FTSE 100.
European shares have reversed modest gains today, falling after confidence faded and indices begin to reflect yesterday's rout.
17.16 This ends Investment Europe’s markets blog after an eventful Friday for capital markets on the Continent and in America. We wish you a restful weekend ahead of what's expected to be another busy day when markets reopen next week. For further analysis...
The sovereign debt crisis is blinding investors to the fundamental value to be found in Europe's top companies.
Index-tracking funds, or tracker funds, showed their highest ever sales over a quarter in the first quarter of 2011, indicating a move away from active fund management by UK investors, while funds of funds grew more popular, particularly those invested...
European equities trades increased 32% between the first quarter of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011, in a wider indication of the recovery of the market.