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Fujiyoshida, Japan - April 16, 2015: Chureito Pagoda presents a great view of Mount Fuji with red pagoda in cherry blossom season

Japan in motion: What does the future hold?

We often read that Abenomics continues to divide people as to whether it is working, and if this policy platform advocated strongly by Prime Minister Abe since his election in 2012 will ever achieve its objective of moving Japan’s economy forward. We believe that Abenomics is working, however we feel that ...

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AMP Capital launches new Global Equity Fund

AMP Capital has launched its new Global Equity Fund, which aims to deliver double-digit annualised absolute returns across a market cycle, with lower volatility than equity markets. The AMP Capital Global Equity Fund is long-only and is the inaugural fund in AMP Capital's new global equities range. The fund will focus on ...

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"Minsk, Belarus - October 27, 2011: Official website Blizzard. Photo taken from the monitor."

Field of screens: why eSports are the next frontier in global sport

The economics team at Payden & Rygel, manager of GSFM’s Payden Global Income Opportunities Fund, delves into the world of eSport, potentially the next great driver of consumer markets. It’s Friday night at Madison Square Garden—one of the most venerated entertainment venues on Earth. Sponsor banners adorn the packed arena. Inside ...

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Global oil: Timing could be critical

After launching a global supply war, which led to the price of global oil collapsing in late 2014, Saudi Arabia now appears to be signalling a change of policy. OPEC Secretary General, Mohammed Barkindo, has indicated that he expects a deal to cut production to come from the OPEC meeting scheduled ...

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The case for active management in AREITs

The common perception is that value cannot be added in the AREIT (Australian Real Estate Investment Trust) asset class, though perhaps this needs to be re-examined. In fact, the better active managers have shown a consistent track record of beating the benchmark. So why does active management work in AREITs for ...

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Fed Statement: Let the dots – and the dissents – do the talking

Going into yesterday's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, the question was in what way – or ways – the statement and the accompanying Summary of Economic Projections (SEP) would signal the committee’s conviction that it expects to hike rates later this year. In July, the Fed statement acknowledged that “near-term risks ...

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