Iran has shot down a U.S. drone which the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday was flying over southern Iran, raising fears that a major military confrontation could erupt between Tehran and Washington.
Which topics are most relevant (or most concerning) for global asset owners? Rather than blindly pontificating on the subject, we've uncovered several robust surveys of institutional asset owners, produced by leading asset managers and consultants, and we've listed the best of them below.
The Chinese government's top diplomat warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a "Pandora's Box" in the Middle East, as he denounced U.S. pressure on Iran and called on it not to drop out of a landmark nuclear deal.
What will the investment industry look like in 5-10 years' time? And how can individuals and organisations best position themselves for what lies ahead? Here, we list some of the best recent papers, which examine the structural changes in the industry and explore the actions that investment professionals and asset management firms might take now to prepare themselves for the future.
We get the regulators we deserve. It’s no use us whingeing that we have a reactive regulator if we demand a free market without interventions. But when there is evidence of malfeasance, we demand our regulators are quick off the mark and decisive when they get involved.
Egypt's former president Mohamed Mursi was buried in a restricted family ceremony in Cairo early on Tuesday, a day after he suffered a fatal heart attack in court, his son said, as tributes poured in on social media.
Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs on Wednesday rejected a U.N. report that said there is credible evidence Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Brexit Deadlines and Deliberations
Last night, prominent UK Cabinet member, Amber Rudd, suggested that a deadlock in Parliament over the current Brexit deal makes another referendum a plausible option. This conflicts with official government policy, but perhaps provides a foretaste of the discu
Funds managementAdoption of smart-beta strategies has reached a record high with 58 per cent of institutional investors using this type of strategy, as concerns about the long-term track records of these products diminish.
Forty years after the revolution that ousted the Shah, Iran’s unique political-religious system and government appears strong enough to withstand US pressure and to ride out the country's current economic difficulties. So how should the US minimize the risks to the region posed by the regime?
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published a new guide to help pension funds comply with new environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements coming into force from 1 October and support them in achieving good practice into the future.
The Mobil Foundation funded universities and civic groups in the 90s, documents reveal, but largesse was not disinterestedA two-foot-wide pipe connecting the Mobil oil company’s Idoho offshore platform to a terminal near Nigeria’s eastern border ruptured in January 1998, spewing crude oil directly into the Atlantic Ocean.Dr David Page visited Nigeria after the spill and offered his views of its…
Oil prices rose on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in the Middle East, as tensions mounted following attacks on tankers last week.