Do TV and Film Investments Make Money?

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Trends in television The introduction of video-on-demand (VOD) services including Amazon and Netflix has revolutionised the way we watch TV. They are each gaining millions of new subscribers each year and produce ever more of their own award-winning…

A Global Shift to Alternative Assets

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ARLINGTON, Va., July 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The world’s largest 100 alternative asset managers saw assets under management increase by 10% in 2016, rising to $4 trillion, according to the 2017 edition of Willis Towers Watson’s (NASDAQ:WLTW)…

Should income hunters ditch dividends and buy companies' bonds instead?

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Times are tough for those who invest in shares for income. Where dividends look secure, demand has pushed prices up – so the yield on newly invested money has gone down.  With the backdrop for shares uncertain, most investors would be…

Alternative investments could be return-enhancing: CAIA's Keith Black

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Moneycontrol News The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association is a global organisation offering education programme for individuals specialising in institutional-quality alternative investments. Keith Black, Managing Director,…

Alternative investments could be return-enhancing: CAIA's Keith Black

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The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association is a global organisation offering education programme for individuals specialising in institutional-quality alternative investments. Keith Black, Managing Director, Curriculum Exam,…

ANALYSIS: Is it the right time to be piling into bonds?

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Portfolio advisers have been looking at equity market valuations rather nervously for some time, tilting towards less risky assets, taking profits and holding more cash. But has broader sentiment now caught up? The UK's Investment Association…

UK investors pile into bonds and sell down UK equities

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Investors piled into the IA Sterling Strategic Bond sector in May, while UK equity funds experienced a net retail outflow of £479m ($642m, €566m), according to the latest IA statistics. Rising from fourth in the net retail sales charts…

How investors can find bond yield in a low-interest environment

Interest rates remain close to historical lows, despite the global economy growing at a steady pace, and the search for yield is becoming more and more difficult. Although the US Federal Reserve is in a tightening cycle, this remains gradual…

Pound tourists’ shop for UK corporate bonds

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The weakness in the pound has spurred greater demand from foreign investors for UK debt securities, with “sterling tourists” hailing mainly from Europe, helping British companies sell bonds. The trend is a sign of how the dramatic depreciation…

UK bond market on track for the biggest losses in our time, says investment officer

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Investors in the U.K. bond market could see losses on their bond portfolios as the Bank of England continues to be behind the inflation curve, an investment officer told CNBC on Monday. "I see a scenario where losses will be inflicted on…

Premium Bonds: alternative savings accounts which offer higher returns

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The nation's favourite savings account Premium Bonds are the nation’s favourite savings account, with an incredible £68 billion held in bonds across the UK in total, a staggering amount really. In recent years, that number has jumped…