Financial industry executives routinely use index products to benchmark their investment performance, but the majority of users are unhappy with the license restrictions and overall value they receive from index providers.
The paper also discussed how factors such as volatility, inflation, growth, interest rates, currencies and correlations may drive returns in the short term as well as in the long run.
The latest „Help to Buy‟ plans, much vaunted by our esteemed politicians at their party conference last week, seems to have been not quite as popular with some of the banks as had originally been implied.
While the US political impasse may provide further disruption to the market, we very much doubt that the government will default on its debt obligations. It has left all non-essential government activities closed.
Market reaction to the shutdown was muted according to Lowcock, because the current budget negotiations are viewed as merely a ‘warm-up act’ for the negotiations later this month to extend the US government’s debt ceiling from the curre