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Where next for sustainable structured products?

July 2, 2018

Demand for investments – including structured products – linked to environmental, social and governance criteria is one of finance’s virtuous cycles. But, as Danielle Myles reports, a more sophisticated market comes with more challenges.

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Geopolitics creates unpredictable headwinds – again

July 2, 2018

The global political situation is inherently unstable, which means the global markets can never be entirely predictable. But should investors simply tune out the noise? David Wigan reports.

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Interest rates enter a new regime

July 2, 2018

Since 10-year treasuries broke through the 3% barrier earlier in 2018, there has been disagreement over how interest rates will move next. Danielle Myles analyses what the yield curve signals for investors and corporates, and how they can protect their portfolios and balance sheets.

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Making the most of a low-volatility environment

July 2, 2018

Markets are now quick to adjust to disruptive news, creating a consistent low-volatility environment that makes life difficult for both buy-side and sell-side dealers. Simon Boughey looks at how firms are making the most of the opportunities that remain.

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Loans retain their lustre in Nordic real estate market

May 1, 2018

While Nordic firms are using more bonds, and are keen to diversify their funding base, their preference for bank loans in the real estate sector shows little sign of waning, as Danielle Myles discovers.

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Fixed income: the next generation of funding

May 1, 2018

Nordic property firms’ affinity for the bond market has accelerated in recent years. Danielle Myles investigates why.

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Nordic FX: volatility ahead?

May 1, 2018

The Nordic countries’ currencies are renowned for stability and low risk, but concerns are surfacing around the currencies of Norway and Sweden, nicknamed the 'nokkie' and the 'stocky'. Joy Macknight reports.

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Nordic property sector builds on firm foundations

May 1, 2018

With a track record of regular growth, the Nordic property sector presents an attractive destination for investors. High quality assets and political stability suggest that the environment will remain a good risk for the foreseeable future. Sverrir Thór, the editor, economics and finance, Fastighetsnytt, reports.

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Will Nordic equity markets maintain their hot streak?

May 1, 2018

Property companies in the Nordic region have favoured the equity market recently as investors responded to low interest rates. Can the outlook remain positive despite Sweden's declining house prices? Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Why do Nordic property companies take the high road on LTVs?

May 1, 2018

When compared with the rest of Europe, Nordic property companies tend to operate with higher loan-to-value ratios. Stefanie Linhardt looks at why this approach works in the region.

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