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Two swallows do not necessarily make a summer, but US banks JP Morgan and Wells Fargo are chirpy over prospects for the US housing market. Both reported a surge in mortgage lending in the quarter to September. JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon said: “We believe the housing market has turned a corner.”

Two swallows do not necessarily make a summer, but US banks JP Morgan and Wells Fargo are chirpy over prospects for the US housing market. Both reported a surge in mortgage lending in the quarter to September. JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon said: “We believe the housing market has turned a corner.”

Billionaire Lakshmi Mittal appears to be betting on a strong recovery of the UK’s construction industry, by investing more than £200 million (€248 million) of his family’s money into the sector.

Billionaire Lakshmi Mittal appears to be betting on a strong recovery of the UK’s construction industry, by investing more than £200 million (€248 million) of his family’s money into the sector.

Five years after the credit crisis began we have entered a bull market for regulation. It is stretching further, and faster, than most of us realise. The process is inevitable, following recent excesses. Some aspects of it are beneficial. But the line between market regulation and capital punishment is becoming increasingly thin.

Five years after the credit crisis began we have entered a bull market for regulation. It is stretching further, and faster, than most of us realise. The process is inevitable, following recent excesses. Some aspects of it are beneficial. But the line between market regulation and capital punishment is becoming increasingly thin.

Private equity and infrastructure will become the most popular investment areas for ultra-high net worth individuals and families, according to a member of a leading multi family office.

Private equity and infrastructure will become the most popular investment areas for ultra-high net worth individuals and families, according to a member of a leading multi family office.

To be sure, yields on high yield bonds – or junk, as it was once called – look less enticing than the 15% on offer three years ago. But those yields reflected fears that the global banking system was close to collapse. These have now receded, making it safer.

To be sure, yields on high yield bonds – or junk, as it was once called – look less enticing than the 15% on offer three years ago. But those yields reflected fears that the global banking system was close to collapse. These have now receded, making high yield safer.

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