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Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs): May 2018

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Initial Public Offerings (IPOs): April 2018

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Trade wars: March 2018

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Volatility: February 2018

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Barings Bank collapse: January 2018

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A look back on 2017: December 2017

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Illiquidity premium: November 2017

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History of Equity Indices: October 2017

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Commodities: An Introduction: September 2017

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The end of the LIBOR: August 2017

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Task Force on climate-related financial disclosure: July 2017

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Euro clearing: June 2017

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Cyber security and insurance: May 2017

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Mergers and acquisitions: April 2017

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Robotic revolution: March 2017

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An update on European sovereign debt: February 2017

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Asset management fees: January 2017

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A look back on 2016: December 2016

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Investing in illiquid assets: November 2016

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Master Trusts: October 2016

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Blockchain - what it is and why it matters: September 2016

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Emerging market debt : August 2016

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Long term index-linked gilts: July 2016

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The European Union referendum: the financial and economic effects: June 2016

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Dark pools: May 2016

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Pension schemes and shareholder activism: April 2016

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Managing equity risk using derivatives: March 2016

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Contingent convertible bonds and the banking sector: February 2016

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Stock market control mechanisms: January 2016

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A Look Back on 2015: December 2015

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Climate change and long-term investing: November 2015

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Pension funds: does size matter? October 2015

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Active or Passive Investment Management? September 2015

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Chinese yuan (renminbi) devaluation: August 2015

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Islamic Finance: July 2015

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Office for Budget Responsibility’s Fiscal Sustainability Report: June 2015

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Emotion-free Trading? May 2015

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Defined Contribution Freedom & Choice: April 2015

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Negative Yields: March 2015

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Behavioural Finance: February 2015

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European Central Bank (ECB), QE and Deflation: January 2015

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A Look Back on 2014: December 2014

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Falling oil prices and the impact on the economy: November 2014

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Value at Risk – what is it and is it useful? October 2014

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Diverging monetary policies and the impact on markets: September 2014

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Introduction to forward rates: August 2014

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Defined contribution pension strategies: July 2014

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The productivity puzzle: June 2014

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Does the World Cup affect financial markets? May 2014

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Institutional investments in infrastructure: April 2014

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Tracking alternative indices: March 2014

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Catastrophe bonds and insurance linked securities: February 2014

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Is deflation a threat? January 2014

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Year end review: December 2013

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Contingent convertible bonds: a new type of asset: November 2013

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US debt ceiling: October 2013

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RPI formula remains unchanged: January 2013

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What is securitisation? September 2013

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What is forward guidance? August 2013

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Pension scheme and investment governance: July 2013

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Demography and investment markets: June 2013

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The impact of quantitative easing: May 2013

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Non-bank lending revisited: April 2013

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Introduction to hedge funds: March 2013

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Long run expectations: February 2013

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  18. Latest Investment & Risk update for December 2016.
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  38. New Investment & Risk update for April.
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  40. March update published: Negative Yields
  41. New Investment and Risk update for February 2015.
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  46. September Investment & Risk Update added. Diverging Monetary Policies and the Impact on Markets
  47. Latest Investment & Risk update for August 2014 is available.
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  50. New Investment and Risk update for May 2014.
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  52. New Investment & Risk monthly update for March 2014
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  54. New Investment and Risk update for January 2014
  55. December 2013 update - year end review
  56. November 2013 update published: contingent convertible bonds: a new type of asset
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