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Passive Aggressive

The growth of passive investing shows no signs of stopping.  In 2017 alone, growth in Exchange Traded Funds took global Assets Under Management (AUM) to $4,569 billion according to consultancy firm ETFGI. Often framed as an argument of one...

Thursday 14 June 2018 Read More

Peaks and troughs

The lower for longer interest rate outlook that has been a key feature of treasury management strategies will soon have been in play for a decade. Whilst there have been repeated attempts by the authorities to prepare us for increases in interest...

Wednesday 30 May 2018 Read More

Are You Capital Rich but Revenue Poor?

Did you know that as a local authority you can capitalise interest costs for assets that are being made ready for use? As with all capitalisation this enables you to spread costs over a number of future years and lowers the immediate revenue impact:...

Tuesday 01 May 2018 Read More

Minimum Revenue Provision – Revised Guidance

News headlines have recently been dominated with Brexit as well as diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation. It’s therefore possible that some people may have missed the announcement that the comedian Jim Bowen had died.  For fourteen...

Tuesday 27 March 2018 Read More

iDealTrade - February 2018 Review

Thank you to all those who have used iDealTrade his month. We are pleased to see a continuous stream of deals arranged via the platform and are still actively onboarding new users.  This yield curve shows the duration and rates of the...

Wednesday 07 March 2018 Read More

Rate Hikes, Job Cuts?

A great strength of the UK economy since the financial crisis has been the ability to generate new employment, dampening the impact of some challenging economic conditions on household spending. In fact, the unemployment rate of 4.3% reported for...

Monday 05 March 2018 Read More

External Insight - Deutsche Asset Management

EU Money Market Reform - LVNAVs: Cash or cash-equivalent?

Tuesday 27 February 2018 Read More

Local Authority Credit Risk

Introduction Arlingclose is often asked whether a certain local authority, or local authorities in general, are a safe counterparty for investing cash. The unease about the impact of continued budget cuts on local authority finances has prompted...

Wednesday 21 February 2018 Read More

IFRS 9 and Pooled Funds

A treasury manager and a financial accountant were overheard chatting by the coffee machine recently… Treasury manager: That IFRS 9 is causing me a headache. I think I need to sell my investments in bond funds and property funds soon. If I hold...

Monday 05 February 2018 Read More

What could a hard Brexit mean for investors?

As negotiations continue between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker, many are discussing whether we are going to have a hard or a soft Brexit. What does this mean exactly? A soft exit is effectively a partial exit where we would remain in the...

Tuesday 12 December 2017 Read More
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