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Articles • 2017

Press articles published in some of the most prestigious financial publications throughout the world.

 
Publication: Times of Malta
Publication Date: 01/04/17
 
98% of investors fear inflation will erode yields
 
Virtually all institutional investors – 98 per cent – globally have some degree of concern that inflation will reduce the real value of bond yields over the next 12 to 24 months, new research has revealed.

International asset management firm Managing Partners Group (MPG) said that in order to address these concerns, just over a third (37 per cent) say they will increase their exposure to higher yielding assets such as fixed asset backed securities (ABSs), the research shows.

Of those who plan to increase their exposure to fixed income ABSs, 58 per cent say they will do so because of the high level of income they generate; 53 per cent say it is because the vehicles are attractive on a risk-return basis; and 41 per cent cite diversification benefits.

Latest data shows inflation rising across Europe. The UK’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to 2.3 per cent in February versus 1.8 per cent in January, while in the eurozone, CPI reached 1.8 per cent in January, which was its highest in four years and up from 1.1 per cent in December.

Findings from the research were given at The Malta Solution – Ahead of the Curve seminar in London earlier this week.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: Times of Malta
Publication Date: 30/03/17
 
FinanceMalta conference to discuss future prospects
 
FinanceMalta’s annual conference this year will discuss the prospects and opportunities brought about by global events and technology.

Entitled ‘Malta’s Financial Services Industry – Taking the Next Quantum Leap’, the conference will address issues such as the implications and opportunities brought about by Brexit and the implications of this development within the context of the Commonwealth, fintech, crowdfunding, Blockchain, as well as a number of other global and domestic industry-related developments.

The conference will kick off with a pre-conference networking event on May 17 and a full day conference on May 18 at the Hilton Conference Centre, Malta.

FinanceMalta chairman Kenneth Farrugia said: “During this year’s conference, we will be discussing the challenges and opportunities of the financial services sector in its drive to take a quantum leap and strengthen its position in the current financial sectors but also to also focus on the new emerging sectors that will support the business. However, for this to happen, we need to be innovative to harness the opportunities brought about by technology.”

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: Funds Europe
Publication Date: 30/03/17
 
Institutions hunt fixed asset-backed securities, research claims
 
Nearly all (98%) of institutional investors globally “have some degree of concern” that inflation will reduce the real value of bond yields over the next 12 to 24 months, research suggests.
Just over a third of the 50 institutional investors surveyed said they would increase their allocations to higher yielding assets to combat their concerns.

According to Managing Partners Group, the firm that commissioned the research and which has $500 million (€463 million) of assets under management, these assets will include fixed asset-backed securities (ABSs).

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: Malta Today
Publication Date: 30/03/17
 
Fund’s pitch for ‘Malta Solution’ to Brexit woes
 
Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe from Brexit, according to international asset management firm Managing Partners Group (MPG).

MPG’s capital markets team will be marketing what it has dubbed ‘The Malta Solution’ at a company seminar in London, on 30 March. “Malta will be the biggest beneficiary following Brexit. After London, it should be the first choice for a financial firm to establish a branch or secondary office because its residents speak English and are well-educated, it provides easy access to the EU and it has an efficient regulatory process,” MPG chief executive officer Jeremy Leach said.

“It is politically stable, which is not so easy to say with regards to Italy and even France, while it also has a great financial rating, unlike Greece.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.

 
 
Publication: Institutional Asset Manager
Publication Date: 30/03/17
 
Research finds rising inflation challenges real value of bond yields
 
Research from Managing Partners Group reveals that 98 per cent of institutional investors globally have some degree of concern that inflation will reduce the real value of bond yields over the next 12 to 24 months.

The firm found that in order to address these concerns, just over a third (37 per cent) say they will increase their exposure to higher yielding assets such as fixed asset backed securities (ABSs), the research shows. Of those who plan to increase their exposure to fixed income ABSs, 58 per cent say they will do so because of the high level of income they generate; 53 per cent say it is because the vehicles are attractive on a risk-return basis; and 41 per cent cite diversification benefits.

Latest data shows inflation rising across Europe. The UK’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to 2.3 per cent in February versus 1.8 per cent in January, while in the Eurozone, CPI reached 1.8 per cent in January, which was its highest in four years and up from 1.1 per cent in December.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: AlphaQ
Publication Date: 30/03/17
 
Research finds rising inflation challenges real value of bond yields
 
Research from Managing Partners Group reveals that 98 per cent of institutional investors globally have some degree of concern that inflation will reduce the real value of bond yields over the next 12 to 24 months.

The firm found that in order to address these concerns, just over a third (37 per cent) say they will increase their exposure to higher yielding assets such as fixed asset backed securities (ABSs), the research shows. Of those who plan to increase their exposure to fixed income ABSs, 58 per cent say they will do so because of the high level of income they generate; 53 per cent say it is because the vehicles are attractive on a risk-return basis; and 41 per cent cite diversification benefits.

Latest data shows inflation rising across Europe. The UK’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to 2.3 per cent in February versus 1.8 per cent in January, while in the Eurozone, CPI reached 1.8 per cent in January, which was its highest in four years and up from 1.1 per cent in December.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: Times of Malta
Publication Date: 27/03/17
 
Article 50: The Kick-off
 
City Editor Neil Martin takes a look at the range of comments and opinions coming into the IFA Magazine office as we start Article 50 week.

It’s the week when PM Theresa May will pen her Dear John letter and tell Europe we’ve had enough, it hasn’t been easy and divorce is now inevitable. She decided not to stick the boot in last week and spoil Europe’s 60th anniversary, but Britain is itchy to break free and start a new life.

As we all know, few divorces end well and it looks like there’s going to be some tears before the UK can celebrate being a free person again. The big question is, can the UK negotiators – who from all accounts are somewhat inexperienced when it comes to clashes like this and the real reason why Article 50 has been delayed – come out with a good settlement? Basically, what status will the UK have in terms of trade with Europe and will it have to cough up a cool $50 billion as an exit fee?

May is about to enter a negotiation where she’ll be damned whatever happens – she’s going to disappoint a large slice of the population. And given the amount of statements, and opinions that are coming into the IFA Magazine office at the moment, there’s plenty of advice and facts out there to show her how difficult it’s going to be.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: MALTACHAMBER.org.mt
Publication Date: 23/03/17
 
Malta will benefit from Brexit more than any other European financial centre, analyst says
 
Jeremy Leach, CEO of Managing Partners Group, has forecast that Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe from Britain leaving the European Union.

He predicted that Malta will be the go-to financial centre for British companies that still want to retain an EU presence.

“Malta offers several benefits, including an English-speaking and well-educated workforce,” Mr Leach said.

Other advantages include a tax-efficient regime and low cost of living, gives it the edge over Dublin, another English-speaking option for British companies. Another attraction for operators in the financial services industry is what Mr Leach describes as Malta’s ‘first class’ legislation on securitisation, making it the only EU jurisdiction outside Luxembourg with the legislation in place to offer these flexible tools.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: The National
Publication Date: 22/03/17
 
An independent Scotland could be a business 'gateway to Europe’
 
SCOTLAND could become the business “gateway to Europe” if it achieves independence within the EU, it has been claimed.

Asset management firm Managing Partners Group (MPG) yesterday named Mediterranean nation Malta as the biggest beneficiary of Brexit, predicting UK-based financial firms will move their operations there to ensure continued access to the single market.

HSBC, JP Morgan and Barclays are among the institutions set to shift some of their departments overseas as a result of Brexit.
Jeremy Leach, chief executive officer at MPG, predicts Malta will emerge as “one of the world’s most important financial jurisdictions” as a result.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: The Hedge Fund Journal
Publication Date: 22/03/17
 
Institutional Investors Inflation Fears
 
Virtually all (98%) institutional investors globally have some degree of concern that inflation will reduce the real value of bond yields over the next 12 to 24 months, new research by Managing Partners Group (MPG), the international asset management group, has revealed.

In order to address these concerns, just over a third (37%) say they will increase their exposure to higher yielding assets such as fixed asset backed securities (ABSs), the research shows. Of those who plan to increase their exposure to fixed income ABSs, 58% say they will do so because of the high level of income they generate; 53% say it is because the vehicles are attractive on a risk-return basis; and 41% cite diversification benefits.

Latest data shows inflation rising across Europe. The UK’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to 2.3% in February versus 1.8% in January, while in the Eurozone, CPI reached 1.8% in January, which was its highest in four years and up from 1.1% in December.

Findings from the research were due to be announced today at The Malta Solution – Ahead of the Curve seminar in London.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.

 
 
Publication: Times of Malta
Publication Date: 22/03/17
 
Malta will be financial centre of choice after Brexit,
analyst predicts
 
Tax-efficient regime gives it edge over Dublin

Malta will be a financial centre of choice for British companies wanting a base in the EU after Brexit, a financial services analyst has predicted.

Jeremy Leach, CEO of Managing Partners Group, an international asset manager, said Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe as British companies seek to retain an EU presence.

"Malta offers several benefits, including an English-speaking and well-educated workforce," Mr Leach said.

He believes that Malta's tax-efficient regime and less expensive lifestyle gives it the edge over Dublin, another English-speaking option for British companies.

With British Prime Minister Theresa May set to trigger Article 50 next week, kick-starting two years of exit negotiations, Mr Leach said British financial services firms were unlikely to sit on their hands.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication:Private Equity Wire
Publication Date: 21/03/17
 
Malta will be biggest Brexit beneficiary, says MPG
 
Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe from Brexit, according to international asset management firm Managing Partners Group (MPG).

While Malta offers financial firms wishing to operate in the European Union several benefits, the alternatives all have serious flaws that make them comparatively less attractive, MPG says.

MPG's capital markets team will be expanding on the company's views at The Malta Solution – Ahead of the Curve seminar in London on 30 March.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: Hedgeweek
Publication Date: 21/03/17
 
Malta will be biggest Brexit beneficiary, says MPG
 
Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe from Brexit, according to international asset management firm Managing Partners Group (MPG).

While Malta offers financial firms wishing to operate in the European Union several benefits, the alternatives all have serious flaws that make them comparatively less attractive, MPG says.

MPG's capital markets team will be expanding on the company's views at The Malta Solution – Ahead of the Curve seminar in London on 30 March.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: Property Funds World
Publication Date: 21/03/17
 
Malta will be biggest Brexit beneficiary, says MPG
 
Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe from Brexit, according to international asset management firm Managing Partners Group (MPG).

While Malta offers financial firms wishing to operate in the European Union several benefits, the alternatives all have serious flaws that make them comparatively less attractive, MPG says.

MPG's capital markets team will be expanding on the company's views at The Malta Solution – Ahead of the Curve seminar in London on 30 March.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: Institutional Asset Manager
Publication Date: 21/03/17
 
Malta will be biggest Brexit beneficiary, says MPG
 
Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe from Brexit, according to international asset management firm Managing Partners Group (MPG).

While Malta offers financial firms wishing to operate in the European Union several benefits, the alternatives all have serious flaws that make them comparatively less attractive, MPG says.

MPG's capital markets team will be expanding on the company's views at The Malta Solution – Ahead of the Curve seminar in London on 30 March.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: Insurance Post
Publication Date: 21/03/17
 
Malta will be biggest beneficiary of Brexit, says MPG
 
Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe from Brexit, according Managing Partners Group.

The asset management group said Malta's political stability, high financial rating, and an English speaking, well-educated population make Malta an attractive location for British business looking to access...

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: TVM
Publication Date: 21/03/17
 
MPG: Malta Most attractive country for Brexit-hit investors
 
According to an international investment firm, Malta as a financial centre is the country which stands to benefit the most from Brexit. This is because it offers various benefits which are missing from other countries.

The Managing Partners Group (MPG) said Malta offers financial companies wishing to work within the European Union various advantages not available in other countries. In fact MPG stated it will be promoting Malta at a seminar organised by BOV which is to be held in London at the end of March, entitled 'The Malta Solution - Ahead of the Curve'.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: Breaking News Live
Publication Date: 21/03/17
 
MPG: Malta most attractive country for Brexit-hit investors
 
According to an international investment firm, Malta as a financial centre is the country which stands to benefit the most from Brexit. This is because it offers various benefits which are missing from other countries.

The Managing Partners Group (MPG) said Malta offers financial companies wishing to work within the European Union various advantages not available in other countries. In fact MPG stated it will be promoting Malta at a seminar organised by BOV which is to be held in London at the end of March, entitled 'The Malta Solution – Ahead of the Curve'.

MPG Chief Executive Jeremy Leach said in a statement that Malta should be the first choice for financial companies wishing to set up a primary or secondary office, and this because residents speak English and have a high level of education, the country offers easy access to the European Union, and it has an efficient regulatory process.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: The London Economic
Publication Date: 21/03/17
 
Will Malta be the biggest beneficiary of Brexit?
 
Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe from Brexit, according to an international asset management group.

As Paris and Frankfurt battle over "Brefugees" more companies could actually choose to move to Malta's shores because it offers significantly fewer drawbacks than its European Union counterparts.

Jeremy Leach, Chief Executive Officer at MPG, said: "Malta will be the biggest beneficiary following Brexit. After London, it should be the first choice for a financial firm to establish a branch or secondary office because its residents speak English and are well-educated, it provides easy access to the EU and it has an efficient regulatory process.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: The Economic Voice
Publication Date: 21/03/17
 
Malta Will be the Biggest Beneficiary of Brexit
 
Malta has a number of advantages that are supporting its emergence as one of the world's most important financial jurisdictions.

Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe from Brexit, according to Managing Partners Group (MPG), the international asset management group.
While Malta offers financial firms wishing to operate in the European Union several benefits, the alternatives all have serious flaws that make them comparatively less attractive, MPG says.

MPG's Capital Markets Team will be expanding on the company's views at The Malta Solution – Ahead of the Curve seminar in London on 30 March.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: FTSE Global Markets
Publication Date: 09/01/17
 
Inflation takes centre stage as 2017 opens
 
Central bank policies in advanced markets have traditionally set an appropriate level of inflation for a growing economy at 2% a year. Few markets however have anywhere near that level of cost rises; but 2017 will be a year in which inflation takes centre stage.
Per a new Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings report issued today, this year is likely to market a return of inflation to Europe. Headline inflation is rising on the impact of higher energy prices over the past year, but also a strengthening labour market.

“The combination of higher oil prices and the appreciation of the dollar against both the euro and the pound are already pushing headline inflation higher on the Old Continent. The annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the eurozone surged to 1.1% in December, the highest level since 2013. Eurozone inflation was lacklustre between 2014 and 2016, ranging between 0.0% and 0.4%. In the next few months, it's likely to move higher and peak in the first quarter of 2017 around 1.5%, driven by energy base effects. Looking forward, we expect headline inflation to stabilise, as core inflation is unlikely to rise meaningfully above 1%,” says S&P.

Managing Partners Group (MPG) looks to agree. Economic recovery and rises in interest rates and commodity prices will generate greater borrowing and utility costs and spur wage-push inflation of up to 5% in the US and the UK, and between 2.5% to 3.0% in the Eurozone, MPG says. Jeremy Leach, Chief Executive officer at MPG, adds, “Reflation is expected to be a strong theme in the US in President Trump’s first year and the Fed rate will likely rise in response to 1.25% by the end of 2017. While inflation is usually viewed as the nemesis of central banks, it will actually be a welcome solution for reducing the real value of the enormous debt in Europe.”

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: FTSE Global Markets
Publication Date: 04/01/17
 
Inflation set for significant comeback in 2017, MPG says
 
Economic recovery and interest rate and commodity price rises will spur wage-push inflation in US, UK and Eurozone, asset manager Managing Partners Group (MPG) says.

Economic recovery and rises in interest rates and commodity prices will generate greater borrowing and utility costs and spur wage-push inflation of up to 5% in the US and the UK, and between 2.5% to 3.0% in the Eurozone, MPG says.

Jeremy Leach, chief executive officer at MPG, explains, “Reflation is expected to be a strong theme in the US in President Trump’s first year and the Fed rate will likely rise in response to 1.25% by the end of 2017. While inflation is usually viewed as the nemesis of central banks, it will actually be a welcome solution for reducing the real value of the enormous debt in Europe.”

Leach anticipates that inflation will rise in the UK as a result of a robust economy, house price and rental increases and creeping mortgage rates resulting from a higher bank base rate towards the end of the year.

While stock markets should continue to rise, equities are looking highly valued both sides of the Atlantic and Jeremy Leach expects this will make them vulnerable to a correction. He added: “It is likely that that there will be a significant event in 2017 that will knock markets. This could be an economic event or maybe a shock from the elections in Germany, France and the Netherlands.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: Financial Reporter
Publication Date: 04/01/17
 
Inflation predicted to reach up to 5% in 2017
 
Economic recovery and interest rate and commodity price rises will spur wage-push inflation of up to 5% in the US and the UK, according to international asset management firm Managing Partners Group.

MPG predicts lower inflation of between 2.5% to 3.0% in the Eurozone in 2017.

Jeremy Leach, Chief Executive officer at MPG, anticipates that inflation will rise in the UK as a result of a robust economy, house price and rental increases and creeping mortgage rates resulting from a higher bank base rate towards the end of the year.

The Bank of England's MPC expects inflation to rise to the 2% target in the first half of 2017 - quicker than expected - after rising to 1.2% in November.

Industry experts now believe that racing inflation figures will put pressure on the Bank of England to raise rates sooner

Commenting on inflation in the US, Leach said: “Reflation is expected to be a strong theme in the US in President Trump’s first year and the Fed rate will likely rise in response to 1.25% by the end of 2017. While inflation is usually viewed as the nemesis of central banks, it will actually be a welcome solution for reducing the real value of the enormous debt in Europe.”

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: International Securities Services
Publication Date: 03/01/17
 
Inflation Set For Significant Comeback In 2017, MPG Says
 
Inflation will make a significant comeback in the US and Europe in 2017, according to Managing Partners Group (MPG).

Economic recovery and rises in interest rates and commodity prices will generate greater borrowing and utility costs and spur wage-push inflation of up to 5% in the US and the UK, and between 2.5% to 3.0% in the Eurozone, MPG says.

Jeremy Leach, Chief Executive officer at MPG, commented: “Reflation is expected to be a strong theme in the US in President Trump’s first year and the Fed rate will likely rise in response to 1.25% by the end of 2017. While inflation is usually viewed as the nemesis of central banks, it will actually be a welcome solution for reducing the real value of the enormous debt in Europe.”

Jeremy Leach anticipates that inflation will rise in the UK as a result of a robust economy, house price and rental increases and creeping mortgage rates resulting from a higher bank base rate towards the end of the year.

While stock markets should continue to rise, equities are looking highly valued both sides of the Atlantic and Jeremy Leach expects this will make them vulnerable to a correction. He added: “It is likely that that there will be a significant event in 2017 that will knock markets. This could be an economic event or maybe a shock from the elections in Germany, France and the Netherlands.

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: Institutional Asset Manager
Publication Date: 03/01/17
 
MPG predicts inflation will rise
 
Inflation will make a significant comeback in the US and Europe in 2017, according to international asset management group, Managing Partners Group (MPG). The firm writes that economic recovery and rises in interest rates and commodity prices will generate greater borrowing and utility costs and spur wage-push inflation of up to 5 per cent in the US and the UK, and between 2.5 per cent to 3.0 per cent in the Eurozone. 

Jeremy Leach, (pictured) Chief Executive officer at MPG, says: “Reflation is expected to be a strong theme in the US in President Trump’s first year and the Fed rate will likely rise in response to 1.25 per cent by the end of 2017. While inflation is usually viewed as the nemesis of central banks, it will actually be a welcome solution for reducing the real value of the enormous debt in Europe.”

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: Mortgage Introducer
Publication Date: 03/01/17
 
MPG predicts 5% inflation in 2017
 
Asset manager Managing Partners Group (MPG) has predicted UK inflation rising by 5% in 2017.

It said economic recovery combined with rises in interest rates and commodity prices will generate greater borrowing and utility costs and spur wage-push inflation by up to 5%.

It similarly predicted a 5% rise in the US and between 2.5% and 3.0% in the Eurozone.

Jeremy Leach, chief executive officer at MPG, said: “Reflation is expected to be a strong theme in the US in President Trump’s first year and the Fed rate will likely rise in response to 1.25% by the end of 2017.

“While inflation is usually viewed as the nemesis of central banks, it will actually be a welcome solution for reducing the real value of the enormous debt in Europe.”

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: globalcustody.net
Publication Date: 03/01/17
 
Inflation to let rip
 
Inflation will make a significant comeback in the US and Europe in 2017, according to Managing Partners Group (MPG), an international asset management group.

Economic recovery and rises in interest rates and commodity prices will generate greater borrowing and utility costs and spur wage-push inflation of up to 5 percent in the US and the UK, and between 2.5 percent to 3.0 percent in the Eurozone, MPG says.

Jeremy Leach, Chief Executive Officer at MPG, commented: "Reflation is expected to be a strong theme in the US in president Trump's first year and the Fed rate will likely rise in response to 1.25 percent by the end of 2017. While inflation is usually viewed as the nemesis of central banks, it will actually be a welcome solution for reducing the real value of the enormous debt in Europe."

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
 
Publication: Assetman.net
Publication Date: 03/01/17
 
Inflation to let rip
 
Inflation will make a significant comeback in the US and Europe in 2017, according to Managing Partners Group (MPG), an international asset management group.

Economic recovery and rises in interest rates and commodity prices will generate greater borrowing and utility costs and spur wage-push inflation of up to 5 percent in the US and the UK, and between 2.5 percent to 3.0 percent in the Eurozone, MPG says.

Jeremy Leach, Chief Executive Officer at MPG, commented: "Reflation is expected to be a strong theme in the US in president Trump's first year and the Fed rate will likely rise in response to 1.25 percent by the end of 2017. While inflation is usually viewed as the nemesis of central banks, it will actually be a welcome solution for reducing the real value of the enormous debt in Europe."

To view the full article directly on the publisher's website click here.
 
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