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Investors snap up real estate
Those fleeing the volatile bond markets are pushing up the price of real estate so high that yields are barely keeping up with inflation

LDI out of favour with firms
The pool of UK investment houses offering liability-driven investment strategies has fallen sharply in the last two years

Thorsten Michalik: Weathering a storm of criticism
The global head of db X-trackers, Deutsche Bank’s ETF arm, is unperturbed about the criticism his industry has faced recently

Time to end the mob mentality
Steve Johnson says that the herd mindset has been much in evidence in the last week on the streets and in the markets

US bond market rallies after downgrade
Far from triggering an exodus from Treasuries, the controversial downgrade of US credit rating is sharpening appetites

Funds sell UK debt and turn to equities
Fund managers with significant holdings in UK government debt have shifted sizeable sums into UK equities

The Last Word: A cautious view of US corporate rebound
There is an argument for buying US shares but the picture is less clear than simply looking at rebounding profits, writes James Mackintosh