Two major events take place in Europe later this month, both of which could have a transformational impact on financial markets.
It would not be an understatement to say that the European Central Bank (ECB) is set to play a pivotal role in financial markets next year. In fact, expect fireworks to be set off in a whole host of financial markets as early as the first quarter of 2015.
The prospect of rising interest rates shows little sign of dampening investor appetite for retail bonds
The market can quibble about the details, but the only way interest rates are going over the long term is up, in which case securing your fixed income portfolio against a rate shock is a real priority
Charities can now use a special platform on the London Stock Exchange to raise funds