Money managers under the microscope
from Reuters Investigates:
Two graphs tell an apparently conflicting story: analysts forecast a steady recovery in BP's dividends, but its valuation remains weak. Tom Bergin's close look at the potential costs facing BP as a result of its Gulf of Mexico oil spill helps explain the latter, but less so the former.
News and views on the fund industry from Reuters and elsewhere:
NY pension fund weighs in against BP – Reuters
Macro bets double – Bloomberg
Diplomat vs diplomat over hedgie rules – Reuters
Kipper Williams on the levy – Guardian
Binder on global macro opportunities – OpalesqueTV
from Global Investing:
Bank of America-Merrill Lynch's monthly poll of around 200 fund managers had a few nuggets in the June version, aside from the usual mood-taking.
Gold is too expensive. A net 27 percent of respondent thought it overvalued, up from 13 percent in May. Then again, the respondents to this poll have reckoned gold is too pricey since September 2009.
Well, no. Of course he didn’t. And if pressed, he’d probably rather the southern seaboard of the United States wasn’t slowly turning into a necklace of slippery brown beaches.
But he is one of very few to benefit from the avalanche of political opprobrium, escalating costs and reputational damage that has engulfed BP in the last month, sending the shares 30 percent lower and leaving the pension pots of poor grans and grandads looking markedly less healthy.