02 June 2014
BlackRock has reduced prices on its iShares Core Series range for European investors, just a week after Fidelity Worldwide Investment cut prices on its own core range of passives.
29 May 2014
Emerging market investors are misguided if they believe they can buy both long-term winners and growth companies, according to BlackRock’s Sam Vecht.
29 May 2014
Asian markets are shifting from a growth to value focus, and investors could reposition accordingly, explains BlackRock's Andrew Swan.
27 May 2014
In the aftermath of its recent elections, Laura Dew looks at how managers view India now from an investment perspective.
21 May 2014
Kames Capital’s CEO Martin Davis warned the Scottish independence debate will be much closer than anticipated, resulting in wide and long lasting ramifications for the UK and Europe.
21 May 2014
European equity managers are rotating into quality stocks with global exposure as the European Central Bank (ECB) prepares to combat a buoyant euro.
19 May 2014
BlackRock’s head of UK retail talks to Anna Fedorova about the group's plans to improve its UK equity offering, his thoughts on fund pricing, and why investors should be building mixed portfolios to help their money grow.
09 May 2014
At a time when many established portfolios are facing questions over performance, manager exits and other issues, City Financial's new fund research service has identified seven funds as ones to watch over the coming months.
30 April 2014
BlackRock is to launch an Asia Special Situations fund for Andrew Swan and Emily Dong, after bringing its first Asian equities fund to the UK market last summer.
15 April 2014
After years of poor performance, emerging market investors are hopeful the Indian general election will result in a return to form for the country's stock market. Annabelle Williams reports.
14 April 2014
BlackRock has cut the annual management charge (AMC) on its Natural Resources Growth & Income fund after a review of its pricing.
07 April 2014
Only one holding in the BlackRock Continental European Income fund has cut its dividend in the three years since the fund launched, the managers said, as the environment for European dividends looks increasingly stable.
31 March 2014
BlackRock has outlined several major challenges facing the UK financial sector if Scotland votes for independence on 18 September.
31 March 2014
The future of Scottish fund managers came to the fore again this week as BlackRock released a paper exploring what an independent Scotland might look like.
25 March 2014
RDR levelled the playing field between open- and closed-ended products, but Simon White, head of investment trusts at BlackRock, explains why the trust’s 140-year-old structure remains fit for today’s investment world
Depending on how you look at the US, stockpickers are either spoilt for choice or dealing with overly expensive companies. Cormac Weldon, manager of the Artemis US Equity and US Select funds, looks at the outlook for American markets next year and beyond.
Warren Hyland, lead portfolio manager of the Muzinich Emerging Market Short Duration fund, analyses the performance of emerging market debt and prospects for 2015.
Global growth looks pretty uninspiring, and there is much uncertainty on the horizon. But now is the time to load up on equities, says Christopher Mahon from Baring Asset Management.
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