03 March 2015
UK small caps have been a great place to be for long-term investors, and their recent weak patch may have presented a buying opportunity. FE’s Josh Ausden looks at the options available for those willing to take a fresh look at the sector using investment trusts.
27 February 2015
Financial services has witnessed a number of famous apologies over the years linked to fraud, rogue trading, and even train fare dodging. Investment Week remembers the most notable, and the ones which never were.
16 February 2015
BlackRock is launching a new range of three target-date funds ahead of pension freedom reforms coming into effect on 6 April.
12 February 2015
With interest in Asian equity funds having dwindled in recent months as concerns over emerging markets escalate, Premier Asset Management's Simon Evan-Cook outlines the portfolios he still backs in the region.
11 February 2015
BlackRock has hired Deborah Winshel as managing director and global head of impact investing as it launches a dedicated platform for investors with social and environmental criteria.
09 February 2015
The falling oil price is having myriad impact on a range of assets, and mortgage-backed securities could be the main beneficiaries this year, explains BlackRock's Michael Fredericks.
06 February 2015
BlackRock pipped Woodford Investment Management to be the top-selling fund group of 2014, in large part due to the popularity of its index funds, according to the latest Pridham Report.
06 February 2015
Investment Quorum has unveiled a series of funds it is backing to navigate currency wars and unpredictable central bank action in 2015, said the group's CIO Peter Lowman.
05 February 2015
BlackRock's Justin Christofel has been increasing his exposure to bond ETFs in order to minimise fixed income liquidity risk in the £1.2bn Global Multi-Asset Income fund.
02 February 2015
Chancellor George Osborne's major shake-up of pensions, announced in last year's Budget, came as a major shock to the financial services industry.
29 January 2015
BlackRock has changed the name and investment objective of its Global Bond fund, managed by Scott Thiel, who will also gain two co-managers.
21 January 2015
Catherine Raw [pictured], co-manager of the BlackRock World Mining trust, explains why investors should not ignore the asset class after its lacklustre performance in recent years
20 January 2015
Nine of the world's biggest fund managers are preparing to set up their own 'dark pool' for equity trading in an effort to avoid interference from high frequency traders.
16 January 2015
The British Assets trust will be renamed BlackRock Income Strategies if proposals to overhaul the company are approved by shareholders.
12 January 2015
Fund buyers and investors face a challenging 2015 as they weigh up how to diversify in the face of crowded trades and elevated valuations, market commentators have suggested.
A trio of managers reveal the main strategies which have boosted fund performance this year and how they are insulating portfolios from macro-economic risks.
Jeremy Bedford, partner at Fulcrum Asset Management, discusses the growing trend of wealth managers protecting against a repeat of the market volatility that hurt their clients in the financial crisis.
Dhananjay Phadnis, manager of the Fidelity Emerging Asia fund, examines how emerging markets have weathered recent storms and identifies future challenges for these countries.
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