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
25 March 2014
Jackie Beard, director of closed-end fund research at Morningstar, argues investors must understand the reasons behind IT discounts in order to choose the right portfolios.
24 March 2014
BlackRock has warned of ‘major risks’ to the UK and Scotland if Scots vote for independence in September’s planned referendum.
20 March 2014
Skandia is poised to shake up the managed portfolio market with its suite of cut-price model funds, as the first look at WealthSelect reveals half the restricted range is priced at less than 60bps.
Low interest rates since the financial crisis have helped to provide the property sector with scope for continued growth and income generation. Nick Greenwood, manager of the CF Miton Worldwide Growth investment trust, explores how four countries’ property markets have fared recently.
The impact of politics on emerging market sentiment has created a number of opportunities in the sector, but there are also many countries investors should avoid, says Nick Price, manager of the Fidelity Emerging Markets fund.
China will likely ratchet up the stimulus further, and alongside this week's launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Connect programme, Chinese equities could speed ahead, explains ETF Securities' Nitesh Shah.
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