02 December 2013
As our collective thoughts turn to Christmas, mince pies and excessive consumption of wine, I sense tactically inclined investors might want to turn a tiny bit more cautious.
25 November 2013
If I had a pound for every financial adviser I have talked to in recent years who has told me they are going to specialise in wealthy clients in the future...well, I would be a wealthy man by now, and presumably the client of these self same IFAs.
18 November 2013
We have all been trained over the last decade to think of ‘black swans’ as overwhelmingly negative events, ie that unexpected news is necessarily bad.
12 November 2013
Investment Week readers who have been watching our regular Straight Talk TV show on the online channel Investment Compass will know many a column inch and minute of TV time have been spent on the ‘next big thing’ within investment, namely smart beta.
08 November 2013
The most read story on Investment Week's website this week concerned outgoing fund manager Neil Woodford and how Invesco Perpetual is moving to protect investors in his funds.
04 November 2013
A couple of years back, I had the fortune to bump into a charming grey-haired wealth adviser by the name of Philip at a leading investment conference.
28 October 2013
At long last it feels like the grim world of managing a commodity fund might become a tiny bit more bearable.
23 October 2013
David Stevenson takes a look at Royal Mail, and why investors should not be looking to make a quick buck out of the business.
16 October 2013
Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed excited talk of a UK housing bubble.
11 October 2013
Last week I found myself up in court, in sunny Nottingham, in front of a severe-looking judge who was donning a black cap and scowling at me. However, I can assure you it was all a bit of fun.
30 September 2013
What a difference a year makes. Last autumn, you may recall, we were all holding our heads in our hands, lamenting the sorry state of the UK economy.
23 September 2013
I am, by nature, a deeply cynical person. A few months back, I was asked to write a longish article about cyber crime for an important institution.
19 September 2013
This week I have a terrible admission to make. I drank a little too much wine at a recent press event, but that was a good thing as I was searching for an inner truth about investing in bonds.
09 September 2013
Whatever your views on Syria (a terrible tragedy, I think we would all agree) and the UK parliamentary reaction, the latest troubles in the Middle East cannot be a welcome development for investors as they return from their long summer holidays.
02 September 2013
The news Bruce Stout, the hugely successful manager of the Murray International investment trust, wants to increase his holdings of direct emerging markets stocks comes at a peculiar time, to say the least.
Being an income investor today can mean buying the most expensive corner of the market, but Jacob de Tusch-Lec, manager of the Artemis Global Income fund, says China is an interesting exception.
Stefan Herz, portfolio advisor to the Charlemagne Magna Eastern European fund, says the best ‘value traps’ in Russia can be found by breaking down opportunities into three ‘tiers’.
Bertrand Cliquet, fund manager of the Lazard Global Listed Infrastructure Equity fund, explains his fund’s strategy and where he believes there is value in the sector.
Europe investors were right to shun value plays in recent years, but lower price premiums are now emerging as a key metric of stock performance, argues Neptune's Rob Burnett.
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