27 April 2015
David Stevenson discusses the merits of a 'financial bond' between advisers and investors, which may help prevent short-termist behaviour.
16 April 2015
Here is one hot topic you will not find any of our competing politicians debating: how do we get investors to take a risk and help fund British business?
10 April 2015
A quarterly update last week from Gary Channon at Phoenix Asset Management got me musing on the changing nature of value investing.
07 April 2015
The recent news that Lombard Odier has entered into a new joint venture with ETF Securities is something of a milestone. This corporate tie-up is the harbinger of much bigger change to come in the asset management space.
27 March 2015
I have just finished a mini roadshow around the country talking to high-end advisers. My own contribution was to remind them that markets are operating with a number of unspoken assumptions.
20 March 2015
David Stevenson assesses the impact of Elliott Advisors' challenge to Alliance Trust on the company and the wider investment trust sector.
13 March 2015
Are we standing on the edge of yet another tech stock bubble? Last year I snapped up shares in Allied Minds, recently listed on the UK market but specialising in US university spin-outs.
10 March 2015
If I were to pop into your average London-based wealth adviser and blurt out “so what is your FATCA policy as regards Yanks?”, I think it is reasonable to presume a look of terror would emerge on the adviser’s face.
03 March 2015
One of the increasingly obvious side effects of the great global QE experiment is it is messing up our pensions, and throwing a spanner into every financial adviser’s planning process.
20 February 2015
Although there is an election not far away, you might have blanked out all discussion of it because a) in your constituency it will not make much difference anyway who you vote for, and b) the actual colour of the next government depends upon a series of ifs and buts which makes predicting the result almost impossible.
13 February 2015
Is that it? Is the great oil crash of 2014/15 really over as Brent prices crawl back above $55 a barrel?
09 February 2015
Gold prices may have bounced back in 2014 – surviving a brush with the all-important $1,100 barrier – but it is hard to find much enthusiasm for the precious metal among mainstream investors.
30 January 2015
You couldn’t hear a car crash from space, but I’m fairly certain that, with the right satellite, you could peer down at it, especially if the celestial object was positioned directly over the UK on 6 April.
26 January 2015
The wonderful thing about the plunging oil price is its utter unpredictability. It is the greatest ‘Black Swan’ of this decade so far.
15 January 2015
What happens next in the eurozone? It seems like the great investment debate of 2015 has already been decided, helped along by that frequent companion, recent events.
John Husselbee, head of multi-manager multi-asset at Liontrust Asset Management, says investors will need to start reaping the benefits of diversification in order to meet their objectives.
Peter Elston, chief investment officer of Seneca Investment Managers, analyses the importance of the UK election in terms of investors' portfolios, and if they should be adjusting positioning around the event or taking a longer-term view.
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