27 October 2014
Former Threadneedle head of UK equities Simon Brazier will take over as manager of the £181m Investec UK Alpha fund when he begins his career at the asset manager next month.
03 October 2014
Fund managers may offer ‘school fees’ or ‘paying the bills’ products rather than mixed investments in future, according to Threadneedle’s head of distribution.
26 September 2014
Fund buyers have had a tough time choosing funds this year, as some of the best known portfolios in the UK have gone through manager changes.
26 September 2014
Investec Asset Management’s David Aird talks to Nick Paler about a potential new wave of super clean deals, why the industry must do more on cost disclosure, and the hiring of Simon Brazier.
25 September 2014
Investec Asset Management's Alastair Mundy suggests some tactics for investors keen to open up their horizons (and minds) when buying stocks and funds.
25 September 2014
With European government bonds likely to be anchored for the foreseeable future, where should managers be looking for returns?
22 September 2014
Selectors pick out the smaller funds which have remained under the investment radar despite strong performance.
09 September 2014
Investec has agreed to sell its UK mortgage business Kensington to private equity firms Blackstone and TPG Special Situations Partners for £180m.
05 September 2014
Investec Asset Management's hire of Threadneedle UK equity head Simon Brazier (pictured) and team, revealed by Investment Week last Wednesday, has transformed the company's UK retail offering overnight.
03 September 2014
Simon Brazier and his UK equities team are to join Investec Asset Management, Investment Week can reveal, following their exit from Threadneedle Investments.
01 September 2014
FE Research casts an eye across the investment universe to find lesser-known funds for your portfolios.
19 August 2014
Old Mutual Global Investors' Richard Buxton is considering buying Tesco for the first time in four years, as managers investigate a contrarian opportunity in the stock despite the spectre of dividend cuts.
18 August 2014
This year has proven to be problematic for the UK Smaller Companies sector as investors have rotated out of small caps into larger and mega-cap alternatives. This has happened for a number of reasons, including some profit-taking following significant increases in the value of stocks in the mid- and small-cap areas.
06 August 2014
The cyclicality of listed asset management businesses has been called into question as big names spring dividend surprises and attract the interest of UK equity income managers.
18 July 2014
The market is pricing disinflation in to longer-dated government bonds, and rather than causing concern, this trend will be positive for markets, argues John Stopford, co-head of Investec Asset Management's multi-asset team.
Fund research service The Adviser Centre has bemoaned the lack of quality new funds being launched as it struggles to expand its ‘Positive Watch’ category.
Wealth management firm Courtiers is to introduce a ‘Monte Carlo’ risk profiling tool which allows clients to prioritise different types of risk.
A spurt in environmental regulations from governments is driving growth for companies linked to recycling, water treatment and alternative energy. Jon Forster from Impax outlines the opportunities.
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