04 March 2014
As the latest figures from the IMA show Absolute Return funds have seen their highest retail sales for over four years, Standard Life Investments' phenomenally successful Global Absolute Return Strategies (GARS) fund is starting to face more competition from peers.
10 February 2014
David Pinniger, manager of Polar Capital’s new Biotechnology fund, casts an eye over a rapidly developing and maturing market.
27 January 2014
The UK’s best-known institutional manager is branching out into the wholesale market. Hardeep Tawakley meets Harriet Steel, the head of business development leading Hermes’ historic move to retail.
24 January 2014
Fresh plunges in the value of emerging market currencies have send equities sharply lower this morning, with an analyst downgrade adding to the pain for EM-focused Aberdeen.
17 January 2014
Anna Fedorova asks James Calder of City Asset Management which funds and asset classes he expects to outperform this year.
06 December 2013
Octopus Investments’ multi-manager team reveals the overlooked funds to watch in 2014.
05 December 2013
Smith & Williamson has appointed Morgan Stanley's Michael Pagliari as investment management partner, its fourth hire in the investment management division in the last two months.
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.
16 October 2013
Political uncertainty in the US has caused the dollar to weaken, forcing many investors to reverse their long positions in the currency to a more neutral stance.
30 September 2013
Nev Godley, vice president of Morgan Stanley, compares the different types of capital protection available to structured product investors.
23 September 2013
With their low current account deficits and little export exposure to China, maybe investors should take a closer look at frontier markets, says Morgan Stanley's Tim Drinkall.
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.
16 September 2013
Mark Holman, a former Lehman Brothers executive director, launched fixed income boutique TwentyFour AM the same week his former employer went bankrupt.
21 June 2013
Investing in Europe is the great investment uncertainty of modern times, a chimera that could be either the single greatest opportunity for investors or the biggest disaster lurking in the shadows.
12 April 2013
More optimistic equity markets always make for more interesting conversations. Instead of all those miserable end of the world confessions over coffee – “how much cash do you have in your portfolios?” – more bullish markets tend to spark off new ideas and even the odd mania or two.
Japan has rising taxes, an energy shortfall, and tensions with China to resolve in 2014, says Charlotte Watson, chief investment officer of Attivo Investment Management.
Investors buying passives risk missing out on active funds that deliver real total returns well above what trackers can deliver, Jonathan Willcocks, M&G's global head of retail sales, argues.
Investment Management Association (IMA) chief executive Daniel Godfrey says we should "interrogate quite hard" the assertion that the price of fund management has dropped elsewhere in the world, but not in the UK.
The recent efforts of Turkey's central bank remain deeply unconvincing while Chinese and Russian markets are stuffed full of state-owned enterprises. But there are bright spots for EM investors, argues Baillie Gifford's Tim Campbell.
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