08 April 2014
Standard Life Investments’ EM managers Alistair Way and Mark Vincent are looking to stocks in the ‘fragile five’ countries to generate performance in their funds.
02 April 2014
Morningstar has announced the winners of its annual fund awards, with Invesco Perpetual and Fidelity among the fund groups to take home major accolades.
02 April 2014
Investors are becoming increasingly concerned an increase in exposure to small and mid-cap stocks by UK All Companies funds could leave them vulnerable to a correction.
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.
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.
17 March 2014
Laura Dew asks Giles Hargreave about the surprise drivers of the Marlborough UK Micro-Cap Growth fund over the past 12 months.
17 March 2014
Richard Romer-Lee’s recently launched consultancy firm Square Mile Investment Consulting & Research is set to launch a ratings service and a recommended fund list.
11 March 2014
Richard Romer-Lee's Square Mile consultancy has poached another research analyst from Morningstar OBSR as head of risk based solutions research.
10 March 2014
Richard Peirson has run the £580m AXA Framlington Managed Balanced fund for 20 years this month, and has produced top-quartile returns over that timeframe.
03 March 2014
The UK retail sector has been a cause of concern for the government with consumer spending down this year, but which retail stocks are managers backing?
28 February 2014
A concentration of flows among an increasingly small pool of funds is prompting buyers to turn away from the biggest players due to fears over performance, liquidity and communication.
24 February 2014
Fiona Harris, client portfolio manager in the US equities team at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, explains how to outsmart the world’s largest stock market.
19 February 2014
Frontier markets delivered a positive return in January, as local ‘sticky money’ stayed put in the face of heavy outflows from EMs.
17 February 2014
AXA Framlington UK Mid Cap manager Chris St John has said now is a “good time to be cynical” as signs emerge of increasingly bullish activity in markets.
10 February 2014
Jackie Beard, director of closed-ended fund research at Morningstar, asks why remuneration packages are rising for some board level directors despite underperformance of funds under their watch.
Alastair Winter, chief economist at Daniel Stewart & Co, reveals his global economic outlook following a turbulent first quarter – and warns there will be plenty of opportunities to lose money in 2014.
Eagle Asset Management’s Ed Cowart, manager of Nordea 1 – North American All Cap fund, says while the American market looks fragile, corporate earnings are steaming ahead.
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