14 February 2012
The past three years have been a tumultuous time for the financials sector, which has seen a phase of deleveraging, rights issues and balance sheet repair which continues to this day.
06 February 2012
Newton manager predicts risk on trades will perform best in short term despite gloomy economic outlook.
13 January 2012
As income-producing stocks struggle to make total returns, Steven Andrew uses his fund’s ability to invest in bonds to outperform his peers.
09 January 2012
Dalton Strategic Partners fund manager Jenifer Rush adopts adventurous investment style to find ideas within the commodities sector.
12 December 2011
Flagship UK Opportunities fund invests in unloved names with encouraging growth prospects.
05 December 2011
Manager plays yield curve and looks for ‘dull’ core holdings in long-standing fund.
25 November 2011
The fund has broader remit than similar ethical products, including oil and gas exposure
18 November 2011
Malta-domiciled fund returned 81.42% over three years by tapping into burgeoning luxury brand market, with focus on EMs.
11 November 2011
SWIP’s James Clunie makes impressive turnaround on UK Flexible Strategy after the fund was hard hit during the 2008 crisis.
07 November 2011
Neptune US Income fund manager targets yield of 3.5%-4% per annum.
31 October 2011
Just over a year ago, Schroders added a second fund to its Income Maximiser range, aiming to provide investors with an annual yield of 7%, in the form of an Asian fund run by Richard Sennitt and Dr Thomas See.
24 October 2011
Focus on the ‘structural change in the way people work, entertain and communicate’ helps fund deliver 49% over three years.
17 October 2011
Low-profile F&C manager says attracting investors to mid-caps tough in current climate.
10 October 2011
IM Matterley Undervalued Assets fund delivers more than 30% to investors over three years as managers seek businesses trading below ‘build price’
19 August 2011
UK Mid Cap manager prevails through tough headwinds, steering fund to top of charts.
Philippe Zaouati, head of Mirova – the responsible investment division of Natixis Asset Management, explains how responsible investing in niche asset classes such as infrastructure could help economic recovery in the long-term.
Structured products are rarely used on platforms in the UK but Jasper Thomas, investment funds manager at Aviva Pensions & Investments, says there are more reasons than ever for financial advisers to be considering them in a post-RDR world.
There has been a perfect calm in the investment companies sector over the last year or so. After 11 consecutive months of rising equity markets the sector is in fine fettle, with the average trust (size weighted) boasting a one-year net asset value (NAV) total return of 33% at the time of writing.
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