22 May 2015
The dust has settled on the soap opera that was Alliance Trust and Elliott Advisors, but the ending was about as disappointing as an EastEnders’ Christmas special.
22 May 2015
We contrarians love a good bubble and I think, by now, we all know the broad narrative about spotting one.
20 May 2015
Peter Elston, chief investment officer at Seneca Investment Managers, investigates the pros and cons of forex hedging.
18 May 2015
The world of platforms has changed immeasurably since RDR, so what's next for the various models on offer to advisers and clients? Richard Budnyj takes a look...
15 May 2015
For the past few years, Investment Week’s editorial director Lawrence Gosling and myself have been engaged in a bout of contrarian jousting.
14 May 2015
Dan Jones assesses whether consumers will ever truly “entrust their life savings to a computer”.
12 May 2015
UK CPI inflation is set to turn negative for the first time ever next week, but, amid a bond market sell-off, David Stevenson says some signs point to inflation making a dramatic comeback.
11 May 2015
The Pridham Report is a longstanding and reliable barometer of industry trends. This list of the top fund groups by gross and net retail fund sales is generally dominated, unsurprisingly, by the biggest players in the UK marketplace, although recently the balance of power had begun to shift.
07 May 2015
One attraction of UK housing is its inflation protection properties, but unachievable targets and bad political policies could place the sector at risk, according to David Gibbins, fund manager at Hearthstone Investments
06 May 2015
Lawrence Gosling takes a closer look at the media's political allegiances during previous elections, and whether they influenced the results.
01 May 2015
As the closest election for generations draws ever closer, Lawrence Gosling outlines which policies would really get his vote.
01 May 2015
The Alliance Trust vs Elliott battle should be a wake-up call for other IT boards, who may have become complacent about performance or taken shareholder support for granted, writes Katrina Lloyd.
01 May 2015
Over the next few days, we will know who has inherited the poisoned chalice of governing the UK through the rest of this decade.
27 April 2015
David Stevenson discusses the merits of a 'financial bond' between advisers and investors, which may help prevent short-termist behaviour.
24 April 2015
As Investment Week reported last year, attempting a comparison of passive funds that goes beyond headline charges has been a bit of a nightmare for fund buyers. Now that ratings services have stepped into the game, one would finally expect some clarity.
Melissa Gallagher, head of investment trusts at Allianz Global Investors, analyses the role investment trusts can play in pension planning as more investors avoid annuities.
Mary-Therese Barton, senior investment manager at Pictet Asset Management, analyses if the Mexican government’s determination to implement its structural reforms and maintain economic stability is helping or hindering the market.
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