Worldwide M&A breaks $2trn barrier
Investor and corporate confidence remains intact
What was behind the market bouncing back?
Sentiment trumping reality
Most famous Transatlantic unions
Difficulties ahead of supermarkets' tie-up
Move to digitalisation
Finding value amid retailers closing down
UK equities remain out of favour with global investors and there are, without question, companies that face challenging trading conditions.
Difficult trading environment
Focus on 2018
Focus on relations between Pyongyang and the world
European indices approaching historic peak levels
Everyone writing off supermarket giants
Half of portfolio updated
Market's reputation is being rebuilt
2017 was another bloodbath for the high street. In the UK alone, more than 8,000 stores closed and a handful of household names, such as Toys R Us, filed for bankruptcy.
Key to maintaining a balanced approach
Simon Brazier, manager of the £2bn Investec UK Alpha fund, talks to Natalie Kenway about Brexit expectations, poor sentiment towards UK equities and his key holdings at the start of 2018.
High yield manager
While the big equity market story this year is the continuing rise of the FANGs (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) and their ability to disrupt established industries, markets have been brutal towards companies in those industries that are under attack....