Hardeep Tawakley takes a closer look at the evolution of specialist funds and speaks to buyers about their favourite offerings.
BHP Billiton latest firm to cut dividend
With the results of a referendum on UK membership of the European Union too close to call, we ask investment professionals for their views on the impact of a potential 'No' vote.
In the second of a two-part Big Question, Investment Week asks which financial services companies are standing out as the sector's recovery continues
Alex Ross, manager of the £329m Premier Pan-European Property Shares fund, tells Laura Dew why the high volume of inflows into the sector is unlikely to continue and how he is preparing for a period of volatility when interest rates rise.
Former Aberdeen manager takes charity role
Some managers still remain committed to asset class
After months of capital outflows and uncertainty, the Federal Reserve's decision to hold rates in September could provide emerging markets with some respite.
Recent stock moves in the US could lead one to believe economic conditions have deteriorated substantially and the American economy is set for a severe setback.
Investment Week asks managers for their view on 'Black Monday' and how they are protecting their portfolio amid ongoing market volatility
In pictures: Fund Manager of the Year
Improving employment figures in the US are encouraging Premier Asset Management's Jake Robbins to increase his exposure to US healthcare companies.
"Bond tourists" investing in dividend-paying stocks are causing concern for UK equity income managers, who predict increased volatility as debt starts to sell off.
As equities reach record highs and fresh volatility hits fixed income markets, Investment Week asks if cash is now looking like a more appealing proposition.
New guard make their mark
What is proper portfolio diversification?
Investors are moving out of frontier markets and in to global emerging market vehicles, including BRIC funds, to capture a reversal in their fortunes.
Which sectors are ripe for consolidation?
Wealth managers have been reducing allocation to equities in favour of convertible bonds as a hedge against volatility, following a strong run higher for equity markets.
Wealth managers are reducing their exposure to hedged share classes in their Japanese fund holdings, in the belief that further yen depreciation now looks less likely.
With interest in Asian equity funds having dwindled in recent months as concerns over emerging markets escalate, Premier Asset Management's Simon Evan-Cook outlines the portfolios he still backs in the region.
Hermes product specialist Mike Rimmer has joined Premier Asset Management to work as part of its multi-asset team.
Policy tightening and stimulus, falling commodity prices and elections - this year is likely to be shaped by conflicting forces, explains Premier's David Hambidge.