Ian Rees, head of research for multi-asset funds at Premier Asset Management, tells Annabelle Williams how the team has accessed four alternative income sectors.
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Dr Nicholas Motson (pictured), a lecturer in finance at the Cass Business School, has called for greater disclosure of fund holdings in order to allow researchers to calculate retail funds' "active share".
What can the UK funds industry learn from the US?
With the price of Brent crude at a four-year low, all eyes are on how OPEC will react at its crucial meeting tomorrow. In the meantime, Premier's Chris White highlights the stocks to benefit from lower prices.
Some 30% of money held in the IMA's two main UK equity sectors is stuck in closet trackers that are losing investors money, according to new research by Premier Asset Management.
‘Better economic performance is the biggest threat to investors’
An eye on the funds of the future
After a summer lull, fund buyers have begun the autumn again wondering how to deal with a raft of manager moves - with significant consequences for fund groups, in some cases.
A raft of pulled IPOs in October point to a more rational environment for new listings, managers suggest.
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The sharp slides in oil prices seen since the summer could continue unabated until the commodity's chief trade body OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) is finally forced to take action, investors have said.
Large-cap funds in the UK Equity Income sector have increased the concentration of their top ten holdings even as the UK's largest stocks begin to struggle, data compiled for Investment Week has revealed.
Premier Asset Management is now majority-owned by Elcot Capital Management after the company increased its stake to more than half of the business.
Fund buyers are taking profits in frontier markets after the recent reshuffle of constituents and a strong run of performance.
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Last week, the S&P 500 soared past the 2,000 mark for the first time, surprising those who had expected a reversal of some of the 30% gain seen in 2013.
Yields on blue chip equities are "staggering" and HSBC is glaringly good value, says Chris White from Premier Asset Management.
Which European stocks are bucking the dividend slowdown?
Premier Asset Management has agreed a £10m deal with Elcot Capital Management which could see it acquire up to half the firm from private equity backer Electra.