FCA Business Plan and Risk Outlook 2016/17
Investor confidence at lowest level
The bears are wrong
Fidelity's multi-asset manager Eugene Philalithis reveals his three strategies for protecting portfolios from duration risk, ahead of rate rises in the UK and US.
Pockets of value emerging
Trevor Greetham, head of multi asset at Royal London Asset Management, argues many investors are unwittingly heading into higher-risk assets as the hunt for yield continues
Allianz Global Investors is to close its EcoTrends fund in October, while in a separate move it will add the label 'multi asset' to its RiskMaster range.
Turning risk upside down
To circumvent the interest rate and the liquidity risks in high yield, Olivier Debat, senior investment specialist, global & absolute return fixed income, at Union Bancaire Privee, looks at if CDS indices are the answer
Crowded trades in transparent markets
One of the early pioneers of multi-manager investing and risk profiling, Phil Morse, has passed away after a short illness.
Bill O'Neill, head of investment office UK at UBS Wealth Management, shares his views on where the risks lie in markets in the coming year.
A volatile year ahead for investors
‘Targeting volatility can leave you behind the curve'
Risk factor investing is growing in popularity but Thierry Roncalli, head of research at Lyxor Asset Management, asks whether it should be used as part of a strategic allocation, or in order to take more tactical investment positions.
A series of unfortunate events
Britain's executives are more confident in the stability of the UK's financial system than any time since 2008, according to a Bank of England survey published last week.
A survey of almost 300 Harlequin investors suggests up to 95% were not made aware of the risks of investing in the troubled overseas property company by their agents or advisers.
For months now, in the build-up to the end of year RDR deadline, fund providers have been anxious to tap into adviser and client demand for risk-rated, multi-asset portfolios.
M&G Investments has hired BlackRock's Michelle Scrimgeour as group risk director as Les Scrine retires from the role after almost 30 years of service.
It is perhaps unhelpful that the investment industry is wedded to the notion that volatility is analogous to risk. Volatility is a simple measure of market movements and is often misunderstood.
What the recent FSA Guidance Note on investor risk profiling made clear was that it is useless to spend time assessing a customer's attitude to investment risk unless at least equal attention is given to ensuring the investment recommended matches the...