Four-part Big Question special
Part of five-year strategy
Left Smith & Williamson in January
According to Smith & Williamson's Chris Ford
Revisiting the top manager departures and arrivals
Pre-tax profits up 15% to £46.1m
The good, bad and the middling stock picks
Over the past few weeks, global equity investors have been in the teeth of the US earnings season.
Impact on decision-making
CPI drops to 3%
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the fastest growing parts of the global economy.
Long-term asset return studies, such as the Barclays Equity Gilt Study, confirm that dividends - and in particular dividend reinvestment - are the drivers of long-term total returns from UK equities.
Fund launched in June
Reporting to Ed Rosengarten
Incorporates AI into investment process
Managed around £80m for 3,000 customers
No longer 'core' part of its activity
2016 edition of The Spear's 500
FE report reveals key trends
Backed by support services company Bankhall
Fund managers reveal telecoms, housebuilders and retail as some of the sectors they believe will be able to continue their strong run in 2016, alongside the trouble spots.
Tineke Frikkee, manager of the Smith & Williamson UK Equity Income fund, says careful stock selection will be even more important in 2016.
Investment Week asks managers where they believe the best opportunities and key risks lie in the forthcoming 12 months.