Are snap elections a game changer for Japanese equities?

Are snap elections a game changer for Japanese...

Japanese equity fund managers are backing small and mid cap companies in the tech space as well as 'online disrupters' ahead of the snap election to be held in October.

Published : 26, Sep 2017
Has German election killed the European Spring?

Has German election killed the European Spring?...

Many fund managers dismissed the historical German election results as “insignificant for markets”, but they have failed to consider its impact on the status quo and the possible reversal of recent political trends.

Published : 26, Sep 2017
Wealth managers swap cash for bonds as caution persists

Wealth managers swap cash for bonds as caution...

Having hit a high of 9% in June, wealth managers cut their weighting in cash to 6.99% in the past three months in the Trustee MPI low-risk mandates.

Published : 25, Sep 2017
Partnerships key to growing AUM in India

Partnerships key to growing AUM in India

A strong local partnership is an important part of building up assets under management in India, with eight of the 10 largest fund managers in the country being joint ventures, according to a report from Boston-based research firm Cerulli Associates.

Published : 25, Sep 2017
Ronaldo flogs high-risk scheme to 60m Twitter followers

Ronaldo flogs high-risk scheme to 60m Twitter...

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo has recommended a controversial investment brokerage to millions of fans by advertising it on Twitter.

Published : 22, Sep 2017
Why you should care about the German elections

Why you should care about the German elections...

You may be forgiven for not staying up late this Sunday to watch the final results of Germany’s parliamentary elections come in. While chancellor Merkel is sure to win, the scale of her victory is likely to impact the future direction of bond spreads.

Published : 22, Sep 2017
Active versus passive performance and fund flows

Active versus passive performance and fund flows...

The numbers behind the worldwide trend in terms of active and passive fund flows are explained by Stephen Andrews, head of UK strategic partnerships at Aberdeen Standard Investments.

Published : 22, Sep 2017
Six ETFs for altruistic investors

Six ETFs for altruistic investors

As the proportion of socially responsible assets has soared, from 3.4% in 2014 to 22% today, the range of ETFs designed to capture this demand has grown. Sam Dickens, assistant portfolio manager at IG, looks at some of the best impact ETFs on offer.

Published : 22, Sep 2017
Hawkish Fed to taper from next month

Hawkish Fed to taper from next month

The US Federal Reserve announced it will begin to unwind its quantitative easing programme in October, and said another rate hike this year is likely despite persistently low inflation.

Published : 21, Sep 2017
Why demand for risk-targeted multi-asset funds may rise

Why demand for risk-targeted multi-asset funds...

Are risk-targeted multi-asset funds going to be as popular overseas as they have been in the UK?

Published : 21, Sep 2017
Sentiment to UK worse than after Brexit vote

Sentiment to UK worse than after Brexit vote

Investors are less confident about the UK now than they were in the aftermath of the Brexit vote or the UK snap election, according to the latest reading from the Lloyds Private Bank Investor Sentiment Index (LPBIS).

Published : 21, Sep 2017
UK sentiment now worse than after Brexit vote

UK sentiment now worse than after Brexit vote

Investors are currently less confident in the UK than they were in the aftermath of the Brexit vote or the UK snap election, according to the latest reading from the Lloyds Private Bank Investor Sentiment Index (LPBIS).

Published : 20, Sep 2017
Fake cryptocurrency shut down

Fake cryptocurrency shut down

Switzerland’s financial regulator has shut down three companies for conning millions of francs out of hundreds of investors by selling a fake cryptocurrency and says it has 11 similar companies in its sights.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
What level of income is achievable in 2017?

What level of income is achievable in 2017?

A target of 5% income is achievable, though challenging, says Kames product specialist Nick Edwardson.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
 Why the eight-year bull market is already over

Why the eight-year bull market is already over...

Fears the globe is coming to the end of an eight-year bull market are based on a complete misconception according to former Neptune fund manager, Felix Wintle.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
Vanguard and Sharia added to Momentum range

Vanguard and Sharia added to Momentum range

Advisers and client will be able to choose passive, ethical and Sharia investments and include Vanguard funds in their Sipp after Momentum Pensions expanded its offering.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
Govt threatens crackdown on investor tax breaks

Govt threatens crackdown on investor tax breaks...

HM Treasury has threatened to clampdown on a tax-relief system encouraging the wealthy to invest in start-up firms over fears investors are abusing the system.

Published : 18, Sep 2017
Thumbs up for Europe's troubled sector

Thumbs up for Europe's troubled sector

European banks are more healthy than two years ago, and they pay dividends, according to Richard Brown, London-based client portfolio manager at Janus Henderson Investors.

Published : 18, Sep 2017
New Earth investor wins appeal

New Earth investor wins appealLock icon

A financial advice firm has been ordered to pay compensation to a client who was wrongly categorised as a professional investor in order for her to invest in the now-collapsed New Earth Solutions Recycling Facilities Investment fund.

Published : 15, Sep 2017
Beware natural resource industries

Beware natural resource industries

All is not as stable as it appears in the energy industry, warns Ardevora co-founder Jeremy Lang, who believes the sector is "a slowly unfolding trap".

Published : 15, Sep 2017

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