US tops newly-launched 'Political Stability Index'

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Charles Stanley has launched a new Political Stability Index to help investors assess the level of risk in the major developed stock markets.

Published : 23, Feb 2017
European earnings growth set to drive equities in 2017

European earnings growth set to drive equities...

European corporate earnings are on course to post one of their best years since the financial crisis, says Mark Denham, the new manager of the Carmignac Grande Europe Fund.

Published : 23, Feb 2017
US equities – the Trump honeymoon period continues

US equities – the Trump honeymoon period continues...

A little over a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, US equity indices are at record highs and money keeps flowing into the asset class. Are markets right to be sanguine?

Published : 22, Feb 2017
Investment trusts switching to quarterly dividends in droves

Investment trusts switching to quarterly dividends...

Yield-hungry investors have had their demands met by an increasing number of investment companies paying out quarterly dividends, new research from the Association of Investment Companies has shown.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
The benefits of buying cheap and holding on

The benefits of buying cheap and holding on

Specialist wealth manager Saunderson House used its valuation principles to place some bold bets in 2016 and, though the wait may have proved uncomfortable, the moves paid off, says investment director Chris Sexton.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
Asian equities defy Trump

Asian equities defy Trump

Asian equities have given the US the finger. Despite Trump rejecting the TPP, the Asia stock market, as measured by the MSCI Asia ex Japan, was up 3.8% in sterling terms in January – a much better start to the year than all other major markets, bar Latin America.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
Investment strategies to get through Brexit

Investment strategies to get through Brexit

Prospects for the UK may be less than clear before Brexit negotiations begin, but what can be agreed is that opinion is divided when it comes to UK assets.

Published : 21, Feb 2017
Asset mgmt ‘democratisation’ must benefit retail investors

Asset mgmt ‘democratisation’ must benefit retail...

Asset managers need to do more to make sure retail clients benefit from the "democratisation" of the industry, Pacific Asset Management chief executive Matthew Lamb told International Adviser.

Published : 21, Feb 2017
Victims of investment fraud have specific character traits

Victims of investment fraud have specific character...

People who have fallen victim to investment scams have specific character traits making them more susceptible to fraudsters, according to a new study by US campaign group AARP Fraud Watch Network.

Published : 20, Feb 2017
Top five market-shaping investment themes

Top five market-shaping investment themes

David Vickers, senior portfolio manager of the Russell Investments Multi-Asset Growth Strategy, looks at the top five themes shaping markets this year.

Published : 20, Feb 2017
Investors keep pouring money into US equity ETFs

Investors keep pouring money into US equity ETFs...

Investors kept faith in US equities in January, despite the Trump rally losing steam, according to Morningstar ETF flows data.

Published : 20, Feb 2017
Investors keep pouring money into US equity ETFs

Investors keep pouring money into US equity ETFs...

Investors kept faith in US equities in January, despite the Trump rally losing steam, according to Morningstar ETF flows data.

Published : 20, Feb 2017
Luxembourg hits record of €3.7trn AUM despite Brexit jitters

Luxembourg hits record of €3.7trn AUM despite...

Assets under management in Luxembourg-domiciled funds grew by 7% to €3.74trn (£3.18trn, $3.97trn) last year, the latest data from the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) shows.

Published : 17, Feb 2017
Trump tweets on US stocks winning streak , but is he right?

Trump tweets on US stocks winning streak , but...

The S&P 500 stock index posted a record high on Wednesday, prompting Donald Trump to tweet enthusiastically that the market was on its “longest winning streak in decades”. Is this correct, or are we dealing with just another alternative fact?

Published : 17, Feb 2017
Harlequin boss David Ames charged with fraud

Harlequin boss David Ames charged with fraud

The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged David Ames, chairman of the failed Caribbean property group Harlequin, with three counts of fraud.

Published : 17, Feb 2017
Heptagon Capital adds trio of Dublin Ucits to range

Heptagon Capital adds trio of Dublin Ucits to...

Asset management firm Heptagon Capital has launched three new Dublin-based Ucits funds run by US-based Driehaus Capital Management and WCM Investment Management, bringing Heptagon's number of Ucits funds to 11.

Published : 16, Feb 2017
iShares European ETF first to top $20bn

iShares European ETF first to top $20bn

Blackrock's iShares Core S&P 500 Ucits ETF has become the first European ETF to top $20bn (£16.1bn, €18.9bn) in assets, coinciding with new highs in the S&P 500 index as the reflation trade continues.

Published : 16, Feb 2017
The top five contrarian plays of the year so far

The top five contrarian plays of the year so far...

From betting on Europe over the US to sticking by emerging market debt, we look at five ways portfolio managers have stepped outside the box early on in 2017.

Published : 16, Feb 2017
‘Hidden tech’ could be key to equities returns - Hermes

‘Hidden tech’ could be key to equities returns...

It was announced on Thursday that Snap, owner of Snapchat, has been valued at $22.2bn (£17.8bn, €20.9bn) ahead of its IPO next month, but could the secret to technology investments be in finding the ‘hidden’ technologies propping up the household names?

Published : 16, Feb 2017
Sentiment toward equities drops sharply in 2017, research shows

Sentiment toward equities drops sharply in 2017,...

Investor confidence in the stock market has halved in the past two years due to the joint impact of political uncertainty and low interest rates, according to research from the UK's Association of Investment Companies (AIC).

Published : 15, Feb 2017

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