Gold alternatives in the post-Brexit world

Gold alternatives in the post-Brexit world

With gold having been one of 2016’s most popular defensive strategies against persisting low returns and the struggle for income, Legal & General Investment Management’s multi-index fund range manager Justin Onuekwusi outlines four alternatives to gold for the post-Brexit world.

Published : 26, Sep 2016
ANALYSIS: A double-take on gold funds

ANALYSIS: A double-take on gold funds

George Cheveley, manager of the Investec Global Gold Fund, details his structured, two-pronged approach, while Ani Markova, head of the Smith & Williamson Global Gold Fund, describes her fund's long-term strategy. Chelsea Financial Services' managing director Darius McDermott offers a neutral viewpoint.

Published : 30, Aug 2016
ANALYSIS: Is the golden opportunity still alive?

ANALYSIS: Is the golden opportunity still alive?...

The first half of 2016 was the first time investment has been the largest component of gold demand for two consecutive quarters. Should this leave gold bugs feeling vindicated or afraid?

Published : 12, Aug 2016
Bonds are the new commodities in a ‘dangerous neighbourhood’– JP Morgan

Bonds are the new commodities in a ‘dangerous...

A negative yielding bond is trading like a commodity, according to Oksana Aronov, managing director of JP Morgan’s Income Opportunity Fund.

Published : 10, Aug 2016
Commodity-focused trusts top Q2 performers - QuotedData

Commodity-focused trusts top Q2 performers - QuotedData...

The best performing UK trusts in the second quarter of 2016 were focused on commodities and natural resources, Vietnam and Latin America, according to investor research group QuotedData.

Published : 1, Aug 2016
Commodities reigniting, but buyer beware

Commodities reigniting, but buyer beware

Global resources fund manager Benoit Gervais is adamant the commodities sector is about to be reignited but advises caution while recovery is nascent.

Published : 18, Jul 2016
SSGA: Gold ETFs to remain strong in H2

SSGA: Gold ETFs to remain strong in H2

Net fund flows into global gold ETFs in the first half this year have already surpassed the same period of 2009 during the financial crisis, as Brexit has created more uncertainties in the global economic outlook.

Published : 11, Jul 2016
Watch for sterling swings and recovery in commodities - RLAM

Watch for sterling swings and recovery in commodities...

With the Fed keeping rates on hold and sterling under pressure, it is a good time to look for dips in commodities and increase exposure to emerging market equities, says Trevor Greetham, head of multi-asset at Royal London Asset Management.

Published : 7, Jul 2016
The best and worst funds of the first half

The best and worst funds of the first half

While gold funds were the out and out winners of the first half of the year, the worst performers were much more of a mixed bag.

Published : 1, Jul 2016
Schroders launches gold equities fund

Schroders launches gold equities fund

Asset management giant Schroders has launched the Schroder ISF Global Gold Fund, its first gold equities offering.

Published : 30, Jun 2016
Sipp providers need to simplify charges, say experts

Sipp providers need to simplify charges, say experts...

Providers of self-invested personal pension schemes (Sipps) need to simplify their charging structures to make it easier for financial advisers to compare products, experts in the industry have said.

Published : 29, Jun 2016
Is gold starting to glitter again?

Is gold starting to glitter again?

Pictet Asset Management is overweight gold as concerns grow over political risks and the US dollar, said chief strategist Luca Paolini.

Published : 29, Jun 2016
Water fund aims to flow with world demand

Water fund aims to flow with world demand

Water is not only essential for life, but also for the expansion of industries and economies, according to Simon Gottelier, senior investment manager at Pictet Asset Management.

Published : 20, Jun 2016
Mirae joins parade of oil ETFs in Hong Kong

Mirae joins parade of oil ETFs in Hong Kong

After recent oil ETF launches by China's CSOP and Samsung AM in Hong Kong, Mirae Asset Global Investments has followed with its own product.

Published : 16, Jun 2016
UK savers investing in gold via Sipps soars by nearly 50%

UK savers investing in gold via Sipps soars by...

UK savers buying gold through their self-invested personal pension schemes (Sipps) has increased by nearly a half (44%) compared to the same time last year, latest figures show.

Published : 9, Jun 2016
ANALYSIS: Has a commodities bull market taken hold?

ANALYSIS: Has a commodities bull market taken...

Every asset class has its time in the sun and periods where nobody wants to touch it with a barge pole.

Published : 1, Jun 2016
ANALYSIS: Supply the key in commodities conundrum

ANALYSIS: Supply the key in commodities conundrum...

Oil’s recent jaunt through $50 a barrel, its highest level since November last year, highlights once again how suddenly things can change, particularly when it comes to the commodities complex.

Published : 26, May 2016
Commodities remain hurdle for US high-yield

Commodities remain hurdle for US high-yield

Carl Whitbeck, head of US high yield at Axa IM, expects the struggling commodities sector and ongoing uncertainty around future Fed action to lead to greater volatility in the high yield space.

Published : 24, May 2016
Caught off guard, ETF investors head for safe havens

Caught off guard, ETF investors head for safe...

European exchange-traded fund (ETF) investors caught off-guard by the volatility at the start of the year, sheltered assets in traditional safe havens such as gold, according to analysis by Morningstar.

Published : 24, May 2016
WisdomTree launches commodity Ucits ETF on London exchange

WisdomTree launches commodity Ucits ETF on London...

ETF and ETP sponsor WisdomTree launched its first broad-based Enhanced Commodity Ucits ETF on the London Stock Exchange on Monday.

Published : 9, May 2016
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Dubai regulator fines insurer for sales outside permitted zone
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