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Opportunity knocks for financial advisers in 2017 as political, economic and regulatory turmoil leaves clients adrift in unknown territory and seeking advice, says Rachael Griffin, head of product law and financial planning at Old Mutual International.
Asset managers see global economic growth accelerating this year, extending an eight-year equity bull market beyond 2017. Fund buyers, however, are a little more guarded.
After a long period of relative underperformance, value stocks are finally catching up. Are they the most compelling investment opportunity for 2017?
Lombard International Assurance welcomes the increasing complexity in providing cross-border planning solutions for high net-worth families as it is their bread and butter, and one of the reasons the company has grown so successfully over the years.
After five consecutive years of material negative returns, commodity-related investments have enjoyed a strong rally so far this year, outperforming the broader equity and fixed income markets.
Old Mutual Wealth’s shock decision in February to buy AAM Advisory, the largest expat-focused IFA firm in Singapore, has in some ways felt like “having a tooth removed”, according to chief executive Matthew Dabbs.
Mike Webb talks about his mission to revitalise Rathbones’ unit trust business and the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union
James Klempster says the three Momentum Factor multi-asset funds are more aligned to clients’ real-world outcomes than their traditional counterparts
Asian equities have rallied in the third quarter of the year with a strong performance from technology, but volatility is likely to remain
Baillie Gifford’s North America head says investors have persistently underestimated the strength of the US economy and continue to do so
Legg Mason’s Evan Bauman talks about letting value dictate his contrarian approach to co-managing the US Aggressive Growth Fund and the importance of hand holding.
Asian equities have enjoyed a good rally in the third quarter of this year, with a strong performance from technology stocks, but volatility is likely to remain, says Lena Tsymbaluk, research analyst at Morningstar
Despite a gloomy beginning to the year, global equities have started to outshine the backdrop of economic malaise that threatened their upward trajectory, with the index delivering 19.2%
Now is the time for advisers to help their non-UK-domiciled clients tackle the radical changes set to restrict tax benefits on indirect property holdings, says FPI's Brendan Harper.
European investors have been dismissing US equities as too expensive for a couple of years. But as the S&P 500 continues to outperform other equity markets, appetite for the asset class is again on the rise.
The Brexit vote has had a wider impact beyond the UK and Europe, temporarily derailing the US Federal Reserve’s plan to raise interest rates and allowing other governments to argue that there is a crisis under way that needs to be addressed with more forceful stimulus. Japan is a case in point.
Emerging market bonds have undergone a remarkably quick transformation from one of the least loved asset classes to perhaps the most popular. This has been driven by the relative attractiveness of emerging market debt compared to developed market fixed income, but to what extent have the fundamentals of the asset class actually improved?
Legg Mason’s head of product strategy, Jaspal Sagger, and Justin Eede, the company's head of insitutional sales, are confident their ‘parallel’ distribution and product strategies will help them navigate any hazards these uncertain times may bring post-Brexit.
The BNP Paribas multi-asset team tactic, in the current febrile environment, is to tread carefully in its search for alpha and let the fallout from Brexit, modest global growth and doubts over monetary policy play out.
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