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
So, you’re moving to the UAE…

So, you’re moving to the UAE…

People moving to the UAE for the first time have a lot to think about and prepare. As a result, the British Embassy has launched its ‘checking in’ campaign, offering tips and advice on how to settle in quickly and smoothly.

Published : 18, Sep 2017
 Winners of International Adviser Life Awards 2017

Winners of International Adviser Life Awards 2017...Lock icon

The International Adviser International Life Awards 2017 were announced on Thursday at London’s The Langham Hotel during a dinner held after our flagship life industry conference, the Fund Links Forum.

Published : 14, Sep 2017
Five funds rated highly by the pros

Five funds rated highly by the prosLock icon

Data gathered by fintech firm Sharing Alpha offers insight of not just the most popular, but also the funds rated the highest by professional fund buyers. So, which were the top rated domiciled in the UK and Luxembourg in August?

Published : 13, Sep 2017
Back to basics: life insurance key part of financial planning

Back to basics: life insurance key part of financial...Lock icon

IHT planning, nil rate bands and replacing pension scheme death benefits are some of the reasons life insurance needs to remain a core part of financial planning, according to Chris Lean, a chartered financial planner with Aisa International. Click through the slides below to see six key reasons advisers need to speak to clients about ensuring they are protected.

Published : 1, Sep 2017
Multi-asset class takes the crown in drawdown market boom

Multi-asset class takes the crown in drawdown...

While the number of retirees opting for drawdown has more than trebled since the introduction of the pension freedoms, retiring investors are choosing funds with long-term investment targets to meet near-term income needs, research from Dutch insurer and pension provider Aegon shows.

Published : 30, Aug 2017
The key data on why financial advice adds value

The key data on why financial advice adds value...

Those who received financial advice in the 2001-2007 period had accumulated significantly more liquid financial assets and pension wealth than their unadvised equivalent peers by 2012-14, a report by the UK think tank International Longevity Centre supported by Royal London has found.

Published : 25, Aug 2017
Six long-term economic trends changing the investment world

Six long-term economic trends changing the investment...

With the global population booming, the 'pillars of a functioning economy’ are set to undergo major changes, says Sanlam Four's Mike Pinggera. Here, he looks at the six biggest themes for investors to watch.

Published : 24, Aug 2017
Five common myths about life insurance

Five common myths about life insurance

Having a good life insurance policy is an important component of long-term financial planning and the best financial protection clients can offer their loved ones. But a reluctance to talk mortality and pervasive myths mean that some people still are not covered, says Globaleye’s Tony Ashton.

Published : 22, Aug 2017
Could today's India outshine yesterday's China?

Could today's India outshine yesterday's China?...

Though it might be tempting to view today’s India as yesterday’s China, Rathbones’ head of asset allocation Ed Smith thinks the region's growth prospects could be even greater based on five key indicators.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
How to make the most of unused inheritance tax allowance

How to make the most of unused inheritance tax...Lock icon

The UK tax office has recently updated its rules for transferring any unused portion of basic and additional IHT thresholds when the first person in a marriage or civil partnership dies.

Six of the best US ETFs

Six of the best US ETFs

Passive funds have enjoyed a stellar time in the US as valuations ride higher and higher. Here, IG Group's Oliver Smith looks at the six best ETFs to access booming US markets.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
Post-financial crisis: Where did your money work the hardest?

Post-financial crisis: Where did your money work...

This Wednesday (9 August) marks 10 years since the global financial crisis began, the morning BNP Paribas finally halted redemptions from funds containing now-infamous CDO instruments. We take a look at six sectors to see where you would have been best placed to invest in the decade that followed.

Published : 8, Aug 2017
Three key ways to take financial planning forward: Carrington

Three key ways to take financial planning forward:...Lock icon

In the latest of a series of insights from financial advisers across the world, Mike Hodges, managing director of UK-based Carrington Investments, sets out three initiatives his firm is taking to build the business along best practice lines.

Published : 7, Aug 2017
Top destinations for sun-seeking British expats

Top destinations for sun-seeking British expats...Lock icon

Summer in the UK this year has been a brief affair, so it comes as no surprise that nearly two-thirds of British expats think about the weather when planning their moves abroad. But sunshine isn't the only factor prospective expats should consider.

Published : 4, Aug 2017
Seven 'sinful' stocks to avoid

Seven 'sinful' stocks to avoid

With the FTSE 100 on an almost continual rise, which are the ‘red flag’ stocks that investors should watch out for? Investment bank Liberum lists the seven ‘sinful’ stocks in the top 100 they would “prudently seek to avoid”.

Published : 2, Aug 2017
Questions advisers must ask before clients move to Portugal

Questions advisers must ask before clients move...Lock icon

UK advisers with clients looking to move to Portugal and make the most of tax-efficient opportunities but avoid costly mistakes need to consider seven key questions, according to international wealth and tax management firm Blevins Franks.

Five Sipp facts not many people know

Five Sipp facts not many people knowLock icon

An estimated one million people have opted for self-invested personal pensions (Sipp) as they offer a wide choice and the freedom to invest almost anywhere. Hargreaves Lansdown have put together some of the lesser-known facts about the increasingly popular retirement vehicle.

Published : 31, Jul 2017
Top 10 countries for older people

Top 10 countries for older peopleLock icon

Dramatic increases in the number and proportion of older people is a struggle facing countries around the globe. Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Southern California have developed a barometer to assess, using five social and economic indicators, which are the best countries to grow old in.

Published : 28, Jul 2017
Ten need-to-know trusts for investors

Ten need-to-know trusts for investors

Hits on the AIC website have soared in recent months, but which investment trusts have been peaking investor interest so far this year?

Published : 27, Jul 2017

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