Investors bullish on UK but gold craze confirms geopolitical fears

Investors bullish on UK but gold craze confirms...

UK investors showed a “renewed confidence” in British-based assets in February but the continued popularity of gold points to lingering fears over political tensions, according to Lloyds Private Bank.

Published : 15, Feb 2017
Mobile gaming fund offering 250% return launched

Mobile gaming fund offering 250% return launched...

An enterprise investment scheme dubbed ‘PlayFund’ has been launched offering investors the chance to tap into the mobile gaming industry specifically.

Published : 1, Feb 2017
January blues sting absolute return funds as GARS skates on thin ice

January blues sting absolute return funds as GARS...

Absolute return offerings from Aviva Investors, Standard Life Investments and Invesco Perpetual have endured a rocky start to 2017, and RBC Capital Markets forecasts further outflows for GARS in particular.

Published : 25, Jan 2017
Commodities support strong despite political uncertainty - NN IP

Commodities support strong despite political uncertainty...

Support for commodities prices is strong despite the significantly political uncertainty around the world at the moment, according to NN Investment Partners.

Published : 25, Jan 2017
Trump infrastructure push expected to prompt IPOs

Trump infrastructure push expected to prompt IPOs...

President Donald Trump’s promised $1tn investment in infrastructure is likely to spark a boom in primary equities issuance both through IPOs and from already-listed companies, according to the CIO of RARE Infrastructure Nick Langley.

Published : 24, Jan 2017
Morningstar’s Kemp eyeing capital preservation

Morningstar’s Kemp eyeing capital preservation...

With uncertainty over the justification for 2016’s positive returns and valuation pressures continuing to mount, it may be time to focus on capital preservation, according to Morningstar Investment Management CIO Dan Kemp.

Published : 13, Jan 2017
November a month of two halves for fund sales

November a month of two halves for fund sales

November was a “month of two halves” for Tilney Bestinvest’s clients as pre-election jitters gave way to a bullish mood following Donald Trump’s win.

Published : 2, Dec 2016
Morgan Stanley IM eyeing infrastructure boost

Morgan Stanley IM eyeing infrastructure boost

Details on the Trump pledge to spend up to $1trn on infrastructure are sketchy, but renewable energy, surprisingly, may benefit, said infrastructure portfolio manager Matthew King at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

Published : 2, Dec 2016
Oil spikes after OPEC strikes first deal in 8 years

Oil spikes after OPEC strikes first deal in 8...

The price of Brent crude oil surged above $50 per barrel as rumours swirled that OPEC members had finally reached an agreement, which was later confirmed.

Published : 30, Nov 2016
Long-term oil price rally a pipe dream – WisdomTree

Long-term oil price rally a pipe dream – WisdomTree...

WisdomTree research analyst Nick Leung has cautioned investors against the widespread optimism on a sustained oil price rally, suggesting the long-term pain of lower prices could continue.

Published : 29, Nov 2016
US investors turn to gold as US election looms

US investors turn to gold as US election looms...

New US investors in gold increased by 81% over the month of October as the price of bullion fell to its lowest level since April at $1266 per ounce.

Published : 1, Nov 2016

The case for investing in fine wine and classic...

With investors facing increasingly poor returns from traditional investments, the case for putting your money in alternative investments such as wine, classic cars, stamps and whisky is getting stronger, says Adam Benskin, executive director at international IFA firm Strabens Hall.

Published : 27, Oct 2016
Recovering oil price to boost risk assets - BlackRock

Recovering oil price to boost risk assets - BlackRock...

Russia’s promise to taking part in the OPEC-led oil price freeze may provide a boost to risk assets while holding back returns from those deemed ‘safe haven’, according to BlackRock’s Richard Turnill.

Published : 11, Oct 2016
European REITs will become ‘main beneficiary’ of negative rates - Baring

European REITs will become ‘main beneficiary’...

In the eurozone’s current negative interest rate environment, Baring Multi Asset Group’s Christopher Mahon predicts European REITs will emerge as the preferred alternative to government bonds for risk-averse investors.

Published : 28, Sep 2016
Trump or Clinton led infrastructure boom could be a win for investors

Trump or Clinton led infrastructure boom could...

Both of the main candidates in the United States Presidential election have been talking about increasing spending on infrastructure if they win, and investors could profit by targeting the asset class.

Published : 21, Sep 2016
Jupiter hones alternatives focus with new hire

Jupiter hones alternatives focus with new hire...

Jupiter has ratcheted up its focus on the alternative investment space with the hire of Magnus Spence to the new role of head of investments, alternatives.

Published : 26, Jul 2016
How to sift absolute return wheat from the chaff

How to sift absolute return wheat from the chaff...

It has proved another difficult year for absolute return, but as the universe expands it has become harder to sift the failing funds from those delivering diversification.

Published : 22, Jul 2016
Property crisis like ‘09 not on the horizon - Orchard Street IM

Property crisis like ‘09 not on the horizon -...

Differences in debt and development are the primary indicators that the UK property crisis of ’09 is not going to repeat itself, said Philip Gadsden of Orchard Street Investment Management.

Published : 20, Jul 2016
Esma gives AIF passport opinion for 12 non-EU jurisdictions

Esma gives AIF passport opinion for 12 non-EU...

The European Securities and Markets Authority has published its advice on 12 jurisdictions seeking passporting rights for alternative investment funds (AIFs) giving seven a clear go-ahead with five others getting a qualified approval.

Published : 19, Jul 2016
Fund pickers hinted at property fund troubles last year

Fund pickers hinted at property fund troubles...

The recent gating of the biggest UK property funds had been on the cards since as early as September last year according to research by Last Word.

Published : 13, Jul 2016

Sponsored Content

IBOSS slashes active holdings; brings down OCFs
IBOSS slashes active...

Boutique multi-manager IBOSS AM has dramatically cut...

Neptune’s Unwin reveals ‘hidden fruit’ set to reap benefits of cloud tech
Neptune’s Unwin reveals...

Microsoft is one of Neptune Investment Management’s...

Industry demands health warnings and fee clarity in FCA responses
Industry demands health...

Early reactions to the Financial Conduct Authority’s...

Chelsea FS names and shames global funds in ‘RedZone’
Chelsea FS names and...

Global equity and bond funds were the worst performing...

PA ANALYSIS: What's next after Unilever snubbed Kraft Heinz?
PA ANALYSIS: What's next...

As Unilever chief executive Paul Polman pushed the...

OTHER STORIES FROM LAST WORD...