The stars are aligning for hedge funds

The stars are aligning for hedge funds

The stars are aligning to allow a much maligned asset class to recapture some of its former glory.

Shell megadeal shines spotlight on dividends

Shell megadeal shines spotlight on dividends

In 2014, five companies accounted for 45% of the £97.4bn that was paid out in dividends to UK investors, according to the latest issue of the Capita UK Dividend Monitor.

Six UK pension reform tips for advisers

Six UK pension reform tips for advisers

A radical reform of the UK pension system gets under way this month allowing savers in defined contribution schemes much greater freedoms on how they can drawdown and utilise their money.

Published : 7, Apr 2015
IFA demand helps ETFs steam ahead

IFA demand helps ETFs steam ahead

A growing trend by financial advisers to use European Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to build specialised portfolios is helping boost demand for the product which marks its 15th anniversary later this month.

Published : 2, Apr 2015
Dividends the focus but resilience the key

Dividends the focus but resilience the key

With many a UK investors eye trained toward the upcoming election and the prospect of a high level of volatility leading up to and following the vote, resilience is a word that keeps cropping up.

Published : 1, Apr 2015
The best and worst funds of Q1

The best and worst funds of Q1

Although 2015 has been touted as the year of the stock picker, it would seem from the performance rankings, that much of the success in the first quarter has been heavily influenced by geography and large macro swings.

Published : 1, Apr 2015
the thin line between consensus and catastrophe

the thin line between consensus and catastrophe...

Tuesdays announcement by the Office of National Statistics that UK inflation fell to zero in February underlined, not only that rates are unlikely to move higher anytime soon, but also just how quickly consensus can change.

Published : 24, Mar 2015
FCA bans two former TMI directors

FCA bans two former TMI directors

Two former directors of failed financial advisory firm TailorMade Independent (TMI), which advised clients on self-invested personal pension (SIPP) transfers into troubled overseas property company Harlequin, have been banned by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Published : 20, Mar 2015
Passives still making tracks

Passives still making tracks

With the FTSE 100 and S&P 500 having breached record highs this year holders of tracker funds have the right to feel ever so slightly nervous, still interest in passives is booming.

Published : 17, Mar 2015
Budget for wealth managers to fear and cheer

Budget for wealth managers to fear and cheer

As Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne limbers up to deliver the 2015 Budget, wealth managers and financial advisers have reason to be gleeful and cause to worry.

Published : 16, Mar 2015
Euro hedging tops agenda

Euro hedging tops agenda

With savvy Brits seeing euro weakness as the perfect excuse to book their next city break, wealth managers are faced with a dilemma do they hedge, and if so how do they do it?

Published : 13, Mar 2015
Wealth managers cant afford to drag their

Wealth managers cant afford to drag their

Wealth managers can no longer afford to treat technology solely as a back office function if they hope to continue to grow over the long term.

Industry giants rally combat savings crisis

Industry giants rally combat savings crisis

A group of 150 financial companies are pushing for a savings minister, an overhaul of pension tax relief, and the development of a digital passport to tackle an emerging savings crisis.

Published : 12, Mar 2015
Ex IFA jailed for 3 5m FX Ponzi scheme

Ex IFA jailed for 3 5m FX Ponzi scheme

A former independent financial adviser has been sent to prison for 10 years after running a £3.5m Ponzi scheme which fuelled his lavish lifestyle.

Published : 9, Mar 2015
Where to look when lowrisk isnt

Where to look when lowrisk isnt

According to a survey by the Bank of England, inflation expectations for the next 12 months among the general public fell to the lowest since November 2001.

Published : 6, Mar 2015
Are we reaching a tipping point for Asian bonds

Are we reaching a tipping point for Asian bonds...

As central bankers in the West continue tripping over themselves in the rush to make dovish noises on holding rates lower for longer and showing patience as Fed chair Janet Yellen likes to say, even highly cautious investors may be reaching a tipping point.

Published : 5, Mar 2015
Time to rotate as bond proxies priced out

Time to rotate as bond proxies priced out

An inflection point is taking place across equity markets inviting investors towards more cyclical names.

meaningless measures dangerous

meaningless measures dangerous

The move to outcome-based investing will help align the investment language of an investor ("I want income") with that of the adviser ("Here is some income") and the fund manager (Currently: "Do you not want equities?").

Published : 13, Feb 2015
Six months is a long time in investing now

Six months is a long time in investing now

Six months is a long time in investing now, apparently. It is certainly a long time in central banking.

Published : 12, Feb 2015
Should DFMs be scared of Hargreaves Lansdown

Should DFMs be scared of Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown announced on Wednesday it plans to recruit 40 new developers, project managers and testers to its IT staff as part of an 'ambitious' growth plan for its Vantage platform.

Published : 11, Feb 2015

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