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7IM targets pure value play

7IM targets pure value play

7IM has unitised its in-house smart beta approach with the launch of a range of value-focused funds investing in low-priced equities across the UK, Europe, US and emerging markets.

Published : 17, Apr 2015
Asia could have capital outflows

Asia could have capital outflows

Asian markets could see capital outflows when the US raises interest rates, according to Hugh Young, managing director at Aberdeen Asset Management.

Published : 16, Apr 2015
Are the next three weeks a great opportunity

Are the next three weeks a great opportunity

We are now just three weeks from the general election in the United Kingdom so a significant window of opportunity could be closing, depending on your assessment of the situation.

Published : 14, Apr 2015
Peter Hargreaves steps down from HL board

Peter Hargreaves steps down from HL board

Hargreaves Lansdown co-founder Peter Hargreaves has stepped down from his role on the firms board, effective immediately.

Published : 14, Apr 2015
Market may be mispricing election risk

Market may be mispricing election risk

The market may be incorrectly pricing the uncertainty resulting from the upcoming United Kingdom election, according to Nick French, head of UK Wealth Management at Russell Investments.

Published : 13, Apr 2015
Why fund managers must underweight Shell

Why fund managers must underweight Shell

While Royal Dutch Shell’s £47bn acquisition of BG Group is something of super-sized deal for the FTSE, it promises to be a weighty problem for active and passive funds alike.

Published : 13, Apr 2015
Seneca AM hires CEO

Seneca AM hires CEO

Liverpool-based Seneca Asset Managers has hired David Thomas, ex of Momentum Global Investment Management as its new CEO, while also naming its new chief investment officer.

Published : 13, Apr 2015
Currency caution and capsize concerns

Currency caution and capsize concerns

Buying the worst house on a good block is a mantra that has served many a property developer well over the years. The converse to that, however, makes a less compelling argument especially if ones overriding philosophy is location, location, location.

Published : 10, Apr 2015
Policing Indian streets prepared me for investing

Policing Indian streets prepared me for investing...

Walking the beat and stockpicking are two very different worlds, but Sunil Asnani, head of Matthews Asia’s India Fund, says that policing the Indian streets is what gave him the stomach for stockpicking.

Published : 10, Apr 2015
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.

Woodford raises patient capital trust offer

Woodford raises patient capital trust offer

The Woodford Patient Capital Trust has increased the limit of the initial share issue from £500m to £800m after strong initial demand.

Published : 9, Apr 2015
Greater asset management company oversight needed

Greater asset management company oversight needed...

The International Monetary Fund has called for greater oversight of the asset management industry.

Published : 9, Apr 2015
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.

Fund managers set for BG Group windfall

Fund managers set for BG Group windfall

Royal Dutch Shells proposed buyout of BG Group for £47bn has put a number of UK asset management firms in line for a big windfall.

Published : 8, Apr 2015
Rothschild busts macroeconomic myths

Rothschild busts macroeconomic myths

Popular mis-characterisations of debt, deflation and QE result in a distorted picture of macroeconomic investment risks, said Kevin Gardiner, global investment strategist at Rothschild Wealth Management.

Published : 8, Apr 2015
Why 'Sell in May' makes more sense this year

Why 'Sell in May' makes more sense this year

Sell in May is a hackneyed notion thats bandied around as every spring dawns, but UK political uncertainty spells a special case for caution this year.

Published : 7, Apr 2015
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
Victors emerging in the oil price war

Victors emerging in the oil price war

Oil prices have been central to market discussion in the past six months, but is the current weakness a short or long-term correction?

Published : 2, Apr 2015
The five biggest risks to your portfolio

The five biggest risks to your portfolio

Equity investors have by and large emerged unscathed from the first quarter, still bonds and commodities have suffered, and there are bigger risks facing portfolios going in to Q2.

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

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