Equity ETF flows drop below €1bn

Equity ETF flows drop below €1bn

Net sales of equity ETFs fell dramatically in August, according to Lipper data, with net flows into eurozone equity ETFs showing the biggest drop, falling into negative territory.

Published : 18, Sep 2017
Ardevora’s Lang: Natural resource industries ‘trapped’

Ardevora’s Lang: Natural resource industries ‘trapped’...

All is not as stable as it appears in the energy industry, warns Ardevora manager Jeremy Lang, who believes the sector is "a slowly unfolding trap".

Published : 15, Sep 2017
The benefits of divorce for IFAs

The benefits of divorce for IFAs

Divorce and the rise of female entrepreneurs has seen an increasing number of women seek financial advice from an industry still struggling to attract them into the workforce, research has found.

Published : 13, Sep 2017
Train: Man Utd winning ticket in tech match-up

Train: Man Utd winning ticket in tech match-up...

Nick Train has added Manchester United to his Finsbury Growth & Income Trust, his first new holding in two years.

Published : 12, Sep 2017
GAM EM Equities: Trump has materially helped our performance

GAM EM Equities: Trump has materially helped our...

Donald Trump’s administration has presented more opportunities than problems for emerging market equity managers, argues GAM’s Tim Love.

Published : 11, Sep 2017

The seven best-selling funds in August

Which funds did investors turn to during an uncharacteristically volatile August? Portfolio Adviser takes a look at Bestinvest's top sellers over the month.

Published : 8, Sep 2017
Why GEM trusts are a double-digit discount opportunity

Why GEM trusts are a double-digit discount opportunity...

Despite significantly outperforming developed markets for the past two years, discounts in the emerging market investment trust sector remain in double-digit territory, according to broker Stifel.

Published : 6, Sep 2017
Will ETFs be the downfall of the US bull run?

Will ETFs be the downfall of the US bull run?

The summer has been a quiet one for markets (so far at least). Trading and volatility are low. Indeed, the VIX index recently recorded its longest ever run of nine days below 10.

Published : 30, Aug 2017
Gold rallies to highest level this year after North Korea missile launch

Gold rallies to highest level this year after...

The price of gold surged to its highest level so far this year in the wake of North Korea firing a missile over Northern Japan.

Published : 29, Aug 2017
Axa's Iggo: Credit spreads set to widen as Fed unwinds QE

Axa's Iggo: Credit spreads set to widen as Fed...

The unwinding of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing programme is very likely to see credit spreads widening with an impact on other assets well beyond US treasuries says Chris Iggo, chief investment officer fixed Income, Axa Investment Managers.

Published : 25, Aug 2017
Why Hargreaves’ Wealth 150 has shrunk since launch

Why Hargreaves’ Wealth 150 has shrunk since launch...

Hargreaves Lansdown’s says the number of funds on its Wealth 150 recommended fund list has fallen over time because there is only a limited pool of talented managers with a proven track record.

Published : 24, Aug 2017
Seneca Trust slashes US equity exposure

Seneca Trust slashes US equity exposure

The Seneca Global Income and Growth Trust is set to scrap its exposure to US equities over fears returns in the rising market will soon begin to fall.

Published : 21, Aug 2017
Axa's Iggo: 'Rock solid' credit market could crumble

Axa's Iggo: 'Rock solid' credit market could crumble...

Although investors are behaving like the credit market is “rock solid” Axa Investment Managers’ Chris Iggo cautions they might be more fragile than they appear.

Published : 18, Aug 2017
Aviva Investors bulks up real estate team with dual hire

Aviva Investors bulks up real estate team with...

Aviva Investors has appointed Katie Brown and Chris Wilkinson as associate directors to its real estate team, arguing that the asset class is offering superior risk-adjusted returns.

Published : 18, Aug 2017
Tcam's Bathgate on sussing out contrarian opportunities

Tcam's Bathgate on sussing out contrarian opportunities...

Tcam’s Haig Bathgate is a self-professed "glass-half-empty Scot," with a tendency to look at the downside to get a true understanding of risk before investing, but he is also contrarian, sussing out corners of the market where others fear to tread.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
Investec's Summers on balancing quality stocks with value

Investec's Summers on balancing quality stocks...

With quality stocks seemingly 'priced for perfection', Investec Wealth's Andrew Summers diagnoses adding value and cyclical ballast as the best tonic for equity positioning.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
IMF warns of 'dangerous' trajectory for Chinese debt

IMF warns of 'dangerous' trajectory for Chinese...

China’s growth outlook is expected to improve between 2017 and 2021, but the country’s rising debt level skews the figures and raises strong concerns, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
AJ Bell: Brexit uncertainty and living wage behind weak pay

AJ Bell: Brexit uncertainty and living wage behind...

Brexit uncertainty, the introduction of the national living wage and public sector pay freezes are among the confluence of factors stunting UK wage growth, according to AJ Bell investment director Russ Mould.

Published : 16, Aug 2017
Hermes' Lundie: High yield investors in for a nasty surprise

Hermes' Lundie: High yield investors in for a...

The benign conditions that prompted investors to overlook investment grade fixed income in favour of high yield could soon come to an end according to Hermes’ credit specialist, Fraser Lundie.

Published : 16, Aug 2017

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