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
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 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
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
Lincoln PIO upping cash while touting EM

Lincoln PIO upping cash while touting EM

Lincoln Private Investment Office’s CIO Fred Hervey is anxious about a comeback for the US dollar and a potential market sell-off, but he says the group is sticking by its EM conviction because of its “margin of safety” from good valuations.

Published : 8, Aug 2017
Pictet AM: Beware as equity rally and growth lose steam

Pictet AM: Beware as equity rally and growth lose...

Investors should be wary of increasing risks as the equity rally and global growth looks set to falter according to Pictet Asset Management’s Chief Strategist Luca Paolini.

Published : 7, Aug 2017

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
Will BAT go up in smoke after SFO probe?

Will BAT go up in smoke after SFO probe?

Investors say the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) formal investigation into suspected corruption at British American Tobacco (BAT) is a grim reminder of the “lengths dying industries are willing to go” to stay profitable.

Published : 1, Aug 2017
Woodford defends plummeting AstraZeneca stock

Woodford defends plummeting AstraZeneca stock

Star fund manager Neil Woodford has defended his significant holding of pharma giant AstraZeneca after weak half-year results sent the stock price tumbling on Thursday morning.

Published : 28, Jul 2017
Investec’s Hutchins backs Woodford's recent reject BAT

Investec’s Hutchins backs Woodford's recent reject...

Investec Asset Management’s UK Equity Income manager Blake Hutchins has hailed British American Tobacco, recently ditched by Neil Woodford, as “the best global tobacco business”.

Published : 21, Jul 2017
Positivity meets uncertainty in a global equities dilemma

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Despite positive economic indicators, uncertainty over US interest rates, political risk and high valuations are casting shade on global equities, says Rory McPherson, head of investment strategy at Psigma.

Published : 21, Jul 2017
Growth funds dominate top-performing European equity league

Growth funds dominate top-performing European...

With the summer holiday fast approaching, it’s a good time to reflect. We look at which European equity funds have done best so far this year and why.

Published : 20, Jul 2017
Woodford gobbles up shares in consumer credit firm

Woodford gobbles up shares in consumer credit...

Neil Woodford is now the third largest shareholder in home collected credit company Morses Club, at a time when the Financial Conduct Authority has sub-prime loan firms under a microscope.

Published : 20, Jul 2017
Smith & Williamson unveils Artificial Intelligence equity fund

Smith & Williamson unveils Artificial Intelligence...

London-based investment boutique Smith & Williamson has launched a new Ucits-compliant global thematic fund which will invest in stocks set to gain from developments in Artificial Intelligence.

Published : 19, Jul 2017
Impatient ISA investors target Woodford, Train and Smith funds

Impatient ISA investors target Woodford, Train...

Cash ISA investors are ‘taking matters into their own hands’ and putting their money into vehicles from Neil Woodford, Nick Train and Terry Smith, data from Hargreaves Lansdown reveals.

Published : 18, Jul 2017

Is 2017 really the year of the active manager?...

Within the fund industry, 2017 has been widely heralded as ‘a year for active managers’. This has been underpinned by a strong belief markets would once again focus on fundamentals, after a number of years when central bank policy and geopolitical concerns were driving asset prices. Portfolio Adviser looks at the performance of active managers across asset classes to see whether they have lived up to the promise.

Published : 18, Jul 2017

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