PA ANALYSIS: Why SRI trackers have outperformed

PA ANALYSIS: Why SRI trackers have outperformed...

Some sustainable index trackers have outperformed their plain vanilla peers since they were established a few years ago, while others haven't.

Published : 22, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: EM outperformance – will the consensus hold?

PA ANALYSIS: EM outperformance – will the consensus...

There seems to be an investor consensus that emerging market stocks will continue to outperform both in the short and medium term.

Published : 19, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Are platforms facing an ‘existential crisis’?

PA ANALYSIS: Are platforms facing an ‘existential...

As certain platform businesses boomed in Q1 with year-on-year sales over 30% higher, others posted huge losses, begging the question: are they facing an “existential crisis”?

Published : 16, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: How WannaCry makes cyber security a vital investment

PA ANALYSIS: How WannaCry makes cyber security...

Take a look at your surroundings. Chances are, most of your colleagues are staring at screens or, if you’re in a public place, those around you will be looking down at their phones. Even you’re doing it!

Published : 15, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: European managers split on crucial financials call

PA ANALYSIS: European managers split on crucial...

While the European equities story continues to appeal to UK investors, fund managers in the region remain deeply divided on the recovery prospects of its financials stocks.

Published : 12, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Is passive beating active at its own corporate governance game?

PA ANALYSIS: Is passive beating active at its...

It is no secret the evidence suggests the average active fund manager struggles to outperform consistently.

Published : 11, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Is bigger better when it comes to absolute return?

PA ANALYSIS: Is bigger better when it comes to...

With many of the absolute return funds from the giant retailers struggling to provide consistency, is bigger really better in delivering the sector's objectives?

Published : 10, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Should you buy into the emerging markets rally?

PA ANALYSIS: Should you buy into the emerging...

Emerging market equities and bonds have outperformed their developed rivals by a large margin year-to-date, resulting in a surge in inflows.

Published : 9, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: ‘Heir to Blair’ Macron yet to charm investors

PA ANALYSIS: ‘Heir to Blair’ Macron yet to charm...

A young, charismatic, centrist politician sweeping to power to waves of enthusiastic crowds – it’s no wonder that newspapers have proclaimed Emmanuel Macron the “French Tony Blair”.

Published : 8, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Is the only thing to fear... fear itself?

PA ANALYSIS: Is the only thing to fear... fear...

Multi-asset and absolute return strategies have been at the height of popularity in recent months as investors scramble to defend against potential headwinds, but with economic data so favourable is the only thing we need to fear actually fear itself?

Published : 5, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: The innovation to usurp active management

PA ANALYSIS: The innovation to usurp active management...

Multi-factor investing is being billed as the next big thing by asset managers eager to continue to weaponise passive management.

Published : 4, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Why backing Europe is now a consensus call

PA ANALYSIS: Why backing Europe is now a consensus...

Adversity is best tackled face on, and so the big call this year has been to overweight Europe, despite the uncertain geopolitical picture.

Published : 3, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Is now the time to go overweight oil majors?

PA ANALYSIS: Is now the time to go overweight...

The first quarter has proved lucrative for the gargantuan oil companies of Exxon, Chevron and BP. But are their fortunes purely macro-driven or are there other reasons for investors to reconsider the sector?

Published : 2, May 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Time to put your feet up as ‘fear index’ drops to lows?

PA ANALYSIS: Time to put your feet up as ‘fear...

As the world neared a confrontation between two nuclear powers last week, the VIX index of volatility fell to a three-year low in an almost wanton display of indifference.

Published : 28, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Is now the time to invest in active US equity funds?

PA ANALYSIS: Is now the time to invest in active...

After a wide swathe of active US equity funds outperformed the S&P 500 during Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, is now the time for investors to re-think their assumptions on the active approach?

Published : 27, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Are platforms adding to property funds' woes?

PA ANALYSIS: Are platforms adding to property...

The rise of investment platforms has undoubtedly made the life of retail investors easier, but are they adding to problems when it comes to investments in property funds?

Published : 25, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Stars aligned for a European equities rally

PA ANALYSIS: Stars aligned for a European equities...

The fact that the Euro Stoxx 50 index recorded its largest one-day gain since July 2012 on Monday suggests the importance for investors of Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the first round of the French presidential elections can hardly be overestimated.

Published : 25, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: The European funds to back if bank rally continues

PA ANALYSIS: The European funds to back if bank...

European shares rallied after the first round of France’s presidential election yesterday, but which funds stand to take advantage of any change in market leadership?

Published : 24, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: What to expect as the big banks report results

PA ANALYSIS: What to expect as the big banks report...

Wealth managers will be keeping a keen eye on the banking sector this week as four of the sector’s biggest players report first-quarter results.

Published : 21, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Inflation’s ‘retro revival’ and how to counter it

PA ANALYSIS: Inflation’s ‘retro revival’ and how...

Snap elections, rogue communist states and curious beards... today shares many similarities with the 1970s, but is inflation set to be the ultimate parallel with politics of the past?

Published : 20, Apr 2017
Mifid II: What you need to know
Mifid II: What you need...

The new Mifid II regulation casts a wide net in terms...

Three alternative calculations that will make your eyes water
Three alternative calculations...

In this industry, we are spoon-fed statistics every...

Lloyds, L&G and Aviva get Woodford seal of approval
Lloyds, L&G and Aviva...

Legal and General, Lloyds Banking Group and Aviva are...

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