I’ve always seen the word ‘contrarian’ as going against popular opinion but when I invest I’m simply looking at some of the other characteristics of a stock that others might ignore.
The jury is still out on whether the Big Bang deregulation of the UK’s financial services industry in the 1980s was a good thing or not. Some say it sowed the seeds of the Great Financial Crisis; others claim that it freed capital to flow to where it naturally should.
In a world where people are comfortable using their smartphone for everything from online banking to booking a holiday, asset managers – both large and small – can no longer afford to ignore the possibilities of digital technology.
UK equities have shocked many with their resilience this year, particularly since the Brexit vote, but that does not mean all funds within the UK All Companies sector have delivered the goods
With children now back at school and pubs starting to put up the Christmas decorations (I kid you not), the summer holidays already seem like a long time ago and the constant cries of 'are we nearly there yet' - only to have the little darlings fall asleep 20 minutes before you finally reach the destination - a distant memory.
In the first in a series of three, Julie Littlechild, founder of Absolute Engagement, explores the importance of advisers and clients working together to enhance customer engagement.
The Brexit conversations rumble on. What is the impact on the UK? Or the rest of the EU? This debate has been raging pretty much non-stop since the referendum campaign started and it will remain a live issue until the terms of the UK’s exit have been thrashed out and agreed.
1988. Until Monday morning, when I woke up to the news that Adam Peaty had won in Rio, 1988 was the last time a British swimmer had won a gold medal.
India’s rise in recent years to become the world’s fastest-growing large economy means that the following may come as a surprise to investors who aren’t familiar with the country: the weather has a profound effect on India’s economy, in numerous ways.
Despite its critics, the fixed income opportunity set has grown significantly since the financial crisis and is likely to continue to play a vital role in any multi-asset portfolio
Whilst we've all been focused on Murry vs Raonic, May vs Leadsom, Hamilton vs Rosberg and Corbyn vs Eagle, something quite exciting happened in Japan this weekend: Shinzo Abe won a sweeping victory in Japan's upper house elections and now holds a 'supermajority' that supports a constitutional revision.
The popularity of strategic bond funds is partly predicated on the go-anywhere nature of the sector. But, says BlackRock’s Ben Edwards, this does not mean “go everywhere randomly at different times.
UK robo-advisers are ‘wired’ to lose money and most will go bust before acquiring the sizeable assets under management needed to survive, a scathing new report has warned.
At first glance, it seems large healthcare companies have lost interest in M&A. According to Dealogic, year-to-date deal volumes are 25% lower than for the same period last year.
James Klempster, head of portfolio management at Momentum Global Investment Management discusses everything from where he is seeing value and the necessity to take risk to geopolitics and gold
Markets seem largely to be of the view that inflation is a thing of the past, but not all the evidence fits
Since the referendum announcement an enormous amount has been written seeking to identify the relative merits, benefits and costs of EU membership.
With sovereign bond yields back down to record lows, it again casts the spotlight on how to invest for a defensive client.
New research by Morningstar challenges assumptions about the threat ETFs pose to the stability of high yield markets, especially during times of crisis.
Returns from alternative Ucits funds have been disappointing...
With rising prices for fuel, restaurants and hotel...
Lombard Odier Private Bank has made six appointments...
The growing popularity of index investing is only just...
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi delivered...