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: 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
PA ANALYSIS: Does snap election signal time to cut UK equities?

PA ANALYSIS: Does snap election signal time to...

The murky state of UK politics is cementing wealth manager and asset allocator aversion to domestic equity markets, as exposures continue to shrink.

Published : 19, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: FCA attack a sign of pain to come for wealth managers

PA ANALYSIS: FCA attack a sign of pain to come...

When the FCA published terms of reference for its Market Study of Asset Management in 2015, wealth managers breathed a collective sigh of relief.

Published : 18, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: How to invest ahead of the French election

PA ANALYSIS: How to invest ahead of the French...

The first round of the French election is a few days away. So what are investors doing to protect against another potential shock victory and near-term volatility?

Published : 13, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Harness ‘animal spirits’ for investment success

PA ANALYSIS: Harness ‘animal spirits’ for investment...

Not being a student of Keynesian theory, I’ve been somewhat confused by the oft mentioned revival in ‘animal spirits’. Rather than bulls and bears, investors should beware the headless chickens.

Published : 12, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Where best to hide from inflation

PA ANALYSIS: Where best to hide from inflation...

As March’s UK inflation figures were released predictions fired around whether it had peaked, interest rate expectations and all manner of rationale.

Published : 11, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Return of volatility concerns wealth managers

PA ANALYSIS: Return of volatility concerns wealth...

The US airstrike on Syria and disappointing jobs data immediately brought down markets on Friday, and investment managers are beginning to protect their portfolios against more of the same.

Published : 7, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Is M&A a raw deal for asset managers?

PA ANALYSIS: Is M&A a raw deal for asset managers?...

The ‘squeeze’ on asset managers’ balance sheets is well known, while recent deals in the sector have failed to cheer shareholders, but there are nonetheless pointers to the industry’s future winners.

Published : 6, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Are all your Apple(s) in one basket?

PA ANALYSIS: Are all your Apple(s) in one basket?...

Pinning all our hopes in one direction nearly always ends in disappointment.

Published : 5, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Is there a method to the IA's madness?

PA ANALYSIS: Is there a method to the IA's madness?...

The Investment Association's introduction of the Volatility Managed sector has left some scratching their heads, asking if there is a method to its madness?

Published : 4, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: FCA must forget indices, think outcomes

PA ANALYSIS: FCA must forget indices, think outcomes...

The FCA has been vocal in its criticism of active funds failing to beat their benchmarks after costs, but is it picking the wrong fight?

Published : 3, Apr 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Protectionist US policies no threat to China

PA ANALYSIS: Protectionist US policies no threat...

The threat of protectionist US policies has weakened the yuan and caused concerns among some investors, but a more protectionist stance from the US might actually benefit China.

Published : 31, Mar 2017
PA ANALYSIS: ‘Trump gap’ more apt than ‘Trump trade’

PA ANALYSIS: ‘Trump gap’ more apt than ‘Trump...

Markets have faltered over fears of a gap between what president Trump promised against what he can deliver - so is positive macro news across the pond all its cracked up to be for an investor?

Published : 30, Mar 2017
PA ANALYSIS: 'Caution over chaos' or bold action after Article 50?

PA ANALYSIS: 'Caution over chaos' or bold action...

While the momentous triggering of Article 50 was rather anti-climactic, should investors proceed with caution or carry on as before?

Published : 29, Mar 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Tiered charging to revolutionise asset management

PA ANALYSIS: Tiered charging to revolutionise...

It is perhaps no accident that the business sectors that command the highest profit margins tend also to be the most well acquainted with controversy.

Published : 28, Mar 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Real alternatives for yield seekers

PA ANALYSIS: Real alternatives for yield seekers...

Record-low bond yields have sent investors in search of alternative credit options. With absolute return funds underwhelming, its time to look elsewhere in fixed income.

Published : 27, Mar 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Fear inflation, stagflation, or stagnation?

PA ANALYSIS: Fear inflation, stagflation, or stagnation?...

Some believe the bond markets point to stagflation rather than inflation, but other managers raise different concerns.

Published : 24, Mar 2017

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