PA ANALYSIS: Frontier markets – still an asset class?

PA ANALYSIS: Frontier markets – still an asset...

With a string of countries having been promoted to emerging market status by index provider MSCI in recent years, are frontier markets still a viable asset class?

Published : 20, Jun 2017
Portfolio Adviser: Guide to Europe

Portfolio Adviser: Guide to Europe

After a politically turbulent time in 2016, Europe has been under scrutiny with several nations going to the polls.The question asked, would investors be right to stay clear just because things on the service seem volatile?

Published : 13, Jun 2017
Absolute return funds: The bigger they are, the harder they fall

Absolute return funds: The bigger they are, the...

Absolute return funds have been huge sellers for the past two years but as the funds get larger, performance is prone to suffer.

Published : 8, Jun 2017
Fund manager profile: Nick Gartside, JP Morgan Asset Management

Fund manager profile: Nick Gartside, JP Morgan...

JPM CIO of fixed income Nick Gartside sees a world of opportunities as central banks and ‘animal spirit’ revive the markets.

Published : 19, May 2017
Cash from chaos: How to put your money to work

Cash from chaos: How to put your money to work...

Market uncertainty is making it tough to make the right calls, but investors are keener than ever to put their money to work. Portfolio Adviser's Guernsey roundtable discussed the issues.

Published : 16, Mar 2017
Forget the Vix – new ways to profit from volatility

Forget the Vix – new ways to profit from volatility...

Geopolitical uncertainty is on the rise but the Vix Index is at historic lows. Is there really still an investment case for trying to harness volatility?

Published : 13, Mar 2017
Fund Selector: Japanese equities

Fund Selector: Japanese equities

Quantitative easing and negative interest rates have had a positive effect on the Japanese economy but investors are still split on the prospects for equities. Could Japan be about to blossom?

Published : 22, Feb 2017
Fund trends: Value or growth?

Fund trends: Value or growth?

The recent resurgence of the value style has had a knock-on effect for a number of portfolio household names.

Published : 17, Feb 2017
Defensive strategies: Don’t look down

Defensive strategies: Don’t look down

Whether we are seeing real euphoria or not in markets is debatable but, either way, when fear of a downward shift is in the air, choosing the right defensive assets can be problematic.  

Published : 17, Feb 2017
Contrarian: The risk of rationality

Contrarian: The risk of rationality

Even though markets have been hitting new highs, now might be the time to challenge the current illusion of normality, which could be a painful reality check for traditional asset classes.

Published : 13, Feb 2017
Fund selector: Global Equity Income

Fund selector: Global Equity Income

Global equity funds can be a great diversifier but investors must be conscious of pitfalls such as opaque charges and the temptation of ‘risk-creep'.

Published : 27, Jan 2017
Viewpoint: The big asset allocation calls in 2017

Viewpoint: The big asset allocation calls in 2017...

With investors sniffy about both bond and equity valuations, 2017 will be harder than ever to make clear asset allocation calls.

Published : 27, Jan 2017
Investment Strategies: How to tackle fixed income this year

Investment Strategies: How to tackle fixed income...

With the potential for a number of macro and political changes, Portfolio Adviser looks at how to tackle fixed income in 2017

Published : 24, Jan 2017
Fund trends: Emerging market debt

Fund trends: Emerging market debt

It’s still relatively early days for the IA Global Emerging Market Bond sector, and funds could be facing their biggest test yet, says the editor of FE Trustnet.

Published : 6, Jan 2017
Value funds poised to weather future sea changes

Value funds poised to weather future sea changes...

Mid-cap funds have had a strong five years, though a sea change could be looming for larger funds, with those following a value style likely to be the future winners.

Published : 6, Jan 2017
Infrastructure: New foundations on a well trodden path

Infrastructure: New foundations on a well trodden...

Following the Brexit vote there has been a renewed interest in infrastructure, with the hope that the UK government will throw money at high-profile and popular projects in an attempt to stem an economic slowdown.

Published : 22, Dec 2016
Are financials still a contrarian bet?

Are financials still a contrarian bet?

As most investors will have exposure to the financial sector despite the 2008 crash, how can upping your weighting still be considered a contrarian call?

Published : 21, Nov 2016
Just how green is ESG investing?

Just how green is ESG investing?

Environmental, social and governance investing may be a burgeoning global business but do investors really know how green their investments are?

Published : 4, Nov 2016
10 YEARS OF PA: The birth of infrastructure funds, to property in turmoil

10 YEARS OF PA: The birth of infrastructure funds,...

The investment company sector has changed considerably over the past ten years, as back in October 2006 we were still enjoying the dying days of the credit boom.

Published : 12, Oct 2016
Are equity risk premiums really still attractive?

Are equity risk premiums really still attractive?...

Consensus suggests it is a struggle to find value in equities, but despite political uncertainty in the UK, US and Europe, there are still plenty of opportunities globally

Published : 6, Oct 2016

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