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.
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.
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?
Environmental, social and governance investing may be a burgeoning global business but do investors really know how green their investments are?
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.
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
For the once-mighty hedge-fund industry, these are not the best of times – to put it mildly. Outflows are gathering pace as investors, wearying of high fees, poor performance and bad publicity, vote with their feet.
As Portfolio Adviser celebrates its 10th anniversary, we reflect back to inform our view on what challenges the investment industry will encounter in the decade to come.
As governments look to move from a monetary to a fiscal policy, an end to global austerity could be a boon for infrastructure funds, but ignore investment trusts trading at premium
The Brexit vote has thrown economic markets into turmoil in a number of jurisdictions, although the resulting sharp depreciation in sterling has benefited UK investors with an international portfolio.
The push-and-pull factors of lower costs and increased complexity mean asset managers must work harder to innovate and retain retail business.
After a busier than usual summer, Brooks Macdonald has its eyes firmly on the macro picture, while also balancing the right currency calls.
The BNP Paribas multi-asset team tactic, in the current febrile environment, is to tread carefully in its search for alpha and let the fallout from Brexit, modest global growth and doubts over monetary policy play out.
With the long-term bond bull market still in play, investors continue to enjoy the flex appeal of fixed income’s most popular fund sector. However, it is not always the long-term top performers that fare best during the big sell-offs
Making a call on currencies can be make or break for a portfolio and as the global economy enters uncharted waters, managers are looking for signs of the next big swing
It has proved another difficult year for absolute return, but as the universe expands it has become harder to sift the failing funds from those delivering diversification.
Passive investing has made a rapid rise over the past couple of years. When it comes to sustainable investing, however, index-based funds are still relative newcomers.
Tcam’s Haig Bathgate talks about taking the baton from parent company Turcan Connell, outsourcing services and automating the investment process
The Duncan Lawrie Asset Management research team is...
With the FTSE at an all time high but Brexit uncertainties...
Godfrey Cromwell, a former Barclays Wealth banker,...
Inflation in the United Kingdom economy climbed to...
Finding well-priced defensive assets has been a key...