Within the fund industry, 2017 has been widely heralded as ‘a year for active managers’. This has been underpinned by a strong belief markets would once again focus on fundamentals, after a number of years when central bank policy and geopolitical concerns were driving asset prices. Portfolio Adviser looks at the performance of active managers across asset classes to see whether they have lived up to the promise.
As we move through the halfway point of 2017, many investors have grown wary of the risk asset rally and are returning to the relative safety of fixed income funds. But which have performed the best year-to-date? And which have not fared so well?
On 4 July 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence and broke free from the shackles of the British Empire as a new nation – the United States of America. Some 241 years later, we gauge US equity managers’ opinions on the sector. Are there reasons to celebrate or is it time to be downbeat?
Europe has been among the most unexpected success stories for investors in the first half of 2017, but which funds have made the most of the opportunity on the continent?
With the final report from the FCA’s market study of asset management due on Wednesday morning, speculation is rife about what the long-awaited recommendations could say. We look at the five groups who could face the repercussions.
One year on from the shock of the Brexit referendum and the UK's decision to leave the EU, we delve into the data to find out exactly how the result has hit investments.
While the FANG stocks have stolen the limelight over the past decade, Portfolio Adviser looks at the new group of tech stocks in town threatening to steal their crown.
This year's Portfolio Adviser Summer Congress was a roaring success, for a behind the scenes look click through our gallery of the official photos.
Brexit negotiations are officially underway. But what’s the final Brexit going to be – hard, soft, wobbly, red white and blue? Or will the UK economy simply plunge off the cliff edge? Investors weigh in.
Neil Woodford's new fund failed to inspire investors in May, but who else made up the ten most popular funds for the month?
After investors saw a sell off in tech stocks across the pond last week, Portfolio Adviser looks back at the rise of the sector's most famous stocks.
The UK general election 2017 has resulted in a hung parliament, with no single party managing to claim at least half of the House of Commons’ seats.
The ECB has kept interest rates on hold, but revised its economic forecasts. So, what have investors learned about Mario Draghi’s intentions?
New data has revealed the most generous asset managers in terms of salary – so how much exactly does a director, VP, associate or analyst in London actually get paid?
With less than a week until the results of the 2017 snap election are revealed, we looked at the Tory and Labour party manifestos to see how their pledges on business, tax and pensions stacked up.
Five managers give Portfolio Adviser the low-down on their current cash levels and what assets, if anything, they intend to splurge on.
The new Mifid II regulation casts a wide net in terms of the investment companies and professionals it impacts. FE unpacks the biggest changes and what they mean for managers and advisers.
In this industry, we are spoon-fed statistics every day of the week – latest numbers on factory orders, investor confidence, retail sales, global growth, inflation, unemployment, PMI – the list goes on.
With data hinting a soft Q1 for the US economy, commentators have been split over how close it has edged to the end of the cycle. Neuberger Berman’s CIO for fixed income Brad Tank, lists the five signs the expansion is not over, yet.
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