Six of the best impact ETFs

As the proportion of socially responsible assets has soared, from 3.4% in 2014 to 22% today, the range of ETFs designed to capture this demand has grown. Sam Dickens, assistant portfolio manager at IG, looks at some of the best impact ETFs on offer.

Published : 20, Sep 2017

Five of this year's stock market laggards

Share markets have surprised many with their resilience to the shocks and surprises over the past year, but we take a look at the top 10 countries in the mighty MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) and shine a light on those failing to keep up.

Published : 15, Sep 2017

The seven best-selling funds in August

Which funds did investors turn to during an uncharacteristically volatile August? Portfolio Adviser takes a look at Bestinvest's top sellers over the month.

Published : 8, Sep 2017

The key data on why financial advice adds value...

Those who received financial advice in the 2001-2007 period had accumulated significantly more liquid financial assets and pension wealth than their unadvised equivalent peers by 2012-14, a report by the UK think tank International Longevity Centre supported by Royal London has found.

Published : 25, Aug 2017

Six long-term economic trends you should not ignore...

With the global population booming the 'pillars of a functioning economy’, as Sanlam Four's Mike Pinggera labels them, will undergo serious changes. Here, he looks at the six biggest themes to watch.

Published : 24, Aug 2017

Robots, drugs and fees: The key trends that have...

The last 10 years have seen ETF products grow from pre-teens to fully fledged adults, even dabbling with drugs along the way. 7IM's passive expert and senior investment manager Peter Sleep looks back at the biggest trends.

Published : 18, Aug 2017

Rathbones: Could today's India outshine yesterday's...

Though it might be tempting to view today’s India as yesterday’s China, Rathbones’ head of asset allocation Ed Smith thinks the region's growth prospects could be even greater based on five key indicators.

Published : 14, Aug 2017

Six of the best US ETFs

Passive funds have enjoyed a stellar time in the US as valuations ride higher and higher. Here, IG Group's Oliver Smith looks at the six best ETFs to access booming US markets.

Published : 11, Aug 2017

Five ideas to diversify your income stream

Since the financial crisis, investors have increasingly turned to equities to provide an income. One favourite has been the £63.5bn IA UK Equity Income sector, but this has suffered two months of investor outflows. Taking this on board, Architas investment director Adrian Lowcock suggests five ways investors can diversify their income.

Published : 9, Aug 2017

Post-financial crisis: Where did your money work...

This Wednesday (9 August) marks 10 years since the global financial crisis began, the morning BNP Paribas finally halted redemptions from funds containing now-infamous CDO instruments. We take a look at six sectors to see where you would have been best placed to invest in the decade that followed.

Published : 8, Aug 2017

Seven 'sinful' stocks to avoid

With the FTSE 100 on an almost continual rise, which are the ‘red flag’ stocks that investors should watch out for? Investment bank Liberum lists the seven ‘sinful’ stocks in the top 100 they would “prudently seek to avoid”.

Published : 2, Aug 2017

What investors really think: June's top selling...

Fund sales in the global and corporate bond sector soared in June, suggesting a move to diversification and safety according to data from FundsNetwork. We list the best-selling sectors of the month here.

Published : 31, Jul 2017

Ten need-to-know trusts for investors

Hits on the AIC website have soared in recent months, but which investment trusts have been peaking investor interest so far this year?

Published : 27, Jul 2017

The UK's 'dirty dozen' shorted stocks

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management senior equity analyst talks through the UK's most shorted stocks - the "dirty dozen".

Published : 26, Jul 2017

Neuberger Berman’s currency plays

Currency was a major focal point of Neuberger Berman’s latest asset allocation committee meeting. Portfolio Adviser outlines the currency plays the investment manager is banking on.

Published : 21, Jul 2017

Is 2017 really the year of the active manager?...

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.

Published : 18, Jul 2017

Fixed income: the winners and losers in H1

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?

Published : 14, Jul 2017

Did US equity managers have reason to be cheerful...

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?

Published : 4, Jul 2017

The 10 best-performing Europe funds of 2017 so...

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?

Published : 3, Jul 2017

Five groups most at risk in the FCA asset management...

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.

Published : 27, Jun 2017

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