Government postpones major tax changes

UK chancellor Philip Hammond has put on hold some significant changes relating to IHT, deemed domicile rules, and life insurance policies due to the snap election in June, that will impact the advice market.

Published : 25, Apr 2017

Five 'need to know' funds for 2017

Sheridan Admans, investment research manager at The Share Centre, outlines the five fund managers investors should look out for in 2017.

Published : 11, Apr 2017

Top 10 fund sectors of Q1 2017

The results are in - here are the 10 strongest-performing IA sectors on a total return basis, according to data from FE Analytics.

Published : 10, Apr 2017

Yarrow: Five non-tech sectors ahead of the digital...

Evenlode Income manager Hugh Yarrow has identified companies from five non-traditional tech sectors that are making the digital analytics trend work for them and giving them a competitive edge.

Published : 7, Apr 2017

The bull case for commodities

After hitting a 14-year low in January 2016, commodity prices have staged a revival as producers scale back supply, slowly bringing the market back into balance. But is this sustainable?

Published : 5, Apr 2017

Top 10 best performing funds of Q1

The first quarter of 2017 continued on from the hectic end to last year, with plenty of macro and market events to keep fund managers on their toes. Here, based on data from FE Analytics, are the top 10 performing UK retail funds by 3-month performance.

Published : 3, Apr 2017

The highs (and lows) of the pound

The new 12-sided pound launched on Tuesday 34 years after it was first minted in coin-form. With its value still struggling following Brexit, we have looked back at its highs, and lows, since its big 1983 reveal.

Published : 30, Mar 2017

The 10 ‘Hall of Fame’ managers to watch in 2017...

More than 190 fund managers now carry the sought-after FE Alpha Manager stamp, but only a handful make it into the 'Hall of Fame'. Here, we take a closer look at 2017's 10 new entrants to the prestigious list.

Published : 28, Mar 2017

Five funds to hold alongside Woodford

Unless you’ve been living on Mars for the past couple of months, you’ll be aware of the hype around the latest launch from the UK’s most famous investor, CF Woodford Income Focus Fund. But who else is delivering the goods in UK equity income?

Published : 22, Mar 2017

The five questions to ask following the US Fed...

The third 0.25% interest rate hike of this upcycle from the US Federal Reserve begs five questions, all of which have implications for the US, the globe and portfolios.

Published : 16, Mar 2017

Which asset manager is the next takeover target?...

Last week's £11bn merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management was a game changer for the industry. Portfolio Adviser asked several wealth managers and analysts, who's next?

Published : 14, Mar 2017

The investment trust sectors you should have held...

The average return for an AIC investment company over nearly two decades was 388%. We list the nine sectors that have outstripped this average with some impressive long-term results...

Published : 10, Mar 2017

Spring Budget 2017: the highlights

While chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond delivered a Budget that didn't break the mould, the investment community had plenty to say on these top four budget talking points.

Published : 8, Mar 2017

Five reasons not to fear government bonds

Though the recent uptick in inflation expectations and the Trump-fuelled reflationary trade have scared many investors away from government bonds, five portfolio managers argue there is still value to be found.

Published : 24, Feb 2017

The top five contrarian plays of the year so far...

From betting on Europe over the US to sticking by emerging market debt, Portfolio Adviser considers five ways portfolio managers have stepped outside the box early on in 2017.

Published : 16, Feb 2017

Is there still opportunity to be found in the...

They are used to double-digit revenue growth and boast some of the most well-known brands in the world, but do the likes of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google still offer opportunities this year?

Published : 15, Feb 2017

How advisers are positioning model portfolios,...

Natixis Global Asset Management has issued its latest UK Portfolio Barometer on how advisers positioned model portfolios in the fourth quarter of 2016. Here are five of the key takeaways.

Published : 13, Feb 2017

UBS Wealth's top five investor concerns

With uncertainty in the investment landscape showing no let-up in 2017, Caroline Simmons, deputy head of the UK chief investment office at UBS Wealth Management, reveals the five questions most asked by clients at the moment.

Published : 7, Feb 2017

Inside the PA Wealth Manager Awards 2017

The great and good of the wealth management sector came together last Thursday for the annual Portfolio Adviser Wealth Manager Awards at the splendid County Hall - we've gathered all the winners here.

Published : 30, Jan 2017

Five factors to watch for European high yield...

With volatility expected to remain the prevalent theme in 2017, Mike Della Vedova, portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price European High Yield Bond Fund lists five areas to watch this year when investing in the sector.

Published : 27, Jan 2017

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