PA Fund Awards 2017: And the winners are...

PA Fund Awards 2017: And the winners are...

At lunchtime today, Portfolio Adviser announced the winners of its annual Fund Awards so read on to see who walked off with the spoils.

Published : 19, Jan 2017
Polar Capital names new CEO

Polar Capital names new CEO

Polar Capital Holdings has appointed Gavin Rochussen to its board to succeed Tim Woolley as chief executive.

Published : 19, Jan 2017
PIMCO launches ESG bond fund and platform

PIMCO launches ESG bond fund and platform

PIMCO has launched an environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment platform alongside a new ESG bond fund.

Published : 19, Jan 2017
Royal Mail’s shares slump as letters business undercuts growth

Royal Mail’s shares slump as letters business...

Despite a busier than usual Christmas delivery season, Royal Mail’s share price slumped to 6.4% to 420.7p Thursday morning, as investors continued to fret about its flagging letters business.

Published : 19, Jan 2017
BNYM IM brings US income fund to UK

BNYM IM brings US income fund to UK

Bank of New York Mellon Investment Management has announced the launch of a new US equity income fund for the UK market.

Published : 19, Jan 2017
Woodford’s flagship fund hit by Capita struggles

Woodford’s flagship fund hit by Capita struggles...

Woodford Investment Management has pointed the finger at outsourcing company Capita in a note to investors.

Published : 18, Jan 2017
Neuberger Berman launches ‘opportunistic’ bond fund

Neuberger Berman launches ‘opportunistic’ bond...

Neuberger Berman has launched the Global Opportunistic Bond Fund.

Published : 18, Jan 2017
Déjà vu for bond markets in 2017 – BlackRock

Déjà vu for bond markets in 2017 – BlackRock

BlackRock’s Ben Edwards thinks “2017 is shaping up to look a lot like 2016” for bond markets as uncontrolled dollar strength, diverging regional economic paths and continued political risk keep volatility alive.

Published : 18, Jan 2017
UK fund managers stung by Pearson share plummet

UK fund managers stung by Pearson share plummet...

Shares in Pearson plunged 26.8% to 591.8p on Wednesday as the publisher revealed its higher education business has “declined further and faster than expected in 2016.”

Published : 18, Jan 2017
Fund trends: European equities

Fund trends: European equities

A return to the value style is gaining traction but, with a host of continental elections on the horizon, European banks may be cheap for a reason  

Published : 18, Jan 2017
Leeds wealth firm Progeny targeting rapid expansion

Leeds wealth firm Progeny targeting rapid expansion...

Leeds-based wealth firm Progeny Group, is aiming to expand rapidly this year and challenge the “big boys” of the investment industry, according managing director Neil Moles.

Published : 18, Jan 2017
LGIM rolls out new mid-caps tracker

LGIM rolls out new mid-caps tracker

Legal and General Investment Management has announced the launch of a new index fund which tracks UK mid-caps. 

Published : 18, Jan 2017
Will Trump create heaven or hell for the global economy?

Will Trump create heaven or hell for the global...

According to Psigma Investment Management CIO Thomas Becket, under President Trump we could get a version of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, Purgatorio or Paradiso. The question is, which one?

Published : 17, Jan 2017
Miton year-end AUM up despite manager departures

Miton year-end AUM up despite manager departures...

Miton Group's assets under management finished the year up to £2.9bn from £2.7bn the year before, despite the loss of two of its highest profile fund managers last year.

Published : 17, Jan 2017
May reveals Brexit plan as inflation jumps and Carney hints at rate rise   

May reveals Brexit plan as inflation jumps and...

Inflation in the United Kingdom economy climbed to 1.6% on an annualised basis in December, up significantly from 1.2% in November.

Published : 17, Jan 2017
Psigma targets contrarian plays and HY in time of ‘Trumponomics’

Psigma targets contrarian plays and HY in time...

Psigma Investment Management head of investment strategy Rory McPherson is advocating contrarian equities plays, emerging markets growth stocks and US high yield credit as we enter the era of ‘Trumponomics.’

Published : 17, Jan 2017
Coutts’ Higgins betting on sterling

Coutts’ Higgins betting on sterling

In line with its “contrarian” principles, Coutts’ latest investment outlook has revealed it will favour sterling in 2017, claiming concerns about the pound are overplayed.  

Published : 17, Jan 2017
Rio’s Q4 numbers boost dividend hike expectations

Rio’s Q4 numbers boost dividend hike expectations...

Rio Tinto reported solid production results for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, boosting expectations that the firm could reward investors in 2017.

Published : 17, Jan 2017
SLI MyFolio backs US equities on reflationary trade

SLI MyFolio backs US equities on reflationary...

Standard Life Investments’ has upped exposure to US equities in its MyFolio multi-manager range, adding two funds with fresh takes on the growth/value debate.

Published : 17, Jan 2017
IMF upgrades UK growth forecast despite looming Brexit process

IMF upgrades UK growth forecast despite looming...

The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its growth forecast for the United Kingdom to 1.5% in 2017 from the 1.1% it was previously forecasting, despite the imminent start of Brexit talks.

Published : 16, Jan 2017
Brewin takeover to result in axing of Duncan Lawrie research team
Brewin takeover to result...

The Duncan Lawrie Asset Management research team is...

Bulls vs Bears: Which side to take on UK stocks?
Bulls vs Bears: Which...

With the FTSE at an all time high but Brexit uncertainties...

Brewin Dolphin hires Barclays Wealth man
Brewin Dolphin hires...

Godfrey Cromwell, a former Barclays Wealth banker,...

May reveals Brexit plan as inflation jumps and Carney hints at rate rise   
May reveals Brexit plan...

Inflation in the United Kingdom economy climbed to...

PA ANALYSIS: Don’t forsake liquid alts just yet
PA ANALYSIS: Don’t forsake...

Finding well-priced defensive assets has been a key...

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