John Wyn Evans, head of investment strategy at Investec Wealth and Investment talks the Trump, general geopolitical risk and the importance of reducing one's return assumptions within balanced portfolios.
Rather than talking about how UK Alpha was positioned ahead of Brexit - before the unexpected result - Richard Buxton talks more about sterling’s likely continued weakness and how it plays to his strengths
Low yields and high volatility are the menace of all fixed income managers at the moment so broadening the mandate to an unconstrained universe will ultimately help narrow the chances of picking the wrong securities
Talking Factsheets is a video service for users of the Square Mile Academy of Funds website, which identifies the funds that are "best in class" through the Square Mile Investment Consulting Research fund ratings.
Former MPC member, Professor Danny Blanchflower discusses why the UK government should move away from austerity.
The dislocation between growth and value stocks is too wide at present argues Isaac Chebar.
Despite lofty valuations in certain parts of the market, there remain opportunities if one is willing to do the credit work.
Emerging markets have had a good start to 2016 but, as over the past few fallow years, risks still abound so investors still need to be targeted in where they invest
Global emerging market equities and debt have had a tough past three, four or even five years but both have rallied well so far in 2016. So, for GEM debt, where next?
Alongside the return to form of emerging market indices fund flows have followed suit and poured into passive funds, yet market inefficiencies mean trackers and index huggers are going to be more prone to greater volatility
Head of fixed income at Covestone Asset Management, Patrizia Libotte discusses the need to reconsider the client conversation and why she likes emerging markets.
As fixed income yields continue to remain low and prices subsequently rise a broader opportunity set and a less conservative attitude to risk from investors is needed to find the enhanced returns they need
Economics and politics are key drivers to emerging market company performance but investors do not invest in economics or politics so where are the big market and company opportunities right now?
Companies that can survive and hold a sustainable competitive edge in the current competitive, volatile surrounds are well placed for high yield investors looking for that 5%+ yield
Expensive equities, low-yielding bonds, illiquid property and nothing from cash all add up to investors looking at alternative investments but even they had a tough first half of 2016. So where next for alternatives?
At our Summer Congress 2015 the answer to the question ‘macro or company fundamentals?’ as the main driver of returns was firmly ‘macro’. Is it still the same answer?
Capital ratios for US financials are in the best shape they have been since the late 1930s, with the sector looking a good value play with yield opportunities, according to BNY manager John Bailer.
ETFs used to be the answer to tactical, short-term asset allocation needs but now there are leveraged ETFs, income ETFs and entire portfolios that are themselves actively managed.
The annual PA Autumn Congress once again brought the great and the good among the UK’s fund managers and fund selectors to South Lodge in Horsham. The discussion included Brexit but was by no means dominated by it given it is just one of many macro considerations that dominate strategic investment thinking at the moment.
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