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    CPD Central

    As CPD becomes an increasingly important feature in the industry, we’ve taken steps to improve this element of our service, helping our users better manage this part of their business.

     

    By logging in to your CPD account, you can keep track of the number of structured CPD hours you’ve gained by attending our Events-Hub conferences, and gain more by completing a variety of surveys and questionnaires set by our sponsoring groups

  • > Editor's Blog

    Writing on the wall

    "The first slide of the first presentation of the first Events-Hub conference after the summer break was hardly designed to ease the 100-strong London audience back in gently. Entitled ‘A wall of worry’, it referenced such upbeat moments of the last decade as the global market crash, Lehman Brothers, Bernie Madoff, the Gulf oil spill, the European debt crisis, the Japanese tsunami, Russia’s annexation of … well, you get the idea."

    Read more here.

  • > The Week

    Week in focus

    'Safe' then sorry - 22 September 2014

    Tesco’s fall from grace may provide a salutary warning to investors against ever thinking of a company as ‘safe’. As recently as 2009, Tesco was riding high, with an apparently unassailable market share, a track record of strong innovation and a lengthy dividend history. Furthermore, it appeared to understand the consumer better than almost any other company. Yet here it is, five years on, two profits warnings down, a 75% cut in its dividends and now accounting irregularities to boot.


    Read the full article here

     

  • > Partner message

    Steven Andrew of M&G on The BoE at the crossroads

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said the housing market poses the greatest threat to the UK economic outlook but this is almost certainly not true. The greatest threat to the UK economy, argues M&G fund manager Steven Andrew, is more likely to be an overreaction to the Bank of England’s first interest rate hike, as the fear of a ‘return to normal’ is then priced into both financial markets and the expectations of businesses and households.

    To read more on why Andrew believes managing expectations on rate rises is now policymakers’ biggest challenge, click here.

     

  • > Events-Hub

    London October Event

    Our next Events-Hub conference will be taking place at Mandarin Oriental on 16 October 2014. The event will start at 12.30pm with registration and lunch, and the presentations will commence at 1.30pm. The conference will then end with networking drinks at 4.20pm.

     

    For more information or to register your place, please click here.

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Reward points

Time to Treat Yourself

Did you know that you can earn rewards points by attending our Events-Hub conferences? As with a Boots card or air miles, points are accumulated over time and can be exchanged for gifts from our rewards shop. Read More

 

Better Business

Simply Better Biz

In this section you can read a number of articles relating to several ways advisers can improve their business and customer relations during these turbulent economic times. Read More

 

Risk management

Navigating Fixed Income

Aberdeen Asset Management¹s Brad Crombie, highlights the results of the company¹s recent fixed income survey. Read More

 

Content Marketing

The Perfect Plan

Why an effective content marketing plan could be just what the doctor ordered during these tough times. Read More

 

Fixed income

A Risky Business?

In this article, BlackRock¹s Tony Stenning investigates the pros and cons of using predefined risk targets. Read More

 

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Editor's choice

Multi-asset insights: Read Schroders' multi-asset managers on US small caps and high yield

Fund watch: Read Burdett and Potter’s new quarterly analysis of the world of open-ended funds

The Week: For a supposedly dull asset class, bonds have been quickening investor pulses of late

Better business: Can you explain why that client holds that fund, asks Verbatim's Dan Russell

Economnists' corner: Improvement will be slow in 2015, warns Invesco Perpetual’s Greenwood

Market updates: Read all our October market briefings or download them for your clients

Editor's blog: Fund managers are adopting different ways to address the current ‘wall of worry’

Newsletter Builder:Find three new articles to help prepare your clients for rising interest rates

 

Partner News

Aberdeen
Can Japan weather the sales tax hike. Download here

Aberdeen
Fracking the Freeze and the Federal reserve. Download here

Legg Mason
Economist Intelligence Unit. Download here

Legg Mason
Perspectives, Market Commentary. Download here

F&C Investments
Read our new asset allocation compass giving an ‘at a glance’ insight to our views across asset classes plus how they are reflected in top-down positioning. Read more here

 

F&C Investments
Watch a two part video featuring Gary Potter, co-head of F&C’s multi-manager team, that outlines the features and benefits of risk-targeted multi-manager funds and earn 30 mins structured CPD. Watch here
 

J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Claim Structured CPD on IncomeIntelligence. Read more here



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Download the J.P. Morgan App to create a more meaningful experience for clients Download now

M&G Investments
Steven Andrew on central bank policy – ‘The Bank of England at the crossroads’ Watch now

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M&G Investments - Matthew Vaight, manager of the M&G Asian Fund and the M&G Global Emerging Markets Fund, sees signs of improving corporate governance standards in Korea as an encouraging trend.

In his view, reform and a greater focus on the interests of minority shareholders should ultimately support the valuations of Korea’s leading companies. Download

 

Artemis - James Foster reviews bond markets and performance of Strategic Bond Fund. The fund manager highlights bank bonds as the fund’s star performers and remains positive about hybrid and financial bonds going forward.  Read more 

Aviva Investors - The recent proposed merger between Carphone Warehouse and Dixons was not universally welcomed, though ultimately it could be a smart move.

The proposed deal highlights a key theme that could radically reshape the media and telecoms industries – convergence. Read more here

 

Investec Asset Management - Charles Whall and Tom Nelson, Co-Portfolio Managers, explain the basis for their 2014 crude oil forecast, detail the positioning of the Investec Global Energy Fund, and explain why they expect the fund to continue its recent outperformance. 

  • Click here to read the manager update by Charles Whall and Tom Nelson. In addition,
  • Click here to watch Charles' latest Investment View video on global energy markets.

 

Aviva Investors - Chris Murphy, manager of the Aviva Investors UK Equity Income Fund, believes focusing on producing long-term investment returns from the stock market involves searching for companies offering strong cash-flow prospects and quality franchises while ignoring short-term market froth that grabs the headlines. Read more here

 

 

 

Baring Asset Management - In this short video, Michael Levy answers questions from European fund selectors on the risks and opportunities he believes frontier markets now offer. Watch now

 

GLG part of Man Group - Fat tails and dead cat bounces in credit markets. Download Jon Mawby's most recent thought leadership piece Download here

 

 

Aviva Investors - In this article Chris Murphy, manager of the Aviva Investors UK Equity Income Fund, explains why long-term investors should beware of the effect this year’s flurry of IPOs has had on the UK equity market.

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