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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

    Play your 'Kards' right

    “With stories such as Ukraine, Syria and Ebola dominating October’s news, I turned up to the conference feeling at least three-quarters of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse must be thinking Christmas had come early. By the time the next event rolled around, however, I was feeling better about life – if only because media attention had switched to other weighty matters, such as Kim Kardashian’s anatomy. ‘Weighty’ may be the wrong adjective.”.

    Read more here

  • > The Week

    Catastrophe theory

    “Middle classes facing ‘catastrophe’ of rate rise”, wailed the front-page headline of a broadsheet paper on Monday morning. At a time when the media is routinely accused of hyperbole, this would appear to be another example – after all, the reality of interest rate rises is rather more prosaic …

    Read the full article here

     

  • > Events-Hub

    10 February Exeter Event

    Registration: 8.00am (welcome breafast provided)
    Start Time: 9.00am
    Close: 11.50am

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

  • > Partner news

    GSAMFunds.com

    Redesigned to better serve financial advisers, the new GSAMFUNDS.com provides simplified access to:

    Timely thought leadership
    Detailed product information
    Actionable investment ideas

    To visit the new website, click here

  • > Events-Hub

    13 Jan London Event

    Our next Events-Hub conference will be taking place at Mandarin Oriental on 13 January 2015. 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

  • > Events-Hub

    24 Feb London Event

    Our next Events-Hub conference will be taking place at Mandarin Oriental on 24 February 2015. 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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    4 March Newmarket Event

    Our next Events-Hub conference will be taking place at The Jockey Club Rooms on 4 March 2015. The event will start at 8.00am with registration and lunch, and the presentations will commence at 9.00am. The conference will then end at 11.50am.

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

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    > Opinion-Hub

    Adviser-Hub Survey

    Our Knowing the thoughts and needs of our more than 14,500 registered users remains of paramount importance to us and so we should be grateful if you would take a few moments to complete our survey.

    Everyone who does complete the survey before the deadline of midnight on 17 January 2015 will be entered into a draw to win a first prize of one Kindle Voyage or if completed before the 17th December 2014 an early bird prize of a Christmas hamper.

    To complete the survey, please click here click here

Events Hub

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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Sector strategy: Gill Hutchison of The Adviser Centre's hunts for 'Mixed Investment' gems

Better business: SimplyBiz Mortgages' Martin Reynolds flags up some key considerations for 2015

Expert view: Schroders' Alexander Moseley looks at what it would take to end Russia’s currency crisis

The Week: Investors will be hoping markets shake off the current ‘Grinch rout’ by the start of 2015

Investment strategy: Read FundCalibre’s Clive Hale on risk and the “lurking spectre of deflation”

Market updates: Catch up with our monthly briefings or use one in your next client newsletter

Editor's blog: Play your ‘Kards’ right – keeping sentiment out of investment decisions

Client guides: Help your clients plan ahead with our new guide, Stay on top of rising interest rates

 

Partner News

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Post traumatic lnvesting

In the M&G Multi Asset team’s view, the global investment landscape today represents a pretty fertile environment for those who are able to recognise the very significant effect human emotional responses can have on asset pricing. The team believe behavioural influences always have a key role to play in financial markets, but when investors experience a shock as rattling as the 2008 financial crisis, they are reminded just how powerful this influence can be

Please click here to read more

 

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A bite-size summary of the past week's events in financial markets and economies with some highlights to look out for in the week ahead.
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Follow the fortunes of Gold in our weekly report which assesses the previous week’s events and explores the outlook for the yellow metal.
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Richard explores how the global geopolitical landscapes effects our purchasing power in this highly interesting piece, Bobbing for apples

Economists' Corner Lucy O'Carroll
Lucy O'Carroll chief economist of investment solutions at Aberdeen Asset Management, discusses the macroeconomic markets

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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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