Are financial advisers ready for GDPR?
By Miles Reucroft, Intelliflo
We recently ran a survey among 270 users of our Intelligent Office practice management system to gauge the readiness of UK financial advisers for the forthcoming Gener...
26th Oct 2017
Black Monday thirty years on
Black Monday is still etched on the collective consciousness of the investment industry, a reminder of the caprices of markets and how quickly they can turn. This volatility remains a key deterrent fo...
19th Oct 2017
Global listed infrastructure
M&G’s new Global Listed Infrastructure fund launched in mid-October. Manager Alex Araujo, who is also co-deputy-manager on the group’s Global Dividend fund, explains why they want to b...
17th Oct 2017
Market briefings looking back at September
The below selection of articles have been written by our expert investment writers and cover the markets looking back through August.
Asia Japan market review
Snap election in Japan...
12th Oct 2017
UK equity market review (September 2017)
Brexit concerns hamper confidence
The FTSE 100 Index fell over September, dampened by uncertainties surrounding Brexit and wider concerns over North Korea. During the month, Prime Minister Theresa...
UK bond market review (September 2017)
Gilt yields soar in September
Gilt prices fell and yields surged amid mounting expectations of an increase in UK interest rates – perhaps as early as November – and a strong increase in...
Global bond market review (September 2017)
Global bond yields rise in September
Global bond yields generally rose during September despite a backdrop of rising tension between North Korea and the US. The Fed confirmed that it intends to sta...
UK equity income market review (September 2017)
Brexit haunts UK investors
While most other major equity markets rose during September, investor sentiment in the UK was dampened by ongoing Brexit-related concerns. Demand for UK equity funds has...
Emerging markets review (September 2017)
BRICS nations meet in September
China’s President Xi urged the BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – to work together more closely in order to maximise...
US market review (September 2017)
US markets hit new highs
Despite some disappointing economic data, fresh disruptions caused by hurricanes, and ongoing tensions with North Korea, US equity indices reached fresh highs during the mo...
Asia Japan market review (September 2017)
Snap election in Japan
Investors were caught off-guard in September by the decision of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to call a snap General Election in a move designed to reinforce his mandate...
Europe market review (September 2017)
Europe’s economy continues to strengthen
The eurozone’s economy grew by 0.6% in the second quarter of 2017, having posted quarterly growth of 0.5% in the first three months of the year....
Investing ethically: should you encourage your clients to care?
It is Good Money Week. That is the one week a year where the financial services community seeks to raise awareness about responsible investment and how it can benefit businesses and society.
Britain's toxic politics: what does it mean for UK assets?
The UK is a political mess, and it's starting to weigh on the economy, and the performance of UK assets.
The UK political scene is as uncertain as it has been for some time.
Brexit talks a...
MM Wired with The UK Edge
How are advice firms harnessing technology?
10th Oct 2017
Which Factors Perform best in Late Cycle Environments?
With the current economic cycle now 9 years old, investors are interested in strategies that can perform in the later part of the economic cycle. This month, we apply this question to the area of smar...
9th Oct 2017
Multi-Asset TV | Masterclass
The popularity of Multi-Asset has increased significantly over the last year, but what's driving investors and are they in danger of becoming too reliant on the sector?
6th Oct 2017
We're not afraid of the Euro!
Investors looking at European Equities have had to address some fundamental questions, probably better referred to as hurdles, over the last decade. But what is the next ‘worry du jour’ an...
5th Oct 2017
The fees of the future
Fund management fees are changing, but do the changes go far enough?
Fidelity’s new charging model incorporates a performance fee structure
It is one of a raft of changes to fees from th...
5th Oct 2017
Do people know the value of advice?
People are still making expensive mistakes with their long-term savings, but how can we get a better message out about financial advice?
In the context of what is at stake, advisory fees seem re...
M&G Investments | Joffy's Journal: Demographics
In the second in a series of videos looking at the change in investor behaviour over the years, Global Head of Retail Sales, Jonathan (Joffy) Willcocks looks...
4th Oct 2017
Invesco | Oil price and adoption of electric vehicles: a contrarian investor’s view
In this video, Stephen Anness, Manager of the Invesco Perpetual Global Opportunities Fund explains his view that although he realises investment in the energy sector is somewhat contrarian in the curr...
2nd Oct 2017
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