Recent political and regulatory changes - especially after the 2014 Budget and the row over energy prices - have increased the need for investors to review and rebalance their portfolios, according to Brewin Dolphin.
Having its own currency would give an independent Scotland the flexibility to fluctuate its exchange rate in line with the oil price.
The past two decades have seen a revolution in the way we communicate.
The abolition of double stamp duty for UK-domiciled funds is long overdue and will help level the playing field.
There are plenty of positive trends in the world – and the UK – economy but we need economic improvement to be reflected in profit growth for the FTSE to break out of its current range.
FS Investment Summit 2014
Legal & General UK Equity Income fund manager Richard Black continues to see attractive valuations within dividend payers, despite the re-rating of stocks over recent months.
BlackRock World Mining trust co-manager Catherine Raw believes that the outlook for commodity stocks will improve over the coming year.
Baillie Gifford Japanese equity manager Matthew Brett discusses the positive impact of Japan’s monetary stimulus for Japanese corporates.
Three arrows held together cannot be broken, according to a Japanese folk tale. That is the inspiration behind ‘Abenomics’, Shinzo Abe’s radical three-pronged reform policyfor the country’s economy. A year on from its launch, how well is the policy working?
We have to take our job seriously, as managing money that people have often worked their entire lives to save is a significant responsibility.
Graham Bentley looks at the third letter in his suitability acronym FAIR – the degree of client involvement in the planning process…
China has posted better-than-expected growth figures for the opening quarter of 2014, leading some to question whether fears of hard landing in the world’s second largest economy have been overdone.
The sell-off in global markets might not end in a 10 to 15 per cent in the spring but investors should expect one of this magnitude in the latter half of the year, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
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“Chief executives all want their advisers to be more efficient, manage more clients, manage more assets, without adding resource. Technology is the answer”
Arbuthnot Latham’s investment management clients had good reason to raise a glass of festive cheer this Christmas after a year of super-normal profits.