Autumn is often a time for stockmarkets to exhibit seasonal weakness
The high yield market has become a respectable place for investors over the past 15—20 years. Lower absolute yields have helped make it less speculative, broadening the appeal for both issuing companies and mainstream investors. In a world of low interest rates, higher relative returns have added to the attraction.
Soft skills and scrutiny are key to the delivery of guidance.
Advisers need to rebuild trust to counter the “car crash” of low guidance take-up.
Alliance Trust’s Simon Clements is content to have ‘sin’ stocks in his sustainable portfolios because these are companies that aim to bring a wider benefit to society, such as through energy efficiency, medical advances or profit-sharing among local communities
The strength of government bond markets has surprised many this year.
As it approaches its next phase of thematic review, the FCA has discovered that many firms’ approach to disclosure was “going into a restaurant and being asked to order without being allowed to see the menu or the price list”.
Presented with a job at the age of 25, Stephen Message’s path to fund management is not an orthodox one
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The lead manager of Somerset Emerging Markets Dividend Growth is proving his fund a worthy aspirant for the asset class’s ‘golden standard’
Supporting the underdog, going against the crowd and playing a long game are the keys to success for the M&G Recovery fund’s manager