Investors must have a “Minimum Acceptable Return” otherwise taking on risk is pointless. MAR is the client’s critical target requirement, plus inflation, plus TCO.
Gearing, the ability to invest at a discount and better access to some illiquid and specialist markets and make investment trusts an appealing alternative to unit trusts for the right investors.
The FTSE 100 got to within 100 points of a record high but indifferent company news, led by the banking sector, has acted as a break on the index.
Adair Turner is probably the closest the British establishment has to a go-to guy on finance and much else besides.
After UK interest rates fell to a record low of 0.5% in 2009, new economic tools were needed. Quantitative easing was one of several unconventional measures designed to keep the economy afloat, spawning new terminology. Could we have managed without them? Daniel Ben-Ami reports
Don’t try to time the market, goes the old saying. But Michael Suen did so last year with success.
Jim Chanos is seeing a lot more opportunity in the market for his company’s short-only hedge fund.
Emerging markets are a messy basket of completely different nations with their own quirks, strengths and problems. For those who can, investing in individual countries is the best idea - as long as the idea proves correct.
Bestinvest, Addidi Wealth, Heron House Financial Management and Keyte Chartered Financial Planners share their adventurous investment company Isa recommendations.
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The OMGI UK equities head tells Gary Jackson why he quit Schroders and where he is taking his new fund
Hans-Peter Portner of Pictet tells Cherry Reynard that the Global Megatrends Selection fund has a thematic investment strategy and takes a long-term approach to investments