Clear and present dangers to the financial system still abound.
Fund managers need to ensure they get best value when spending clients’ money but we need a reasoned debate on the best method of paying for investment research
David Hambidge: The ten-year tell download
Much to our chagrin, the US stockmarket was the standout stockmarket last year. We owned precious little of it across our funds, as it looked expensive as 2013 began, but sadly became more so as the year wore on.
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.
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.
Bestinvest, Addidi Wealth, Heron House Financial Management and Keyte Chartered Financial Planners share their cautious investment company Isa recommendations.
Investors are starting to express concern over the slow pace of progress in Japan’s structural reforms, leaving fund managers split over the opportunities in the world’s third largest economy.
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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