Despite the recovery in asset prices, in one way the pain of the 2007/08 crisis continues. Managers have been unable to rely any longer on a balance of bonds and equities and have been forced to consider other ways to diversify a retail portfolio. Daniel Ben-Ami traces the strands of the new reality
The result of the looming general election is too close to call and the exact blend of some kind of coalition is anyone’s guess which makes for a tricky time ahead for the UK stockmarket, with the mood among investors being one of cautious optimism.
The portfolios that are meant to provide an income for customers are those most likely to be insufficiently diversified.
The investment landscape remains delicate and challenging - a look at why fixed income needs to be flexible, Asia and Japan will prove strong.
The multi-manager has reined in his asset allocation bets.
If the intelligence gained from a number of recent conferences I have been at are anything to go by then we look set for an active period of M&A. There seems to be genuine interest from institutions, asset and fund management groups securing further funds from ...
The 400-plus funds in the IA Mixed Investment group offer solutions for those of limited resources but may not suit the more aggressive investor
A simple change to the rule that limits an active fund manager to 10 per cent of a single company could level the playing field with passive funds and make investors better off
Kames Capital is no boutique – too big and no follower of fashion – but is happy not to be among the giants, claiming it could not deliver as good a service if it were larger. Now it just needs to become better known.