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Cover story: The future for equity income looks bright

10 June 2015 10:00 am | By Philip Scott

Advisers and fund managers believe the future for dividend paying firms, and with them equity income funds, could now be that bit brighter.

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News Analysis


News analysis: Can property continue to deliver?

3 June 2015 10:24 am | By Laura Suter

The property market has seen a mass of inflows in the past 24 months, with double digit performance last year, but managers are not as optimistic for the coming year.

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The Polemic


Polemic: The no brain election

10 June 2015 10:00 am | By Daniel Ben-Ami

There was never any doubt about the election results, the real winner was the IFS. 

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Regulation: Opportunity is huge in 21st century China

12 June 2015 10:00 am | By Jonathan Gee

The opportunity is huge in China, as the country opens up to foreign investors.

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Trends: Are cautious investors walking into a perfect storm?

18 June 2015 10:00 am | By Tom Becket

A reassessment of cautious asset allocations is well overdue.

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Investment Trusts


Rise of non-UK investment companies to continue

18 June 2015 3:00 pm | By Ian Sayers

Issues of tax domicile have figured in the UK election, with arguments over ‘non dom’ status and the transparency of overseas territories. 

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Platforum: Adviser platform choices reveal their colours

10 June 2015 | By Annalise Toberman

As consolidation occurs in the adviser industry it is likely to be wrap platforms that flourish, at the expense of fund supermarkets.

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Multi-manager profile: Defence is the best attack for Lombard Odier’s Monier

24 June 2015 10:00 am | By Valentina Romeo

Lombard Odier’s Stéphane Monier focuses on risk, rather than asset classes, to diversify.


Multi-manager verdict: Is Abenomics making Japan more investable?

10 June 2015 10:00 am

Japan has arguably divided investors since the arrival of Abenomics the sheer scale of economic measures introduced has buoyed sentiment among many while others fear another false dawn. We ask multi-manager experts what their outlook is for the Japanese market.

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Behind the numbers: Can equity income deliver?

19 June 2015 | By Patrick Enright

The pension freedoms have put a spotlight on equity income funds, but can they deliver in a low yield market?

Sector focus


Sector focus: Equity income enjoying renaissance

9 June 2015 10:00 am | By Brian Tora

The equity income sector has enjoyed something of a renaissance recently, partly thanks to Neil Woodford.

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Behind the numbers: Can equity income deliver?

19 June 2015 9:00 am | By Patrick Enright

The pension freedoms have put a spotlight on equity income funds, but can they deliver in a low yield market?

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Octopus: Pension changes positive for VCTs

8 June 2015 10:30 am | By Beth Brearley

Investors have continued to gravitate to the sector, with £429m raised in the 2014/15 tax year.

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Lombard Odier: Traditional bond portfolios at risk

5 June 2015 9:26 am | By Kevin Corrigan

Traditional bond indices tend to overallocate to the most indebted nations and companies, which may harm portfolios in a crisis. 

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Structured Products


Structured products: Weatherproofing options

10 June 2015 10:00 am | By Ian Lowes

Structured products provide you with the opportunity to venture out into the markets, but carrying an umbrella just in case it rains.

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Alternatives: Is the tide turning for macro investors?

22 June 2015 10:00 am | By Akshay Krishnan

Dispersion in currencies and interest rates is leading to more trading opportunities.

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Square Mile Research


Square Mile: Sustainable income

10 June 2015 10:00 am | By Andrew Johnston

Yield is important for income hungry investors, but an understanding of the actual amount received and the growth is equally important.

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FS Leader

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Leader: Managers feel a positive vibe

2 June 2015 9:00 am

Pundits promised to eat their hats and kilts if the pollsters were proved right, and sat red-faced when they were.

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Manager profile


Fund manager profile: BlackRock's Justin Christofel

10 June 2015 10:00 am | By Laura Suter

BlackRock’s Christofel is keen to stand out from the large crowd when it comes to the new pension freedom rules.

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Nature/Nuture: Schroder's Nick Kirrage on fund manager luck

10 June 2015 | By John Husselbee

Successful people massively underplay the role that luck has, Nick Kirrage, co-manager of the Schroder Recovery and Schroder Income funds, tells Liontrust’s John Husselbee.



Jupiter Ecology's Thomas on avoiding the bubbles in eco investing

17 June 2015 2:00 pm | By Patrick Collinson

Charlie Thomas, manager of Jupiter Ecology, on shunning Tesla and oil and gas.

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FS Investment Committee


Investment committee: What does UK deflation mean for the markets?

10 June 2015 10:00 am | By Laura Suter

The UK slipped into deflation for the first time in more than 50 years, but what does it mean for markets?

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Big Interview

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Vanguard's Blake: We are not biblically passive

10 June 2015 10:00 am | By Beth Brearley

The group is considering active funds and ‘smart beta’ strategies.

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Fund Data


Will Greece exit the eurozone?