Many of his peers were anticipating a strong European recovery but Robbins preferred to be overweight US instead of Europe.
While the T. Bailey Growth fund team has recently doubled the portfolio’s allocation to European equities, its managers insist the introduction of quantitative easing across the currency bloc was not behind the move.
Liontrust’s John Husselbee talks to Schroder manager Matt Hudson about the parallels between the military and running money.
Old Mutual Wealth’s customer director says vertical integration should not hide weaknesses.
With an election looming, bringing with it uncertainty to the markets, what is the outlook for the UK? We gather our investment committee to debate the issue.
Liontrust’s John Husselbee speaks to Old Mutual Global Investors’ Richard Buxton about his shift from the arts to finance.
McInroy & Wood’s Tim Wood and his team reduce equity exposure to favour UK and US government bonds.
“Making investment better. It’s not even an elevator conversation, I can say it when the doors are closing and get back to conventional silence.”
The Architas Multi-Asset Active Intermediate Income fund beat its benchmark last year by being “less wrong” on the duration trade, manager Caspar Rock says.
Whitechurch Securities has battened down the hatches on its Income & Growth portfolio to protect against the volatility surges it expects will continue.
Income-seeking investors would do well to look at the alternative plays on offer in the investment companies space
Investors hunting for high-yield income while avoiding capital loss from rising interest rates have two recent launches to mull over
Last week Oriel Securities published its list of the top 20 investment trusts with a dividend yield in excess of 4 per cent – but how important is yield to advisers?
A sharp Chinese growth disappointment will send surrounding economies falling with it, but a bet on Australian government bonds could be insurance enough to smooth it out.
Montage Portfolio Management managing director and portfolio manager Peter Montague says he still sees value in US markets
Walker Crips is a different company from the stockbroking firm founded 100 years ago
Donor-advised funds are big in the US but relatively new to the UK
Our new cradle-to-grave fund supervision team will help us spot risks earlier.
As markets grow cold on the big three supermarkets, some investors are turning to discount names as an attractive alternative
Fund group economists confident “trends will not persist forever” and that a period of deflation is not imminent.
Has the RDR broken the ice between investment trusts and advisers?
But some industry experts warn of more turbulence to come for sterling, economic growth and a possible postponed interest rate rise as political uncertainty over devolved powers looks set to continue.
I am incredibly proud of the way the political debate was so energised by both sides and truly believe British politics will be the better for it going forward.
The next phase of Barclays’ evolution will see it building its own platform technology with FNZ
The No campaign has been relying heavily on what is known in psychological terms as loss aversion: we tend to suffer more from losses than we take pleasures from gains, so that in general we tend to be rather risk averse and change averse.
Woodford cites danger of more regulatory penalties but others see positives for the bank.
Negative numbers from the financial crisis are dropping out of investment funds’ five-year numbers but what does this mean for investors?
They run just one fund but the one-time childhood pals behind Evenlode are being compared to investment legends.
Commnication is key when it comes to using share buy-backs to manage discounts in investment companies.
The regulator has been accused of “gold plating” European rules as it sets out what Mifid II means for advisers.
Research published by the FCA on structured deposits did not represent the market, says StructuredProductsReview.com.
The Chancellor tinkered with VCTs and EISs in the latest Budget, but will investors notice?
The portfolios that are meant to provide an income for customers are those most likely to be insufficiently diversified.
FCA set to consult on changes to capital adequacy rules just months ahead of implementation.
MetLife’s Simon Massey on the dangers of non-advised drawdown and the temptation to rush to market with products ahead of April.
A parade of high profile managers has been chopped from the FE Alpha Manager list in its latest update, including Axa IM’s Nigel Thomas.
Morningstar’s Dan Kemp explains why great managers are like poker players and how investment banks undervalue theologians.
With the RDR squeezing open-ended funds’ prices, how do the clean share classes compare with investment trusts?
Investec Asset Management portfolio manager and co-head of multi-asset John Stopford answers the three questions that income investors need to ask in 2015.
Following Sarasin & Partners move to produce a bespoke index with Indexx Markets, is this the first move towards firms producing tracker versions of funds?