Despite several bumps, 2013 has been a year of strong returns for the world’s equity markets and investors in them.
How are bond funds reacting to the equity bull run?
With the sector coming under the remit of the FCA next year, should advisers be taking a look at crowdfunding?
Neil Woodford is setting out on his own after 25 years at Invesco Perpetual. But can he become a star manager again?
Research by The Platforum shows small adviser firms are largely committed to a whole-of-market approach and maximising their influence by outsourcing to discretionary managers
Figures show investors offloaded more than £150m worth of UK corporate bond funds.
FTSE Aim All Share index rises more than 5 per cent in September.
Managers highlight business spending as the crucial next step to ensure the UK and global economic recovery is sustainable.
With improving economic data, investors are starting to return to UK property.
Fund managers are their most bullish on eurozone equities since the onset of the financial crisis.
Last month, Bank of America Merrill Lynch warned a number of factors threaten to increase market volatility.
Stronger regulation has seen some fund managers re-appraise the sector.
The UK economy’s long-term, sustainable growth rate could be as low as just 1 per cent, a paper by leading economists has warned.
M&G’s Jim Leaviss says inflation predictions from the BoE have undermined Mark Carney’s forward guidance.
Threadneedle Investments chief investment officer Mark Burgess is concerned that the UK housing market’s recent strength is not sustainable.
As the central banks motion towards tightening the money tap, Daniel Ben-Ami examines the significance of tapering and how it fits into a broader framework and the argument that there are still fundamental global imbalances.
Miners and embattled Royal Bank of Scotland suffering steepest falls.
While profitability marks its strongest growth since February 2008.
Second quarter GDP growth points the way to an economically stronger UK and good times for investors but one factor that is missing amid the good news is boardroom confidence.
After a flurry of launches, a new sector dedicated to emerging market debt funds seemed a good idea. But has the IMA been too hasty?
A net 72 per cent of global investors expect the world economy to pick up over the next 12 months, according to August’s Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey.
A rise in bond yield runs the risk of “sinking” equities given the potential overvaluation of the stockmarket, according to analysis by Moody’s.
The UK economy still has the chance of growing by as much as 2 per cent over the course of 2013, according to Henderson Global Investors’ Simon Ward.
The UK’s retail sales benefitted from their best July in seven years, new figures show, adding to hopes that the economy is heading into a sustainable recovery.
The UK service sector expanded at its quickest pace for over six years in July 2013 as market conditions continued to strengthen.
The Bank of England is tipped to formally announce a forward guidance policy later this week, although warnings have been sounded that this could drive up inflation in the UK.
An influential think-tank has revised up its UK economic growth forecasts for 2013 and 2014 on the back of a better outlook for consumer spending.
Following Barclays’ move to raise more capital and a decline in its share price, the bank is being viewed as attractive by stock pickers who feel its finances are in a healthier state.
Emerging market valutions have moved from a premium to a discount, promoting questions over the area’s attractiveness.
Julian Chillingworth finds more and more recovery opportunities in UK domestic names as signs of improvement in the home economy build.
Sanlam Private Investments has published its latest edition of the White List, highlighting the best performing UK equity income funds.
July’s Black List has been published by Sanlam Private Investments, tipping investors off to 14 UK equity income funds consistently delivering sub-par returns.
Three funds have fallen onto Sanlam Private Investments’ Black List of consistent UK equity income underperformers, while two funds have been promoted to the White List.
Chancellor George Osborne believes the time is right to sell the Government’s stake in Lloyds Banking Group. But is now the time to buy banks?
Figures published by the ONS show the UK economy expanded by 0.6 per cent in the second quarter.
But Capita revises down its annual forecast
The UK equity manager buys Rio Tinto and Standard Chartered at low multiples, thanks to their exposure to unloved markets.
Signs of a UK recovery prompts some UK equity managers to return to UK-centric stocks, but others say opportunities in UK domestic names may have already passed.
UK set for years of growth on the back of rising house prices and consumer spending.
There have some falling stars in the UK Equity Income sector and nothing is ever certain but it seems that this adviser favourite can one again be considered a core portfolio holding.