Advisers question if merging the Cazenove and Schroders multi-manager funds as part of a rebrand will see assets swell leading to long-term underperformance.
A small number of multi-manager funds continue to dominate the market but most advisers appear sanguine about the concentration of investors’ money.
The bears have relented, but could investors be witnessing the calm before the storm?
Bond fund managers may use a range of investment tools to avoid the three-pronged threat of inflation, rising interest rates and defaults
“This time it is different” has been heard many times in relation to investing in Japan but there are good stocks available regardless of any lasting recovery.
Improving economic data coming out of Japan suggests there are still opportunities for investing there
There are many lessons to be learnt from the recent past but ensuring funds have sufficient liquidity is amongst the most important.
Markets are likely to experience continued to volatility as the economic situation improves.
Historically low bond yields, zero returns on cash and persistent inflation point to a bullish outlook for equities.
The RDR has seen an increase in the numbers of advisers outsourcing their investments but there is an alternative to DFMs and fund of funds says SEI’s Kevin Addison.
Defensive valuations still unattractive, according to Cazenove’s McDonald
F&C duo blend art and science for top returns
Emerging market debt and high-yield are looking most attractive for fixed income but overseas equities are looking most attractive
With overseas money likely to maintain demand for fixed income, UK investors need to be careful with their bond exposure
SLI head of fund of funds management tells James Smith that the search for yield is the most pressing issue for the MyFolio fund ranges.
Averages can hide some major bumps in the road and investors must be prepared to buckle themselves in for the ride.
S&P Capital IQ Fund Research says multi-asset funds with stricter mandates outperformed their flexible peers during 2012
Aviva Investors says it is essential for a financial advisers’ investment solution matches their attitude to risk process
Paul Resnik says the days of the adviser operating without parameters are well and truly over.
Graham Duce says there are opportunities to access quality global emerging markets funds provided you know where to look.
Cherry Reynard looks at how multi-managers are protecting themselves from lurking threat of inflation.
Ongoing market uncertainty mean big asset allocation decisions are high risk and make understanding individual stocks and manager styles more important.
Equity markets have enjoyed a strong start to the year, but there are potential obstacles with European political uncertainty topping the list.
Using a blend of active and passive funds can be the best way to get the most out of the differing approaches to fund management.
Aberdeen Asset Management co-head of multi-manager Graham Duce tells James Smith about why he prefers boutique asset managers and why he currently favours credit over government bonds.
The financial crisis has increased the asset classes available for retail investors but has also increased the chances for director investors to get caught out.