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Artemis’ Cormac Weldon: Earnings will start growing in the US next year

The head of Artemis’ US team explains why he is holding cyclical stocks (like semi-conductors) while also investing in growth (videogame producers, Amazon).


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Conflicts of interest and suitability failings: How wealth managers are failing their clients

Serious concerns about high portfolio turnover and conflicts of interests, as well as “significant” suitability failings, are putting wealth management firms’ customers at risk, the FCA has found. The FCA’s thematic review of 15 firms, published this morning, found two-third are falling short of the regulator’s expectations and five reviewed may be subject to enforcement […]


Can emerging markets weather the China storm?

Emerging markets have significantly underperformed their developed counterparts over the last one, three and five years. Year-to-date to the end of October, the MSCI Emerging Markets index has fallen 9.5 per cent in US dollar terms, while the MSCI World index for developed country stocks has returned 0.3 per cent. Emerging market equities continue to […]

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Alistair Darling joins Morgan Stanley board

Former chancellor Alistair Darling is to join the board of Morgan Stanley as a director. The Financial Times reports Darling, who stepped down as an MP in May, will take up the role in January, advising the bank on risk management and regulation. Darling spent 23 years in parliament, including overseeing the nationalisation f Royal […]

Derek Stuart: where to find value in the UK?

Derek discusses a number of Œself-help stories as examples of where he is finding good opportunities in the UK With the FTSE trading at historically high levels, many investors have questioned whether UK equities continue to offer value. But, as Derek points out, the headline figures mask many opportunities at a sector level. He has […]


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