The head of Artemis’ US team explains why he is holding cyclical stocks (like semi-conductors) while also investing in growth (videogame producers, Amazon).
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 […]
The Financial Advice Market Review looks likely to put forward the framework for advice for the next 10 years or more. The call for input asks if the initial focus should be on advice in relation to investing, saving into a pension and taking retirement income. But this raises a significant question for the protection […]
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 […]
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 discusses a number of self-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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