Amid stuttering growth and political uncertainty, we look for companies that should thrive regardless, Mark Page, manager of Artemis European Opportunities Fund, tells Ross Leckie.
I am open minded, but peer-to-peer lending troubles me and there are a few myths and rumours which need debunking: You do not have to advise on it to be independent While peer-to-peer lending is FCA-regulated it is not a retail investment product, so you do not need to advise on it to remain independent. Should […]
Aegon is continuing to charge clients the same level of fees despite switching them from an active to a passive fund. In a letter sent to an adviser and seen by Money Marketing, Aegon says following a review from 25 October its North American fund is switching from being actively managed by Kames Capital to […]
EU member states have backed a 12-month delay to the Priips implementation date as regulatory experts argue the European Commission should not rush in redrafting the rules. Yesterday 23 out of 28 EU members, including the UK and Germany, asked the Commission to delay the implementation of Priips after draft rules were rejected earlier this […]
Alex Ralph, manager of the Artemis High Income Fund, talks about high-yield bonds in the US and Europe – and why she favours the latter.
The strong dollar is hurting exporters, but the domestic economy is growing, the banks are strong and consumers are paying off their debts, says Cormac Weldon, head of Artemis’ US team.
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