The manager of the Artemis Income Fund talks about where – and how – he has found his “two or three” good ideas in 2015, and gives his outlook for dividends in the future.
After a flat year for European equities, in which the Artemis European Growth Fund outperformed, manager Philip Wolstencroft is (cautiously) optimistic about 2016.
The Work and Pensions committee has launched an inquiry into how fairly the welfare system treats different generations. It will look at whether government policy – including the triple-lock on state pension increases – is leading to “intergenerational unfairness”. The committee notes baby boomers are set to receive 118 per cent of what they contribute […]
Henderson Global Investors chief investment officer Rob Gambi has left the asset manager following a review of the executive committee. A spokesperson for Henderson confirmed that Gambi left the role in December last year after it was agreed there was no longer a need for the CIO position. In a statement, Henderson says: “The role […]
Jeremy Corbyn says a Labour government would embark on “fundamental reform” to address the needs of “the real middle Britain”, including tackling “rip-off private pensions”. Writing in the Observer, Corbyn said the party will focus on middle and lower-income voters to develop an alternative to the Tories’ “insecure and credit-fuelled economy”. He says Labour will […]
There is a puzzle at the centre of financial markets. The global economy is growing, there are signs of inflation and interest rates are going up, yet yields remain low. In this article, James Foster, manager of the Artemis Monthly Distribution fund, unpicks this conundrum and looks at where investors can find income. There is […]
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Another investment manager offering enterprise investment schemes has alerted clients of a 10 per cent drop in value for one of its portfolios following new Mifid rules. Mifid II, which came into force on 3 January, requires firms to notify clients when the overall value of their portfolio, relative to its value at the beginning of each reporting […]
The recent enquiry by the work and pensions select committee has reignited the debate about the future of collective defined contribution schemes. Whether these sort of schemes can be incorporated into the current UK pensions landscape is a moot point. Let’s consider some of the arguments for and against CDC. First of all, it is […]
Retirement interest-only mortgages are set to become more popular following the FCA removing hurdles to selling them. The regulator sees RIO mortgages as a possible aid to the waves of maturing interest-only loans with no repayment strategy. However, the FCA also wants RIO mortgages to be sold more widely, for example as an additional option […]