Political change and the ‘normalisation’ of interest rates mean 2016 is likely to be another interesting year. But what will it bring for equities – and bonds? Here, a number of Artemis' managers share their views.
Incentivisation. Encouraging a particular action by offering a reward. Kidnapping your daughter. That would work. Do what we want and you will get her back. Just ask Will Montgomery (Nicolas Cage in Stolen, 2012). Bribery is slightly safer. Put the contracts my way and there will be something in it for you. It is still […]
Labour has moved its shadow pensions minister Nick Thomas-Symonds to a new role after just five months. Thomas-Symonds moves to a new position within the Work and Pensions team as employment minister, replacing Emily Thornberry, who now fronts the party’s defence policy. He will be replaced by Ashton-Under-Lyne MP Angela Rayner. It comes just days after Thomas-Symonds […]
Liontrust Asset Management has seen its assets rise 7.1 per cent in the third quarter of last year, up to £4.7bn. The asset manager saw net inflows of £53m for the three months ending 31 December. Full year net inflows were £163m. Liontrust chief executive John Ions says: “We are pleased that we have continued […]
The era of loose monetary policy created an environment that rewarded passive investors in the US. However, with the US raising interest rates for the first time since 2006, Felix Wintle explains why he believes active investing will be more important than ever. In the video Felix discusses: The rising cost of capital and its […]
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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Experts have played down any immediate moves from the FCA towards those firms that are not prepared for Mifid II regulation that comes into force on 3 January 2018. However, concerns remain that a “material number” of small asset managers have not yet started preparing for the major European regulation. The FCA expects firms to […]
OMGI chief executive and star fund manager Richard Buxton is set to lead a management buyout of the single-strategy funds division of Old Mutual Wealth with the backing of TA Associates. The £550m deal is set to be announced before Christmas, Sky News reports. The buyout is part of Old Mutual’s managed separation, which is […]