How should investors view Brexit? Clearly, the world did not end. Business continues. But it has changed things. Artemis’ fund managers explain their latest views.
Like the Brexit vote itself, the UK Equity Income sector has seen something of a divergence in recent days. Some funds held up well in the immediate aftermath, while others struggled. What matters now, though, is which ones are well positioned for a nation preparing to leave the European Union. Over the past five years […]
Pension providers’ defaults funds are coming under growing scrutiny as Money Marketing research reveals the investment performance of millions of first-time savers. Despite an intense focus on charges, experts say these “pale into insignificance” compared to the impact of investment returns over the lifetime of a pension fund. Nearly four years on from the start […]
The US Federal Reserve is set to keep interest rates on hold until it understands the repercussions of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, minutes from its June meeting published this week reveal. Minutes of the Fed’s June policy meeting, which was held before the June 23 referendum, says: “Members generally agreed that before […]
Henderson Global Investors has suspended dealing in its £3.9bn property fund, following three other major providers. The asset manager has suspended dealing on the Henderson UK Property PAIF and the feeder fund “to safeguard the interests of all investors”. A statement from the manager says: “Despite a strong underlying portfolio, the decision was taken due to […]
Cormac Weldon, Artemis US equity manager, looks at opportunities in the banking sector arising from US wage inflation. Click here to read the article.
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