The fastest growers in the Artemis Global Select Fund this year were also the largest companies, Amazon and Nike. Simon is looking to buy more like them in 2016.
Advice network pi financial has launched a centralised telephone advice service for up to 70,000 orphan clients. The network, which has 107 advisers and 14,000 active clients, says it has 70,000 clients without an ongoing service agreement with their adviser. It says these clients have been orphaned as a result of the RDR and the […]
Concerns about liquidity risks and the closure of a number of funds have reignited the debate around the importance of size. But just how big is too big? Large flows into funds force managers to invest in more securities. This reduces their ability to take “punchy” active positions and add alpha through stock selection, argues […]
The Finance Act 2015-16 commenced its passage through Parliament back in July, shortly after the summer Budget. It contains legislation underpinning the contents of that first Conservative only Budget for 19 years, following their unanticipated victory in May’s general election. From a pensions perspective, the Act includes the tapering of the annual allowance for those […]
Regulatory experts have questioned the effectiveness of compliance guarantees used by the FCA after a Freedom of Information request revealed not one has resulted in enforcement action in the past two years. An FoI submitted by Money Marketing has found that no investigations have been opened in the past two years as a result of […]
With volatility set to continue, Peter Saacke, manager of the Artemis Global Growth Fund, thinks stock-specific opportunities are on the rise.
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