The Artemis UK Smaller Companies Fund has delivered good returns through the bull market. But its cautious style is better suited to the trickier times which could be coming, says manager Mark Niznik.
A total of $5.7trn (£3.9trn) has been wiped off the stock market in the nine trading days so far this year. The $5.7bn is the GDP of the UK and France combined, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Volatility in stock markets, largely sparked by the turmoil in China markets and it’s knock-on effect to […]
Goldman Sachs has made a $5.1bn (£3.5bn) deal with US regulators over allegations it fraudulently sold mortgage bonds before the financial crash. The bank says it is set to pay $2.4bn to settle with regulators, plus another $2.67bn to consumers. Goldman has made the deal in principle with the US Department of Justice’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. […]
After a year of correctly anticipating bund yields (negative) and defaults (Abengoa), James Foster looks forward to a rise in interest rates in 2016.
Former Threesixty partner David Ingram has joined rival adviser support firm SimplyBiz subsidiary Sifa as managing director. Ingram was an equity partner in Threesixty alongside David Brattesani and Ross McArthur after breaking away from Bankhall, but left in 2011. He replaces Stuart Bushell at Sifa, who retired at the end of 2015. Sifa, a trade […]
With a 10 per cent return from his Global Income Fund in the first three months of 2015, Jacob de Tusch-Lec talks to journalist Alexis Xydias about the drivers and why he favours Europe and Asia over the US. Jacob believes European companies remain cheap and is still finding opportunities amid value stocks – in contrast […]
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