How quickly things change. At the beginning of 2008, the Government believed the private sector could rescue Northern Rock and financial stocks accounted for over 25 per cent of the FTSE 100. One year later, a state-backed bank account is de rigueur and financial stocks only account for 17 per cent of the large-cap index.
Welcome to the latest update for Allianz Technology Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Walter Price. Portfolio review The Trust’s NAV returned 4.3% , outperforming the Dow Jones World Technology Index return of 2.8%. In US dollar terms, the portfolio gained 4.8%. During the month, stock selection contributed to relative performance, and industry allocation […]
The financial advice profession has to collaborate more to promote the value of advice as a study finds one third of people shy away from taking advice due to concerns about trust. The findings come from a detailed look at the nation’s wealth and debt in research commissioned by Open Money and conducted by the […]
A template designed to help scheme administrators and advisers process defined benefit transfers will help them be completed more easily regulators say. Last July The Pensions Regulator told delegates at Money Marketing’s Retirement Summit that a template to simplify transfers would be released in the autumn. The template aims to enable scheme administrators to give advisers […]
Looking under the bonnet to see where the convictions of managers lie Sector definitions dictate that UK equity funds are required to have at least 80 per cent of total assets invested in UK-listed firms. There are, however, no limits on where their revenues originate. With the outcome of Brexit still largely unknown, it has […]