Quality stocks offer an appealing combination of defensive characteristics and potentially superior returns, but valuations are driven by greed and fear Recent market vulnerabilities have got many investors rethinking their exposures. What role do defensive assets play if interest rates rise? Is the downside risk unpalatable? Could it be better to seek safety in higher […]
I recently experienced an uncomfortable encounter, which led me to take a more difficult path than some of the easier options available. It followed several months of kicking the tyres on various back-office and customer relationship management systems. Most meetings with software providers left me feeling uninspired. You know how it goes: there is the […]
Matt Franklin, Credit Analyst at Royal London Asset Management discusses the possible benefits of integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into credit portfolios. He explains why ESG analysis combined with an appropriate approach from asset managers is key to unlocking these potential benefits. Read the article here Past performance is not a guide to […]
Experts have questioned if the extra costs within commercial property funds should be part of the total cost of products due to asset managers’ varying disclosure practices. New European rules such as Mifid II and Priips require fund managers to report transaction costs separately from the annual ongoing charges figure to give a more transparent […]
Different growth cycles require different investment strategies. In this short video, Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, explains how he implements this across the RL GMAPs using the Investment Clock. Click here
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