Equities

Fidelity global CIO for equities to step down

Fidelity’s Dominic Rossi is stepping down as global chief investment officer for equities to take on a new role within the business. Rossi, who has been CIO for the past seven years, will become a special adviser on public policy initiatives on a part-time basis from January 2018. The role will involve liaising with policy […]

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UK equities: Reasons for caution?

Growth, value, mid-cap and income-biased funds: in, out, in, out, shake them all about. If you are looking for consistent, top- quartile performers in the UK All Companies sector, then the best of British luck to you. Of course, such variability in the relative performance of funds is just as it should be. Economic and […]

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SLI head of equities exits in wake of Aberdeen merger

SLI head David Cumming departs on eve of merger Standard Life Investors’ head of equities, David Cumming, has left the firm to “pursue other interests”, the firm has announced. The current head of European equities, Stan Pearson, has assumed the role of acting head of equities, while Andrew Millington, director of equity research is now […]

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Have UK equities survived their Brexit slump?

Data that shows the appetite for UK equities is back has left analysts and investors wondering whether the asset class has pulled through its Brexit slump. UK equity funds saw net retail sales of £114m in November, their first inflow of 2016. They had suffered £5.1bn outflows since the previous January, £3.8bn of which followed […]

Asset allocation: Goldman’s bullish bet on emerging market equities

For over 20 years Goldman Sachs Asset Management has been running multi-asset strategies primarily for institutional clients. In the last few years these strategies have opened up to individual investors, says Shoqat Bunglawala, head of GSAM’s global portfolio solutions group for EMEA and Asia Pacific Ex-Japan. Last August, the Global Absolute Return fund was added to […]

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ECB warns UK equities most vulnerable to a crash

UK shares are expensive and more vulnerable to a crash than equities in most other major global markets, the European Central Bank has warned. Figures in its Financial Stability Review report published this week showed that the UK was the most overvalued market in October, followed by the US, Europe, emerging markets and China. It used […]

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Investors pull £620m from UK equities

Investors continue to shun UK equities with the region seeing outflows of £620m in September, compared to £162m in August, according to the latest figures from the Investment Association. Overall, total net retail fund sales for the month were over 60 per cent down to £664m from £1.7bn in August. The UK All Companies sector […]