AlphaSimplex Group believes that the most robust investment products are those that adapt to changing market conditions. Alex Healey, portfolio manager of the ASG Managed Futures Fund, talks about how holding “long” and “short” positions in alternative investments, to match market trends, can create opportunities in both up and down markets.
By Denise Wond, marketing manager We’ve heard a great deal about Generation Rent in recent years but what does it actually mean for consumers and advisers and has the face of the typical renter changed? The picture is certainly more diverse than it used to be. Homeownership is at its lowest point in 30 years, […]
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has put forward a Brexit clause for members to use in their valuation reports that gives leeway when gauging house prices. The organisation has suggested surveyors should reflect uncertainty in the housing market following the Brexit vote and has provided suggested wording to be used in valuation reports. In […]
Schroders fixed income manager Gareth Isaac has left the asset manager. Isaac worked in the global multi-sector team and manages or co-manages a number of bond funds at the asset manager, including the Schroder ISF Global Inflation Linked Bond fund, the Schroder Strategic Bond fund and the Schroders Absolute Return bond fund. Schroders is looking for a replacement […]
Former Investment Association chief executive Daniel Godfrey has confirmed his planned investment trust will follow in the footsteps of Woodford Investment Management and not pay staff bonuses. Godfrey, who plans to launch the investment trust in the first quarter of 2017, told the Financial Times staff would be on a fixed salary and “there will […]
Do macro headlines create white noise which impacts market prices? Portfolio Manager at Harris Associates, David Herro, discusses how market volatility can create opportunities to buy good business at a discount.
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Royal Bank of Scotland has joined rivals like HSBC in launching an automated investment advice service for more than five million customers. The bank claims to be the first bank in the UK to launch a “fully regulated” robo-advice service, which will be under its NatWest brand. The service, live from Monday, is targeted at […]
There is nearly £8.5bn in “drifted” legacy UK equity income funds that have underperformed against the sector over the past decade, research has found. As the fund management industry awaits Mifid II next year, Morningstar has analysed the competitive UK Equity Income sector on behalf of Money Marketing and found about 10 per cent of the sector’s […]
Old Mutual Global Investors has appointed Freddie Woolfe head of responsible investment and stewardship, reporting into chief executive Richard Buxton. Woolfe joins from Newton Investment Management, where he was a responsible investment analyst primarily covering the healthcare and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Previously he held roles at Hermes Equity Ownership Services and HSBC. Woolfe will […]