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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