Amid significant macro headwinds in August, Mark Page explains why his fund’s focus on stock selection has helped it outperform a falling market in August.
The robo-advice market looks set to explode in the UK, with investment giant BlackRock and Hargreaves Lansdown among the firms developing low-cost offerings to plug the post-RDR advice gap. However, it remains unclear exactly how the growing market for technology-driven solutions will interact with traditional face-to-face advice. Will robo-advice complement advisers’ existing propositions, or does […]
Mark Barnett of Invesco Perpetual is in high demand. As a manager of three open-ended funds, four investment trusts, and a number of other mandates, he is a busy man. Following Neil Woodford’s departure, Barnett took over management of Invesco Perpetual’s flagship income funds. Some may have viewed this as a poisoned chalice. However, with […]
Despite the anguished howls generated by the latest Financial Services Compensation Scheme levy, there is a certain reticence when it comes to questioning the moral legitimacy of the scheme itself. At this point I should make clear my belief that the FSCS should be completely separated from the protection afforded to bank deposits. I refer […]
With European markets picking up in early 2015, Mark Page, Artemis European Opportunities Fund manager, discusses the ‘macro’ drivers and whether the improvements are sustainable. Largely driven by economic stimulus by the European Central Bank, European stockmarkets have performed strongly so far in 2015. Mark discusses the relative merits and sustainability of ECB policy with […]
While equity valuations have doubled since the financial crisis, Simon Edelsten explains that there are still pockets of value. But not where you might think Macro-economic uncertainty is causing turbulence in equity markets. Artemis Global Select Fund manager Simon Edelsten says his investment themes are taking him in a different direction to some of his peers – away […]
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