Fidelity’s new global special situations fund manager has the toughest act in the fund business to follow in taking over from Anthony Bolton but he says he wants to get the message across to investors and advisers that the fund is all about absolute returns and he is not averse to taking substantial risk. Interview by Philip Scott
The US equity arena has been the graveyard of many an aspiring fund manager. It is notoriously difficult to outperform the US equity market consistently – a fact to which many UK-based US equity managers can testify. The resulting shortage of supply often tempts US-based houses to come over to the UK to try and fill the gap.
Some bond fund managers using new investment flexibility available under Ucits III are putting money at risk because they do not have the necessary skills, says Credit Suisse multi-manager co-head Gary Potter. He is concerned that many managers do not have the knowledge to use the new tools, such as credit derivatives and stock-shorting and […]
I disagree completely with Tenet Group’s Simon Hudson’s article (MM September 21). First, Mr Hudson’s ideas are based on the fact that no advisers are biased by commission. If this truly were the case, then life offices would not raise or reduce pension commission payments depending on whether they wanted to increase or decrease market […]
The Liberal Democrats have stepped up their campaign for state pension equality, asking new pensions secretary Amber Rudd to address the reasons why women face lower pensions than men. The party has again called for progress on helping women born in the 1950s hit with state pension age rises, a cause popularised by the Women […]
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has announced it is one of 33 new signatories that has signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter today. This has pushed up the number of firms that have joined the initiative to improve gender diversity within financial services to 300. These range from global banks to […]
Private Finance has concluded that a borrower on an average standard variable rate could save over £4,500 a year by switching to a two-year fixed rate deal. The mortgage broker says, in total, borrowers pay £15.4bn a year in SVR interest, with the typical rate on a 75 per cent LTV loan being 4.39 per […]