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 […]
IFAs want more clarity on environmental, social and governance investment products to be able to better communicate them to clients. A HSBC Global Asset Management survey of over 200 UK IFAs found that 57 per cent would like more ratings for ESG products. Concerns over diversity, human rights, consumer protection, and animal welfare are the […]
St James’s Place has hired Claire Blackwell as director of marketing from Newton Investment Management. Blackwell says: “We have a responsibility to continue to develop ourselves and our proposition in the interests of better financial outcomes for clients.” SJP shuns new CII exam in favour of in-house programmes She has held a variety of positions across the […]
Something drastic needs to be done to make the protection landscape fit for today’s world Like most journalists, when I first began writing for Money Marketing years ago, I needed to be schooled in the ways of financial services. In my case, this role was carried out by a small coterie of energetic financial advisers […]