Jacob de Tusch-Lec, manager of the Global Income Fund, analyses a sell-off so “vicious” that the ‘hot’ stocks are underperforming emerging markets. What does it mean for the portfolio – now and in the months to come?
Advisers face years, if not decades, of uncertainty in the event the UK decides to withdraw from the European Union. The impact of a “leave” vote is expected to have far-reaching implications spanning the breadth of UK financial services, including regulation, how funds are sold, and ultimately for clients. Now the date for the EU […]
A long-awaited Labour report into pension freedoms has proposed a raft of new measures to protect consumers, including new “safe harbour” decumulation products. The report, commissioned by the shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves in 2014, will form the basis of Labour’s pension policy. Written by Cass Business School’s Professor David Blake, it targets […]
Architas has increased exposure to high yield and financial bonds across its multi-asset active fund range as it seeks to take advantage of certain oversold asset classes. Nathan Sweeney, co-manager of the fund range, says the extreme sell-off at the start of the year saw overreaction by markets. He says: “As always investors have a […]
The influential Treasury committee of MPs has scaled up efforts to hand it the final say in the appointment and sacking of a future FCA chief executive. The committee wants the power to veto the recruitment and dismissal of the most senior figure at the regulator to ensure its ongoing independence. The Treasury currently has […]
The European markets regulator has expressed concern UK finance companies could make use of loopholes between the UK and EU after Brexit, according to the Financial Times. Speaking at a conference in London, the European Securities and Markets Authority chair Steve Maijoor said this was one of the reasons Esma is seeking to directly supervise […]
Theresa May’s announcement from earlier today that she will step down as prime minister on Friday 7 June brought a new direction to deadlocked British political scene. Yet figures from the investment management sector say her resignation does not spell the end of uncertainty, which has been holding back investment decisions. Hermes Investment Management chief […]
The FCA’s Intergenerational Differences paper highlights the difficulties that people in their late 30s to early 50s face in saving for retirement. How can the industry improve their prospects? Grouping people according to age, gender, marital status and how wealthy they are is something product providers and advice firms do to tailor their services to […]