US equities: opportunities for short sellers expand

Optimism is as American as baseball and apple pie. And since the financial crisis, being optimistic about US equities has paid off: they have outperformed every other major developed market by a comfortable margin. Yet while there remain plenty of good reasons to be optimistic about US equities, Stephen Moore, manager of the Artemis US […]


Providers call for tighter SSAS regulation

Pension providers are calling for tighter regulation of small self-administered schemes as they report growing levels of non-standard investments entering the market. Currently, SSAS are regulated by The Pensions Regulator as occupational schemes while Sipps fall under the FCA’s remit. Mattioli Woods operations director Mark Smith says riskier non-standard assets have been moving away from […]


Advisers risk being frozen out of auto-enrolment due to tech deals

Advisers are at risk of being cut out of auto-enrolment as pension providers begin to sign deals that streamline the set-up process. Millions of employers are still to hit their auto-enrolment staging dates and providers are moving to simplify their journey. In June, Government-backed scheme Nest unveiled its Web Services function, which allows employers to […]

Don’t play chicken with the Bank of Japan

By Josh Ausden, Head of Client Investment Strategy, Neptune Short-term yen strength has hurt the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund but recent events have only added weight to our conviction that the Bank of Japan will act to ease policy, boosting multinationals’ profits and weakening the yen. In recent weeks the performance of the Japanese stockmarket […]


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