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AFH boss: ‘We are not a consolidator’

Nobody could accuse Alan Hudson of letting the grass grow under his feet. In the past 26 years, the chief executive of financial planning and wealth management firm AFH has been busy expanding the business he founded in 1990, both organically and through acquisitions. The firm was selectively buying small advice firms even before its […]

Chris Gilchrist: The value of value investing

Value investing is so out of fashion that most people do not even refer to it that way any more. Most big fund houses talk about style and factors rather than embracing the value concept. According to Schroders, in 2006, about 40 per cent of UK equity income funds had a value bias, whereas today […]

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Trevor Greetham: Time to reboot Abenomics

At regular asset allocation meetings a decade or so ago a battle-scarred friend always said the same thing when asked for his views on regional equity strategy: It’s never too late to underweight Japan. Abenomics changed all that, making Japan the star performer of 2013 and 2014. Yen strength has blown Japan somewhat of course […]

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Pensioners sue Rothschild over Spanish property scheme

NM Rothschild is being sued by four pensioners over a Spanish property investment scheme that is said to have gone sour. The Sunday Times reports papers have been filed at the High Court which claim a Rothschild employee gave a presentation in 2005 about investing in an insurance firm. The pensioners say this led to […]

Investment Clock Economic Update

In his latest Investment Clock economic report Ian Kernohan, Senior Economist at Royal London Asset Management, argues that ‘Lower for longer lives on’. Read the report here: The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount […]

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