Brexit fixed income inflows show no sign of slowing

Fixed income funds have experienced their largest monthly inflows following Brexit as investors continue to rotate out of equities into the asset class, Morningstar flows figures reveal. European fixed income funds saw inflows of €23.6bn in September compared to €22bn in July, which was the first full month following the UK’s vote to leave the […]


Nic Cicutti: Banking on property windfall is misguided

A few months ago, I wrote about my experience of applying for an increased mortgage in order to fund some additional building work to our home. One of the by-products of the borrowing process involved a property valuation to determine whether our home was worth lending the additional sum against. Happily, the valuation came in […]


Hargreaves chief exec Ian Gorham to step down

Hargreaves Lansdown chief executive Ian Gorham is to step down from his role next year. Gorham, who has been at the helm of the firm for seven years, will be succeeded by group chief financial officer Chris Hill. Meanwhile, Hill will become deputy chief executive officer from 1 October ahead of taking the chief executive […]

The Merchants Trust

Simon Gergel, portfolio manager, The Merchants Trust, Allianz Global Investors, discusses the aim and objective of the fund, what challenges there are in running a concentrated portfolio, where to find the most value in equity markets and how the portfolio is currently positioned.


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