Nicolas Just, Head of Smart Beta at Seeyond, says the most important point to recognise about the Seeyond approach to investing is that it sees volatility as an asset class and, with its factor-plus products, it aims to build portfolios that will outperform an index over one year/achieve outperformance as frequently as it can.
The new types of socially responsible investments pose a quandary for advisers. Neither regulation nor legislation need to change but advising on these SRIs does not fit into the usual pattern and process of advice. They can come in all kinds of formats, not just a fund. The SRIs I discuss here are typically single […]
Many years ago I visited a client who I had set up with an investment portfolio that had got off to a cracking start. I was looking forward to the meeting and keenly anticipated congratulations on my brilliant fund selection. How naïve I was. Instead of praising the performance of the funds that had done well, […]
Topics discussed: • Following the wave of non-advised drawdown launches, have savers been left overly exposed to stockmarket falls? • Should there be greater controls to prevent people from running out of money? • How do advisers manage drawdown clients without the fixed review periods that existed under capped drawdown? • Is there an appropriate […]
By Rob Burnett, Investment Director, Head of European Equities As investors await a resolution of Greece’s repayment difficulties, we anticipate a period of consolidation in the European market over the next few weeks. Our base case is that the Greek government and the European Central Bank (ECB) will come to a solution, particularly given the […]
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