Why are global equity income funds failing to beat their benchmark?

With investors continuing on their hunt for yield, global equity income funds remain firmly in the spotlight. The popularity of the sector is a phenomenon that started following the financial crisis in 2008, when investors rushed into safe-haven assets. Dividend stocks provided a welcome shelter from the storm. Extensive quantitative easing programmes from central banks […]


Banks face multi-billion pound fines over mortgage misselling

Barclays, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse are expected to be hit with multi-billion pound fines for misselling mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis. The Financial Times reports the US Department of Justice is hoping to agree a single settlement with the banks ahead of the US presidential election. It comes as investors […]

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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