The global growth open-ended sector is skewed heavily towards domestic markets but the same cannot be said these days of the equivalent closed-ended portfolios. The huge generalist, international and global growth funds have historically featured majority weightings in the UK.
By Kacper Brzezniak Every year, starting around November, investment banks (and fund managers) begin to drip out their outlooks for currencies, rates, economies, you name it, for the following year. The consensus has been largely wrong for the past four or five years; those multiple rate hikes never came, the bond market is still alive […]
Protection Review chief executive Kevin Carr looks at recent market events Moving forward on mental health Some say perception is reality and, in a world driven by social media and sensitivity, the way people see things is their truth, regardless of whether their conclusions are accurate or feasible. This is not a bad way to […]
The FCA is proposing new measures to force financial services firms to disclosure how they disclose climate change risk as it zones on in the investments pension funds make. The regulator has released a discussion paper today looking atthe effects that climate change and switching to a low carbon economy will have on the UK’s […]
The shackles of the industry are finally being broken but there is still much work to be done The financial planning profession has incredible potential that sadly has still not yet been achieved. But things are changing and the tide is slowly turning. The only way to bring about the fulfilment of our profession’s true […]