Despite the growing popularity of fund of fund investing, some advisers maintain that they are not the quick fix for asset allocation that investors may perceive them to be.
A report on F&C by Morgan Stanley has predicted an outflow of 3bn in assets under management this year, after suffering outflows of 4.7bn last year. A 25-page Morgan Stanley report said F&C has suffered following its merger with Isis last October. The Morgan Stanley report says unit trust sales moved from an 85 million […]
Schroders business development director (UK finan-cial institutions group) Robert Noach advocates regular-contribution saving and asset allocation to ensure a smooth ride and believes this year could see a marked shift in the fortunes of the savings market.
If IFAs had any confidence and respect for the FSA, that has been eroded in the last seven days.
AlphaSimplex Group believes that the most robust investment products are those that adapt to changing market conditions. Alex Healey, portfolio manager of the ASG Managed Futures Fund, talks about how holding “long” and “short” positions in alternative investments, to match market trends, can create opportunities in both up and down markets.
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