Property funds topped the fund net retail sales in October while sales of corporate bond funds turned negative, according to the latest Investment Management Association statistics.
”At lunchtime he went out and got himself a perm.”
Hannah Stodell reports on a shift of emphasis
Conservative Shadow Treasury Financial Secretary Mark Hoban has warned that a move towards product regulation could harm competition and innovation. At the Tenet annual conference in London last week, a delegate asked Hoban if a move to product regulation was needed due to recent regulatory failures. The delegate said: “We have tried advice regulation for […]
Newton Investment Management has changed the benchmark of its global dynamic bond fund to a cash benchmark of Libor month GBP + 2 per cent per annum (gross) in order to show real returns.
The manager of the Artemis Strategic Assets Fund explains why he is holding onto his (expensive) bond shorts and unusually is keen to buy equities.
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