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Vanguard launches D2C investment platform

Vanguard launches D2C platform in the UK with fees at 0.15 per cent Vanguard, one of the world’s largest fund groups, has launched its direct-to-consumer online platform for the UK mass-market investors. In October, Money Marketing first revealed Vanguard’s plans to launch the service as part of a “10-year plus strategy”. The new platform will […]

Why the unloved healthcare sector deserves a closer look

Healthcare has been one of the most unpopular areas of equity markets for the better part of two years, but one where opportunities for sustainable growth continue to be found. To better understand the current situation and what the near-term future holds, it is helpful to review the bull and bear markets the sector has […]

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FCA warns Trump over ‘too big to fail’ rules

FCA warns of the damage to co-operation among global regulators if the Trump administration unwinds the regime for failing banks In an interview with the Financial Times in Washington, FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey says there is a risk to the confidence international regulators would have in the US if it scrapped its system for […]

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How advisers can play the oil price recovery

Cyclical stocks are closely tied to the ups and downs of a broad or global economy and thus tend to perform well or poorly based on where we are in a business cycle. US energy stocks are a good example of cyclical exposure. While investors should insist on owning companies with high quality fundamentals, strong […]

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How to invest in a post-truth, post-Trump world

Oxford Dictionaries’ 2016 word of the year was “post-truth”. Its definition – circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping opinion than emotion or personal belief – renders it an obvious choice for the politically charged year that was. For investors, however, the pertinent question is how facts versus sentiment will influence markets […]

Have government bonds lost their safe haven shine?

Post-Brexit and post-Trump, investors will be wondering whether they should be putting safety first. And, if so, how? After a year of political shocks, and with elections in France and Germany due next year, taking refuge in a safe haven asset might seem appealing. But what if those havens are not to be found in […]

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Trump vs Brexit: The looming questions for investors

The investment industry is adjusting to a “new normal” following the shock election of Donald Trump as US president. Fund groups are still digesting what the outcome of the US election means for global market dynamics and whether we are headed for a revolutionary style of politics from the world’s largest economy. Despite initial concerns, […]

Mr Buffettology: US can guard against ‘mad-cap’ Trump policies

The man behind the Buffettology fund believes the US political system is well placed to block the more “mad-cap” policy ideas from president-elect Donald Trump. Sanford DeLand Asset Management investment director Keith Ashworth-Lord manages the £64m CFP SDL UK Buffettology fund, which aims to mirror the investment principles of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Speaking at […]