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Schroders urges investors to keep faith with emerging markets

Schroders is urging investors to keep faith in emerging markets because they still represent an attractive long-term investment.

But the fund manager says investors should continue to view emerging markets as a riskier more volatile investment compared with the more stable markets of Europe and the US expected throughout 1999.

It believes that the year 2000 will be a calmer year for the markets and that the expected privatisation programmes in the emerging markets and improved access to share offerings for international investors makes them attractive long-term prospects.


Scottish Life offers second tranch of income growth bond

Scottish Life is issuing the second series of its an income bonus bond which will offer an income of 9 per cent over the next five and a half years.The bond also has a quarterly income option which offering 2.125 per cent of net investment each quarter.The bond is linked to the investment performance of […]

Barclays sees housing market confidence falling further

Confidence in the housing market is continuing to decline and consumers are searching for greater financial security according to Barclays Mortgages.The lender says the factors that would make consumers feel more confident about moving home are the need for less debt, more secure income, lower mortgage payments and stable house prices and inflation.It says that […]

Savills unveils two year fixed-rate mortgage at 3.69 per cent

Savills Private Finance is introducing a two year fixed-rate mortgage at 3.69 per cent with three-year overhanging redemption penalties.The lender predicts that base rates will fall to 4 per cent by 2000 which would equate to a mortgage rate of around 5.45 per cent. Using this assumption, it says that the average cost of the […]

Independent pulls back from launching life office

Independent Insurance is shelving its plans to set up a life office. The general insurer was expected to launch into the life and pensions market through the IFA channel next summer.The firm is blaming the downturn in the stock market for its reluctance to press ahead with its plans. But it is understood to have […]

Rayner Spencer Mills: Why we rate the Artemis US Select Fund

Ken Rayner and Graham O¹Neill from RSM explain why they rate the fund, its investment process and how it can be used in a portfolio The Artemis US Select Fund became a RSM ‘rated’ fund earlier this year. In this video, Ken Rayner and Graham O’Neill explain the fund’s investment approach, why they rate it, […]


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