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UK investors expect 9 per cent annual return over next five years

UK investors expect an average annual return of 8.7 per cent on their investments over the next five years, the latest Schroders Global Investor Study shows. However, co-head of Schroders UK Intermediary Business James Rainbow deems this overly optimistic and warns investors need to moderate their expectations. The global study of 22,000 investors, 1,000 of […]

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Why bond managers are positive on ‘rising stars’

Corporate bonds that fell into high yield just under two years ago are now on their way to investment grade, becoming what are known as “rising stars” and creating opportunities for bond managers. In Q1 2016, 51 companies became so-called “fallen angels”, dropping from investment grade to high yield, compared to 45 in the whole of […]

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Vanguard: Platform frustration drove pricing model change

Vanguard says platforms frustrated by its dilution levies were a driving force behind its switch to swing pricing, while it argues investors should see total expense ratios come down from the move. The change came into place across its UK and Dublin-domiciled funds this month, but will not apply on ETFs. Marketing head Nick Blake says […]

Investing in brands pays off when attracting advisers

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