The Treasury is looking at new gilt issues of 40 to 50 years following a consultation involving investors and gilt-edged market makers by the Debt Management Office. Any announcement on the subject will be made in the Budget this spring.
New Star Asset Management believes that individual inv-estors may be suffering significant losses because they are not regularly reviewing their portfolios. The firm carried out a survey in association with NMG among 617 investors regarding the frequency with which they review their portfolios. It found that 37 per cent of investors never review their investment […]
Loomis Sayles senior global economist James Balfour looks at the three main macro themes evident during October: a world lacking in demand; the strength of global market performance; and the required exit from profits recession. Click here
Almost two-thirds of asset managers are preparing for a hard Brexit, the Financial Times reports. Looking at fund houses that collectively manage $14tn (£12.2tn) of assets a survey found that 83 per cent have response plans for Brexit while 49 per cent have already put their plans into action. The survey, which comes from UK […]
The government is considering bringing in a “Care Isa” that would be exempt from inheritance tax as a way to combat the UK’s social care crisis. According to The Telegraph, the Treasury is considering proposals to include a new Care Isa in the social care green paper, which is expected to be published later this […]
Invesco Perpetual leads the latest edition of the infamous Spot the Dog report, which identifies underperforming equity funds, as the number of dogs hits a record high. In its bi-annual Spot the Dog report, Bestinvest names and shames funds that have underperformed their benchmarks for three consecutive years and by more than five per cent over […]