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What is the most efficient method of implementing short duration?

Over the past few years, and more than ever this year, markets have been rapidly switching between risk-on and risk-off, bull and bear markets.

With volatility generally expected to remain heightened, investors could consider different ways to prepare their portfolios for shifting markets. A strategic allocation to the AXA Sterling Credit Short Duration Bond Fund could be a potential option as this strategy displays markedly lower volatility than the all maturities sterling credit market, and aims to provide consistent, incremental returns in excess of cash.

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Advice firms say providers should cough up for FSCS costs

More than three quarters of advisers believe providers should contribute to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme intermediary funding class, according to Apfa research. A July survey of 262 advisers found that, on average, respondents thought the provider contribution should represent around a third of the cost. More than two thirds of respondents said a risk-based […]

The Great British Break-Off

Despite predictions that a vote to leave the European Union would result in an economic apocalypse, UK equities have shown the market equivalent of a stiff upper lip: bouncing back, keeping calm, and carrying on. Although the road towards Brexit remains clouded in uncertainty, UK equities offer a range of opportunities to investors seeking returns […]

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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