It is 10 years since Daniel Godfrey took over as director general of the Association of Investment Companies. In the world of investment trusts, this may not seem like a long time, after all, the first one, Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust, was established in 1868, and the trade body, the Association of Investment Trust Companies was set up in 1932. But in terms of a career, 10 years is a considerable length of time, particularly given the challenges that investment trusts have faced during this period.
Invesco Perpetual has hired Tim Dickson as fund manager within its Asian equities team in Henley. Dickson joins from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership where he was investment director for the global emerging markets and Asian desk. He was portfolio manager for a number of Asia (ex Japan) funds including segregated and standalone mandates and since […]
Position Portfolios for a Changing China, Accelerating Disruption and More Political Discourse Is China an asset class? Why Investors’ Understanding of China is Changing How is disruption changing the way we invest? Established Ways of Doing Business Are Being Challenged What to Watch: Why politics matters more than ever in 2017 Key takeaways: Despite volatile […]
A new survey from financial services group ING has revealed which countries worry the most about saving for their financial futures. In the polling of 15,000 people covering Europe, the USA, and Australia, ING found that having enough money in retirement was a worry shared by the majority, even where their country had a strong social […]
The Investment Association has launched new guidance to help fund managers communicate their strategies and technical terms with consumers. According to consumer testing carried out in partnership with The Wisdom Council, three quarters of investors struggle with technical terms, while others have difficulty understanding a range of commonly-used terms. Less than half are able to […]
Schroders has entered the financial planning market as part of its new tie up with Lloyds. During the second half of they year, and subject to regulatory approval, the pair plan to launch Schroders Personal Wealth. The service will start off as only available to current Lloyds Bank Private Banking and Bank of Scotland Private […]