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Natural income even for growth investors – has the argument just...

Steve Hunter, Head of Business Development at Seneca Investment Managers,...

Steve Hunter Steve Hunter
Head of Business Development, Seneca Investment Managers
02 Dec 2019

The geopolitics behind oil

Fidelity’s Ayesha Akbar takes a look at the impact if we see a more...

Ayesha Akbar Ayesha Akbar
Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Multi Asset
29 Nov 2019

How facial recognition tech could prompt new business...

Newton Investment Management Portfolio Manager Paul Markham, considers the...

Paul Markham Paul Markham
Portfolio Manager, Newton Investment Management
14 Nov 2019

Will a general election in the UK solve the Brexit impasse?

The UK population are returning to the polls, in a bid to resolve the...

Karen Ward Karen Ward
Chief Market Strategist for EMEA, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
11 Nov 2019

The case for free cash flow value opportunities

In an environment potentially moving towards slowdown and recession, Nick...

Nick Davis Nick Davis
Fund Manager, Polar Capital European ex-UK Income Fund
31 Oct 2019

The rise of China’s local leaders

Hyomi Jie, Portfolio Manager for the Fidelity China Consumer Fund, looks at...

Hyomi Jie Hyomi Jie
Portfolio Manager, Fidelity China Consumer Fund
18 Oct 2019

Why defence makes sense

Jason Borbora-Sheen and John Stopford of Investec Asset Management, look at...

John Stopford & Jason Borbora John Stopford & Jason Borbora
Co-Portfolio Managers, Investec Asset Management
01 Oct 2019

Active management and the predictability of markets

With passive funds becoming increasingly popular with investors, Peter...

Peter Elston Peter Elston
Chief Investment Officer, Seneca Investment Managers
19 Sep 2019

Why the insurance sector is not all about meerkats and nodding...

Nick Martin, Fund Manager of the Polar Capital Global Insurance Fund, looks...

Nick Martin Nick Martin
Fund Manager, Polar Capital Global Insurance Fund
05 Sep 2019

Liquidity matters

Solomon Nevins from Architas discusses the buying and selling of...

Solomon Nevins Solomon Nevins
Senior Investment Manager, Architas
08 Aug 2019

How AIM could mitigate Inheritance Tax on ISAs

Sam McArthur, of Puma Investments, explains how accessing an AIM portfolio...

Sam McArthur Sam McArthur
Chief Operating Officer, Puma Investments
30 Jul 2019

Why H&M is one of my High Street heroes – Newton’s Clay

Nick Clay, Lead Manager of the Newton Global Equity Income strategy,...

Nick Clay Nick Clay
Lead Manager of the Newton Global Equity Income strategy
25 Jul 2019

Making a difference (and a return)

John William Olsen of M&G Investments, reflects on the scale of challenges...

John William Olsen John William Olsen
Fund Manager, M&G Investments
09 Jul 2019

Retail therapy

Martin Foden, Head of Credit Research at Royal London Asset Management...

Martin Foden Martin Foden
Head of Credit Research, Royal London Asset Management
27 Jun 2019

The annual allowance charge and Scheme Pays requests

Paul Squirrell takes a step-by-step approach to calculating client’s annual...

Paul Squirrell Paul Squirrell
National Pensions Sales Manager, FundsNetwork
20 Jun 2019

Investing in US equities late in the cycle

Michael Bell, Global Market Strategist for J.P.Morgan Asset Management,...

Michael Bell Michael Bell
Global Market Strategist for J.P.Morgan Asset Management
13 Jun 2019

Demystifying the technical aspects of pensions

With incessant industry change from a regulatory, legislative and technical...

Paul Richards Paul Richards
Head of Sales, FundsNetwork
27 May 2019

The State Pension: two separate systems

Paul Squirrell looks at the differences between the old and new State...

Paul Squirrell Paul Squirrell
National Pensions Sales Manager, FundsNetwork
27 May 2019

Making the most of an investment edge

Peter Elston, CIO at Seneca Investment Managers, reflects on the fact that...

Peter Elston Peter Elston
Chief Investment Officer, Seneca Investment Managers
17 May 2019

Modi: not out?

Ewan Thompson of Neptune Investment Management discusses the Indian growth...

Ewan Thompson Ewan Thompson
Head of Emerging Market Equities, Neptune Investment Management
08 May 2019

The lifetime allowance: the devil’s in the detail

The pension lifetime allowance (LTA) was introduced as part of ‘pension...

Paul Squirrell Paul Squirrell
National Pensions Sales Manager, FundsNetwork
02 May 2019

The perils and potential of investing in the UK stock market

George Godber and Georgina Hamilton, Fund Managers at Polar Capital, look...

George Godber and Georgina Hamilton George Godber and Georgina Hamilton
Fund Managers at Polar Capital
24 Apr 2019

Income: the engine that drives returns

John Stopford of Investec explains why he sees income like a dependable...

John Stopford John Stopford
Head of Multi Asset Income, Co-Portfolio Manager Investec Diversified Income Fund
08 Apr 2019

Listed infrastructure: investing in society’s essential services

Alex Araujo of M&G explains that infrastructure holds an important place in...

Alex Araujo Alex Araujo
Fund Manager of the M&G Global Listed Infrastructure Fund
18 Mar 2019

Five themes for 2019

Karen Ward of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, looks at five key themes for...

Karen Ward Karen Ward
Chief Market Strategist for EMEA, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
21 Feb 2019

A look into the asset leasing sector

Mayank Markanday of Architas explains what he believes are the benefits of...

Mayank Markanday Mayank Markanday
Investment Manager, Architas
05 Feb 2019

2019 Investment outlook – European equities

Jeffrey Taylor, Invesco’s Head of European Equities, looks back at what...

Jeffrey Taylor Jeffrey Taylor
Head of European Equities, Invesco Henley Investment Centre
24 Jan 2019

Don’t wait for good news to buy UK equities

Alex Wright from Fidelity International explains why 2019 could turn into a...

Alex Wright Alex Wright
Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Special Situations Fund and Fidelity Special Values PLC
10 Jan 2019

We’re all going to die… wealthy?

The 2015 pension reforms changed the way you take income in retirement. But...

Matt Jones Matt Jones
Third Party Distribution Business Development Manager, Royal London Asset Management
05 Dec 2018

Out with the new and in with the old?

As rock-bottom interest rates draw to a close and US short-term real yields...

Niall O’Connor Niall O’Connor
Deputy-Manager of the Defensive Capital Fund, Brooks Macdonald
27 Nov 2018

Unconstrained investing – The freedom to perform

Thomas Moore of Aberdeen Standard Investments tells us why volatility in...

Thomas Moore Thomas Moore
Fund Manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments
22 Nov 2018

2018 Autumn Budget

Pensions and savings takeaways

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Update
30 Oct 2018

Nowhere to hide from volatility?

Stuart Canning of M&G Investments reflects on how 2018 has been a volatile...

Stuart Canning Stuart Canning
Research Analyst, M&G Investments
24 Oct 2018

An alternative option

Mayank Markanday of Architas explains why he believes that assets offering...

Mayank Markanday Mayank Markanday
Investment Manager, Architas
25 Sep 2018

The Connected Farm: How AgTech is utilising data to change the...

Jeneiv Shah, of Sarasin & Partners, looks at why investing in food and...

Jeneiv Shah Jeneiv Shah
Deputy Fund Manager and Analyst
20 Sep 2018

The lure of renewables

After years of debate over costs versus rewards, has renewable energy...

Paul Flood Paul Flood
Portfolio Manager, Newton, a BNY Mellon company
05 Sep 2018

Growth & income investing in emerging markets

Julian Mayo discusses the increasing dividends that emerging market...

Julian Mayo Julian Mayo
Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Strategist, Fiera Capital
23 Aug 2018

How flexible is flexible?

Andrew Harman explores the pitfalls to avoid in order to stay true to your...

Andrew Harman Andrew Harman
Portfolio Manager, First State Diversified Growth Fund
18 Jul 2018

Five points about active management

Peter Elston outlines five key points he believes are key when considering...

Peter Elston Peter Elston
Chief Investment Officer, Seneca Investment Managers
04 Jul 2018

High Yield – Bifurcation creating opportunities in the retail...

Thomas Moore explores opportunities for bond investors, with many household...

Thomas Moore Thomas Moore
Fund Manager, Invesco Perpetual
13 Jun 2018

Infrastructure – investing for growth

Steven Kempler on how underinvestment in infrastructure affects global...

Steven Kempler Steven Kempler
Portfolio Manager, Maple-Brown Abbott Global Listed Infrastructure
30 May 2018

Actively allocating to an improved UK outlook

George Godber on how investors can make the most of opportunities against...

George Godber George Godber
Fund manager, Polar Capital UK Value Opportunities Fund
22 May 2018

Are defensive assets a safe bet?

Bill McQuaker discusses why we’ve seen an atypical response from...

Bill McQuaker Bill McQuaker
Portfolio Manager, Multi Asset Open range, Fidelity International
10 May 2018

New technology and long-term economic growth

A look at the effect of technological change on the global economy and...

John Bilton John Bilton
Head of Global Multi-Asset Strategy, Multi-Asset Solutions, J.P. Morgan
04 Apr 2018

Keeping the lid on risk

Thomas wells explains why volatility isn’t necessarily a very good measure...

Thomas Wells Thomas Wells
Multi-Asset Fund Manager, Aviva Investors
13 Mar 2018

Where should investors look for opportunities in 2018?

Hugh Young of Aberdeen Standard Investments Asia, reflects on the fact that...

Hugh Young Hugh Young
Managing Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments, Asia
28 Feb 2018

A guide to ‘defensification’

John Stopford and Jason Borbora of Investec Diversified Income Fund reflect...

John Stopford & Jason Borbora John Stopford & Jason Borbora
Co-Portfolio Managers, Investec Asset Management
12 Feb 2018

The good, the bad and the ugly

Torcail Stewart of Baillie Gifford explains that in this buoyant market,...

Torcail Stewart Torcail Stewart
Investment Manager, Baillie Gifford & Co
01 Feb 2018

How to protect cautious investors against the threats of...

Sam Liddle of Church House Investment Management, explores how Floating...

Sam Liddle Sam Liddle
Sales Director, Church House Investment Management
23 Jan 2018

Innovative companies

Ian Mortimer of Guinness Global Innovators explains that innovative...

Ian Mortimer Ian Mortimer
Portfolio Manager, Guinness Global Innovators
04 Dec 2017

FundsNetwork press releases

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Global sector remains the top-pick for advisers, FundsNetwork...

The Global sector maintained its position in September as the most popular...

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01 Nov 2019

Global sector remains most popular, FundsNetwork sales data...

The Global sector once again proved most popular with advisers, according...

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27 Sep 2019

Advisers take a global perspective, as market outlook remains...

Advisers continue to seek returns from around the world, with figures from...

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22 Aug 2019

Advisers balance selection of active and passive funds in June,...

Data from FundsNetwork reveals an almost even split of active and passive...

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01 Aug 2019

Advisers risk underestimating the importance of cyber security

Research from Fidelity’s FundsNetwork has revealed that just 6% of advisers...

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09 Jul 2019

Advisers diversify to guard against market volatility, latest...

Diversification remains a key strategy for advisers in the face of volatile...

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30 Jun 2019

Advisers continue to make a play for defensive assets...

The Global sector held onto the top spot in April, according to the latest...

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03 Jun 2019

Three tips to help advisers overcome the growing compliance and...

Recent research conducted by FundsNetwork* revealed that 80% of advisers...

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28 Mar 2019

Advisers double down on defensives; FundsNetwork sales data...

The Global sector recaptured the top sport in January, according to the...

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28 Feb 2019

Defensive assets continue to sell; FundsNetwork sales data...

It was another consecutive win for the Global sector, which for the second...

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04 Dec 2018

FundsNetwork launches share dealing service

FundsNetwork now offers equities from the FTSE100, FTSE250, FTSE All-Share,...

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01 Nov 2018

Diversification top of the agenda, FundsNetwork sales data...

The Global sector claimed the top spot in the sales chart in September,...

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31 Oct 2018

Jackie Boylan appointed to lead FundsNetwork

Jackie Boylan has been appointed to the role of Head of FundsNetwork at...

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27 Sep 2018

Pat Shea, Head of Fidelity FundsNetwork, to retire

After a career spanning over 33 years, Pat Shea, Head of Fidelity...

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25 Jul 2018

Strategic bonds sales soar, FundsNetwork data reveals

The Strategic Bond sector soared to the top of the sales table in May,...

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27 Jun 2018

Demand for diversification continues, FundsNetwork sales data...

The Global sector narrowly pipped the Mixed Investment 40-85% sector to the...

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31 May 2018

Sales in mixed assets continue to boom, FundsNetwork data reveals

The Mixed Investment 40-85% sector held the top spot in the sales chart in...

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25 Apr 2018

Mixed investments reclaim the top spot, FundsNetwork sales data...

The Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares sector took the number one spot in the...

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28 Mar 2018

Strategic bond sector overtakes mixed asset investments in the...

The Strategic Bond sector overtook the Mixed Investment sectors (40-85%...

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28 Feb 2018