Investments

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Invesco: Staying focused after a tough 2018

Product Director, Clive Emery and Portfolio Manager, Danielle Singer look at performance in 2018 and explain why they’re looking ahead with optimism. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - M&G: US Fed climbs down from rate hikes

This month’s video looks at the Fed’s dramatic shift to a more dovish stance, with an emphasis on patience. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Legg Mason: Tilting toward accommodation

Subdued global inflation should provide monetary policymakers with a ramp to be more accommodative and perhaps pull back from their normalization efforts. We’re encouraged by the Fed's latest commitment to be more data-dependent. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Legg Mason: Is semiconductor growth over? Think again

Makers of semiconductors are seeing valuations hit amid a cyclical downturn, but the future long-term growth picture remains intact. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: ESG focus: Malaysia’s chance to clean up

As the fallout from the 1MDB continues, and Mahathir Mohamad returning to power on an overly ambitious reform agenda, it is easy to be sceptical about Malaysia’s ESG credentials. But as Stanley Kwong explains, the reality is far more nuanced. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Are you investing for impact?

Investing to help improve society and the environment does not mean giving up economic returns. The M&G Positive Impact Fund, launched in November 2018, aims to invest in companies that address the world’s major social and environmental challenges, while generating long-term wealth for its customers. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: The big interview with David Miliband: The West in retreat

In our Big Interview, David Miliband talks to AIQ about the growing humanitarian emergency in war-torn countries, the retreat from global engagement by the West and the future of centre-left politics. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Invesco: Reshuffling the deck

After a challenging 2018, Fund Manager’s Stephen and Andrew outline the factors which impacted them the most along with their plans for 2019 and new additions to the portfolio. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Defaqto: Building a multi-asset solution - how hard it can be?

Join Patrick Norwood for this short webinar from our series about building multi-asset solutions. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: Finding flow: four rules for successful collaboration

Good collaboration is key to success in almost every field, from business to finance to sport. We explore how organisations can encourage staff to work together to share ideas, avoid mistakes and improve performance. more...

Tax news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Prudential: Age is no barrier

It’s currently £3,000 and has remained unchanged since April 1981, back when Shakin’ Stevens was at number one in the UK singles chart with ‘This Ole House.’ Graeme Robb, Senior Technical Manager at Prudential goes into more detail. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Rathbones: Great timing

US nonfarm payrolls smashed expectations once again, posting 304,000 new jobs in January instead of the 165,000 forecast. December's number was revised down from exceptionally high to very high. The ISM manufacturing survey rose to 56.6, higher than expected, showing that US producers are busy and confident. Consumer sentiment was soggier, however, dropping to the weakest level of Donald Trump’s presidency. It was likely dragged down by the record 35-day government shutdown, yet it held up significantly better than economists had expected. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Schroders: Infographic: A view of the world economy in January 2019

This month's infographic looks at three economic themes for 2019 as well as some black swan risks. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Schroders: Eurozone growth fails to recover as Italy slips into recession

The eurozone economy grew by just 0.2% in the final quarter of 2018 according to the flash GDP estimate released this morning. Fourth quarter growth was unchanged compared to the third quarter and matched consensus expectations. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - M&G: 4 recommendations to up your ESG game

Sustainability is increasingly becoming more of a need than a choice – for society and investors alike. Although a handful of ESG data providers have already emerged to meet this demand, Mario Eisenegger, Investment Specialist, outlines four recommendations to help asset managers up their ESG game. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Busting the millennial myth

New research challenges the widely held view that millennials are genuinely different from previous generations more...

Investment webcast for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - M&G Webcast: Introducing the M&G Positive Impact Fund

Investing to help improve society and the environment does not mean giving up economic returns. Register for M&G’s next webcast to find out more about impact investing and how it’s different from ESG, as well why investors do not have to sacrifice financial returns to invest in impactful companies. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - NS&I: Invest in Premium Bonds with just £25

NS&I have reduced the minimum initial investment for Premium Bonds from £100 to £25. This is the first time in the 63 years since Premium Bonds launched that the minimum investment has been lowered, and is lowest minimum purchase since 1993. The change will allow adults over the age of 16 to purchase or a set up a standing order for a minimum of £25, or gift at least £25 to their children or grandchildren. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Plastic (not so) fantastic

The ultra-long lifespan of plastics is proving an ecological challenge. As consumers become alarmed at the environmental contamination caused by synthetic organic polymers, we look at the alternatives and the role of investors in pushing for change. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - M&G: Outlook 2019: Emerging Market Debt

In this short video, fund manager Claudia Calich looks back at key drivers for emerging market debt in 2018 and examines what did and did not work for the Fund, before moving on to discuss key themes on the horizon for 2019. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - BlackRock’s Larry Fink’s 2019 Letter to CEOs

In his annual letter on corporate governance, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink explores how companies can achieve long-term financial returns. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Seneca: Peter Elston: Investment Letter

As it’s the beginning of the year, this month’s letter will focus on the investment performance over the last year of our three public funds, as well as performance over longer periods. Below are tables summarising both fund and sector performance. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Rathbones Review of the Week

Every time Theresa May gets trounced in Parliament, delays a vote or a member of her Cabinet lets slip that she won’t really force a no-deal exit from the EU, sterling shoots upward. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: Why a US recession in 2019 is unlikely

Given the apparently close historical relationship between various financial indicators and the economy, some commentators have been quick to talk up the danger of a US recession in view of recent market developments. Such fears appear unfounded, even if growth is likely to slow, argues Michael Grady. more...

Investment webcast for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - M&G Webcast: Introducing the M&G Positive Impact Fund

Join us on Thursday 21 February at 10am, where we will discuss the recently launched M&G Positive Impact Fund with John William Olsen, fund manager, and Ben Constable Maxwell, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - M&G Investment: Downside protection while capturing the upside

In a year characterised by increased volatility and changes in market leadership, financial markets struggled to generate positive returns. However listed infrastructure’s defensive characteristics offers more the low volatility; offering a range of growth opportunities to drive long term performance. more...

Investment news for Financial Advsier & Paraplanner - News from RSMR

Welcome, a very happy new year and I hope you have had a great start to 2019. We have refreshed our newsletter and hope that you will find RSMR News useful in keeping you updated. Whether you are used to selecting from the lists of RSMR rated solutions, reading our detailed fund profiles or seeking business ideas all this and much more can be found on the RSMR Hub in support of your business. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Royal London: A decade of delivering - our multi asset Governed Portfolios turn ten

We’re celebrating a decade of delivering for your clients throughout stormy market conditions. Our Governed Portfolios have a proven ten-year track record of delivering strong performance, governance and risk management. more...

Investment webcast for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Invesco Global Targeted Returns Fund (UK) – Q4 2018 review

Listen to Clive Emery Multi Asset Product Director discuss the Invesco Global Targeted Returns Fund (UK)’s* performance in Q4 2018, new ideas in the fund, changes to the strategy and the Henley-based Multi Asset team's macroeconomic outlook for 2019. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - M&G: Bond Vigilantes Weekly: Globalisation-mecca Davos loses shine as trade wanes

When the presidents of the US, France and Britain cancel their trip to the World Economic Forum at Davos – the mecca of globalisation over the past two decades – to face domestic challenges, no wonder investors are worried about falling global trade, inward-looking policies and hence, lower global growth. more...

Investment update for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - M&G Fund Update

Watch fund manager Jim Leaviss give his views on key drivers for global markets in the previous year, commenting on what worked well and what didn't for the Fund, moving on to his approach to 2019. more...

Retirement Webinar for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Defaqto: Selecting investment strategies for income

Paul Tinkler, Insight Consultant, will give an introduction to the challenges facing advisers in managing retirement plans for clients in today’s marketplace. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: The UK grocery market: ripe for disruption

With the grocery market undergoing significant changes, the successful supermarkets of the future are likely to be smaller and focussed on providing a rich shopping experience, writes Jonathan Bayfield. more...

Investment & Brexit news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Invesco: What’s next for Brexit?

After the dramatic defeat of the UK Prime Minister’s EU withdrawal plan, we believe the chances have risen for a softer version of Brexit or perhaps even no Brexit at all. Read more to find out the five scenarios for the future EU-UK relationship. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Baillie Gifford: Beyond the Headlines - Stock Stories in Asia

How do you find the most exciting growth companies in the Asia Pacific region? In this film Ewan Markson-Brown and Roderick Snell, managers of the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund, discuss the key components that an exceptional growth company must exhibit and how they are upbeat for the prospects of the companies that display them. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Dinosaur or canary? Rathbones

Global stock markets have been unsettled by political and economic uncertainty recently, and swung significantly between gains and losses in the final weeks of 2018. President Trump’s criticism of the Federal Reserve’s latest interest rate rise added to concerns that US consumer demand may be cooling. Meanwhile, trade tensions between America and China continue despite a temporary truce. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: Can the ‘Tropical Trump’ rescue Brazil?

Markets may have reacted positively to the election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, but investors would be advised to temper their optimism given the political challenges he will face when he takes office in the New Year. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Baillie Gifford Bond Beats: # 3 Pinewood Studios

In the Bond Beats short film series, Baillie Gifford’s High Yield Bond team explains the thinking behind some of their investment decisions. Hollywood might be the first location you think of when it comes to blockbuster films, but there’s another important ‘wood’. Investment manager Alexander Nicolier takes a look at England’s iconic Pinewood Studios and why they might be centre stage in the film industry for many years to come. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: Equities outlook: four predictions for 2019

How will equities perform in a challenging environment marked by political tensions and rising interest rates? Here are our forecasts for the next 12 months. more...

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