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Investment News for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Rathbones In the KNOW blog: Detachment from market mood swings

With markets lurching from greed to fear and back again, Rathbones head of multi-asset investments discusses the importance of having good shock absorbers in your portfolio. more...

Platform News for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Standard Life: Choosing a platform isn't a once in a lifetime decision

Steve Owen, Head of Elevate Platform Propositions at Standard Life discusses what really matters when coming to a decision on what platform is right for advisers and their clients. more...

Investment Update for Financial Adviser and Paraplanners - M&G Investments: Q2 update on global bonds

Watch Jim Leaviss, fund manager of the M&G Global Macro Bond Fund, give his views on what has driven the change of tack in risk assets since Q1, what dollar strength means for other G10 currencies, the outlook for corporate bonds and emerging markets, as well as his medium term outlook for the strategy. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Seneca IM: Peter Elston Investment Letter - Gold is not what you think it is

In this month’s letter, Peter writes about gold and how it may be an alternative to cash in an investment portfolio in a world in which paper currencies are being debased by central banks. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: ECB support reveals much about Europe's lenders

With cheap loans returning to the European Central Bank’s toolkit, questions must be asked again about the health of the region’s banks. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Invesco: Brexit from a European perspective

Jeffrey Taylor, Head of European Equities provides readers with the facts behind EU27 / Eurozone trade with the UK and the measures put in place by the EU to reduce the fall-out from a no-deal Brexit. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Rathbones: Ditch the models

In the first of his dispatches from the regions, our head of multi-asset investments, David Coombs, explains why he looks forward to the banter with IFAs. He also shares some of the pain that goes into getting out to see them. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: Cool off: Could proposed Dutch legislation diminish corporate accountability?

Dutch legislators seem intent to push ahead with controversial proposals intended to rein in shareholder activists and make hostile takeovers more difficult, as Louise Piffaut explains. more...

Investment video for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - M&G: Share buybacks: the good, the bad or the ugly?

In this month’s video, Investment Director, Ritu Vohora looks at the recent ‘buyback wave’ fuelled by corporate tax cuts. Do share buybacks only benefit company executives or do they also create long-term value for shareholders? more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Rathbones In the KNOW blog: Thinking for yourself

Don’t let robots blindly guide you, warns David Coombs, our head of multi-asset investments. Algorithms are great investors right up to the point when things change – which is more often than programmers would like. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: Keeping multi-asset solutions on track

In an evolving world of tighter monetary policy, increased volatility and moderating growth it is crucial to engineer solutions that can go the distance. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Rathbones In the KNOW blog: How smart is ’smart beta’?

As with most things in life, should you expect to get what you pay for when it comes to managing your clients’ investments? Rathbones business development executive Julianne Smith poses the question – how smart is ‘smart beta’? more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aegon: Renewed faith in equities but UK splits opinion...

Research by Aegon, carried out among 250 financial advisers, highlights renewed market optimism following the volatility at the end of 2018. It comes as investors navigate a complex range of factors including trade tension, declining growth concerns and notably, Brexit. However, it appears that advisers aren’t letting near-term uncertainty deflect them from taking a more positive long-term view. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Invesco: Ten questions that investors are asking me

Mark Barnett, head of UK Equities responds to recent investor questions, sharing his thoughts on topical issues, from the outlook for the UK economy, to tobacco regulation and life for UK companies after Brexit. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Trading places: Why southeast Asia could benefit from US-China spat

Trade wars have disrupted supply chains and weighed on stock performance in emerging markets. But as manufacturing companies shift production away from China to evade tariffs, some of its neighbours have spotted an opportunity. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Seneca Investments Managers: Searching wider for ISA income this year?

LF Seneca Diversified Income Fund is eligible for your clients' ISAs Here at Seneca IM, we understand that investors are having to search wider for an attractive income in their ISA. This is where our Diversified Income Fund can deliver. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - M&G: Is the US bull market long in the tooth?

This March marks the 10-year anniversary of the longest bull market in history that has been ploughing on in the US since early March 2009. In this latest article, Ritu Vohora discusses the shift focus of the Fed, inflation, debt and current opportunities with our fund managers across equities, fixed income and multi asset. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Schroders: Are investors too pessimistic on European shares?

European equities had a tough 2018 with the benchmark MSCI Europe index falling 10.6% over the year. Trade wars, reduced support from central banks and slower economic growth were among the factors that saw higher risk assets such as equities fall out of favour. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Scottish Mortgage: Alexa, how big can you get?

When Scottish Mortgage joint manager Tom Slater met Jeff Bezos in Seattle recently, the Amazon CEO explained how little he cared about daily market news. Better, he said, to spend his time “living in the future … a wonderful place”. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: ESG focus: China's green mission

China's recent emphasis on environmental issues may be a welcome relief to Trump's climate change denials, but is there a disconnect between state rhetoric and the practices of its companies? more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Defaqto: Investment bond service review 2019

Results of our latest service review for investment bond providers are now available. The survey asked financial advisers to rank the most important aspects of service and then rate their own experience of onshore and international bond providers. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Rathbones In the KNOW blog: Don’t bet the house on it

Rathbones’ head of asset allocation research Ed Smith explains why advisers should encourage their younger clients not to rely on property wealth when it comes to funding their retirements. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - NS&I: Agent Million celebrates 25th anniversary of the £1 million jackpot prize with visits to Warwickshire and Kent

1 April celebrates another Premium Bonds milestone as it has been 25 years since the £1 million jackpot prize was introduced. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: The future of transport: mapping the way ahead

New technologies, including electric and autonomous vehicles, big data, blockchain and artificial intelligence, will have significant consequences for the transport sector and beyond. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Invesco: India – a story of change

Modi is now nearing the end of his current tenure as prime minister and is seeking re-election in what is to be the world’s largest democratic exercise. Read more on Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: Interest rates on hold, but not in reverse

Financial markets have surged since the start of the year after central banks appeared to put monetary policy tightening on hold. Our investment teams give their views on where monetary policy goes next and what that means for asset prices. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - NS&I to release new issues of Guaranteed Growth Bonds and Guaranteed Income Bonds from 1 May 2019 with revised terms and conditions

The current interest rates, and the holding limit of £10,000 for both Guaranteed Growth Bonds and Guaranteed Income Bonds, will be unchanged. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Investment Platforms Market Study - FundsNetwork’s summary of the FCA’s final report

Following the FCA's Interim Report looking into the platform market in the UK, the regulator has just published its final findings and remedies (MS17/1.3). more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Baillie Gifford – Enlightenment magazine

Identifying a competitive advantage in Europe - read the article in Enlightenment, the quarterly funds magazine from Baillie Gifford more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Invesco: Beyond Brexit – UK equity market

As the Brexit deadline looms, Mark Barnett, Head of UK Equities shares his thoughts on the current state of the UK equity market. Are investors being too pessimistic? more...

Investment news from Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Royal London: Diversification delivers

Royal London’s Governed Portfolios have reached their ten-year milestone. Lorna Blyth, Head of Investment Solutions, reflects on how diversification can deliver. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Scottish Mortgage: Resolute Investors Part 2

James and Tom continue their discussion, moving on to talk through portfolio companies which are at the forefront of significant change in their industries. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aegon: Key market events in 2018

Take a look at our Core Risk Profile Portfolios - quarterly investment report for an overview of the markets in 2018 and quarter four 2018, including the key events that shaped investment returns. You can also find out more about the seven funds in the range and how they performed. more...

Retirement news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: The future of retirement

The idea that in one’s sixties it might be time to step out of work and retire into a life of leisure is relatively recent. But with more people living longer, expectations of retirement are being reshaped. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - M&G Investments: Impact isn’t ESG

While responsible investing is hardly a new concept, there is a fair degree of confusion around what is meant by ‘ESG’ and how this fits into the broader spectrum. Veronique Chapplow, Investment Specialist, discusses ESG and how it does not always equal ethical in her latest article. more...

Investment Webinar for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Prudential Investment Matters webinar

Join Prudential’s Investment Matters webinar on 28 March at 2pm more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Seneca: Making the most of an investment edge, March 2019

Whether in skill games like Poker or luck games like Blackjack, repeatable success requires tilting the odds in your favour, then betting the appropriate amount as a percentage of your bankroll. In Blackjack, the way to tilt the odds towards you, and thus away from the house, is by counting cards (this however is considered cheating by casinos, so I wouldn’t recommend it). more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - M&G Investments: Webcast: Are we really at the end of the cycle?

Register for our next webcast with Richard Woolnough, fund manager of the M&G Optimal Income Fund, where he will share his latest macroeconomic thinking and how this is impacting the funds positioning. The webcast is on Tuesday 26th March at 10am. more...

Investment videos for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Scottish Mortgage: Resolute Investors

In this in-depth two-part video interview, join Scottish Mortgage managers James Anderson and Tom Slater as they discuss what they’ve learned from investing and look at the companies in the portfolio at the forefront of profound change in their industries. Capital is at risk. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: The ties that bind – the future of Europe

Brexit continues to dominate headlines in the UK, but the European Union faces other long-term challenges, from the rise of Euroscepticism in Italy to the stalled progress of euro zone reform. more...

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