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Investments| Jul 01, 2015

Jargon Busting: Hedging

The concept of hedging is more simple than some may expect but implementing it perfectly can be tricky.

Multi-Asset Funds| Jun 25, 2015

Seneca managers eye niche investments

Duo ups exposure to alternative assets in bid to diversify Growth fund.

Jun 24, 2015

100 Club: RWC fund managers cut US exposure

‘Muted’ economic data and adverse weather spur managers to reduce fund’s net long position.

UK| Jun 18, 2015

Liontrust profits climb 45% to £12m

The asset manager has announced adjusted profits of £12.1m as net inflows reached £667m.

Global| Jun 10, 2015

James Clunie looks to short US positions

Jupiter manager says he is finding ‘more short ideas’ than long for his Absolute Return vehicle.

Equities| Jun 04, 2015

Tech sector in a ‘divergence’ phase

Polar Capital predicts winners and losers as new technologies replace legacy ones.

Analysis & Opinion
Infrastructure funds – boom ahead?

Investments| Jun 23, 2015 |

Infrastructure funds – boom ahead?

While investing in infrastructure funds can seem attractive, there are risks and challenges to consider, Spriha Srivastava writes.

From Special Report: Asia - June 2015| Jun 22, 2015

China unveils steps to control air quality

China, India and Japan are addressing resource efficiency.

Top 5/Bottom 5: Tech & Telecoms

Jun 15, 2015

Top 5/Bottom 5: Tech & Telecoms

The technology space is evolving from day to day. But how are funds in the space faring?

Five things: Investing in infrastructure funds

Investments| Jun 11, 2015

Five things: Investing in infrastructure funds

The infrastructure sector has become popular for its stable returns and low-risk environment. Here are five things you should know about investing...

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Special Reports

Sustainable Investing - March 2014

Interest has been on the rise for some time, but most importantly returns are beginning to flow back to investors.

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Now we must pay?

The EEA investors are taking the FCA to the European Court of Human Rights, but why is the regulator refusing to admit accountability?

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Growing need for more clarity around structured products

Retail investors do not understand structured products and, even worse, they usually overestimate returns.

Recent Articles
  1. From Special Report: 100 Club 2014 Review - June 2015| Jun 08, 2015

    Trusts thrive in Specialist Sectors

    Alternative investment trusts in the IA 100 Club 2014 membership show the benefits of their flexibility.

  2. From Special Report: Investment Trusts - June 2015| Jun 01, 2015

    Trusts show mettle in less liquid assets

    Alternatives produce a strong showing for investment trusts.

  3. Aberdeen to buy US-based private equity manager
    May 28, 2015

    Aberdeen to buy US-based private equity manager

    Deal expands US client base and brings additional Asian expertise to private market capability.

  4. InterviewfromMulti-Manager Funds| May 26, 2015

    ‘At Architas we have a very strong sense of identity’

    Ellie Duncan talks to Caspar Rock, chief investment officer of Architas, about cultivating a small team.

  5. Tories’ green subsidies curb could hit renewable trusts
    Investment Trusts| May 19, 2015

    Tories’ green subsidies curb could hit renewable trusts

    Plans to limit onshore wind farm subsidies could hurt renewable infrastructure trusts.

  6. Investment Trusts| May 18, 2015

    SNAPSHOT: Investment trusts

    Early bird catches the buying opportunities.

  7. From Special Report: Multi-Asset - May 2015| May 18, 2015

    Finding right balance is key for alternatives

    Multi-asset is no longer just about equities and bonds, but searching for the best combination of all asset classes.

  8. ‘Balance sheets could unravel when next recession comes’
    Interview| May 15, 2015

    ‘Balance sheets could unravel when next recession comes’

    Deep value manager for Church House defends his approach to investing and raises concerns about goodwill on balance sheets.

  9. Alliance Trust Savings to buy Brewin Dolphin’s Stocktrade
    UK| May 14, 2015

    Alliance Trust Savings to buy Brewin Dolphin’s Stocktrade

    Brewin Dolphin has sold its execution-only stockbroking business to Alliance Trust Savings for £14m.

  10. Investec’s Saunders boosts sterling exposure
    Multi-Asset Funds| May 12, 2015

    Investec’s Saunders boosts sterling exposure

    Investec manager takes advantage of currency weakness before the UK general election.

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