John Maynard Keynes was a fan, Warren Buffett famously still is, but do investors get real benefits from the concentrated equity portfolios that have grown in popularity in recent years?
Could Mifid II be responsible pushing markets into a downward spiral? Perhaps not, but a rule requiring managers to report any 10% fall in a portfolio to clients will do little to discourage the buy high/sell low mentality of the man on the street.
Europe has had a tricky time of it in the decade following the financial crisis and 2017 was tipped to be no different, predicted to be a roller coaster of populist politics and volatile markets.
Google searches for ‘buy bitcoin’ overtook searches to ‘buy gold’ for the first time in October according to precious metals trader BullionVault.
You are more likely to be “hit by lightning” than see returns that beat inflation and cash from a multi-asset fund, according to fresh research raising the debate into cost effectiveness once again.
Since Stephanie Butcher took the helm of Invesco European Equity Income, the politics of the region have been in turmoil. But the trials seem to have abated and she is now reaping the rewards of shrewd value approach.
Consensus is the Bank of England will finally raise interest rates before the year is out after inflation hit a five-year high of 3% on Tuesday, but what happens next?
State Street has ramped up the competition among the biggest US ETF providers by slashing prices across 15 ultra-low cost trackers.
More than 15 months after the Brexit vote, the UK government has finally decided to set up a taskforce to manage the impact of Brexit on the £8trn (€9trn) UK asset management business.
Deutsche Asset Management and Franklin Templeton are the latest firms to reveal they will take on the cost of research once Mifid II comes into force next year.