There seems little doubt that investors are going to have to be more creative in the year ahead
Bonfire of the dividend payments
‘The covid pandemic has been every income fund manager’s worst nightmare’
As rates rise, investors risk overstretching for yield
Fixed income investors weigh up the challenge of trying to generate positive returns as duration lengthens
The worst performing UK income funds
Kevin Murphy and Nick Kirrage’s Schroder Income fund has seen the largest negative move in Sanlam UK’s biannual Income Study.
French asset manager launches two hedged income Sicavs
Paris based VIA AM has launched two hedged income equity Sicavs with Société Générale that use accounting technology to find companies to invest in and options to reduce risk.
Fund manager transparency is vital, says Marta Campello
Above everything else, Marta Campello of the Spanish wealth manager Abante Asesores wants fund managers to be transparent. And if they are, that could make the difference between being ditched and being given a second chance.
UK equity income investors on alert as dividend cover plummets
UK income investors are on alert after research revealed that dividend cover for companies listed in the FTSE 350 has fallen 18% in the past year, hitting its lowest level for seven years.
M&G’s Woolnough sets sights on US as Europe disintegrates
M&G Investments’ Richard Woolnough has said he sees a move away from the UK as a capital markets centre in favour of the US developing, and is tweaking his fund’s holdings accordingly.
Beyond the reasonable – retail investors’ income expectations
Retail investors expect their investments to produce an income far beyond what they can reasonably hope for, according to the annual Schroders Global Investor Study.
How deep should your US equities cut be
With the United States’ equities bull-run into its sixth year and valuations looking pretty much up to the brim, investor sentiment has steadily shifted more in favour of European stocks – but should investors really make big cuts to their US allocation?