Economics / Markets

        Fund Focus: JPM's Talib Sheikh on finding alternative income plays

        Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 08:00

        Talib Sheikh, manager of the JPM Multi-Asset Income fund, tells Maria Merricks what he is replacing European fixed interest with and where he is finding alternative income plays...


        Sector report: Are we too late to the UK small-caps party?

        Smaller companies have provided great returns for investors off the back of the UK recovery, but how likely is it to continue? PureResearch’s Patrick Murphy takes a look...

        Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 08:00
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        PA Portfolio: Is it time to take risk off the table?

        As geopolitical tensions rise across the globe, Maria Merricks asks asset allocators whether it is time to reduce risk in portfolios...

        Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 08:00

    Other Economics / Markets articles


      'Risk of debt peril' when interest rates rise

      A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 07:55

      UK to post strongest growth in G7 - report

      The UK economy will grow faster in 2014 than any other G7 economy, while low wage rises will ensure interest rates do not rise until next year, an influential report has forecast.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Jul 2014 | 07:51

      Chatfeild-Roberts buys Woodford for Merlin portfolios

      Jupiter’s Merlin multi-manager team have added Neil Woodford’s equity income fund to their portfolios as they back the manager’s new project from launch.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Jul 2014 | 10:17

      Households' pessimism about finances hits six month high as rate rise fears bite

      UK households felt under increasing financial pressure in July and expected their finances to deteriorate over the coming year, a new survey suggests.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Jul 2014 | 07:59
      Money tap

      FTSE 100 pension liabilities swell by £42bn

      Total pension liabilities of FTSE 100 companies have risen from £515bn to £557bn in the last 12 months – an increase of £42bn, according to data.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Jul 2014 | 07:59

      Carney admits plan to ‘shake up the markets’

      Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has admitted his surprise Mansion House speech last month was deliberately designed to 'shake up the markets'.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Jul 2014 | 07:52
      The Bank of England

      UK inflation jumps in biggest monthly increase since 2012

      UK consumer price inflation rose by 1.9% in the year to June, up from 1.5% in May, a larger increase than economists had expected.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Jul 2014 | 10:06

      Bill Mott to retire at end of 2014

      Miton Group UK equity income manager Bill Mott is to retire from fund management at the end of the year.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Jul 2014 | 08:10

      Watchdog fears fresh Lehman's from worldwide debt surge

      The world economy is just as vulnerable to a financial crisis as it was in 2007, with the added danger that debt ratios are now far higher and emerging markets have been drawn into the fire as well, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has warned.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Jul 2014 | 08:11
      The Co-operative Bank

      Co-operative Bank receives £100m cash injection

      The Co-operative Bank has received a £100m cash injection from its former parent as part of attempts to fill a £1.5bn black hole.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Jul 2014 | 07:45

      Executive pay '180 times average', report finds

      Executive pay has grown from 60 times that of the average worker to almost 180 times since the 1990s, according to a report.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Jul 2014 | 07:26

      Revealed: The winners of the Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2014

      Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) was the big winner at the 19th annual Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year Awards, in a glittering ceremony held last night at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

      Professional Adviser | 11 Jul 2014 | 08:41

      Equities: Why Russell Investments' Markanday Googled 'Zumanjaro'

      With no one able to predict how much further equities have to run, Russell Investment’s Mayank Markanday examines how to protect portfolios for a fall

      Professional Adviser | 10 Jul 2014 | 14:31

      East v West: Where are the best equity income plays?

      Dan Roberts, portfolio manager of Fidelity’s Global Dividend and Global Enhanced Income funds, looks at where to find the next generation of dividend aristocrats...

      Professional Adviser | 10 Jul 2014 | 14:18

      Sector report: Fancy a slice of the property pie?

      As sales of property funds hit fresh highs, Stewart Smith, investment research manager at Rayner Spencer Mills Research, takes a look at how to build exposure within portfolios...

      Professional Adviser | 10 Jul 2014 | 14:10

      Fund Focus: Why Schroders' Marcus Brookes finds a dearth of bearish managers unsettling

      Marcus Brookes, head of multi-manager at Schroders, reveals the reason behind the MM Diversity Balanced fund’s significant weighting to cash...

      Professional Adviser | 10 Jul 2014 | 14:00
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      Fed sets October date for end of QE

      The US Federal Reserve has said it will end its purchases of government bonds in October, bringing to a close the quantitative easing (QE) experiment.

      Cover | 10 Jul 2014 | 07:59



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