Investments generally carry two key risks; systematic and unsystematic. Systematic risk is usually referred to as market risk or un-diversifiable risk and is risk that is inherent in all market related investments and cannot be removed or mitigated.
The last government made changes to the borrowing rules for UK Registered Pension Schemes which effectively excluded the purchase of commercial property.
At Investec Structured Products we have developed a hugely successful Retail Structured Products business with an enviable track record in the Intermediary market winning numerous accolades since our launch in May 2008.
Investors have a growing need for income but the biggest question they face is how this should be generated in the current environment.
At Rathbones, we have taken a different approach to multi manager and multi asset investments designed to help advisers meet their clients' objectives, rather than focussed on beating somewhat outdated peer groups.
A tough competition awaited the 34 golfers who had made it through the 10 qualifying rounds of the Investec Structured Products Open 2010 to play at the Ailsa Course, Turnberry. Northern Ireland's Gary McKinstry led the day from the first round
Academic research has confirmed what many professional advisers have known for years - the most significant factor in determining returns is asset allocation.
With headline interest rates at record low levels in many western economies, investors are increasingly looking to high dividend-paying equities in their search for income. Traditionally such investors have tended to ‘stay at home', that is, they have...
Richard Woolnough believes that corporate bonds offer value for investors and they are being overpaid for default risk.
We live in a fast-changing world: demographic changes and growing wealth in many developing countries have led to structural shifts in economic activity and consumer behaviour.
Current low interest rates have created a low yielding investment environment. This means investors search for income from investments has become even more critical. The M&G Global Dividend Fund is designed to produce a yield in excess of both the UK...
Recent economic figures from the UK and Germany have shown economic growth has returned. However, many governments are not out of the woods yet and have a lot of debt problems to tackle.
In September hundreds of IFAs using structured products turned out to compete in a further five of the qualifiers for the Investec Structured Products Open 2010. Courses were played from Surrey, through Norfolk, Birmingham, Cheshire and Leeds. We spoke...
Future Capital Partners on their latest investment opportunity in the UK renewable energy sector: Future Fuels
There has been a fantastic turn out for the Investec Structured Products Open 2010, as IFAs have vied to prove their golfing prowess in a nationwide competition. With a final to be played at Turnberry on 12 October the attraction is obvious. Here we profile...
The PPR Structured Product Awards are highly prized as the only awards which recognise the range of products as well as the excellent innovation and educational initiatives which occur in the market.
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With the debate surrounding funding long term care in the run up to the last general election, few areas have been as topical or well publicized.
Looking back through archived IFAonline articles, this New Years resolution from Peter Welch at Bridgewater caught my eye
Does it have to be a choice?
Established in 2004, WDB Assetmaster is operated and managed by a motivated and highly experienced team of specialists, recognised for their expertise in delivering a genuine ‘multi-asset' approach to portfolio construction.
Many investors now believe the future lies in global equities. M&G's range of top‐performing global equities funds are designed to take full advantage of investment opportunities worldwide, and to meet the performance requirements of every global investor....
Stuart Rhodes, manager of the M&G Global Dividend Fund, explains why he believes there is a world of opportunity beyond the UK market for equity income investors.