The Aviva Investors Multi-asset Funds (MAF) target equity risk rather than absolute volatility. Thomas Wells, Multi-asset Fund Manager, explains that while absolute volatility varies significantly over time, the inherent risk of investing in equities remains relatively constant.
Partner Insight: Investment in the VCT sector has traditionally lagged in terms of the technology and infrastructure available for investors. This is finally changing, says David Lovell, operations director at GrowthInvest
Helen O'Hagan explores how clients could take advantage of generous limits available at tax year end within their ISA.
The finance industry is fixated with using volatility as a measure of risk to the extent that the terms ‘volatility’ and ‘risk’ are used interchangeably. Yet there are many pitfalls associated with blindly following volatility, says Thomas Wells, Multi-asset Fund Manager at Aviva Investors.
Mark Devlin is a member of Prudential's Technical team. He explores how Tapered Annual Allowance can be a tricky path to navigate in terms of planning.
Clare Moffat leads the pensions 'wing' of Prudential's Technical team. Clare looks at clients who want to make large contributions and how it's important that they are always scooping up Annual Allowance from the earliest years possible.
Events in far-flung corners of the globe can reverberate through financial markets. Thomas Wells, Multi-asset Fund Manager at Aviva Investors, says their global approach allows them to identify potentially attractive asset classes from around the world and those they would prefer to avoid.
Investors across the globe have an apparently innate home bias, preferring to invest in companies based in domestic markets rather than looking abroad, says Thomas Wells, Multi-asset Fund Manager at Aviva Investors.
In the future, investors may once again need to consider the key factors that drive the individual price of assets higher and lower, says Thomas Wells, Multi-asset Fund Manager at Aviva Investors.
The past few years have seen a huge increase in the popularity of multi-asset risk-managed funds. Thomas Wells, Multi-asset Fund Manager at Aviva Investors, looks at how this compares to a traditional mixed asset approach.
When you think about MiFID, what is your first response? Whilst we know we should treat such legislation changes as opportunities for positive change, the everyday pressures of running a business make it difficult to put into practice.
Deviating from Goldilocks stocks
Can Investec Asset Management’s ‘defensification’ process assist in protecting investor capital?
Investors have largely avoided financials over the past 10 years, with the share prices of US and European banks having largely stood still relative to broader markets since 2007. But while banks won't return to their record valuations any time soon (and...
Another significant move in the S&P 500 marks a number of breakthroughs this year, with the index having made 34 record highs already. Whether this can continue, however, is uncertain, with the market increasingly driven by tech companies like Alphabet,...
Russell Investments' David Vickers explains why multi-asset investors must use a broader set of asset classes in order to attain 'true diversification' that is able to properly navigate market challenges
Risk-managed multi asset funds
The days of aggressive monetary policy are coming to an end and this will see a return to fundamentals for asset prices, argue Thomas Wells and Paul Parascandalo.
Why taking a global approach not only diversifies risk but also allows investors to access a far wider choice of yields.
High or low-risk environment?