Adrian Lowcock

Five funds to check out in 2019

As 2019 gets under way, investors are a lot less confident than they were a year ago, with global growth set to weaken over the next 12 months. Adrian Lowcock, head of personal investing at Willis Owen, looks at five funds to help investors through the year.

Brexit: the funds for either a soft or hard exit

Markets have responded positively to the news that the UK and European Union have reached an agreement.

However, the rally in the pound should be put into context as it continues to trade in a range that we have seen since August.

The fact is that Brexit is not a simple case of “deal or no deal” and there are plenty of opportunities for more twists and turns in this story.

Fund ideas for Good Money Week

This weekend marks the start of Good Money Week (29 September to 6 October), which aims to promote sustainable, responsible and ethical investing.

According to the latest statistics, leading ethical indices have beaten their non-ethical peers over 10 years.

In the UK, the FTSE4Good UK index beat the FTSE All Share Index, returning 107.23 per cent versus 105.5 per cent over 10 years to 20 September 2018.