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How to prepare for the next taper tantrum

Matthew Yeates at Seven Investment Management outlines the most attractive alternative asset opportunities offering protection against the risk of further bond and equity volatility.

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How to profit from new phase of Asian Growth

Mike Kerley, manager of Henderson Far East Income trust, explains how he is looking at Asian opportunities in a new way.

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Private equity approach yields rich pickings

Jeff Harris and Adam Khanbhai, managers of the Strategic Equity Capital trust, talk to Cherry Reynard about the opportunities they see in the unloved UK smaller companies sector. 

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View From The Top: Preparing for a stock market storm

Reminding ourselves of just how unusual the current absence of volatility in equity markets is can help us prepare for the inevitable instability.

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View From The Top: Three reasons why smaller companies beat FTSE 100 giants

UK-based investors have tended to fill their portfolios with funds investing in the large, liquid firms in the FTSE 100 index.

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Manager's view: A less imperfect solution - investment trusts and income

Aberdeen’s Charles Luke explains how in a low-interest rate world, the structure of investment trusts means they can take a much more flexible approach to generating income.

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Manager's view: Diversify your income in an increasingly concentrated UK market

The UK remains one of the strongest equity income-paying markets in the world. It hosts a suite of multinational corporations with long records of paying steady and rising dividends.

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Manager’s view: Boost your income with enhanced dividends

Investments come with the power to generate a reasonable income. They can also protect, or even increase, capital value.

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