Insights

Editor’s Comment: why is Lasting Power of Attorney such a big deal?

Setting up a power of attorney early on in life is a low-cost precaution that could spare you distress further down the line, argues Faith Glasgow.

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The City watchdog’s failure to act on Woodford fund failed investors

The Woodford fiasco demonstrates that the Financial Conduct Authority, not for the first time, is failing in its duty to protect savers and investors, writes Andrew Pitts.

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Steve Webb: the biggest pension freedom trap to avoid

Pension Clinic: overall, the pension freedoms have been a success, but various obstacles need to be navigated to stop people making poor choices. The former pensions minister discusses areas of concern.

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Contrarian Investor: Three trusts for value in an overvalued world

Few pockets of value remain for contrarians to exploit. David Liddell suggests three trusts that should prove resilient.

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What to review before and after April 2019 tax deadline

Jonathan Watts-Lay outlines top saving allowances to utilise before the end of the tax year.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall - who's the best fund manager of all?

There is a belief that people with psychopathic traits do well in the financial industry – but is this justified?

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Three bargains in the UK investment trust discount aisle

Bargain Hunter: On the whole investors continue to ignore their home market, but for those looking to increase exposure there are plenty of discount opportunities.  

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Why we’re sanguine in the face of Brexit and trade wars

Liontrusts Stuart Steven explains why he is cautiously positive on two major macro risks.

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‘I have got to beat free’: how I beat the index with my active bets

Fran Radano of North American Income trust on how he beats the index by taking active bets with a focus on cash flow.

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Hugh Young on how he has revamped Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus

The manager sums up the trusts objectives as he explains that we just want nice little businesses run by ho

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Little miracles: the large advantages of small companies

Chris Gannatti of WisdomTree Europe reviews the attractions of investing in smaller companies in the US, Japan, Europe and the emerging markets.

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Should investors be scared of the big bad yield curve?

Typically, in the context of history, a recession has occurred within the following 18 months on average, when the yield curve inverts.

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Hugh Young on how he has revamped Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus

The manager sums up the trusts objectives as he explains that we just want nice little businesses run by ho

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Inflation on the rise ahead of the Brexit deadline

Inflation now exceeds the Bank of England target in the wake of wage growth, with energy bills and council tax to blame.

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