Insights

We ignore what’s happening in China at our great peril

The US/China trade war is bad news for markets, but China’s faltering consumer and overheated property markets could really raise the pressure.

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Pension Clinic: The importance of a pension MOT

Leave your pension planning too late, and you risk damaging your retirement prospects. Here's what to do. 

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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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Pensions cold call ban – how to avoid losing your pension to scammers

Jonathan Watts-Lay, director of WEALTH at work explains how individuals can avoid losing their pension to scams and fraudste

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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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Bargain Hunter: Europe’s woes force Rated investment trust to 9.5 per cent discount

Henderson European Focus Trust was trading on a premium at the start of the year but has slipped to almost double digit discount.

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Ikea opening demonstrates India’s powerful consumer potential

A passion for flatpack furniture and soft furnishings is set to sweep India; it’s a harbinger of more growth in consumerism to come, says Simon Finch of Ashburton

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BlackRock Frontiers manager explains his contrarian approach

Marina Gerner talks to Sam Vecht about his contrarian approach to investing in frontier markets and how they differ to emerging markets. 

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Why Investors can’t afford to miss India’s juggernaut economy

While comparisons with China make India look sluggish, reforms should boost its stock market.

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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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Interest rates reach highest level in nearly a decade

Bank of England raises base rate of interest to 0.75 per cent. 

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Contagion risk: is Europe in danger from Turkey’s woes?

Pictet Asset Management’s Alain-Nsiona Defise and Mary-Therese Barton comment on the outlook for Turkey.

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Ikea opening demonstrates India’s powerful consumer potential

A passion for flatpack furniture and soft furnishings is set to sweep India; it’s a harbinger of more growth in consumerism to come, says Simon Finch of Ashburton

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What will Brexit mean for UK residential property?

The housing market has stagnated over the past year, but opinion is divided on whether or not it is because of Brexit. 

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