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Pictet Asset Management - A climate-aware US ushers in a new era for clean energy

Pictet Asset Management - A climate-aware US ushers in a new era for clean energy - Published: 24 Nov 2020

In this article, Steve Freedman, Pictet’s head of sustainability and thematic research, explains how Biden’s ambitious environmental agenda will change the complexion of the battle against climate change, especially in the clean energy industry.

Fidelity International - Putting sustainability to the test: ESG outperformance amid volatility

Fidelity International - Putting sustainability to the test: ESG outperformance amid volatility - Published: 18 Nov 2020

The first nine months of 2020 contained the first broad-based market crash, and recovery, of the sustainable investing era, and provided fertile ground for research into the relationship between sustainability and performance. Fidelity International re-tested their sustainability ratings and carried out a research update to take in the market recovery from April 2020 onwards.

BlackRock - U.S. Election: Biden Win

BlackRock - U.S. Election: Biden Win - Published: 13 Nov 2020

Investment professionals at BlackRock Investment Institute give their market views after Biden’s win in the U.S. election.

Schroders - The four 'M's: why the 21st century belongs to Asia

Schroders - The four 'M's: why the 21st century belongs to Asia - Published: 13 Nov 2020

Schroders’ Head of Investments Asia provides his perspective on why Asia is on course to dominate the 21st century, bringing a wealth of investment opportunity.

Ninety One - Investing in the low-carbon transition

Ninety One - Investing in the low-carbon transition - Published: 02 Nov 2020

The transition to a low-carbon global economy is driving growth and investment opportunities, but measuring carbon impact is key. Read the latest Q&A with the strategy’s portfolio managers.

Schroders: Agents of sustainable change; how investors expect companies to be socially aware

Schroders: Agents of sustainable change; how investors expect companies to be socially aware - Published: 02 Nov 2020

Schroders’ Global Investor Study 2020 reveals investors’ views on how companies behave and who should be responsible for mitigating climate change.

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for September 2020

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for September 2020 - Published: 15 Oct 2020

Review of global market developments in September 2020, highlighting the best and worst performing sectors globally.

M&G Investments - A decade to deliver: the SDG reckoning

M&G Investments - A decade to deliver: the SDG reckoning - Published: 06 Oct 2020

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. M&G Investments' SDG reckoner represents our assessment of progress towards delivering the goals, highlighting where ambition needs to be scaled up, and focusing on the role impact investors have to play in addressing these challenges.

Sarasin - Six minute strategy: where to for global inflation?

Sarasin - Six minute strategy: where to for global inflation? - Published: 24 Sep 2020

Sarasin look at the global economy and the effects of both deflationary and inflationary forces, which are critical to asset markets and clients as they budget for the years ahead.

Matthew Asia - Measuring Intangibles for Asia's Growth Companies

Matthew Asia - Measuring Intangibles for Asia's Growth Companies - Published: 16 Sep 2020

Schroders’ Portfolio Managers Taizo Ishida and Michael Oh, CFA, explore the growth drivers for Asia's new economy sectors, including how to measure and assign potential future value of intangible assets.

Survey results: ESG investing is on the up

Survey results: ESG investing is on the up - Published: 11 Sep 2020

An RL360 survey has shown an upward trend in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing among savers in the last 12 months.

Fidelity - Overcoming fast fashion's hidden costs

Fidelity - Overcoming fast fashion's hidden costs - Published: 03 Sep 2020

The recent controversy over the working conditions at UK clothing brand Boohoo has brought the practices of fast fashion back into the spotlight. As clothing makers churn out affordable designs at an ever-faster pace, the environmental and social costs of the fast-fashion industry are becoming clearer to both consumers and investors - and having an impact on valuations. European equities manager, Matthew Siddle looks at how investors can navigate these issues and discusses the importance of constructively engaging with the industry.

Pictet Asset Management -  Environmental Investing Journey

Pictet Asset Management - Environmental Investing Journey - Published: 02 Sep 2020

A selection of tools and materials from Pictet Asset Management will help you or your clients get started on the environmental investing journey. These include a quiz, environmental impact calculator, e-module, articles, and environmental impact calculator.

Invesco - The investment climate and what it means for markets

Invesco - The investment climate and what it means for markets - Published: 02 Sep 2020

As economies begin to reopen, Richard Batty and David Aujla of Invesco’s Multi Asset team discuss the market impact and what investors might expect looking forward.

Schroders: Everything you need to know about sustainable investing

Schroders: Everything you need to know about sustainable investing - Published: 02 Sep 2020

Schroders clarify what some of the commonly misunderstood sustainability terms mean.

Fidelity International - A rolling selection of articles related to the Coronavirus

Fidelity International - A rolling selection of articles related to the Coronavirus - Published: 19 Aug 2020

View a select of Fidelity International articles produced by their investment professionals relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, including how to manage your clients’ investments during this uncertain time of heightened volatility.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management - A rolling selection of articles related to the Coronavirus

J.P. Morgan Asset Management - A rolling selection of articles related to the Coronavirus - Published: 19 Aug 2020

View a selection of J.P. Morgan Asset Management articles published by their investment professionals, as they monitor global economic activity amid the COVID-19 crisis, including the production of weekly market stats.

MFS Investment Management - A rolling selection of articles related to the Coronavirus

MFS Investment Management - A rolling selection of articles related to the Coronavirus - Published: 19 Aug 2020

Investment professionals at MFS Investment Management share their latest economic and market insights for the global financial markets as the world works through the effects of COVID-19.

Fidelity International - The unstoppable ascent of sustainable investing

Fidelity International - The unstoppable ascent of sustainable investing - Published: 17 Aug 2020

The assumption that shareholder returns should be maximised at any cost has been challenged by Covid-19, further embedding sustainable investing as a future destination for asset flows. Head of Equities - Asia and Lead Cross-Asset Strategist of Schroders explore the drivers behind this transformation and their consequences for investors.

Schroders: What is the appeal of thematic investing?

Schroders: What is the appeal of thematic investing? - Published: 17 Aug 2020

Schroder’s Investment Director David Docherty explains what thematic investing is and the growing appeal of this type of investing.

Aberdeen Standard Investments - A rolling selection of articles related to the Coronavirus

Aberdeen Standard Investments - A rolling selection of articles related to the Coronavirus - Published: 20 Jul 2020

Keep up to date with Coronavirus updates and insights from investment professionals at Aberdeen Standard Investments as they monitor the impact the pandemic is having on the global markets.

Columbia Threadneedle - A rolling selection of articles related to the Coronavirus

Columbia Threadneedle - A rolling selection of articles related to the Coronavirus - Published: 20 Jul 2020

Investment professionals at Columbia Threadneedle provide their opinions and insights on the markets and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Invesco - A rolling selection of articles related to the Coronavirus

Invesco - A rolling selection of articles related to the Coronavirus - Published: 20 Jul 2020

We provide an ongoing selection of views and opinions from investment professionals at Invesco as they monitor the ongoing market turmoil and reactions from banks and governments to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Schroders - A rolling selection of articles related to the Coronavirus

Schroders - A rolling selection of articles related to the Coronavirus - Published: 20 Jul 2020

Investment professionals at Schroders provide their views and market stats in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on markets and economies around the world.

Fidelity - Understanding market volatility

Fidelity - Understanding market volatility - Published: 03 Apr 2020

Markets are going through major turmoil as the world experiences the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this is not the first time we have experienced such heightened volatility. Fidelity have provided a series of aids and interactive tools to help you understand why the long-term approach can help you in managing your clients’ investments.

BlackRock - Market plunge: This is not 2008

BlackRock - Market plunge: This is not 2008 - Published: 24 Mar 2020

Recent market moves are reminiscent of the 2008 financial crisis, but we don’t think this is a repeat. Read our thoughts in our Market Plunge bulletin.

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for February 2020

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for February 2020 - Published: 11 Mar 2020

Review of global market developments in February 2020, highlighting the best and worst performing sectors globally.

GAM Investment - Thriving Amid Stagnation

GAM Investment - Thriving Amid Stagnation - Published: 28 Feb 2020

Stagnation is often touted as the metaphorical death knell for an economy. Julian Howard, head of multi asset solutions at GAM, suggests that there are ways to avoid the pitfalls of a slowing economy.

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for January 2020

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for January 2020 - Published: 25 Feb 2020

Review of global market developments in January 2020, highlighting the best and worst performing sectors globally.

Fidelity International - Key volatility messages for investors

Fidelity International - Key volatility messages for investors - Published: 17 Feb 2020

Financial markets can be subject to periods of event-related volatility during which investor confidence can be significantly undermined. Fidelity International provide key messages to help investors steer their portfolios through volatile times.

Matthews Asia - Wuhan Coronavirus

Matthews Asia - Wuhan Coronavirus - Published: 14 Feb 2020

Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks and Investment Strategist Andy Rothman offer their perspectives on the Coronavirus and its possible impact on China's governance and economy.

Invesco – Global markets – 2020 outlook

Invesco – Global markets – 2020 outlook - Published: 16 Jan 2020

A look ahead to 2020 - central banks and geopolitics to shape global economy.

Matthews Asia - Sinology

Matthews Asia - Sinology - Published: 20 Dec 2019

In this issue of Sinology Andy Rothman, Investment Strategist, shares his views on the U.S.– China trade deal announced on Friday, 13 December and what does it mean for investors?

Investec Asset Management -  UK General Election Results

Investec Asset Management - UK General Election Results - Published: 19 Dec 2019

Investec Asset Management portfolio managers give their views on the UK General Election result.

GAM Investment: UK election – initial thoughts

GAM Investment: UK election – initial thoughts - Published: 16 Dec 2019

Following the unexpectedly strong election victory for Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party, some of the GAM Investment portfolio managers offer their views on how this is likely to impact markets.

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for November 2019

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for November 2019 - Published: 13 Dec 2019

Review of global market developments in November 2019, highlighting the best and worst performing sectors globally.

GAM Investment - How likely is a global recession?

GAM Investment - How likely is a global recession? - Published: 26 Nov 2019

Economic indicators suggest a global recession is unlikely, and any resolution of the China-US trade war could provide further relief, says GAM Investments’ Charles Hepworth. However he believes the UK could be moving closer to recession territory.

Schroders: An infographic view of the global economy in November 2019

Schroders: An infographic view of the global economy in November 2019 - Published: 26 Nov 2019

This month's infographic looks at the outlook for US company profits and the lessons we can learn from Japan's government spending in the 1990s.

Sarasin - Plant Power

Sarasin - Plant Power - Published: 26 Nov 2019

Veganism takes a bite out of traditional food consumption. Jeneiv Shah, co-portfolio manager for Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities, discusses how investors have an important part to play in this transformation.

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for October 2019

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for October 2019 - Published: 11 Nov 2019

Review of global market developments in October 2019, highlighting the best and worst performing sectors globally.

Matthew Asia - Asia: riding a wave of innovation

Matthew Asia - Asia: riding a wave of innovation - Published: 10 Oct 2019

Asia is no longer a place where everything is produced but nothing is invented, Asia is riding a wave of homegrown innovation with long-term investment implications.

Schroders: An infographic view of the global economy in September 2019

Schroders: An infographic view of the global economy in September 2019 - Published: 09 Oct 2019

In this month's infographic Schroders look at how trade wars are affecting global growth prospects.

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for September 2019

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for September 2019 - Published: 08 Oct 2019

Review of global market developments in September 2019, highlighting the best and worst performing sectors globally.

Schroders - Global Investor Study 2019

Schroders - Global Investor Study 2019 - Published: 20 Sep 2019

Schroders Global Investor Study – Investor behaviour: do people have control of their personal finances?

Sarasin - Capitalising on the rise of the Chinese consumer

Sarasin - Capitalising on the rise of the Chinese consumer - Published: 18 Sep 2019

Despite China's GDP growth slowing, its wealthiest people are growing richer. Growing demand for premium and luxury goods make this a desirable investment opportunity.

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for August 2019

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for August 2019 - Published: 11 Sep 2019

Review of global market developments in August 2019, highlighting the best and worst performing sectors globally.

Schroders: An infographic view of the global economy in August 2019

Schroders: An infographic view of the global economy in August 2019 - Published: 30 Aug 2019

In this month's infographic we focus on why the weaker pound has failed to turbocharge the UK economy and what governments are doing to boost growth.

Sarasin - How trade made China great

Sarasin - How trade made China great - Published: 20 Aug 2019

Sarasin economist, Niloofar Rafiei, examines how important is trade to China’s economic trajectory, and secondly, what will the future of China’s trade look like as it navigates the probable persistence in slower global trade.

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for July 2019

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for July 2019 - Published: 12 Aug 2019

Review of global market developments in July 2019, highlighting the best and worst performing sectors globally.

Schroders: An infographic view of the global economy in July 2019

Schroders: An infographic view of the global economy in July 2019 - Published: 12 Aug 2019

In this month's infographic we look at what is left in central banks' arsenals to tackle any future economic downturn.

Janus Henderson - Mid-Year Market GPS

Janus Henderson - Mid-Year Market GPS - Published: 02 Aug 2019

At the start of 2019, Janus Henderson’s investment teams identified core themes, or mega trends, considered likely to impact markets. Here, they revisit the themes with the potential to reshape the investment landscape. How have the themes played out so far this year, where do they go from here and what else should be on investors’ radar?

Matthews Asia  - The Investment Case

Matthews Asia - The Investment Case - Published: 15 Jul 2019

Matthews Asia present a case to take a new dividend approach to Asia and find the next generation of dividend-paying companies in the world’s fastest growing region.

GAM Investments - Central Bank Risk Management

GAM Investments - Central Bank Risk Management - Published: 01 Jul 2019

GAM Investments’ Larry Hatheway discusses whether economic activity is likely to remain resilient, what action the Fed may take from here and how this translates into an asset allocation view.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management - Principles for successful long-term investing

J.P. Morgan Asset Management - Principles for successful long-term investing - Published: 27 Jun 2019

J.P. Morgan present six time-tested strategies for guiding portfolios towards tomorrow’s goals, helping you convey these key messages effectively to your clients.

Matthew Asia - U.S. - China Trade Dispute

Matthew Asia - U.S. - China Trade Dispute - Published: 21 Jun 2019

U.S. – China trade concerns continue to weigh on global markets. Matthews Asia offers its perspective on how the dispute affects the long-term investment landscape.

Henderson - Global Dividend Growth: Staying Strong

Henderson - Global Dividend Growth: Staying Strong - Published: 04 Jun 2019

Despite worries over slowing economic growth, global dividends continue to rise. According to the latest Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index, payouts climbed by 7.8% on a headline basis during the first quarter. What’s more, global dividends look set to have another record year in 2019.

GAM Investment Solutions: Can equity gains be sustained

GAM Investment Solutions: Can equity gains be sustained - Published: 30 May 2019

GAM Investment's Larry Hatheway outlines his latest multi-asset views, discussing whether markets are behaving as anticipated this year, what catalysts could change this and what the implications are for asset allocation.

Matthews Asia - Perspective

Matthews Asia - Perspective - Published: 16 May 2019

Matthews Asia Portfolio Managers Teresa Kong and Satya Patel discuss the appeal of Asia corporate bonds for bond investors seeking global diversification.

GAM Investment Solutions - Seeking an earnings story

GAM Investment Solutions - Seeking an earnings story - Published: 12 Apr 2019

GAM Investments’ Larry Hatheway outlines his latest multi-asset views, discussing whether a pullback in markets appears less likely than it did at the turn of the year, the main threats to an improvement in markets and the potential catalyst for investors to re-engage more fully in risk assets.

Sarasin - Food and Agriculture Opportunities

Sarasin - Food and Agriculture Opportunities - Published: 11 Apr 2019

Sarasin Deputy fund manager Jeneiv Shah explores how the food economy is evolving, and how they reflect that in their food and agriculture fund.

The world in 2029

The world in 2029 - Published: 26 Feb 2019

Through a series of charts, Fidelity International track the opportunities in the fast-growing emerging economies as they mature over the next 10 years, the introduction of a new wave of consumers, as well as some of the key environmental challenges that need to be overcome.

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for December 2018

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for December 2018 - Published: 17 Jan 2019

Review of global market developments in December 2018, highlighting the best and worst performing sectors globally.

The real impact of US trade tariffs on China

The real impact of US trade tariffs on China - Published: 14 Jan 2019

Countries that have current account deficits are required to attract foreign capital to ‘plug the hole’. Alex Duffy assesses the real impact that the proposed US trade tariffs will have on China’s current account and what this will mean for the Chinese economy.

Schroders: An infographic view of the global economy in November 2018

Schroders: An infographic view of the global economy in November 2018 - Published: 04 Dec 2018

In this month's infographic Schroders look at the factors dragging on global growth and how much of a slowdown they might cause.

Matthews Asia - The Great China Disconnect

Matthews Asia - The Great China Disconnect - Published: 22 Nov 2018

In this issue of Sinology Andy Rothman, Investment Strategist , shares his perspective on China and its economy and reckons that disconnection between the market, on the one hand, and macro and corporate performance, on the other hand, is likely to realign at some point.

GAM Investment Solutions -  Post- peak = Turbulent Times

GAM Investment Solutions - Post- peak = Turbulent Times - Published: 19 Nov 2018

GAM Investments’ Larry Hatheway outlines his latest multi-asset views, discussing recent market turbulence and whether the bull market is over; the next policy moves by the Fed and ECB; as well as the upcoming US mid-term elections.

GAM Investment Solutions -  Markets in September 2018

GAM Investment Solutions - Markets in September 2018 - Published: 05 Nov 2018

GAM Investments’ Larry Hatheway outlines his latest multi-asset views, discussing what has caused the sharp bifurcation of market performance this year, whether equity markets will be driven by rotation and fresh leadership, and the key risks to markets for the remainder of 2018.

Sarasin -  The Connected Farm

Sarasin - The Connected Farm - Published: 29 Oct 2018

Deputy Fund Manager Jeneiv Shah explores the innovation in this new area of agriculture and how it affects investment opportunities in the sector.

Schroders: An infographic view of the global economy in October 2018

Schroders: An infographic view of the global economy in October 2018 - Published: 29 Oct 2018

In this month’s infographic Schroders look at whether trade wars will end the current economic cycle and the issues facing Italy's highly indebted government.

Janus Henderson - Global Snapshot

Janus Henderson - Global Snapshot - Published: 18 Oct 2018

The Janus Henderson Global Snapshot explores the themes driving markets, the trends to watch, market returns and metrics, and the Multi-Asset Team’s outlook for regions and sectors at last quarter end.

Matthews Asia - Asia Insight

Matthews Asia - Asia Insight - Published: 15 Oct 2018

Matthews Asia is the largest dedicated Asia-only investment specialist in the United States. Here they provide their perspective on China’s small companies in the light of China’s new economic structural changes and likely reaction of Asia’s markets in response to the U.S.

Matthews Asia -  Is China Tanking?

Matthews Asia - Is China Tanking? - Published: 06 Aug 2018

In this issue of Sinology Andy Rothman, Investment Strategist, focuses on the health of the largest part of the Chinese economy: domestic demand. He also explains why even a trade war would have only a modest impact on China.

Sarasin - The inexorable growth of the food economy

Sarasin - The inexorable growth of the food economy - Published: 07 Jun 2018

Sarasin fund managers Henry Boucher and Jeneiv Shah discuss the breadth of investment opportunities generated by the inexorable growth of the food economy.

GAM Investment Solutions -  markets in February 2018

GAM Investment Solutions - markets in February 2018 - Published: 05 Apr 2018

Chief economist and head of GAM Investment Solutions, Larry Hatheway, discusses what happened to the markets in early February, how significant the spectre of US protectionism will be and whether markets should be worried about rising inflation.

Invesco - monthly market report for January 2018

Invesco - monthly market report for January 2018 - Published: 07 Feb 2018

Review of global market developments in January 2018, highlighting the best and worst performing sectors globally.

Matthews Asia - 2017 Year-end CIO Review and 2018 Outlook

Matthews Asia - 2017 Year-end CIO Review and 2018 Outlook - Published: 26 Jan 2018

Matthews Asia CIO and Portfolio Manager Robert Horrocks, PhD, shares an update on the markets and considers whether current trends might continue in 2018.

Aberdeen Asset Management -  Where should investors look for opportunities in 2018?

Aberdeen Asset Management - Where should investors look for opportunities in 2018? - Published: 25 Jan 2018

Hugh Young, Managing Director of Aberdeen Asia shares his views on opportunities for investors in 2018.

Fidelity International - Outlook 2018 - Survey Results

Fidelity International - Outlook 2018 - Survey Results - Published: 23 Jan 2018

Fidelity International surveyed more than 240 professional investors to gain a fresh understanding of how they view the current investment landscape and how likely this is to influence their investment recommendations in 2018.

GAM Investment Solutions -The macroeconomic outlook for 2018

GAM Investment Solutions -The macroeconomic outlook for 2018 - Published: 20 Jan 2018

Chief economist and head of GAM Investment Solutions, Larry Hatheway, discusses the macroeconomic outlook for 2018, including his expectations for global equity and bond markets, monetary policy and the biggest risks to investors in the year ahead.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management | The investment outlook for 2018: It ain’t over till the central banks sing

J.P. Morgan Asset Management | The investment outlook for 2018: It ain’t over till the central banks sing - Published: 18 Jan 2018

Karen Ward, Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe, from J.P. Morgan Asset Management provides an investment outlook for 2018.

Matthews Asia - Asia Insight

Matthews Asia - Asia Insight - Published: 18 Jan 2018

In 2018, will the U.S. market continue to power up on expanding margins? If so, what does that mean for the rest of the world’s economies? Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks, examines the factors behind the most likely scenarios.

Invesco - Global Economic Outlook 2018

Invesco - Global Economic Outlook 2018 - Published: 03 Jan 2018

John Greenwood, Invesco Ltd’s Chief Economist, outlines his views on developments in global economies.

Aberdeen Asset Management - Emerging markets: The risks have changed

Aberdeen Asset Management - Emerging markets: The risks have changed - Published: 14 Jul 2017

In this changing world the Emerging markets have also changed over the last 30 years. Here at Aberdeen Asset Management they believe it’s time to change perception about emerging markets.

Janus Capital Group Inc. and Henderson Group plc complete merger of equals

Janus Capital Group Inc. and Henderson Group plc complete merger of equals - Published: 11 Jul 2017

On 30 May 2017 Janus Capital Group Inc. and Henderson Group plc announced the completion of an all-stock merger of equals to form Janus Henderson Group plc (Janus Henderson).

RL360 Fund centres - Data feed changes to Morningstar®

RL360 Fund centres - Data feed changes to Morningstar® - Published: 03 Feb 2017

A redevelopment of our guided-architecture Fund centres mean we have swapped our data supplier to highly-regarded company Morningstar®. This introduces more in-depth fund analysis and an enhanced level of functionality that will surely impress you. We’ve extended the tools to your clients too!

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for period November 2016

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for period November 2016 - Published: 12 Dec 2016

Fund Managers from Invesco Asset Management provide a regional roundup of market activity from November 2016.

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for period October 2016

Invesco - Monthly Market Report for period October 2016 - Published: 09 Nov 2016

Fund Managers from Invesco Asset Management provide a regional roundup of market activity from October 2016.

Schroders - Bond Investors post-Brexit options

Schroders - Bond Investors post-Brexit options - Published: 22 Sep 2016

Paul Grainger, fixed income manager for Schroders gives his view on the options bond investors have in the current market in which Brexit has come to increase the already high level of uncertainty.

Standard Life Investments - Q2 2016 Global Review

Standard Life Investments - Q2 2016 Global Review - Published: 22 Sep 2016

What happened in the global markets during Q2 2016? Click here to read Standard Life Investments' economic analysis.

J.P.Morgan - Analyzing the Post Brexit landscape

J.P.Morgan - Analyzing the Post Brexit landscape - Published: 07 Sep 2016

J.P.Morgan experts assess the post Brexit Q1 earnings season and also consider the weigh Brexit implications will have on the economic and investment fronts.

Brexit - Fund Manager reactions post Referendum

Brexit - Fund Manager reactions post Referendum - Published: 04 Jul 2016

After the announcement on Friday 24 June 2016 that the UK voted to exit Europe, fund managers published their immediate views on what they thought this meant for the UK and the impact on their funds. Read their reactions here.

Opportunities to Invest in Small & Medium-Cap Funds

Opportunities to Invest in Small & Medium-Cap Funds - Published: 16 Mar 2016

Investors might think there is safety in investing in the shares of large established companies, but should the small and mid-cap companies be overlooked?

Invesco Perpetual - Investing in UK Smaller Companies

Invesco Perpetual - Investing in UK Smaller Companies - Published: 29 Feb 2016

Jonathan Brown, UK Equities Fund Manager at Invesco Perpetual shares his views on stock picking UK smaller companies which he believes have the resilience to weather the global storm.

Guinness Asset Management - Why Invest in Asia?

Guinness Asset Management - Why Invest in Asia? - Published: 15 Feb 2016

The Asia region is made up of a mix of advanced, high-income economies and newly industrialised countries that are home to 54% of the world’s population. Industrialisation brings with it increased wealth, improved standards of living and a vast consumer market that attracts both domestic and international brands. Here Guinness specialists give their views on what makes Asia different.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management - Investing in Smaller Companies

J.P. Morgan Asset Management - Investing in Smaller Companies - Published: 15 Feb 2016

Here J.P. Morgan’s Head of Investment Trusts, Simon Crinage, explains what potential there is in investing in small and mid cap shares, with particular reference to the UK, where the younger companies have the potential to thrive.

Matthews Asia - Asia Insight

Matthews Asia - Asia Insight - Published: 15 Feb 2016

Matthews Asia believes in long-term growth of Asia and is the largest dedicated Asia-only investment specialist in the United States. Matthews Asia funds have recently been added to our guided-architecture products Quantum, Oracle, Paragon and LifePlan. Here they provide their views on investment opportunities that exist in Asia.

Schroders - China's strong growth, but fragile foundations

Schroders - China's strong growth, but fragile foundations - Published: 10 Aug 2015

Schroders Emerging markets Economist Craig Botham gives his views on chinese growth and why he is still skeptical about the future.

The Outlook for Greece

The Outlook for Greece - Published: 14 Jul 2015

Compilation of articles of experts from Fidelity and Henderson analysing the Greek economic outlook and mentioning probable outcomes for the whole situation.

Guinness - Investing in companies with innovation in their DNA

Guinness - Investing in companies with innovation in their DNA - Published: 28 Nov 2014

Guinness Asset Management, who has just launched a UCITs version of its highly rated Guinness Atkinson Global Innovators Fund, reveals what it looks for when it comes to searching for the most innovative companies.

Hashtag healthcare - it's trending

Hashtag healthcare - it's trending - Published: 18 Nov 2014

Following our annual fund review and due to popular demand we are pleased to give you access to healthcare, biotechnology and life science equity funds within our Oracle, Paragon, Quantum and LifePlan products for the first time.

The rise in renewable energy

The rise in renewable energy - Published: 18 Nov 2014

Following our annual fund review we are pleased to give you access to a renewable energy fund alongside our regular energy funds within the Oracle, Paragon, and Quantum fund ranges.

Guinness - Investing in global energy

Guinness - Investing in global energy - Published: 03 Nov 2014

Guinness Asset Management explain why the implications of population growth and increasing energy consumption are profound for investors in both traditional energy and alternative energy, and why the long term consumption of energy has huge supply and demand implications now and for the future.

Guinness - Dividends matter

Guinness - Dividends matter - Published: 03 Nov 2014

Guinness Asset Management explain why it is important to focus on a value approach with regard to the equity income sector, and why a basket of dividend-paying, quality companies should be a staple in any portfolio.

Henderson - Assets aligned

Henderson - Assets aligned - Published: 21 Jul 2014

Hendersons’ Chris Burvill, Manager of the Henderson Cautious Managed Fund, discusses walking the narrow path between equities and bonds and why multi-asset funds have a core role to play in a volatile market.

Henderson - A simple guide to volatility

Henderson - A simple guide to volatility - Published: 14 Jul 2014

Henderson provide a simple explanation about volatility, the importance it plays when selecting funds and why diversification should be considered in order to help spread risk within a clients’ portfolio.

Sarasin - Four frogs and a fridge

Sarasin - Four frogs and a fridge - Published: 23 Jul 2013

Henry Boucher, Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Sarasin & Partners and manager of the Sarasin AgriSar fund explains what the Victorians, frogs and long-term trends in the global food chain all have in common.

Renaissance - Africa's momentum has just begun

Renaissance - Africa's momentum has just begun - Published: 05 Jul 2013

Ron Gillies of Renaissance Asset Managers looks at what growth prospects Africa can offer in the emerging markets sector.

Fidelity - Asset allocation; strategic or tactical?

Fidelity - Asset allocation; strategic or tactical? - Published: 10 Oct 2012

Steven Edgley, Investment Director - Investment Solutions Group, Fidelity, shares his views regarding asset allocation.

Pictet - A brief update on gold

Pictet - A brief update on gold - Published: 31 Aug 2012

Chloe Koos Dunand, econimist at Pictet, discusses the recent demand for gold and some of the key reasons for its success.

BlackRock - Peering through the hedge

BlackRock - Peering through the hedge - Published: 30 Jul 2012

Claire Duffy, head of strategic alliances at BlackRock, takes the time to explain BlackRock's views on currency hedging, risk, and its role in the value of total returns.

Pictet - Quenching the world's thirst

Pictet - Quenching the world's thirst - Published: 30 May 2012

Philippe Rohner, senior investment manager of the Pictet Water fund, highlights the importance of better water provision, the current imbalance between supply and demand and the potential opportunities.

Sarasin - 7 billion and counting

Sarasin - 7 billion and counting - Published: 30 Apr 2012

Henry Boucher, Sarasin agrisar fund manager, examines the world's population, its impact on global resources and the associated opportunities.

GAM - Asia's global influence grows

GAM - Asia's global influence grows - Published: 30 Mar 2012

Michael Lai, investment director of asian funds at GAM, shares his views on asian countries extending their political and economic influence and what this means for the future.

Henderson - What is Absolute Return?

Henderson - What is Absolute Return? - Published: 30 Oct 2011

Ben Wallace and Luke Newman, UK absolute return fund managers at Henderson, take the time to explain a little bit more about absolute return strategies.

Loomis, Sayles & Co - Bond market perspectives

Loomis, Sayles & Co - Bond market perspectives - Published: 30 Mar 2011

Kathleen Gaffney, multi-sector bond portfolio manager, examines how the current economic climate is impacting on the bond sector.