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  • Bond yields react to economic optimism v political pessimism

    28 February 2017

    Bryn Jones, manager of the Rathbone Strategic Bond Fund, assesses the divergent views on the current political and economic situations and how they are affecting bond spreads Better-than-expected UK GDP growth, as well as higher anticipated inflation has helped drive gilt yields higher during the past few months. UK growth was revised up to 2% for 2016, making...

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  • Woodford set to launch Income Focus Fund on 20 March

    24 February 2017

    Woodford Investment Management will launch the CF Woodford Income Focus Fund on 20 March 2017 with a fixed offer period*, subject to regulatory approval. The firm said that in response to increasing investor demand for high-quality income streams, the fund would have an investment objective for high income generation together with capital growth. The...

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  • Sanlam releases study of UK equity income funds performance

    14 February 2017

    Sanlam Private Wealth has released its half-yearly Income Study, highlighting the funds most successful at producing income for investors over the long term and which have generated strong returns regardless of market conditions. The study has been running for more than 20 years and is a quantitative assessment that reviews and monitors the performance...

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  • Risk modelling capability will be “game changer” for structured products

    9 February 2017

    New regulation and developments that will give structured products comparable risk ratings with funds, will create a more even playing field when adviser firms are constructing client portfolios, Investec Structured Product’s Colin Brockman tells Rob Kingsbury. Developments in the market look set to align over the next year to enable structured products to be...

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  • FP Miton Income Fund moves to quarterly payments for investors

    6 January 2017

    Miton is moving the FP Miton Income Fund, managed by Eric Moore, to quarterly income distribution payments, with a view to providing investors with a more regular source of income, the company says. Currently, the fund distributes income twice a year, on 30 November and the 31 May. From 2017, income will also be...

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  • Safe rate drawdown: Is 4% still the magic number?

    27 December 2016

    A recently published white paper by Investec Structured Products looked at the ‘safe’ rate of drawdown and sustainable spending in UK retirement. Here we look at some of the main findings.  In a white paper Investec Structured Products has delved into thes ground-breaking research of William Bengen and others, into ‘safe withdrawal rates’ for people withdrawing...

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  • Retirement income vs risk challenge will only grow in years ahead

    12 December 2016

    As risk averse retirees increasingly choosing drawdown over annuities, new solutions need to be found to counter market threats to income, says Steven Cameron, pensions director at Aegon. The number of individuals over 65 who have some of their income linked to the stock market is sitting at 29% today. However, this number is...

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  • Is it all over for bonds?

    22 November 2016

    That is the question, says Anthony Rayner, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range Our view has been that for much of this year, the economic environment has been improving. Economic growth data have shown a recovery across the major economies and inflation has shown something of a pick-up. At the same time, political risk...

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