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  • Challenge of generating retirement income

    21 September 2016

    As investors increasing to look to equities for retirement income, focus on dividends and diversification is ever more important, argues Ian Rees, head of Research, Multi-Asset Funds, Premier Asset Management. Making the right decisions around generating income in retirement remains a challenge, but also gives investors important and potentially valuable options. For investors choosing...

  • Challenges for UK dividend income

    7 September 2016

    The post Brexit environment is reshaping the outlook for UK dividends, argues Ketan Patel, portfolio manager at EdenTree Investment Management Since the global financial crisis, savers and investors have been battling record low bond yields and dismal returns on cash, and now they face a further round of interest rate cuts and quantitative easing....

  • Is guaranteed drawdown worth the premium paid?

    22 August 2016

    With people living longer and annuity rates suffering from historically low values, is guaranteed drawdown, which insures against the client running out of money while staying invested, a product retirees should be considering? Barry Cudmore, managing director, Aegon Ireland, looks at the issues. The income generated from traditional annuities was on a downward trajectory...

  • Three possible scenarios for what lies ahead

    18 August 2016

    Peter Toogood, investment director, The Adviser Centre at City Financial, presents three different economic scenarios with important implications for portfolio positioning. Post-Brexit investors could be forgiven for asking what all the fuss was about. Indeed, anyone predicting utter chaos was always going to look rather foolish. For now, we are still inside Europe, unemployment is still falling and...

  • Keeping faith in property income

    10 August 2016

    In a world starved of income the potential yield on offer makes property an attractive asset class, argues Nathan Sweeney, senior investment manager, Architas. It’s been a tumultuous period for property funds in the wake of the EU referendum. Following strong growth for the past three years the first few months of 2016 saw...

  • Bank of England goes a step further than expected

    4 August 2016

    Today’s decision by the Bank of England to both cut interest rates and kick-start another round of QE has resulted in commentator reaction from all areas of the market. Here we publish comment covering 5 key areas.  Impact on UK economy Schroder’s senior economist, Azad Zangana: A sharp drop in economic activity as reported by...

  • Is property investment looking good again for long-term investors?

    26 July 2016

    With property investment trusts currently offering annual dividend yields of 5% and discounts to net asset value of 9% on average, is now the time for long-term investors to consider investing in commercial property? Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell, looks at the figures. The recent suspensions of a number of the most...

  • Multi-asset funds need alternatives to ‘broken’ duration protection

    21 July 2016

    Historically low yields in government bonds are impacting the efficiency of duration for multi asset funds, says Claus Vorm, manager of the Nordea 1 – GBP Diversified Return Fund. As a consequence of the historically low yields offered by developed market government bonds, exacerbated by Brexit, the traditional role of duration as a natural counterbalance to equity beta is...