February 2018


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  • Will we see overheating and inflation in 2018? 

    15 January 2018

    How might 2018 is going to unfold? Anthony Rayner, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range, looks at the economic and market situation The economic growth data has been knock-out so far this year – growth is strong and synchronised across developed and emerging economies. This follows a very strong 2017 and, if this economic...

  • Active cash management – can low interest rates be beaten?

    10 January 2018

    In a low interest rate, high inflation environment, where investors, wary of a market correction, want to hold cash, adviser firms need to find ways to actively manage that asset, says  Giles Hutson, CEO of Insignis Cash Solutions. With many market commentators speculating that a market downturn is on the cards, financial advisers are...

  • Chase de Vere to launch a Discretionary Model Portfolio Service

    10 January 2018

    Chase de Vere has announced it is planning to launch a Discretionary Model Portfolio Service in the first half of 2018. The firm said the groundwork is already in place and it is currently preparing an application for FCA permissions Chase de Vere has previously provided only advisory investment services. The new discretionary service...

  • What prospects for UK housebuilding in 2018?

    9 January 2018

    Expectations for UK housebuilders going into the 2017 Budget were high but how are they looking in 2018? Mark Swain, co-manager of the Smith & Williamson Enterprise fund, examines how the Budget affected the market and asks how vulnerable are housebuilders may be this year. The UK housebuilding sector has been one of the standout...

  • 4 significant deadlines to keep an eye on in 2018

    7 January 2018

    What does 2018 have in store for savers? Tom Selby, senior analyst at AJ Bell, looks at four events that we should be set to deal with this year. 2017 felt like a year where the whole world teetered on the brink. From the President of the United States threatening war via Twitter to cryptocurrencies...

  • Income: Using floating rate notes as alternative to mainstream fixed income

    4 January 2018

    Darius McDermott, managing director, FundCalibre, looks at the benefits of this often overlooked means to achieve income. Following the first interest rate hike in a decade, in November 2017, the Bank of England’s governor Mark Carney has indicated that another two hikes may be required over the next three years to control inflation. A rising interest...

  • London property market – crash or correction this year?

    2 January 2018

    Investors should brace themselves for one of these, says Kames Capital’s David Wise. The London property market, which was already showing signs of a slowdown in 2017, Wise believes is currently in the latter part of its market cycle, with only the income component providing some stability. However, the co-manager of the £555m Kames...

  • 2018: Where are the investing risks?

    1 January 2018

      Miton’s David Jane takes a view on where some of the key risks might be in 2018, both to the upside and the downside. When considering the basic economic outlook for 2018, we see the risk mainly to the upside in terms of growth, inflation and interest rates. Most pundits seem to be...