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  • Income: Is Emerging Market debt back on the table?

    1 November 2016

    In the face of low  yields from developed-world government bonds, is emerging market debt once again becoming more attractive? Bryn Jones, fund manager, Rathbone Strategic Bond believes it is. As Western government bond yields creep even lower, investors are starting to eye emerging market debt as a way to boost income. Developing market bonds...

  •  Pay a pension or pay a dividend?

    25 October 2016

    One of the advantages of AIM is that fewer companies have pension fund deficits affecting how they apportion their cash, says Chris Boxall, co-founder of Fundamental Asset Management. A good proportion of cash being generated by many main FTSE market companies is now being redirected to top up growing pension deficits, as opposed to...

  • Woodford launches offshore feeder for Equity Income Fund

    13 October 2016

    Woodford Investment Management is launching an offshore feeder fund for the CF Woodford Equity Income Fund. Available from 13 October 2016, the UCITS fund will enable investors outside the UK to invest in Neil Woodford’s investment strategy. The offshore fund will be domiciled in Ireland and will be available to a range of investors, including wealth...

  • Infrastructure investments – building yield into a portfolio

    5 October 2016

    Infrastructure investment is becoming more attractive as a means to generate yield within a diversified portfolio, argues Architas fund manager Nathan Sweeney Diversification is often talked about but it is even more important at this point in the economic cycle, where we have seen a very strong run from equities and face a period...

  • When a sovereign nation’s rating is downgraded

    4 October 2016

    Following the EU referendum, the UK’s credit rating was downgraded by all three main rating agencies, Standard & Poor’s (S&P), Moody’s, and Fitch. What does that really mean and how important are rating agencies? Ben Wattam, investment manager, Mattioli Woods, looks at the facts. S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch are credit rating agencies, which means...

  • Can the dividend lemon be squeezed any further?

    30 September 2016

    Miton’s David Jane questions dividend sustainability among some of the world’ s best paying companies It has become an almost religious consensus among fund managers that the large, consumer packaged goods companies are such an attractive investment that they now form a key part of many portfolios. But what have been the reasons behind...

  • Policies and politics: the impact on income

    23 September 2016

    Recession, elections, inflation and more quantitative easing are all factors to be considered when assessing forward markets, says Mike Bell, global market strategist, JP Morgan Asset Management The market’s somewhat eerie summer lull, abruptly shattered by tumbling equity and bond indices in early September, was never truly sustainable. Now, investors are starting to question...

  • 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...