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  • Earth Day: Investors must ask themselves some tough questions

    21 April 2021

    Investors can play a pivotal role in supporting positive changes but they have to ask where ESG factors in their investment decisions, says Gerrit Ledderhof, Responsible Investment manager at Aegon Asset Management The decade to 2030 is expected to play an outsized role in determining the future of our climate. Keeping the world on track...

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  • Sustainable and ESG now part of long-term portfolios

    21 April 2021

    Sustainable and ESG-focused funds should sit at the heart of investors’ long-term portfolios now, with the seismic shift seen towards such mandates in recent years unlikely to be reversed, according to Adrian Lowcock at Willis Owen. The head of personal investing at the firm says the investment style had outstripped non-ESG approaches over three...

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  • Renewables investing outstrips other AIC sectors

    21 April 2021

    Investment companies in the renewable energy infrastructure sector raised £7.7 billion over the past five years, as investors flocked to the strong yields and opportunity to invest in a greener future. The Association of Investment Companies said the renewable infrastructure sector had raised more than every other AIC sector during the period, with the...

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  • Traditional portfolio structuring a ‘thing of the past’

    20 April 2021

    Traditional portfolios made up of 60% equities and 40% bonds will increasingly become a thing of the past, according to Rupert Thompson, chief investment officer at Kingswood.  Thompson says there is “no doubt” that bonds no longer provide the protection they used to, particularly among government bonds. Corporate bonds are also hovering close to...

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  • Vaccine roll-out reverses investment trends

    18 April 2021

    Investment trends have staged a u-turn over the past six months, as the success of the vaccine roll-out increases investor confidence for the future, says AJ Bell. Laith Khalaf, financial analyst at AJ Bell, said: “Looking back, the arrival of vaccines clearly prompted an inflection point in markets, which saw investment trends swivel on...

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  • Defaqto publishes 2021 DFM market update

    18 April 2021

    Defaqto has published its CPD accredited, DFM market update 2021 in partnership with Close Brothers Asset Management. The financial information, ratings and fintech business, said the DFM market update is designed to help advisers keep up-to-date with the evolving DFM market, as well as clarifying “what ‘good’ looks like in terms of quality and suitability”....

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  • Women & Investing support hub launched

    15 April 2021

    Quilter Cheviot has launched a knowledge hub for financial advisers and clients to help inform and educate them on the trends and barriers that women face when investing. The ‘Women & Investing support hub’ features a number of articles and videos from Quilter Cheviot’s investment experts looking at topics such as maintaining a healthy...

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  • Cryptocurrency investors – ‘prepare for greater Govt scrutiny’

    15 April 2021

    Cryptocurrency investors to “brace” themselves for much greater government scrutiny and much higher levels of regulation as cryptocurrency platform Coinbase makes its public debut on the Nasdaq, deVere Group CEO Nigel Green has warned.  Bitcoin rallied to record highs above $64,000 ahead of the listing, which marks the first major crypto-currency company to list...

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