Active equity has good year but suffers longer term
More than half of active UK equity funds outperformed last year, but three quarters underperformed over a 10-year period, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI).
Could Trump’s tariffs derail global growth?
Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will introduce import duties on steel and aluminium is being described as a how-to move on triggering a stock sell-off, with industry-heavy funds and indices set to suffer from the protectionist move.
Environmental investing is suffering an identity crisis
More than £1bn of retail money flowed into ethical funds in 2017, representing the highest annual level of sales for this type of fund ever, but the sector’s progression is stifled by an identity crisis.
What fortune will the Year of the Dog bring China?
Friday 16 February marks the Chinese New Year, with 2018 welcoming the Year of the Dog. However, while the dog is associated with honesty, faithfulness, and a strong sense of responsibility in the Chinese zodiac, investors will be hoping for a repeat of 2017 – the Year of the Rooster – which saw the MSCI China Index return nearly 55%.
Capita shares plummet 40% amid fears of second Carillion
Shares in Capita dropped sharply on Wednesday after the tormented outsourcing firm announced a rights issue and that it had suspended its dividend.