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Alternatives | News 20 Jul 18

Classic cars breaking auction records in 2018

A record price for a British car at auction is indicative of a strong season for classic car collectors.

Property fund slams closure of Serious Fraud Office case

Commodities | News 20 Jul 18

Failed Columna fund targeted by financial investigator

Switzerland-based financial investigator David Mapley has launched a campaign to seek the return of $400,000 (£307,092, €343,963) for a client who invested in the failed Columna Commodities fund.

Best Practice | News 20 Jul 18

UK IFAs facing advice suitability review in 2019

The Financial Conduct Authority has outlined plans to re-assess the suitability of retail investment advice in 2019, according to its latest annual report.

Active equity has good year but suffers longer term

Fixed Income | Analysis 19 Jul 18

Duration outperforms despite rate hike concerns

Long duration funds outperformed in the second quarter of 2018, despite investors’ ongoing concerns around interest rates.

News 19 Jul 18

Global plastics purge to hit oil investors

Ecowarriors could have double the reason to celebrate the global push to eradicate plastics after Legal & General Investment Management highlighted the negative impact lower demand will have on the oil and petrochemical sectors.

Hong Kong’s ‘Toy King’ billionaire sues Convoy director

Companies | 18 Jul 18

Standard Life Investments’ mega fund hits back at ‘sniping’

Standard Life Investment’s Global Absolute Return Strategy (Gars) has admitted prepping too early for the end of the cycle and vented about the level of media attention on its multi-billion pound outflows.

Getting Under the Skin of Pension Transfers – the importance of explaining risk

Investment | 18 Jul 18

Income portfolios jump up the risk spectrum

Intermediaries are being urged to focus on total returns as the low-yield environment pushes income portfolios into higher risk categories.

Investment | 17 Jul 18

Trade war fears prompt equities cull

Fund managers have slashed their global equity allocations to the lowest level since November 2016, spooked by fears of a trade war.

News 17 Jul 18

Carrick targets ultra-wealthy with family office launch

South Africa advisory firm Carrick Wealth has set up a family office to cater to the “unique needs” of ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs).

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