While there have been a slew of reforms that increase investor options in the areas pensions, ISAs, and tax allowances, but the one area that remains quite rigid, is inheritance tax planning.
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Despite the recent bouts of bad news to have dampened expectations around the stock, the combination of the attractive yield and the potential for structural changes to the business makes shares in Glaxosmithkline a tremendous investment, according to Adrian Frost, manager of the £7.3 billion Artemis Income fund.
Achieving global economic growth from here is 'beyond the realm of conventional economic theory', so investors should remain cautious
Bruce Stout, manager of the £1.5 billion Murray International Investment trust and a long-time bear on the prospects for the global economy, believes that global debt levels have reached such a point that achieving sustained economic growth is ‘beyond the realms of conventional economic theory.’
A change in strategy and the appointment of a trio of experienced fund managers means that investors in the £1.2 billion Monks Investment Trust can have renewed hope following years of underperformance, according to Ewan Lovett Turner, director of investment company research at Numis.
Why I'm selling my property holdings, and buying shares in HSBC and Centrica, by top income fund manager
Tony Yarrow, manager of the Wise Income fund, which is the fourth best out of more than 90 funds in the IA UK Equity Income sector over the past five years has disclosed the reasons why he is selling his commercial property holdings in the UK and investing the capital in banking giant HSBC and energy firm Centrica.
Pension Freedom sounds appealing and modern, but there are considerable risks associated with the new freedoms as Pension Transfer Experts discuss in this article.
Adrian Lowcock, head of investment at Axa Wealth, has outlined for What Investment, has revealed the three funds he believes are most suited to UK equity investors with a cautious perspective at the current time.
Neil Woodford, manager of the £5.4 billion CF Woodford Equity Income fund which has returned 20 per cent since launch last June, compared to 9 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector in the same period, has revealed the four new investments he has made in the past month.
A popular option amongst investors and indeed some advisers are passive tracker funds, tracking the performance of a particular benchmark in order to produce returns for investors.
UK avoids sinking into deflation in March, but marked decline in core inflation paints bleak picture for the economy
Despite the expectations of some economists, the UK continued to avoid deflation in March, but the core inflation measure, which is a barometer of forward looking economic activity, fell to its lowest level for nine years.
Richard Buxton: The UK economic recovery might have peaked, but HSBC remains an attractive investment
Richard Buxton, head of equities at Old Mutual Global Investors and manager of the £2 billion UK Alpha fund believes that the UK economic recovery may have peaked, despite the current lusty performance of UK equities.
Mark Brownridge, research and development manager at accredited financial planning firm Mazars Financial Planning ponders the possible pitfalls faced by retirees in the wake of the chancellor's pension reforms
Veteran emerging markets fund manager Mark Mobius, who runs the Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust, has revealed the emerging and frontier markets that he believes have the most growth potential in the coming years.
The proposals by US company Elliot Investors for radical reforms of the management of the £3.7 billion Alliance Trust investment trust could be beneficial to all shareholders and should be considered, according to Charles Cade, head of investment company research at Numis.
Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, has outlined the options for savers frustrated at the record low interest rates offered on savings in the wake of the Bank of England confirming this morning that rates will stay at the present record low level.
Star fund manager Neil Woodford, whose £5.4 billion Woodford Equity Income fund has returned 18 per cent since launch in June last year, compared to 7 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector in the same time period, has cautioned investors against turning to the Eurozone in search of growth.
Investors across the world have been besmirched by a battalion of false dawns over recent decades, but the fundamentals mean that now is the time to invest in Japan, according to Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor who is now chief market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management.