The value in US markets

Performance in the US market has been strong, but there are fears of overheating This recovery may have been long, but it has been weak relative to history There are many opportunities in the US…

Leading the way

Ian Cowie explains why independent boards are a clear benefit of investment companies. Individual investors may feel overcharged and undervalued by some financial organisations that seem to be more interested in the weight of money…

Sharing the spoils of global income markets

Ben Lofthouse, Fund Manager of Henderson International Income Trust, shares his view of overseas income markets and the momentum behind global dividends growth It’s been a fascinating year so far with a lot of the…

The Pacific Alliance Path to Profits

The turmoil in emerging markets seems all too familiar. In the late 1990s Russia and several Asian countries suffered a series of interlinked crises that stemmed from high fiscal deficits, large current-account deficits, and dollar-denominated…

Catching the waves on Europe’s rolling IPO market

Ollie Beckett, fund manager of TR European Growth Trust, shares some of the Trust’s recent success stories from Europe’s IPO market  and explains why investors seeking growth might find Europe’s small and mid-cap space attractive. After a…

Latin America’s Renewable Riches

Latin America has long been at the forefront of the energy industry. In the 20th century British oil firms made great business untapping the massive hydrocarbon potential in places like Mexico and Venezuela. And now in…

Structural change, disinflation and ‘Amazonisation’

Serial disruptors like Amazon are shaping the economic transformation that is taking place before us. John Pattullo, co-fund manager of Henderson Diversified Income Trust, explains how investors can be on the right side of change.…

Latin America’s Emigration Problem

What happened? The United States immigration policy is back in the spotlight.  President Trump responded to political pressure and issued an executive order ending the policy of separating families caught illegally crossing the border. The…

Backing a greener future

Investment companies have been adapting to meet shareholders’ needs for 150 years and today’s investment companies are providing investors with the opportunity to invest in businesses that are helping to tackle the environmental challenges we…

A century’s old pedigree

Investment trusts have endured, largely unchanged, since the late 1800s The closed-ended structure, and not having to manage inflows and outflows, has been found to contribute to performance Flexibility of income generation will be important…

Down with the KIDs

The AIC has published further research demonstrating why consumers are being misled by Key Information Documents (KIDs) and why the FCA needs to act now to protect consumers. The research looked at 56 investment company…

Asia: the demographic dividend

By Adrian Lim, Investment Director, Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc Asia has a young, entrepreneurial and increasingly wealthy population This brings investment opportunities in areas such as healthcare and financial services As entrepreneurship declines in the…

Two views make a market

Ian Cowie explores the opportunities presented by bearish sentiment on the UK. More than two years after Britain voted by a single-digit majority to leave the European Union, it remains unclear whether Brexit will prove…