Alternative times call for alternative solutions

With so much uncertainty shrouding 2019 already, now might be a good time to diversify your portfolio and seek alternative returns away from mainstream markets, say James de Bunsen and Peter Webster, Co-Fund Managers of…

Finding the sweet spots in credit

Matthew Chaldecott, Fixed Income Product Specialist, discusses how to target the ideal portfolio mix in the current credit environment. As we near the end of 2018, we have finally started moving away from accommodative monetary…

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.…

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…

Change brings opportunity

Change, uncertainty and volatility in stock market prices are the ingredients that Henderson Opportunities Trust (HOT) thrives on. The Trust is relatively small with net assets of around £100m at the end of April, spread…

5 Months of Nothing

Last week felt very quiet to us; perhaps not surprisingly so with 4th July celebrations in the US, the sporting calendar in the UK and Europe and people thinking about heading off to the beach…

Finding financials

An easy mistake to make after the global financial crisis has been to look at the financial sector through the lens of the failings of a very small number of large banks. Another is to…

Why Latin America Loves Trade Deals

What happened?  Chile, Mexico and Peru in March became members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The agreement reduces tariffs between 11 countries, including Japan and Canada, which amount to 13%…

The world’s biggest health challenges

Investment companies have been offering investors access to innovative businesses and sectors for 150 years and an area where innovation is particularly prominent today is healthcare and biotechnology. It’s well known that investment companies in…