Rule Britannia

Ian Cowie explains why the sun is shining on UK investment companies. Clouds of political uncertainty, which had overshadowed British shares for several years, have begun to clear and the sun is shining on the…

Lessons in liquidity

When a city figure as senior as the Governor of the Bank of England says that one form of pooled fund holding billions of pounds on behalf of millions of people is 'built on a…

Building bridges

Over the last ten years the Infrastructure and Renewable Energy Infrastructure investment company sectors have grown by over 700%, from £2.04bn of assets (4 companies) in June 2009 to over £16.7bn of assets (17 companies)…

A perfect pension?

What’s the best way to save and invest inside a pension plan? Pension savers benefit from generous tax breaks that automatically give their retirement funds a boost, but to really maximise your income later in…

A year of two halves?

Alex Crooke, Fund Manager of the Bankers Investment Trust, explains how the team is preparing for a different investment landscape in the second half of 2019. It’s in our nature as fund managers to continually…

Heroes welcome

We have recently published our updated list of dividend heroes, the investment companies which have increased their dividends for 20 or more years consecutively. There are 20 dividend hero investment companies and of these four…

Tick-tock

With Brexit looming, questions continue to be asked about the UK’s economic prospects and the outlook for UK investments remains uncertain. UK equities are unloved, but this could present an attractive entry point for investors…

Brexit bargains

Are value-focused managers making the most of political uncertainty? With Brexit looming, questions continue to be asked about the UK’s economic prospects and the outlook for UK investments remains uncertain. UK equities are unloved, but…

From acorns to oaks

Uncertainty around Brexit has hit UK markets and raised questions about the UK’s economic prospects, but what effect is it having on the UK’s smaller unquoted companies? Despite a tough year, the average VCT returned…

Small is mighty

High earners and serious savers find it harder to use pensions to keep wealth beyond the grasp of the taxman, since the Treasury tightened the rules. That’s the bad news. The good news is that…