The contrarian challenge to the consensus

[video width="858" height="484" mp4="https://www.marketviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/mobile_mp4-4.mp4"][/video] There is real value emerging in companies that have fallen out of favour as a result of challenging economic conditions, but a contrarian must be careful, explains James Henderson, Fund Manager…

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…

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…

Slow and steady

In the face of recent market volatility, Jonathan Davis explains why a calm approach is best. No matter how much wise advice they receive in advance, few investors find their first encounter with a sharp…

The Recent Market Downturn

Our Initial Thoughts The market sell-off that began in earnest on Friday 2 February appears initially to have been an adjustment of investor sentiment. Particularly since the passage of significant tax cuts in the US…

Consider Last Week’s Correction a Clear Warning

We suspect that most experienced investors fully expected a correction in equity markets at some point (markets don’t go up in a straight line forever), however the ferocity and damage caused by the recent sell…

Surging ahead

Private equity investment companies have recovered strongly following the global financial crisis. Over 1, 3 and 5 years, the average investment company in the Private Equity sector has returned an impressive 21%, 66% and 117%…

25 years in closed-ended funds

Financial freedom - or the ability to own your home, choose how you work and when you retire - may seem out of reach to many young people today. High house prices, insecure jobs in…