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…

LatAm Bond Buyers Make Their Predictions for 2019

How will political change impact investments in the region in 2019? Bryan Carter: At a broad level what’s quite exciting is that the majority of the governments in South America, in the large countries at…

New Year Resolution?

The 5th of February marked the start of Chinese New Year, ushering in the Year of the Pig. Pigs are said to be generous and enthusiastic and though they may not stand out from the…

Just what the doctor ordered

Ian Cowie dissects a relatively good year for biotech and healthcare investment companies. Many investors may be feeling a bit queasy after stock markets’ feverish finish to last year and a shaky start to 2019.…

Healthy prospects

Polar Capital Global Healthcare explain why big pharma shouldn't be ignored. As well as disruption and innovation coming from smaller, more nimble companies, we are now seeing the proactive, larger businesses driving structural change across…

How to achieve consistent income growth

Job Curtis, Fund Manager of The City of London Investment Trust, explains the strategy behind the Trust’s 52-year dividend growth record and how the portfolio is currently positioned with aim of achieving income and capital…