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…

Preserving capital

We hear from investment companies who aim to preserve investors' capital and limit volatility. Investment companies have been adapting to meet investors’ needs for 150 years. As well as offering exposure to markets around the…

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…

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…

Alternative routes to income

Income-seeking investors struggling with low interest rates on bonds and deposits plus high share prices, should consider investment companies holding alternative assets. Infrastructure - such as public buildings funded through the private finance initiative (PFI)…

Taking AIM

"Come back and see me when your market cap is £100m". A phrase commonly heard by the management teams of smaller companies. To some degree, risk, liquidity and time-management makes this understandable but we believe…

Lowland: small and mid-caps for…income?

The UK dividend seeker’s dilemma: avoiding too much income concentration. The concept surrounds a fairly well-penned story in the press about how the vast majority of the UK’s dividends are paid by a small cadre…

How to supercharge your returns

David Prosser explains how reinvesting dividends makes a huge difference. Where do your returns come from when you invest in the stock market – in the shares of the companies that trade on that market,…

The future is Real The future is Real

Will Fulton, Manager of UK Commercial Property Trust, on what’s next for UK real estate. After a difficult 2016, UK commercial real estate has started 2017 in a much more positive fashion. Capital values have…

What Korean Life Expectancy Means For Your Savings

Income Investing For A Longer Retirement For the first time in history, a national life expectancy is set to surpass the 90-year barrier. Recent news that South Korea’s female population will soon reach this demographic…

Old is gold!

Investing to take advantage of an ageing population   The global population is increasing and ageing. This creates many challenges... ... but also offers new investment opportunities. Healthcare, property, infrastructure, leisure and travel are just…

Introducing the Kepler Income Ratings

Equity income funds are among the most popular investments for private investors, who have few other options when it comes to generating an income from their savings in a world of near-zero interest rates, yet…