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Fund in Focus: Neptune Japan Opportunities

Managed by Chris Taylor, the fund aims to achieve consistent capital growth by investing in a concentrated portfolio of approximately 40 to 60 Japanese stocks. The Neptune investment approach is


QE driving investors out of bonds

The news from the IMA that fixed income funds have seen record redemptions does not surprise us. We have been warning for some months over the growing risks in fixed


Viewpoint: Investing in UK banks

“Barclays’ results yesterday have confirmed the right issues leaked on Monday, although it is larger than some analysts expected and the timing has come as a surprise. “Barclays’ actions show

News , Property

Are you claiming pension credits?

With figures from Department for Work and Pensions indicating that up to £2.8bn in pension credit is not taken up, it is thought that about one in three of those


Wealth managers neglecting clients

findaWEALTHMANAGER, a website that matches clients with suitable private banks and investment managers, tracked why clients were thinking of leaving their existing wealth manager in the first half of the

Alternative Investments , News

Viewpoint: Time to invest in Mexico

“Economic activity in Mexico may have slowed down during Q1 2013 but sequential data suggests that the economy picked up speed in the second quarter as manufacturing exports gained momentum.


How much will you pay for care?

The calculator will show how much individuals will have to pay before they reach the cap, how many years it is likely to take before they reach it and how


Investors bail on fixed income bonds

The exodus from bonds in Europe mirrored events in the United States in relative terms. Long-term funds also suffered significant outflows in June, with investors withdrawing some €31bn. Long term


Heatwave boosts British high street sales

The survey of 60 retailers saw year-on-year high street sales this month grow at a stronger pace than expected, after a flat first half of 2013 – the first rise


Have emerging markets fallen out of favour?

Most significantly emerging market equity strategies suffered £0.9bn of outflows. Aberdeen also saw outflows from their emerging market debt funds.  Emerging markets have underperformed other major markets over the past