Jason Hollands

Jason Hollands is managing director of Bestinvest, a research focused financial services group founded in 1986. Bestinvest offers a range of services to private investors including execution-only broking, investment management and financial planning. After starting his career in management consultancy, Jason moved into financial services in the early 1990s and has held senior management positions at both adviser and asset management firms. Prior to joining Bestinvest in 2012 he was director, head of corporate affairs at publicly listed F&C Asset Management.

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What does Bank ditching forward guidance mean for investors?

He has amended previous forward guidance which indicated the Bank would only consider raising rates once unemployment fell to 7%. In so doing, the Bank has essentially messaged that the


Investors warned to exercise caution

Unsurprisingly, soaring developed world equity markets, supercharged by the tailwinds from massive central bank stimulus programmes, whetted the appetite of retail investors. After the incredible gains on major indices last

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VCT investment grows 69% in a year

That’s consistent with our own experience, with volumes raised more than double that of last year. This is a remarkable change in fortunes given that little over a year ago


Did equity markets peak in 2013?

UK, European and global funds led the popularity tables but Japanese equity funds, long out of favour with investors, have also posted their highest net sales since February 2011. It


Give your investments a January detox

But of course while we and others have plenty to say on such themes, the key thing to remember is that personal finance is of course, personal. And investors who


What to expect on US tapering this week

The Federal Reserve has been stimulating the economy through a monthly programme of purchasing $85bn of US Treasury notes and mortgage backed securities, in exchange for crediting banks reserve accounts. That enables


Viewpoint: Recovery more fragile than Osborne would have us think

The data has been improving through 2013 with unemployment falling, inflation under control and growth forecasts adjusted upwards. Bullishness prevails when only a year ago growth was considered anaemic (at


Caution urged for emerging market investors

In our view this increases the potential for interest rate rise earlier than expected an ahead of the Bank of England’s forward guidance of three years. Those currently taking on


Five funds to consider post Woodford

With more than a quarter of a century at the firm, strong performance and gargantuan assets under his belt, Woodford bucked three trends in the industry: a tendency of managers


How to choose an ethical investment fund

Yet despite the growth in recent years of areas such ethical consumerism and eco-tourism, the data suggests ethical investment has failed to make a decisive break through into the mainstream.