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How to invest yet also be socially responsible

The 2016 Global Sustainable Investment Review estimates that around $12trn worth of European assets are invested in sustainable and responsible investment strategies. While the majority is held by institutional investors,

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Companies announcing their results next week

Wednesday Babcock International (Q2 trading update) The market has had concerns over the sector this year, which has led to the group’s shares underperforming. Investors will be keen to hear

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10 years on from the credit crisis: investment products

This month marks an important milestone – the 10-year anniversary of the global financial crisis. While it is hard to pin down a single event or date as marking the

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10 years on from the credit crisis: investment strategy

We looked at three types of investment strategy – adventurous, balanced and cautious (as defined by Fidelity’s PathFinder range* of risk-rated managed investment solutions) – and calculated how much £10,000

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Sell in May and go away?

The St Leger Day adage, which suggests that investors should: “Sell in May and go away, don’t come back ‘til St. Leger Day”, has long been touted as a good

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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Associated British Foods (Q4 trading update) In July, the group raised expectations by saying that third quarter sales at Primark had remained strong and the overall outlook for the

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Investing for your children

This week, royal family fans across the world were excited to hear the news that Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third baby. Welcoming

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Companies announcing their results next week

Wednesday Barratt Developments (Final results) The last trading update in July stated that full-year profits would be ahead of market expectations at £765m, helped by a rise in the price

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Which companies have been relegated from the FTSE 100?

As we rightly predicted, FTSE Russell, the global index provider, has officially confirmed that tailored credit products Provident Financial and British institution Royal Mail have been demoted from the FTSE 100. Investors are likely

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The perils of relying on FTSE 100 in your search for income

Disappointing news from AstraZeneca, British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands serves as yet another reminder of the perils of relying on the dividends of a handful of UK large caps.