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Investors opt for defensive funds

The 2017/18 tax year started eventfully compared to previous years as on 18 April the Prime Minister surprised the majority and called a snap general election. It is therefore unsurprising that

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LGIM expands index fund range

The fund aims to provide growth by tracking the performance of the FTSE 250 ex. Investment Trust Index, which provides broad exposure to medium-sized UK listed companies ranging from household

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Fidelity reveals its most popular funds of 2016

The 10 most popular funds on the platforms highlight how investors were focused on two themes in 2016: geographical diversification and the search for income-yielding investments. With 2016 being punctuated

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2016 was best year for multi asset returns since 2009

In 2016 sterling-based investors enjoyed the best year for multi asset returns since 2009, the year of the initial bounce back from the financial crisis. A balanced multi asset fund

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Hargreaves Lansdown launches low-cost fund

The HL Select UK Shares Fund will launch on 1st December 2016 at a £1 fixed launch price and will sit in the IA UK All Companies sector. The fund’s

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US election: Impact on emerging markets

Today’s US election result has several implications for emerging markets. At a first glance, the outcome is clearly negative, given the potential downside risks from increased trade protectionism, anti-immigration measures,

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Standard Life launches corporate bond fund

Standard Life said its new fund aims to address the potential for significant drawdown that an increase in fixed income market volatility could bring, through an actively managed, diversified portfolio

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Bond yields rocket as inflation fears bite

Bond yields rose sharply in almost every developed market yesterday as data surprises in the UK and US gather pace, pointing to a resilient global economy with expectations of future inflation.

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Fund flows see post-Brexit bounce

Retail fund sales turned positive in August for the first time since April; overall net retail sales were £1.7bn. However this was driven by £1.2bn of inflows into fixed income

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Five funds for a low interest rate environment

With cash in the bank continuing to offer so little in an era of persistently low interest rates, savers and investors face an ongoing headache when it comes to finding