INVESTMENT

Concerns Sparked for Energy Giant

In the last year several blue chip dividends were slashed as companies transitioned to new business models or paid for unforeseen investment. With new competition, three recent profit warnings and shares down 75% since 2013, could Centrica be next?

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INVESTMENT

Why do ‘Unicorns’ go public?

Why do Unicorns go Public? Capital International Group’s Head of Equity, James Penn, talks ‘Unicorns’ and Uber’s IPO. The company was valued at $79bn, making it among the 10 biggest IPOs of all time.

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CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INVESTMENT

South African General Election May 2019

In the aftermath of the South African general election earlier this month, Investment Manager, Graham Fisher, reflects on the economic impact of the result and the outlook for the county’s future.

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INVESTMENT, NEWS

No love for Sainsbury's and Asda merger

In his latest editorial, Head of Equity at Capital International Group, James Penn, unpacks why the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) blocked the merger of Sainsbury and Asda.

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INVESTMENT

Q1 US Earnings Update

Investment Manager, Chris Bell, unpacks the highs and lows of the 2019 Q1 US Earnings Update, with almost half of S&P 500 companies reporting results for the first quarter.

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INVESTMENT

Ban on exit fees for platforms

The UK’s FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) has revealed that it is investigating a ban on exit fees for platforms. James Penn unpacks the implications of this change to fee structures.

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INVESTMENT

First Quarter Recap & Outlook

Fourth quarter gloom quickly dissipates as the US Federal Reserve backtracks on its previous rhetoric and China takes steps to reflate its economy.

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INVESTMENT

No exit for the European Union?

Writing in the final days of March, just after Theresa May secured an extension of the EU Withdrawal Date, James Penn seeks inspiration from literary sources

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INVESTMENT

South African Budget 2019

Investment Manager, Graham Fisher, recounts the 2019 South African Budget speech against a backdrop of corruption and mismanagement of the former administration.

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INVESTMENT

The evolution of the index fund

The battle between active and passive managed portfolios was first started by Jack Bogle in 1975. Matthew Seaward now unravels the concept of index funds and how it has developed from a niche to a mainstream idea.

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