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

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

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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INVESTMENT

US Earnings Update – February 2019

With investors pinning their hopes on a continuation of the strong earnings backdrop, Richard Batty, Investment manager, now examines figures posted so far and the subsequent market reaction.

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INVESTMENT

Investment’s greatest rivalry: Value v...

Is investment’s greatest rivalry about to unravel? Chris Bell, Investment manager looks at the history and outlook to give a view as to what the future may hold.

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INVESTMENT

Rowland Hill would be turning in his gra...

Personal letter writing died out about ten years ago, GDPR is tightening and online has taken over. James Penn, Head of Equities now looks at the future of the Royal Mail.

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INVESTMENT, NEWS

UK financial markets: Q4 update

Head of Equity, James Penn, discusses performance forecasts for the UK financial markets against the murky political backdrop of BREXIT and the possibility of a no deal concession.

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CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INVESTMENT

Will China “Panda” to Trump   

In March 2018 Trump announced that the US tariffs on Chinese Steel would increase by 25%. James Fitzpatrick, Investment Manager, looks at Chinese metal production and puts the Steel tariffs into perspective.

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