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4th Nov 2021
The Bank of England may have held fire on increasing interest rates at the November meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee. However, it is under no illusion that inflation has peaked, with expectations of a 5% reading in the spring.
3rd Nov 2021
As the much-loved Great British Bake Off nears its conclusion for another year, it occurred to me that contestants are grappling with some of the same vagaries as investors: temperature (will economies overheat or underdeliver), judges (policymakers assessing whether or not they should change the rules of engagement) and peer pressure (how are other people investing and should you be following suit).
2nd Nov 2021
Modern life is synonymous with juggling competing priorities, so an investment service that combines professional management with minimal paperwork sounds attractive, but does such a thing exist? Emma Parkes explains how discretionary managers can help.
1st Nov 2021
The recent revamp of The Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) UK Stewardship Code, which imposes tougher reporting requirements on professional investors, represents a milestone in asset management.