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UK investment opportunities for a decisive decade

From Brexit to 2030 via climate change and a global pandemic; the 2020s are shaping up to be an eventful decade for the UK economy.

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Adding alpha through shorting

Adding alpha through shorting

In a year when the UK stock market slid 9.8%, the JPM UK Equity Plus long/short fund lost just 8.5% and has added nearly 2% of outperformance per annum since inception. The fund follows the same strategy as many other JPMorgan UK equity funds in looking for stocks...

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

As I write, it is Christmas Eve. The end of the year is an opportune time to reflect but there is still rather a lot to pack into the remaining eight days so I’ll defer that till January. I am optimistic about 2021. The first quarter will be extremely difficult and...

Guide to the Markets Q1 2021 webconference with Karen Ward

Guide to the Markets Q1 2021 webconference with Karen Ward

Thursday 7 January 2021 at 14:00 GMTJoin Karen Ward, Chief Market Strategist, EMEA, Mike Bell and Hugh Gimber, Global Market Strategists, as they explore the key themes that are likely to shape the global markets in theyear ahead.The team will discuss...

Adding alpha through shorting

Bombed out Britain presents buying opportunity

The continuation of Brexit trade talks is seen as a positive for JPMorgan UK equities fund manager James Illsley. ‘There must have been some ground given for talks to continue. We always knew there would be a lot of posturing and it would go to the wire,’ he said,...

Encouraging outlook for 2021

Encouraging outlook for 2021

It has been a grind back up, but all things considered, UK equities have remained pretty resilient in 2020 - and the outlook for next year looks encouraging. Six PMs explain why it's time to be optimistic and reveal where they are looking for opportunities.

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in December

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in November

November is one of my least favourite months. The weather gets notably cold, it is dark and there are at least four more months till things brighten up a bit. This November has been so busy I’ve not had much time to dwell on my loathing. We’ve had the US election, a...

Why I’m backing Britain

Why I’m backing Britain

Domestic stocks have lagged international ones this year. Citywire spoke to several wealth managers and advisers who are backing Britain. It might be the least loved part of the most unloved market, but the UK mid-caps of the FTSE 250 are piquing the interest of...

Long-term spoils of mid-cap rollercoaster

Long-term spoils of mid-cap rollercoaster

It has been a rollercoaster ride for investors in UK equities – the most unloved stock market in the world – and especially so for fund managers like JPMorgan’s Georgina Brittain whose universe has a domestic focus. For her, a net 35% of global asset allocators being...

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FTSE hits 10-month high as it smashes through 6,800

FTSE hits 10-month high as it smashes through 6,800

The FTSE 100 has hit a 10-month high after soaring through the 6,800 barrier for the first time since the Covid-19 crash as investors cheered the Democratic win in the Georgia Senate election. By 3.30pm the main London index jumped 229 points, or 3.2%, to 6,842 as it...

Newcastle IFA launches online academy for trainee advisers

Newcastle IFA launches online academy for trainee advisers

Newcastle-based IFA Lowes Financial Management has launched an online academy for trainee advisers taking the Chartered Insurance Institute’s (CII) level 4 diploma in regulated financial planning. The academy offers 12-week courses for each of the R0...

Baillie Gifford adds manager to top £2.3bn European fund

Baillie Gifford adds manager to top £2.3bn European fund

Baillie Gifford has named Josie Bentley as a co-manager on its £2.3bn European fund. She joins as the fourth manager on the fund, alongside the triple AAA-rated duo of Stephen Paice and Moritz Sitte, as well as Chris Davies. Bentley...

Ruffer nets £320m+ profit in two month bitcoin trade

Ruffer nets £320m+ profit in two month bitcoin trade

Ruffer has bagged a profit of up to £693m from bitcoin, less than two months after buying into the cryptocurrency in November. Bitcoin’s stunning bull run has continued through the end of 2020 into the start of this year as its surged beyond $34,000 for the first time...

FTSE jumps 1.7% on first trading day of 2021

FTSE jumps 1.7% on first trading day of 2021

The FTSE 100 surged 3.1%, before paring back from highs to close 1.7% up, as it started its first trading session of 2021 buoyed by vaccine roll-out news and an oil price jump that lifted miners. The main index leaped 200 points before subsiding to a 111 point...

Blackfinch AM launches ESG multi-asset fund range

Blackfinch AM launches ESG multi-asset fund range

Blackfinch Asset Management has launched four environmental, social and governance (ESG) approved multi-asset unit trusts, as it makes its move into the retail investment space. The trusts, which will be known as the Adaptation Funds, will blend both active and...

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