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

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Smaller companies to own for after the crisis

Smaller companies to own for after the crisis

Companies might struggle to post profits this year, but JPM UK Smaller Companies fund manager Georgina Brittain has her sights set on 2021 and beyond. ‘Don’t just think about the here and now,’ she said. ‘This year will be a write-off in profit terms for some...

Smaller companies crush the curveballs

Smaller companies crush the curveballs

UK smaller companies funds have produced more than double the returns of funds with a larger or multi-cap focus in the four years since the EU referendum. The average return in the IA UK smaller companies sector in the four years to 22 June is 32.3% – 130% more than...

The long and short of it: Review of markets in June

The long and short of it: Review of markets in June

I picked up my bike from the office garage the other day. It was the first time I had been into the City since lockdown had begun. It felt almost nostalgic, as I cycled from the office back to my flat in northwest London. It was great to see activity; with vehicles on...

UK smaller companies: who are the bulls and bears?

UK smaller companies: who are the bulls and bears?

Small caps tend to fall more sharply in a bear market but bounce back stronger and outperform over the longer term. Citywire asked several wealth managers and advisers to reflect their current view on a scale of one (most bearish) to ten (most bullish) 10 Tom Munro,...

Strategy focus: Investing through the lifecycle for income

Strategy focus: Investing through the lifecycle for income

Technology is not a conventional stomping ground for income investors but is proving an important source of returns for Citywire AAA-rated JP Morgan manager Katen Patel. He is finding opportunities in companies that play to such themes as digitisation and the energy...

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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...

Blue Whale defies crisis to grow by £124m

Blue Whale defies crisis to grow by £124m

The Peter Hargreaves-backed Blue Whale Growth fund has defied the recent market volatility to grow by more than £100m since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. The fund, which has returned 58.6% since inception in September 2017 to 10 June and...

Seven managers to exit in Jupiter/Merian fund shake-up

Seven managers to exit in Jupiter/Merian fund shake-up

Jupiter has committed to a significant shake-up of its product range following its merger with Merian, with seven managers exiting and a number of sales staff being made redundant. From Merian, managers Ian Ormiston, Rob James, Mark Greenwood, Citywire...

IA calls for FTSE transparency over dividend payments

IA calls for FTSE transparency over dividend payments

FTSE companies that suspend dividend payments as a result of current market uncertainty will be expected to restart them ‘as soon as it is prudent to do so’, the Investment Association (IA) has said. In a letter sent to all FTSE chairs on behalf of its members...

FTSE falls as virus slowdown hopes fade and Tesco hit

FTSE falls as virus slowdown hopes fade and Tesco hit

The FTSE 100 has fallen as hopes of a slowdown in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic faded, insurers weighed after cancelling their dividends and Tesco (TSCO) cooled bullishness on the supermarket sector after warning on costs. The UK blue-chip index...

Rathbones adds £450m with Barclays Wealth unit acquisition

Rathbones adds £450m with Barclays Wealth unit acquisition

Rathbones has completed the acquisition of Barclays Wealth’s personal injury and court of protection business for an undisclosed sum. The deal, which was announced at the end of last year, will see around £450m worth of assets transferred to Rathbones. As part of...

FTSE rallies as coronavirus deaths slow

FTSE rallies as coronavirus deaths slow

The FTSE 100 has rallied after a slowdown in coronavirus deaths in France and Italy over the weekend, while European governments began preparations to ease lockdowns put in place to contain the spread of the pandemic. The UK blue-chip index jumped 93 points, or 1.7%...

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