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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,...

UK Equities Refreshed – JP Morgan Asset Management Webconference

UK Equities Refreshed – JP Morgan Asset Management Webconference

The UK stock market’s mix of domestically-focused and multinational companies provides compelling long-term investment opportunities, giving investors access to some of the highest quality management teams with businesses operating around the world – while also...

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...

Patel unveils stock-picking amid global trends

Patel unveils stock-picking amid global trends

Seismic shifts in the way the world works – from flexible working to online shopping – bode well for JPM UK Equity Income, which looks across sectors and the market capitalisation spectrum to capitalise on trends such as digitation and low-cost home ownership. We...

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

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

It was my birthday this month. I’m not one to make a big fuss but it has historically been a good excuse to get a few friends together at a pub and enjoy some early summer sunshine. This year was perhaps the most extraordinary birthday I’ve had, yet the most...

The audience angle: Seeking income in UK equities

The audience angle: Seeking income in UK equities

2020 is shaping up to be a difficult year for income-seekers, but advisers and wealth managers are finding myriad ways to protect investors’ income stream. Citywire reports. Central banks have cut interest rates to close to zero – Britain’s to a historic low of 0.1% –...

Strategy focus: Backing the ‘survivors’ club’

Strategy focus: Backing the ‘survivors’ club’

‘[Covid-19] is a health crisis, a social crisis, a financial crisis and an institutional crisis all rolled up, each feeding off the other, and it’s on a global scale'. Will Meadon, JPMorgan, Claverhouse investment Trust. As equity markets started their descent into...