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Profiting from the dirty dozen

Profiting from the dirty dozen

JPM UK Equity Plus differentiates itself from its peer group through the ability to short. Fund manager Callum Abbot said “We use shorting as a way to get meaningful underweights in a market with a structure that restricts long only managers from doing so.” A dozen...

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

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

It is a new year but unfortunately there is no watershed moment. 2020 humbled my way of thinking a few times. I’ve accepted the pandemic has changed some aspects of life for the long term. This is not inherently a bad thing; I will not miss commuting five times a...

To Pay or not to Pay?

To Pay or not to Pay?

As the UK endures yet another period of lockdown, we exit 2020 having witnessed a last minute Brexit deal, the start of a vaccination programme, and a strong period of reporting for UK listed companies. Analysts were quick to cut their forecasts sharply at the start...

Register for our Market Watch Webconference Series

Register for our Market Watch Webconference Series

Wednesday 27 January 2021 – 2PM GMT/3PM CET Interest rates on cash and government bonds look set to remain low for the foreseeable future. This will help the economy but leaves an enormous challenge for investors in need of income. Join Karen Ward, Chief Market...

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 January

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...

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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.