UK Equities

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...

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...

Fundsmith knocked off sales top spot as Baillie Gifford dominates

Fundsmith knocked off sales top spot as Baillie Gifford dominates

Fundsmith Equity was knocked off the top spot of Interactive Investor’s monthly fund bestseller list in December for the first time since 2018. The broker described the handover to Baillie Gifford’s £6.6bn American fund as a ‘momentous’ moment, capping...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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% –...