BLACKROCK HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR COMPANIES TO RATCHET-UP ESG

The CEO of the World’s largest investment manager has warned company directors they need to improve their approach to climate change.  Larry Fink of Blackrock said his firm was firmly of the opinion that sustainable investing would increasingly become an underpin to investment portfolios going forward.  The stark reality is that as investors move to…

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M&G SUSPENDS PROPERTY PORTFOLIO. TIME FOR A RETHINK?

Well, here we go again! News has come in that one of the UK’s largest fund managers is suspending its Property Portfolio for the second time in four years.  Whilst M&G is one of the UK’s best-known managers and the asset class is perennially popular with Retail Investors, one surely must question why we are…

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6 OF THE BEST! WHAT MAKES STUDENT HOUSING A GOOD INVESTMENT?

As investment generally could be thought of as an art not a science, it’s difficult to answer that question to everyone’s taste.  A good, solid investment to one, is a dull under-performer to another. However, looking at investors who are broadly interested in Purpose-Built Student Housing, we can draw several conclusions and use those to…

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WHY INVESTING IN STUDENTS IS A GOOD IDEA

STUDIVEST joins us at The Funds Workshop as a guest editor to talk about investing in Purpose-Built Student Housing (PBSH) and why it’s becoming an attractive asset class for investors. We here at STUDIVEST not the only people who think this is true. AMP Capital’s infrastructure equity team invested in a postgraduate college development at…

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WHEN WILL THE BOE TAKE ACTION ON INTEREST RATES?

Full credit for this article goes to the Financial Times Adviser Online – Thursday 21st September 2017.  Read the original article here. Who would want to be a member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) right now? Your primary role is to meet with your fellow members about eight times a year and together make a…

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LGBT-FOCUSED WEALTH MANAGEMENT FIRM LAUNCHES

In this recent article on Citywire, the care taken by UK-based wealth management firm Equality Capital to screen potential investments, is an interesting case study in listening to your audience, in this case the LGBT community. Going that extra step to ensure recommended investments match their target demographic’s outlook and beliefs, provides Equality with an…

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WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN CYPRUS

We here at The Funds Workshop LOVE Cyprus. We have made it our home for over ten years but not only do we love the country, there are more and more reasons why others, and in particular, our fellow funds people are starting to love Cyprus too. Read on to hear about a report on…

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10 HIGH-FLYING FUNDS BUT WHO ARE THEY?

An article in Citywire highlighted ten funds who you have probably never heard of and we wanted to bring them in for a closer look….remember, this is not advice, just some funds you may like to look at and compare. VT de Lisle America This $30.4 million fund has delivered a remarkable 160% over the…

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NINE GLOBAL INSURANCE COMPANIES NAMED AS SYSTEMICALLY IMPORTANT

In an announcement that on one hand seems like a compliment, but on the other hand a curse, financial regulators have announced the names of nine insurance companies perceived as globally, systemically important. The Financial Stability Board, chaired by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, and which coordinates at an international level the work carried…

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