Philippa Aylmer writes that with UK assets looking attractive relative to the rest of the world and the end of the Omicron wave in sight, it might be easy to dismiss ‘partygate’. However, Stuart Clark, portfolio manager at Quilter Investors warns investors to expect increased volatility in 2022.
The UK’s December CPI figure of 5.4 per cent for the year was higher than expected and reminded Paul Craig, portfolio manager at Quilter Investors of the situation 30 years ago.
Dr Greg B Davies, Head of Behavioural Finance, Oxford Risk writes that the right level of risk for an investor to take depends, to some extent, on that investor’s balance sheet. The more an investor relies on investments to fund their life, the lower their capacity to take risk with that portfolio.
Nick Eatock, CEO of intelliflo writes that sometimes it takes a crisis to press home just how useful a certain tool or strategy can be.
Goldman Sachs Asset Management has published its top investment ideas for 2022 in a report entitled New Challenges, New Opportunities: Eight themes we’re watching.
“The Wei Forward Report”, written by Lord Wei of Shoreditch, the social entrepreneur and Conservative peer, and commissioned by Future Planet Capital, the international impact investment group, sets out how venture capital can provide the solution to harnessing university-originated innovation, enabling a next generation of entrepreneurs to supercharge efforts to solve the biggest problems like climate change, health, educations, and security issues, whilst still delivering profits for investors.
Rathbone Greenbank Investment’s Kate Elliot, head of ethical, sustainable and impact research, has commented on the top three ESG themes for 2022.
Philippa Aylmer writes that client experience will be the new battleground as wealth management firms face significant revenue and margin pressures in the coming year, quoting the latest CapGemini survey, with competition intensifying for large financial services firms as they learn to live with the rise of new digital players.
Recent research from ETF issuer WisdomTree revealed that over seven in 10 (72 per cent) of UK advisers have spoken to their clients about investing in cryptocurrencies, with almost half of clients (45 per cent) intending to step outside of their adviser relationship to allocate to the asset class.
International legal and professional services firm, Ince, has announced the launch of the legal sector’s first fully integrated private wealth offering which provides a range of premium legal and wealth advisory services and solutions for high-net-worth individuals, families, business owners and entrepreneurs with complex financial affairs, in the UK and internationally.
Philippa Aylmer writes that inflation is now more than double the Bank of England’s inflation target and with continued supply bottle necks, labour shortages and rising commodity prices, inflation is expected to rise even further.
Hugo Thompson, Multi-Asset Investment Specialist, HSBC Asset Management writes that investing for income used to be the easiest game in town.