With passive investing continuing to increase in popularity throughout 2020, investors must remember selecting a passive fund is not a straightforward task, according to Nick Wood, fund expert at Quilter.
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ESG funds "stemming the tide of outflows from equities" after another strong quarter, says Willis Owen's Lowcock
"ESG and socially responsible investment funds have been the overwhelming winner since the pandemic, and this has continued in the third quarter of the year," says Adrian Lowcock, Head of Personal Investing at Willis Owen. "Whether the 270 per cent jump in flows year-on-year into ESG funds is itself sustainable is not yet clear, but there is no denying that, given the scale of investment throughout the year, this feels like a longer-term shift in mindset rather than a knee-jerk trade.
Sustainable and ESG-focused funds should sit at the heart of investors’ long-term portfolios now, with the seismic shift seen towards such mandates in recent years unlikely to be reversed, according to Adrian Lowcock at Willis Owen .
Investors should look to short duration bonds as an alternative tp cash holdings, says AXA IM's Trindade
With cash yields currently barely above zero, and with rates unlikely to rise in the near-term amid the crisis, investors should look to short duration bonds for returns, says AXA Investments Management's Nicolas Trindade.
PIMFA welcomes FCA analysis of regulatory perimeter but calls for swifter action to protect consumers
PIMFA, the trade association for the wealth management and financial advice industry, has welcomed the latest analysis of the regulatory perimeter from the FCA but says the regulator must act sooner to avoid consumer harm.
A recent report from Canada Life suggests that one in ten employees in the UK have frozen their pension contributions during the Covid-19 pandemic potentially reducing their future pension savings by thousands of pounds.
By Achi Lewis, EMEA Director, NetMotion – We have all become painfully familiar with the notion of working from home (WFH) or remote working because of Coronavirus restrictions. The professional services sector has not been immune to this ‘new normal’ either and firms/advisers have had to quickly alter their day-to-day working practices.