Bestinvest has announced that it is set to reinvent online investing with the introduction of free coaching, affordable advice, low-cost ready-made portfolios and sophisticated digital tools – on top of other improvements to its award-winning DIY investment platform.
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.
New data from eToro reveals that DIY investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the global economy amid signs that the recovery is slowing in many major economies.
“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.
Prydis Wealth, the Wealth Management division of multidisciplinary professional services firm Prydis, has reached the milestone of over GBP1billion of assets under management.
The UK’s portfolio provider Elston has announced the launch of a new fund tracking the Elston Liquid Real Assets Index.
The Bank of England has raised interest rates from 0.1 per cent to 0.25 per cent, ending the longest period in recent history with no rate move.
Commenting on 2021, the UK DIY investment platform InvestEngine’s managing director Andrey Dobrynin writes that investors have increasingly turned to ETFs for a simple, low-cost way to put their money into the stock market.