Profiles & Comment
LGT Vestra’s Williams on staying strong in volatile markets
LGT Vestra’s Nataša Williams is square-shooting, and while she tells her clients in no uncertain terms that the market will fall, she makes them aware that riding out the nerves will bring them ultimate rewards in the long term.
Investec’s Hutchins: ‘We live and die by our long-term performance’
Born into a family of professional tennis players, Blake Hutchins has chosen to channel his competitive edge into fund management, and despite being relatively new to the job, he is already promising to be a smash.
Clive Hale: Is bitcoin the new tulip?
There seems to be no stopping the rising tide that has lifted every asset class – including bonds – since the market lows back in March 2009. I’ve been in this industry longer than some fund managers have been alive and I can’t remember a period like it, when everything went up together.
Walker Crips duo play it straight on asset allocation
Gary Waite and Andrew Morgan, managers of the Walker Crips Managed Portfolio Service range, state that the more boring their funds are, the better, and that if they suddenly start shooting the lights out, they would worry they had taken on too much risk.
Patience is a virtue for Franklin Templeton’s Bullas
Based in Leeds, Richard Bullas’s team goes its own way, and in the five years he has been running the Franklin UK Smaller Companies Fund, this investment strategy has gone from strength to strength.