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Fixed Income 20 Jun 18

Six investors on the safety status of govvies

Duration and inflation risk are raising questions about whether government bonds can continue to be viewed as safe haven assets in the current market environment.

Fixed Income 20 Jun 18

Franklin Templeton expands active ETF range

Franklin Templeton is introducing two actively-managed fixed income ETFs in Europe.

Make America indebted again

Investment 20 Jun 18

Vanguard and Blackrock exposed to US child detention camps

Blackrock has blamed index tracking products for its large stake in a contractor involved in child detention centres in the US, while Vanguard, along with several active investors, has been silent on its exposure to the political controversy.

DFMs using sector ETFs doubles

Fixed Income 20 Jun 18

Coco fund offers bond diversification

Contingent convertible (coco) bonds carry conversion risk but promise high yield with low volatility and diversification, according to Lloyd Harris, fixed income fund manager at Old Mutual Global Investors.

Companies | 20 Jun 18

Woodford boosted by soaring healthcare stock

A Neil Woodford-backed healthcare stock climbed 114% on Tuesday.

Companies | 20 Jun 18

LGIM targets 10% growth over medium term

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) is expecting to deliver operating profit growth of between 8% to 10% per annum over the medium term.

Equities | 19 Jun 18

Goldman Sachs offers US Smaller Cap Equity Portfolio

The portfolio is a new sub-fund of the Ucits-qualifying Luxembourg-domiciled Goldman Sachs Funds Sicav.

Investment | 19 Jun 18

Adviser profitability thrives in a post-RDR world

The good times are rolling for financial advisers, at least, that is, according to the Financial Conduct Authority’s recent Data Bulletin.

Investment | 19 Jun 18

Lowcock leaves Architas for DIY platform

Adrian Lowcock is leaving Architas at the end of the month to join a direct-to-consumer platform provider, Portfolio Adviser has learned.

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