The dangers to be aware of when investing in China
China has been making all the headlines in recent weeks after it celebrated the Year of the Dog on 16 February. After such a strong year for Chinese investors in 2017, many headlines focused on the opportunities which lie ahead, but are there dangers that investors need to be aware of?
What fortune will the Year of the Dog bring China?
February 16 marks the Chinese New Year, with 2018 welcoming the Year of the Dog. However, while the dog is associated with honesty, faithfulness, and a strong sense of responsibility in the Chinese zodiac, investors will be hoping for a repeat of 2017 – the Year of the Rooster – which saw the MSCI China Index return nearly 55%.
Is now the right time to head to frontier markets?
After several tough years, things have been looking more positive for investors in emerging markets over the last couple of years, with the region outperforming its developed market peers in both 2016 and 2017.
Advisers brace themselves to explain Mifid II transaction charges
The disclosure of transaction charges from fund managers owing to Mifid II has seen portfolio advisers bracing themselves for some potentially tricky discussions with clients.