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McDonnell: asset managers like our investment plans (but not the taxes)

Asset managers have supported Labour's plans to invest in infrastructure, according to shadow chancellor John McDonnell.

Passive perspective: Is smart beta worth the slice paid in transaction costs?

New research suggests size, value and momentum factors hold good even when charges are taken into account

Data analysis: Stepping forth into the wild frontier can boost diversification

Frontier markets each carry their own specific risks and opportunities. But our analysis reveals this very lack of correlation also delivers moderate volatility when you take them together, and they lack correlation to domestic risks too

Multi-manager: Closet clear out

How multi-managers try to identify poor-value funds that are active in name only

My asset allocation: To barbell or not to barbell?

Nicola Downs of Trentham Invest followed consultants Tower Watson's advice by reducing exposure to bonds and property and moving into cash. But she didn't go the whole hog

Outsourcing: Mark Hibbitt of Sovereign IFA

The director recommends Parmenion for its comprehensive active, passive and ethical offerings and for an advanced technology that streamlines functionality

Income: Are inflation-linked bonds overinflated?

Investors can preserve cashflow by using securities tied to inflation. But with deflation expected, is now the right time?

See the pics from our Emerging Markets Forum in London

All the pictures from Citywire's Emerging Markets Forum in London.

Neil Woodford answers seven awkward client questions

Neil Woodford tackles some of the prickly questions put to him by grumpy unit holders.

UBS: Carney is no longer crying wolf on rate rises

UBS Wealth Management economist Dean Turner predicts 25bps base rate hike in November and further 25bps hike in May.

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Play Retreat 2017: How advisers approach DB transfers

Retreat 2017: How advisers approach DB transfers

Three advisers told New Model Adviser® at the 2017 Retreat how the approach the growing demand for DB pension transfers.

11 Comments Play Retreat 2017: We can't risk undermining pensions with DB scandal

Retreat 2017: We can't risk undermining pensions with DB scandal

LEBC public policy director Kay Ingram sets out her concerns about DB pension transfers.

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Adviser Profile: Ed Fairey of Fairey Associates

Adviser Profile: Ed Fairey of Fairey Associates

Ed Fairey took a colourful road to financial advice but his firm, Fairey Associates, has made all the right moves to this week achieve chartered status