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The FCA’s new long-term asset funds proposal: A ‘great opportunity’ or a ‘halfway house’?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced its new open-ended fund specifically for investing in illiquid assets, but the industry is split on the launch.

What to do when the market crashes

While current market conditions look relatively benign, Anthony Luzio says this is the perfect time to think about your post-sell-off strategy.

Alpha Manager Kaye: This market is set for a “monster” earnings quarter

The Japanese equity market is set for blockbuster earnings in the coming few quarters thanks to its economic re-opening, says Comgest’s Richard Kaye.

UK dividends to recover a year ahead of schedule as payouts soar in Q3

The Link Dividend Monitor has also upgraded forecasts for the remainder of the year.

Fund pickers split on Jupiter UK Mid Cap after a tough year

Some market commentators are backing Richard Watts’ mid-cap fund, while one has put it ‘on watch’ following a recent bad run of performance.

Threadneedle manager: ‘Bond funds are risky, that’s why my pension is in smaller companies’

Columbia Threadneedle manger James Thorne tells Trustnet why small-caps are better than bonds if investors can hold for the long term.

Are stocks that fit into an ESG bucket being bid up unsustainably?

Two fund managers share their thoughts on the ESG companies that sustainable investors have been flocking to.

The perfect portfolio for aggressive investors

Value stocks from around the world are the way for risk-taking investors to build their portfolio, according to one fund picker.

Federated Hermes displaces AXA IM as the leader for ESG engagement and branding

The latest Hirschel & Kramer Responsible Investment Brand Index (RIBI) reveals less than half of the 500+ fund groups surveyed are doing enough on ESG grounds.

Should you back the merger between Scottish IT and JP Morgan?

Analysts give their take on whether investors should stick with the investment company, after a proposed joining with the JP Morgan Global Growth & Income trust.

The battle of the bands: Hipgnosis Songs vs Round Hill Music

Trustnet asks which of the two trusts in the IT Royalties sector investors should hold.

What a potential interest rate hike would mean for investors

Trustnet looks at the impact an interest rate hike before the end of the year could have on markets.

Is there any value to be found in bonds?

Higher rates are likely but there are pockets of value.

Five charts showing how fund managers are bearish on the economy but bullish on markets

The latest Bank of America Global Fund Manager Survey shows that more fund managers think the global economy will deteriorate over the next 12 months.

What to do when the market crashes: Trustnet Magazine is out now!

October’s edition of Trustnet Magazine finds out how to prepare for a major sell-off and asks if there is ever a time when buying in at the bottom doesn’t work.

“There is more to come”: UK inflation posts temporary dip in September

CPI inflation eased in September but this is expected to be just a temporary respite from rising prices, according to commentators.

Unicorn ‘surprised’ after being dropped from Hargreaves Lansdown’s Wealth Shortlist

Unicorn Asset Management responds to the platform’s decision to drop the Unicorn Outstanding British Companies from its Wealth Shortlist over governance concerns.