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20SEP 2019

Why M&S’ relegation from the FTSE 100 doesn’t mean the death of the High Street

Fund manager Jean Roche argues why M&S' historic relegation from the FTSE 100 is not all doom and gloom for UK retailers.

2019

SEPTEMBER

17SEP 2019

Markets

Fallen angels: why passive investors may face greater risks

Passive corporate bond investors could face significant losses when the next economic downturn hits. Active managers, however, have more flexibility and should be able to manage these risks more efficiently.

17SEP 2019

Global Investor Study

How investors want fund managers to act

Fund managers should prioritise environmental issues when engaging with companies, according to a survey of over 25,000 investors

17SEP 2019

Global Investor Study

‘Gen Xers care more about sustainability than millennials’

Generation X is more likely than millennials to consider sustainability factors when investing, Schroders Global Investor Study 2019 has found.

16SEP 2019

Markets

Is gold the place to hide from negative yields?

In this chart of the month the multi-asset team asks whether gold could once again become the main hedge of choice as negatively yielding debt becomes increasingly common.

13SEP 2019

Markets

Why Europe is fertile hunting ground for income-seeking investors

In a world of low bond yields, many investors struggle to extract a decent income from their portfolios, but European shares could be a potentially attractive option.

12SEP 2019

Markets

The surprising diversity of bond markets

The extent of the diversity of global fixed income markets, and the scope for achieving strong returns while managing risk, may be underappreciated by investors.

10SEP 2019

Markets

What is thematic investing and why should investors care?

Thematic funds focus on powerful, long-term global trends that are transforming the world and creating a wealth of investment opportunities.