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Drawdown investors may have lost two years worth of income in market volatility

25 April 2016

Investing for income / growth Retirement

Volatile markets could have wiped up to two years of retirement income off the savings pots of those who entered income drawdown in April 2015[1], according to new research from pension firm Aegon. If market conditions continue on this trajectory, five years of volatility could become a decade of lost income. Aegon has commissioned research […]


Why now is not the time for equity income investors to return to the energy sector

24 March 2016

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Equity income investors searching for reliable sources of dividends should steer clear of energy companies for the foreseeable future, with more headwinds to come for businesses operating within the sector, according to Kames Capital’s Vincent McEntegart. McEntegart, manager of the Kames Diversified Income fund, asserted that while energy markets – in particular oil – are […]


Where next for UK commercial property?

24 March 2016

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Commercial property forecasts have suffered downward revisions for this year and through to 2020, Andy Brunner, investment strategist at Morningstar, examines the outlook… The outlook for UK commercial property is no longer what it was.  Investors are now faced with the prospect of lower returns from the main vehicles, directly invested property funds. While likely […]


Three investment themes for 2016 ISA Season

21 March 2016

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Adrian Lowcock, head of Investing at AXA Self Investor, outlines three themes for this ISA season – and ways to access them… Equity Income: Getting diversification of income Equity Income is widely believed to be one of the best long-term investments around; investing in companies which have strong cash flow and can grow their businesses, […]


“The UK’s seven year income famine”

17 March 2016

Investing Investing for income / growth Savings Rates

Maike Currie, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International, looks at the impact of seven years of interest rates being stuck at 0.5%… With recent manufacturing and construction sector data disappointing and reports that the service sector is faltering, there’s little doubt that the UK economy is slowing. Accordingly, there have been suggestions that […]