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Emerging markets overlooked resilience

By Alex Lyle, Head of Managed Funds, EMEA, Columbia Threadneedle

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Many investors remain under-allocated to emerging markets, failing to recognise their increasing economic resilience, as well as their richness as a stock pickers’ hunting ground. For the first time, each of the five funds in the Horizon multi-asset range can invest in Emerging Markets equities. This ability – possible since 5 November 2021 – presents new opportunities for investors and bolsters portfolio efficiency, all within the funds’ strict risk boundaries.

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Has TikTok set the clock ticking on your business?

By Gillian Hepburn, UK Intermediary Solutions Director, Schroders

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On the face of it, the millennial generation may not appear to offer much to your business as potential clients. However engaging with the next generation of investors could prove to be an important factor in ensuring your future prosperity - and conversely leaving this engagement too long, could mean that you’re too late.

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Back to the future

By Neil Birrell,Premier Miton Investors

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At the start of November 2020 I was expecting “a winter of discontent” due to  rising COVID numbers, the return to national lockdowns in some countries, reducing economic activity, how central banks were continuing with their ultra-loose monetary policy and in markets, and why bonds and the FAANGs (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google) had remained in favour with investors. All in all, not a great outlook in the short term.

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60/40 evolved: Understanding the variation in Volatility Managed funds

By Thomas Rostron, CEO, Embark Investments

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It has been more than four years since the Investment Association launched the Volatility Managed sector. Its purpose, its director of capital markets Galina Dimitrova said at the time, was to “reflect the advent of more outcome focused products”.

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Green hydrogen is finally showing its true colours

By Columbia Threadneedle Investments

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There continues to be a remarkable focus on green hydrogen as a clean alternative to traditional fossil fuels, with the past year further accelerating its potential widespread adoption. So, what is driving all this hype, is hydrogen the sustainability disruptor, and why has there been such remarkable recent progress?

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Did GDP cause the climate crisis?

By Craig Bonthron, Artemis Investments

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Moving away from GDP to measuring ‘net positive domestic product’ would be a quietly radical way for COP26 to address the world’s greatest sustainability challenges.

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