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2017 OCT

Insights

Siobhan Pandya

05/10/2017

Equities Market Perspective

In this month’s update, Head of Equity Markets Content Siobhan Pandya takes a look at the diverse world of the UK smaller companies sector. For a quick snapshot of the equity market over the past month and our latest theme, please download our Equities market perspective note.

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Convert-sations

Monthly insights from the M&G Global Convertibles team

02/10/2017

Variety is the spice of new issues

This month, we return to the subject of new issuance, one of the most important aspects of the convertibles market. It has been apparent that, rather than sunning themselves on the Riviera, many corporate financiers were working hard during the summer, with some US$15 billion having been raised since the end of May. We examine how this money will be used and comment on the varying characteristics of the new convertibles.

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Thought leadership

Jonathan Willcocks

02/10/2017

Joffy’s Journal – Demographics

Joffy's Journal - Episode 2: Demographics

In the second in a series of videos looking at the change in investor behaviour over the years, Global Head of Retail Sales, Jonathan (Joffy) Willcocks looks at how demographic changes have begun to change the asset management landscape, and what we can expect in years to come.

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2017 SEP

Insights

Asset TV

29/09/2017

Asset TV Masterclass - Multi-Asset

In this Asset TV Masterclass on Multi-Asset investing, Fund Manager Steven Andrew is on a panel with three other experts to discuss the current market conditions, the impact of political risks on investment asset, increasing growth vs interest rates, cash vs gilts and thoughts on how to invest in Multi-Asset.

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Fund updates

M&G Smaller Companies Fund

29/09/2017

50-year anniversary of investing in UK smaller companies

The M&G Smaller Companies Fund was launched on 29 September 1967 and over the past 50 years has returned 12.7% per annum, on average. Throughout this period, the fund has provided investors with consistent exposure to some of the UK’s most innovative and dynamic businesses. Despite some difficult economic times and challenging investment markets, the fund’s returns have consistently protected savers’ capital from the corrosive effects of inflation and significantly exceeded the return on bank deposits. It is worth noting that as an asset class, UK smaller companies have regularly outperformed larger companies over the years.

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Fund updates

M&G

19/09/2017

M&G Global Emerging Markets Fund - Market and fund update

Emerging market equities have rallied this year and outperformed their developed market counterparts by a significant margin, as represented by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index relative to the MSCI World and other major market indices (see Figure 1). Investors have moved back into the asset class, arguably encouraged by relatively attractive valuations, improving corporate profitability and a better macroeconomic environment, both in emerging markets and globally. Over the year to date, global emerging market equity funds have received inflows of US$55.3 billion.

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Insights

Ritu Vohora

07/09/2017

Equities Market Perspective

In this month’s update, Investment Director Ritu Vohora looks at the case for investing in Japanese equities, which is arguably the strongest it’s been for many years.

For a quick snapshot of the equity market over the past month and our latest theme, please download our Equities market perspective note.

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Thought leadership

Jonathan Willcocks

04/09/2017

Joffy’s Journal — Global financial crisis

In this first in a series of videos looking at the change in investor behaviour over the years, Global Head of Retail Sales, Jonathan (Joffy) Willcocks examines the global financial crisis and the ensuing reaction from investors.

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Insights

Jim Leaviss

01/09/2017

Kicking off finance

Fund Manager, Jim Leaviss is put through his paces by a hard-hitting, football loving journalist.

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2017 AUG

Insights

Ritu Vohora

04/08/2017

Equities Market Perspective

Ritu Vohora's Equities Perspective update - August 2017

In this month’s update Ritu Vohora, Investment Director, asks if cyclicals are back in the driving seat of the equities rally, and gives a short update on how equities have performed globally across the sectors. For a quick snapshot of the equity market over the past month and our latest theme, please download our Equities market perspective note.

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