Investment Insights

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2017 AUG

Insights

M&G Investments

07/08/2017

The real returns on cash savings

When we save or invest money, a common goal is for it to grow faster than prices are rising, or at least as quickly. This is because we know that inflation erodes the value of cash – in other words, reducing what can be bought with a £1 coin or £20 note over time.

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2017 JUL

Insights

Ritu Vohara and Ana Cuddeford, M&G Investment Directors

25/07/2017

Smart Money – Where next for interest rates?

In this edition of Smart Money, Ritu Vohora and Ana Cuddeford discuss the likely trajectory of UK interest rates, and what this could mean for savers and investors.

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Insights

M&G Investment

20/07/2017

Will your pension be enough?

If you’ve been carefully squirreling away money for your future, it’s understandable to expect a fair reward for your prudence. Complicating things, however, is a cocktail of factors that makes generating the income you desire, or need, in retirement all the more difficult.

At the heart of today’s challenge is rising longevity. UK life expectancy continues to rise, with men and women aged 65 expected to live for a further 18½ and 21 years, respectively. Longer retirements mean our savings have to stretch further.

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Insights

M&G Investment

03/07/2017

Emerging market corporate bonds – defaulting on preconceptions

Emerging market corporate bonds have become a very large asset class. As of January 2017, the value of bonds issued by emerging market companies in hard currency – typically US dollars – as opposed to local currency, totalled US$1.85 trillion.

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2017 JUN

Insights

M&G Investment

28/06/2017

Are your investments diverse?

It is possible that your long-term financial well-being relies too much on too few investments.

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Insights

M&G Investments

19/06/2017

Six myths about emerging markets

It is likely that you have heard of ‘emerging markets’, but do you really know what they are, and understand the investment proposition they offer?

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Insights

M&G Investments

14/06/2017

UK Election 2017: Uncertainty and opportunity for investors

With the dust settling on an unexpected general election, one thing is certain – more uncertainty for British voters and investors alike.

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