Investment Insights

Our range of fund articles and market insights are designed to help you navigate the wider financial landscape with confidence. Keep informed with our Q&As and videos from the fund management floor or read more about the investment topics that matter to you with our commentaries from across the industry.

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2017 MAR

Insights

M&G Investments

10/03/2017

Taking a pounding: how inflation can erode the value of £1

With 12 sides and a wealth of security features, the Royal Mint claims the UK’s new £1 coin is the “most secure in the world” against counterfeiting.

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Insights

Insights

10/03/2017

Compounding opportunities

The humble Individual Savings Account or ISA may be home to roughly £500 billion of personal savings in the UK, but it has been overshadowed of late. Major reforms have transformed pensions, making them much less restrictive, and new personal tax-free allowances were rolled out this April for dividend and savings income.

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Fund updates

M&G Global Floating Rate High Yield Fund

09/03/2017

A defensive approach to high yield investing

Launched in September 2014, the M&G Global Floating Rate High Yield Fund aims to deliver income and capital growth by investing primarily in high yield floating rate notes (FRNs) – bonds paying a variable coupon that is regularly adjusted in line with changes in interest rates.

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Insights

M&G Investments

08/03/2017

Spring Budget 2017: what stands out for UK investors?

The British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has delivered his first (and final) Spring Budget, painting a picture of a resilient UK economy but refraining from announcing any major tax or spending policies.

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Insights

M&G Investments

01/03/2017

Investing monthly for your future

Discipline is all important when it comes to saving effectively for your future.

Directing an affordable amount each month straight to your Individual Savings Account, or ISA, is one way to help make sure that you’re setting aside money sustainably for your future. 

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2017 FEB

Insights

Tom Dobell, Fund Manager

27/02/2017

M&G Recovery Fund update

Tom Dobell, manager of the M&G Recovery Fund, provides an update on the fund’s performance and positioning.

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Insights

27/02/2017

What the Bank of England can – and can’t – do after the Brexit vote

The Bank of England halved interest rates to an all-time low of 0.25% on 4 August 2016, in an effort to support the UK economy after June’s landmark vote to leave the European Union (EU).

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Insights

M&G Multi Asset Team

23/02/2017

Myths about investment risk

It is not surprising that many investors are cautious about taking on ‘risk’ with their money. However, what if the biggest risk is misunderstanding risk itself? An overly cautious approach may make it difficult to achieve your financial goals. In this article, the M&G Multi Asset team aims to dispel some of the myths about risk that may be preventing you from taking advantage of investment opportunities that could be right for you.

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Insights

Tom Dobell, Fund Manager

10/02/2017

M&G Recovery Fund – A strategy in recovery

From the financial crisis in 2008-2009 until 2016, the M&G Recovery Fund faced severe headwinds as risk aversion took hold among many investors.

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Insights

09/02/2017

Opening your stocks and shares ISA - a checklist

If you are thinking of joining the 2.5 million savers who invest tax-efficiently into stocks and shares ISAs, or individual saving accounts, there’s so much choice it might be difficult to know where to start.

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Insights

M&G Investments

01/02/2017

Can one fund ever be enough?

When it comes to investing, managing risk is all-important. It can be prudent to spread your money over a range of different assets, so that all of your eggs aren’t in one basket.

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2017 JAN

Insights

Insights

25/01/2017

Five reasons to open a stocks
and shares ISA

Are you one of the 70% of ISA savers who only stick with cash?

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Insights

Ana Cuddeford

20/01/2017

Multi-asset market outlook

Ana Cuddeford, M&G Investment Specialist, provides an update and insight into the market outlook for multi asset.

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Insights

M&G Investments

18/01/2017

An M&G guide to value investing

At M&G, we pride ourselves in taking a long-term approach to investing.

While the market value of an investment may rise or fall from day-to-day, its fundamental value should prevail over many years. Where assets with robust long-term prospects are undervalued by today’s market, it follows that there might be buying opportunities.

This strategy of buying desirable assets when they are out of favour, and therefore cheap, is commonly known as ‘value investing’.

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Insights

M&G Investments

13/01/2017

Where next for monetary policy?

Eric Lonergan, a fund manager in M&G’s Multi Asset team, explains how central banks have been innovating.

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