Investment Insights

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2017 NOV

Insights

M&G Investments

22/11/2017

Autumn Budget 2017: what stands out for UK investors?

The British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, focused on housing and infrastructure in a Budget that announced new government spending, and which was framed as “embracing” a future “full of new challenges and opportunities”.

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Fund updates

M&G Investments

16/11/2017

M&G Global Themes Fund: Evolution of the M&G Global Basics Fund

The next era in the evolution of the M&G Global Basics Fund is under way. After shareholder approval of proposed changes to the fund’s objective and investment policy, we believe the manager, Jamie Horvat, can now take full advantage of new themes in an ever-evolving global economy.

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Insights

M&G Investments

15/11/2017

Rising UK interest rates: challenges and opportunities

BoE Interest rate

The Bank of England’s decision to raise UK interest rates for the first time in a decade came as little surprise.

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Insights

M&G Investments

10/11/2017

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

07/11/2017

Nurturing children’s financial futures

The prospect of a child flying the roost is scary enough for parents, and then there’s money to think about. Even if they get a student loan or find work, how will they be able to afford their first car or home?

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Thought leadership

Jonathan Willcocks

06/11/2017

Joffy’s Journal — Technology

Episode 3

In this third in a series of videos looking at how investor behaviour has changed over the years, Global Head of Retail Sales, Jonathan (Joffy) Willcocks, looks at how asset managers have responded to advances in technology, with a particular focus on robo-advice.

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Insights

01/11/2017

An M&G guide to investing in listed infrastructure

Modern life hinges on the functioning of a vast network of systems and structures that enables us to live and work as we do. Building and maintaining these important assets can cost a lot, but the rewards for long-sighted investors in successful assets can be great.

This guide explains our approach to investing in listed infrastructure, and why we believe that this asset class can bring valuable benefits to long-term investors.

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2017 OCT

Insights

Steven Andrew

18/10/2017

Looking stupid and unpopular on Brexit

There are few more emotive topics in the UK than the country’s upcoming exit from the European Union. If we find ourselves ‘wanting to believe’ that Brexit will be a disaster, or a huge success, we can lose sight of what is already reflected in market prices, and how much we can really know about the future.

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Insights

M&G Investments

17/10/2017

Targeting a smoother investment journey

If you want to put your longer-term savings to work, but are uncomfortable with the idea of their value rising or falling sharply, what are the alternatives?

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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

29/09/2017

Three reasons to move your child's savings to a Junior ISA

Laying the foundations for a child’s future financial independence does not happen overnight. Building a nest egg to help them pay for university or buy their first home takes years of effective saving.

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Insights

M&G Investment

17/09/2017

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

13/09/2017

Investing in the next generation

It’s natural to want to give younger members of your family a leg up financially. We all know how expensive life can be, especially at certain times – whether that’s buying a family home or studying.

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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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