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2019 NOV

M&G Investments

01/11/2019

Opening your stocks and shares ISA - a checklist

If you are thinking of joining the 2.8 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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2019 OCT

M&G Investment

30/10/2019

How to supplement your retirement income

Making sure you have enough income to support your needs and aspirations in retirement is never straight forward. For many, the challenge has become more acute with the squeeze on many traditional income streams.

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Insights

28/10/2019

An M&G guide to income investing

Generating a strong and reliable income from your savings and investments is never exactly easy, but it is particularly challenging in the current era of ultra-low interest rates.

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M&G Investments

07/10/2019

Three investment strategies to help navigate uncertainties

When markets are choppy, there are days when being an investor can feel uncomfortable. Tolerating fluctuations in prices is part and parcel of long-term investing, but too much volatility might be unpalatable if your investment horizon is nearer.

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Maria Municchi, Fund Manager

07/10/2019

Can we invest responsibly in government bonds?

When it comes to investing responsibly, there are inevitably debates about what types of investment should or should not be considered eligible. Often, investment decisions are based on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics of an asset.
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Jenny Rodgers, fund manager

07/10/2019

Brexit, the UK economy and the folly of forecasting

‘An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.’ Laurence Peter

Economists are easy targets for critics and comedians since their forecasts are nearly always proven wrong by events. A popular joke is that economists exist to make weather forecasters look good.

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2019 SEP

Ben Constable-Maxwell, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing

26/09/2019

Investing in the circular economy

How companies can target more sustainable growth – for the planet and their investors – by ‘closing the loop’.

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Alex Araujo, Fund Manager

06/09/2019

Evolving infrastructure: Out of sight, not out of mind

When we think of infrastructure, large physical assets typically spring to mind. This is because the likes of airports, roads and power stations have physical footprints that shape the environment around us and our perceptions of it.

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John William Olsen - Fund Manager

05/09/2019

Ignore ESG factors at your peril

Humans are prone to focus on the short term by nature. Fighting our tendencies and taking a longer view can be especially important when it comes to putting money to work for our futures.

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Insights

04/09/2019

Active vs passive investing

Funds come in many shapes and sizes, and try to achieve different things using their different approaches. There is a fundamental distinction to make between two of the overarching approaches to managing a fund – active and passive investing.

It’s important to understand the differences between these investment philosophies which, to an extent, can be seen as polar opposites. In this article, we outline the key points of differentiation, as well as some of the pros and cons of each.

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Ben Constable-Maxwell ‒ Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing

04/09/2019

Three myths about responsible investing

The top priority for most long-term investors is to grow their capital for the future. This is the responsibility we, as asset managers, take on as stewards of our clients’ investments.

Our ambitions can be even broader, however. We can aim to not only invest profitably over the years, but to do so in a way that minimises costs to the planet and to society. Responsible investing recognises that we can succeed in both these goals.

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