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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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2020 JAN

Insights

23/01/2020

Safe as houses?
The dangers of relying on your home as a nest egg

It’s not hard to see why investing in the UK property market might seem so attractive.

Over the past two decades, average house prices have almost quadrupled. This capital growth has made UK homes an enormous store of wealth, with an estimated total value of £7.3 trillion, as of January 2019.

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Insights

21/01/2020

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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M&G Investments

21/01/2020

Investing for the future

At M&G, we invest over the long-term to target sustainable returns for our customers. Watch M&G fund manager Alex Araujo exploring the fastest growing form of renewable power generation from a boat in the Irish Sea.

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M&G Investments

20/01/2020

Targeting more than financial returns: Introducing M&G’s new funds

Would you like to pursue more than financial returns from investing? If so, there are approaches that aim to deliver shared returns for society and the environment, while pursuing financial returns for your future.

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M&G Investment

19/01/2020

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.

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2019 DEC

Insights

M&G Investments

18/12/2019

UK Election 2019: Where does it leave investors?

December’s general election delivered an emphatic victory for the Conservatives, with the UK electing its largest majority government since 2005.

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Insights

17/12/2019

Investment outlook: What awaits us in 2020?

Watch M&G fund managers Stefan Isaacs, Tristan Hanson and Michael Bourke discuss where they see challenges and opportunities for investors in the New Year.
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Ben Constable-Maxwell, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at M&G Investments

04/12/2019

Combatting climate change

Whether it’s the rising number and intensity of hurricanes or floods, forest fires or droughts, it is increasingly untenable to ignore the causes and consequences of climate change.

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M&G Investments

02/12/2019

Upcoming changes to some key market interest rates

We wanted to inform you of upcoming changes taking place within the industry to replace some key market interest rates.

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2019 NOV

Ben Constable-Maxwell, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at M&G Investments

26/11/2019

Investing for equality of opportunities

More than two centuries ago, US founding father Benjamin Franklin famously said that “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. This may sound like a glib soundbite today, but has merit for investors wishing to contribute to global society in the 21st century.

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Insights

M&G Investments

25/11/2019

Beyond Brexit: Key UK election themes for investors

There is of course one theme dominating the UK general election this December, but it is by no means the only one that matters.

Leaving the heated issue of Brexit aside, there are very important policy choices facing voters that will shape the direction of the UK economy, and arguably British society, as we head into a new decade.

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M&G Investments

25/11/2019

Three ways investors can target a rising income

Having carefully squirrelled money away for your retirement, you may have reached a stage where you now want to transform those savings into income.

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25/11/2019

Why regular investing is a valuable ally

It is not uncommon to have a sum of money that you decide to invest for your future. While it is important to know where to invest it, how you choose to do so is vital.

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Insights

M&G Investments

14/11/2019

When Junior ISAs mature: What is your child going to do with their savings?

It is many parents’ nightmare. After squirrelling money away for your child’s future over many years, they inherit the savings and decide to blow the lot on travelling. Or, worse, fritter it away.

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M&G Investments

13/11/2019

Investing in bonds: 3 reasons not to go with the flow

The cheapest way to invest in the global bond market may not always be the most cheerful.

The attraction of so-called passive funds is typically their lower costs. They try to mirror the composition of a given market – bonds issued by governments, for instance – offering you, the investor, a way to get exposure to all of it.

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M&G Investments

12/11/2019

Sharing the joy of investing

It is often said that we don’t talk enough about money in this country. Financial matters can be taboo at the dinner table and tend to be overlooked in the workplace.

Unless we’re interested enough to read the financial pages, it is quite possible to live a full and happy life without knowing much, if anything at all, about investing. Yet an awareness of the options available to us can create powerful opportunities for our long-term savings.

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Insights

M&G Investments

01/11/2019

Is inflation a threat to your wealth?

Money is only ever really worth what you can buy with it.

Over time, rising prices erode the value of cash. Compare, if you will, how far £10 could stretch when you were younger to what it will buy today. It’s not just the price of goods that has risen over the past decades, but also assets like property.

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Insights

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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M&G investments

01/11/2019

Passing on your investments

We all know that the best investments are long-term. Arguably the ultimate investment we can ever make is in our family and friends.

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Insights

01/11/2019

Reasons to consolidate your ISA investments

You may well have opened Individual Savings Accounts, or ISAs, with several providers over the years, but do you know what is going on with each of them?

If you find keeping a tab on your different ISAs challenging, you could consider whether consolidating them into fewer accounts – or perhaps just one – might make life easier.

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Insights

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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