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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2018 JUN

Insights

Alex Araujo, Fund Manager: M&G Global Listed Infrastructure Fund

11/06/2018

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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Insights

Insights

08/06/2018

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

M&G Investments

06/06/2018

Are you investing enough for your future?

The combination of time and discipline could allow you to take a long-term approach to pursuing your financial goals

Whether you are thinking of retirement or have an eye on buying a home, building your savings pot – while also paying the day-to-day costs of living – can seem daunting.

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2018 MAY

Insights

30/05/2018

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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Insights

M&G Investment

30/05/2018

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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Insights

M&G Investments

30/05/2018

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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Commentary

Matthew Vaight, Fund Manager

29/05/2018

Another reason to look at South Korea

Another look at South Korea

After a historic summit between the leaders of North and South Korea in April, hopes for a permanent resolution of hostilities on the Korea peninsula are as high as they have been for years.

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Insights

16/05/2018

Investing for retirement income

B733AE28AC564EE19812DFC73854DD0DRead our guide to meeting your income goals in retirement.

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Insights

15/05/2018

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 £7.1 trillion, as of January 2018.

Given their relatively high cost, homes are often households’ most valuable asset. Understandably, property ‘nest eggs’ are central to most people’s long-term financial plans – in many cases more so than pensions and other savings or investments.

However, over-relying on any single asset, even a property, to pay for your future carries risks. Bricks and mortar might have delivered stellar capital growth recently, but house prices can go down as well as up.

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Thought leadership

Jonathan Willcocks

10/05/2018

Joffy’s Journal — the growing role of ESG in investing

The sixth in a series of videos looking at the change in investor behaviour over the years and how asset managers have responded, Global Head of Distribution, Jonathan (Joffy) Willcocks reinforces the importance of ESG principles when thinking about investments.

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2018 APR

Insights

Insights

25/04/2018

Compounding opportunities

The humble Individual Savings Account or ISA may be home to roughly £600 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 personal tax-free allowances have been introduced for dividend and savings income.

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Insights

M&G Multi Asset Team

25/04/2018

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

Anne Richards, Chief Executive of M&G Investments

23/04/2018

Why investors should beware of short-sightedness

We have a very human tendency to fall prey to short-sightedness. These myopic instincts, which make us put a disproportionate emphasis on the short term, can be especially powerful when it comes to affairs of the wallet.

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