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 NOV

Fund updates

15/11/2018

REMINDER: Planned fund suspensions

As part of our plans to ensure we protect the interests of our clients and minimise disruption after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019, we are splitting 21 of our funds. Assets held in these funds by non-UK investors will be merged into equivalent Luxembourg-domiciled funds. Over the next four months, as each merger takes place, it will be operationally necessary to suspend the fund temporarily while the assets are moved.

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Insights

13/11/2018

Understanding behavioural finance and using it to your advantage

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Can an angry tweet from the President of the United States reduce what a company is really worth? If billions of dollars can be wiped off the value of a company’s shares in less than 140 characters, should we as investors not sit up and ask why?

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Insights

08/11/2018

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

08/11/2018

Meeting your income goals in retirement

739C91A7484746A4851C2CC5632A4A82This guide is designed to help you understand what options are available in retirement and how you can generate the income you need for the future.

 

 

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Insights

07/11/2018

Investing in retirement: Is there room for growth?

As you were building up your investment pot over the decades, in all likelihood you pursued growth above all else, looking to maximising the value of your savings.

Your priority in retirement may well be to generate an income from your investments, rather than to pursue further capital growth. After all, turning on the taps for an extra income stream could help you realise your ambitions.

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Insights

M&G Investment

06/11/2018

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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M&G Investments

06/11/2018

'Red October': Keeping the market downturn in perspective

Market slumps can take the wind out of investors’ sails, but it is important not to panic and maintain a long-term perspective when investing for your future.

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Insights

M&G Investments

05/11/2018

Investing for the future

Building a sustainable future for our planet is the single most important issue facing us today. At M&G, we invest over the long term to generate sustainable returns for our customers. One of the ways we are doing this is by investing in clean and renewable energy companies across Europe.

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M&G Investments

01/11/2018

Making sense of ESG

A guide to Environmental, Social and Governance factors in long-term investment.

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2018 OCT

Insights

31/10/2018

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

26/10/2018

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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Insights

M&G Investments

24/10/2018

An M&G guide to tax and investing

The UK tax man casts a wide net and income from personal investments, in terms of savings and employment income, are firmly within his reach.

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M&G Investments

17/10/2018

Unleashing the piggy bank’s potential

Going for growth through investments could give a child a head-start.

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Insights

15/10/2018

Investing to grow your savings

The pursuit of capital growth is arguably the most basic of investment goals. By putting your money to work, you can aim to grow its value over time, hopefully leaving you better off.
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Insights

Daniel White - Fund Manager

10/10/2018

US stockmarket: More ‘rubber band’ than ‘bubble’

By any measure, the US stockmarket has enjoyed a remarkable run since its financial crisis. By some measures, the protracted period of rising share prices since 2009 has been the longest US ‘bull market’ in history.

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M&G Investments

08/10/2018

Investing in retirement: 3 ways to 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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Insights

05/10/2018

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

02/10/2018

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.

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2018 SEP

Commentary

Steven Andrew

19/09/2018

Investing in retirement: Beware over-relying on the UK for income

Whatever your goals for life after work, the key is having the income to meet your needs and bring your aspirations to life.

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18/09/2018

Responsible investing at M&G

At M&G, we are stewards of our customers’ money and consider it our responsibility to support your investment and savings goals by generating sustainable returns.

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18/09/2018

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

Claudia Calich - Fund Manager

11/09/2018

How trade wars could affect emerging markets

Tariffs are seldom seen as the friend of investors. Distortions to global markets come at a cost. By levying duties on imports, governments disrupt the global supply chains that businesses rely upon.

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