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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2019 JUL

Insights

19/07/2019

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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Commentary

Steven Andrew - Fund Manager

16/07/2019

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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M&G Investments

15/07/2019

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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15/07/2019

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

08/07/2019

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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Insights

Stuart Rhodes - Fund Manager

08/07/2019

Why dividends matter

“Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends coming in,” said the US industrialist John D. Rockefeller. The principle of owning stocks with consistent dividends made Rockefeller incredibly wealthy more than a century ago. The investment strategy that made him the world’s first billionaire is just as relevant today as it was in the nineteenth century.

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2019 JUN

Insights

M&G Investment

18/06/2019

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

18/06/2019

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

13/06/2019

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

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

11/06/2019

Investing in a healthier society

How companies can target sustainable returns from addressing the world’s healthcare challenges.

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Insights

Maria Municchi, fund manager

05/06/2019

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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Commentary

John William Olsen, Fund Manager

04/06/2019

Creating wealth sustainably for the long term

John William Olsen

Sustainable investing can naturally mean different things to different people. From my perspective, as an investor in company shares, it boils down to the long-term durability of businesses.

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Insights

Jenny Rodgers, fund manager

04/06/2019

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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Insights

Tom Dobell - Fund Manager

01/06/2019

Saving good companies from the wolves

Most investors hate bad news, and nothing grabs business page headlines quite like a good profit warning or run-in with the regulator.

Momentum is a powerful force in driving the direction of stock prices – arguably more so nowadays than ever – and when confidence in a company is rattled, events can quickly snowball. Share prices can be sent into freefall by investors’ tendency to ‘herd’, following others by panic-selling when there is a whiff of trouble.

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2019 MAY

Insights

Ben Constable-Maxwell, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing

13/05/2019

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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Insights

Stuart Canning - Research Analyst

07/05/2019

When will markets return to being more ‘normal’?

In 2018, investors lost money on almost all major asset classes. Yet in the first three months of 2019, almost all delivered positive returns.

This degree of correlation is unusual, but it should not be surprising.

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