Citywire Selector’s international reporter Jessica Beard speaks to behavioural finance expert and fund selector Joe Wiggins from Aberdeen Standard. Wiggins gives his top tips for avoiding the natural biases all selectors are vulnerable to and explains why it is crucial to admit that emotion is driving your investment decision making.
Ucits was hailed as a saviour for risk-averse investors but it is far from a perfect model. Chris Sloley, Citywire Selector’s editor, finds out this month the main drawbacks to this once-heralded approach. He catches up with Ian Crispo, head of liquid funds research at Deutsche Bank, to discuss the gap between what investors want and investors need, as well as his latest alternative investments.
MiFID II is proving a tough nut to crack for many fund buyers, but what lessons and opportunities have its first three months created? This month Chris Sloley spoke to Barclay’s head of fund and manager selection, Ian Aylward, to find out what has worked, what hasn’t and what he wish he knew before the regulation kicked in. We also get an update on his latest asset allocation and alternative thinking.
Is total return a trap and is disruptive a driver of returns or a dynamic marketing tool? This month Citywire Selector’s editor Chris Sloley get to grips with innovation and what fund selectors really think. He sits down with John Mallon of Italian group Classis Capital to hear how fixed income is being rethought and why strategy is more important than size.
Citywire Selector’s editor Chris Sloley is on the floor at Citywire Fixed Income Retreat 2018. He sits down with Investec W&I’s head of fixed interest, Darren Ruane, to hear how cash levels are creeping up in portfolios and shares a coffee with Citi’s EMEA strategist, Jeffrey Sacks, to discuss and debate Fed expectations for the year ahead.