Volatility in the Chinese stock market has dominated headlines over the past two months, with market commentators suggesting some £3.2 trillion has been wiped off global equities in just a few weeks. We look at the funds in the Investment Association’s China/Greater China sector to see which of them have managed to shelter from the worst of the crash, and the funds which failed to do so.
Senior analyst Luke NG runs through what has been happening in the Chinese equity markets, and why investors should expect further turmoil in coming weeks.
Today’s financial landscape boasts a wide variety of methods to invest client assets. Irrespective of portfolio size or life stage of the investor; there is a solution that can match their risk level and specific objectives. Whilst this comes as great news for advisers and investors – it often leaves paraplanners with a whole lot more to think about when conducting due diligence.
With the latest research highlighting that over a third of over 50s are turning to the stock market to grow their retirement pots, FE Trustnet would like to urge investors to take stock of the risks associated with holding individual company shares.
Picking an investment fund is hard work for even the most seasoned investor, and it is even tougher for those starting off in the world of investments. The UK retail investor has around 38 sectors and more than four thousand funds to pick from, according to FE Trustnet data – so feeling a little out of your depth is more than understandable.
Kii Hub has received the Client Choice Award: Best Service Provider in the Corporate LiveWire Global Fund Awards 2015.
Multi-asset funds have been very much in favour in recent years, with the Investment Association -, the investment trade body – reporting some £1.1bn in net retail sales year-to-date in the mixed asset sectors.
There are thousands of investment options in the current market for the average investor, and while options and choice are good – the sheer volume of funds may leave even the savviest among us bewildered.
HSBC shares have climbed this morning after the bank beat analyst’s expectations today by announcing a 10 per cent rise in profits for the first half of this year, driven by strong performance in Hong Kong. The bank reported pre-tax profits rose to $13.6bn in H1, up from £12.3bn a year ago. Revenues were up from $31.1bn from $32.9bn.
Kii Hub has been named as a finalist for the ‘Best Practice’ category in this year’s Fund Services Awards, marking this two years in a row that the outsourced solutions provider has been on the list for this highly-regarded recognition. Kii Hub won the category in 2014.