News & Views

AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities manager to retire

30 April 2018 - AXA Framlington have announced that, after 16 years at the helm of the AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities fund, and an asset management career spanning almost four decades, Nigel Thomas is to retire in March next year. Chris St John will be come lead manager on the fund at the end of 2018.

UK wage growth overtakes inflation

17 April 2018 - The news today that wage growth is starting to overtake inflation is important for investors. Business margins in the UK have been relatively strong over the past five to 10 years. However, it's important to remember that the labour market is tight at the moment, and one of the biggest costs for businesses tends to be labour. If the cost of employment rises, this could hurt these margins.

Baillie Gifford Corporate Bond fund renamed Baillie Gifford Strategic Bond fund

12 April 2018 - Baillie Gifford has announced that, on 1 May 2018, it is changing the name of the Baillie Gifford Corporate Bond fund, which is on the Chelsea Core Selection, to Baillie Gifford Strategic Bond fund.

Extended Easter opening hours for last minute ISA investors

26 March 2018 – Human nature often leads us to leave things until the very last minute and ISA investments are no exception.

M&G Global Leaders to merge into M&G Global Themes

23 March 2018 – M&G has announced that, subject to shareholder approval, they plan to merge the M&G Global Leaders fund into the M&G Global Themes fund. If approved, the merger will take place on 25 May 2018.

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