Bull & Bear: Are cryptocurrencies another bubble set to burst?

Bull & Bear: Are cryptocurrencies another bubble set to burst?

Alasdair McKinnon of The Scottish Investment Trust Speculative asset bubbles have been reported since Roman times. They doubtless go even further back, because they stem from an intrinsic flaw in human nature: we like to think that we are onto...
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E-commerce: The modern day gold rush?

E-commerce: The modern day gold rush?

Evert Castelein of Aberdeen Standard Investments As the dust settles on another Black Friday, it is worth remembering an old adage based on the California Gold Rush; if you want to exploit a growing trend you can either mine for...
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When will the FANGs finally draw blood?

When will the FANGs finally draw blood?

Google is one of the FANGs holding the US equity market in 2017 The US economy has surprised on the upside in 2017, with growth remaining strong, despite the policy paralysis within the Trump administration. This has been reflected...
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Could 'greed factor' be setting investors up for a cryptocurrency fall?

Could 'greed factor' be setting investors up for a cryptocurrency fall?

Investment Week editor Katrina Lloyd The rise of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is undoubtedly a source of endless fascination for investors; even those who say they would not currently touch related products with a barge pole. It is not surprising...
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Revealed: Winners of the 10th Sustainable Investment Awards

Investment Week Sustainable Investment Awards 2017 Investment Week is delighted to announce the winners for this year’s awards, in categories including Best ESG Fund Management Group and Best New Entrant. Now in their tenth year, Investment Week‘s ...
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Healthcare robotics: Reasons why this sector will be 'explosive'

Healthcare robotics: Reasons why this sector will be 'explosive'

Richard Lightbound of ROBO Global The disruptive industries of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence have come to the fore over recent years, with headlines commonplace, including driverless cars reducing road accidents, intelligent fridges doing yo...
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An electric age: Oil, EVs  and the cobalt conundrum

An electric age: Oil, EVs and the cobalt conundrum

Martin Walker of Invesco Perpetual I recently attended a talk by journalist Matthew D’Ancona on ‘post-truths’ – beliefs of the heart rather than grounded in fact. In my mind, the electric vehicle (EV) came to assume such a status this.....
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Old Mutual Wealth's Goodland: Senior leadership need to  'walk the walk' on creating a more diverse talent pool

Old Mutual Wealth's Goodland: Senior leadership need to 'walk the walk' on creating a more diverse talent pool

Jane Goodland of Old Mutual Wealth Lawrence Gosling speaks to Old Mutual Wealth’s responsible business director Jane Goodland, one of the judges for Investment Week’s Women in Investment Awards, about improving diversity in the investment industry ...
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AIC reveals Specialist sectors offering highest yield levels

AIC reveals Specialist sectors offering highest yield levels

Annabel Brodie-Smith of the AIC Investment trusts investing in illiquid assets such as those in the Sector Specialist: Leasing and Sector Specialist: Debt categories are the highest yielding at over 6%, while global and UK equity income vehicles are lagging...
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Revealed: Winners of the Specialist Investment Awards 2017

Revealed: Winners of the Specialist Investment Awards 2017

Investment Week Specialist Investment Awards 2017 Investment Week is pleased to announce the winners for this year’s Specialist Investment Awards,recognising boutiques, specialist fund managers and passive investing. Winners were selected using a combina...
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