Diversifying one’s investment portfolio is one of the key ways of managing risk. It’s generally prudent, therefore, to diversify by stock, sector and geography. Diversifying by asset class offers a further dimension.
Given the meteoric rise in the popularity of ESG-focused investing over recent years, it’s remarkable to reflect that, as little as a dozen or so years ago, it was a concept that was rarely contemplated. In this white paper, we explore the origin and current understanding of ESG investing.
Diversification – by stock, sector, region and asset class – should be one of the abiding principles of the shrewd investor. It’s easier said than done however, this article sets out some of the traps for the unwary.
Amongst the many intrinsic attractions of investment trusts, the existence of an independent board of directors – ultimately responsible for the governance of the trust and the performance of the portfolio manager – ranks particularly high. In this piece, we analyse the role of trust boards, the nature of the strategic decisions they may typically be called upon to make, and the many ways in which they safeguard the interests of shareholders.
Unlike their open-ended counterparts, investment trust share prices are driven, in part, by demand – they can therefore trade above or below the value of their assets. This video explains how investors can take advantage of this intriguing phenomenon.
The ability to reserve a proportion of their income, and thereby smooth dividend payouts over time, has always been one of the most attractive features of investment trusts – this video explains why they merit serious consideration, particularly for the income-seeking investor.
In this white paper, we look back at historical data for direction, and to explore how markets have reactive over time during previous epidemics and significant geopolitical events, as we navigate these largely uncharted waters.
For those seeking long-term, inflation beating returns, stock market investment represents one of the most accessible and compelling avenues. Dividend investing is not new but has fallen out of favour despite their historically significant role in total returns.
Laura Thomas is joined by James de Sausmarez, Director and Head of Investment Trusts at Janus Henderson, as they discuss the impact of coronavirus and take a look back at previous market downturns to reflect on the stock market’s consistent ability to bounce back.