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The income issue: investing in today's low interest rate environment

This year, next year, sometime never

This year, next year, sometime never

Mark Dampier | 27 February 2015

Those hoping for higher rates on cash are facing a long wait. We examine the outlook for interest rates and outline two alternatives. Read article

End of tax year checklist

End of tax year checklist

Tips for making the most of the available tax shelters and allowances before 5 April. Read article

Five reasons to be positive on Europe

Five reasons to be positive on Europe

Sentiment towards Europe is negative, but there are signs the tide might be turning. Read article



Avoid bumps in the road

Avoid bumps in the road

Why dividends can help smooth the market’s ups and downs. Read article

NEW pension freedoms arriving soon

NEW pension freedoms arriving soon

Pensions are set to become low-cost and flexible thanks to new rules coming into force in April. Read article

Investment ideas

HL Multi-Manager Income & Growth

HL Multi-Manager Income & Growth

Variable yield of 3.8% from the UK stock market


Provides access to what we believe are the most talented income managers


Portfolio chosen and monitored by our in-house team


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Newton Global Higher Income

Newton Global Higher Income

Invests overseas in search of dividends – variable yield 3.7%


Provides diversification across a variety of countries and currencies


Manager James Harries' approach has been successful long term


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Tokyo drift

Tokyo drift

Japan’s economy is showing signs of recovery and there are reasons to believe now could be an opportune time to invest.

Medium rare

Medium rare

Medium-sized companies have outperformed their larger counterparts recently. Find out how to gain low-cost exposure.


Other features

Dare to be different

Dare to be different

We look at how 'Active Share' can help assess a fund’s potential to outperform. Read article

Dividends - a capital idea

Dividends - a capital idea

Why Venture Capital Trusts could be considered as an attractive, albeit higher risk, source of dividends. Read article



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