Mark Barnett, Head of UK Equities, Invesco Perpetual
In Mark’s view, dividends are right at the heart of what investing in equities is about. Since dividends are paid out of a company’s cash, the payment of a dividend can confirm the fundamental strength of a company. Here he discusses why he continues to focus on companies that can be resilient across many different macroeconomic outcomes.
April’s pension reforms promise greater flexibility in how individuals with Defined Contribution pension savings use their money in retirement. David Prosser examines some of the potential risks and rewards.
Opinion polls pointed towards another coalition-led government but the Conservative Party surprised many by winning the UK election with a working majority. No longer shackled by the constraints of working with a coalition partner, what does the future now hold for the UK economy?
As global interest rates and inflation look set to stay low for some time, and the current upswing in global growth is expected to be a protracted albeit modest one, John Greenwood highlights the key points in his outlook for the next quarter.
Martin Walker, UK Equities Fund Manager, Invesco Perpetual
At Invesco Perpetual, we have always taken the long-view, with the emphasis placed on being well-informed about a company prior to making any decision to invest in it. Here Martin Walker takes us through a working week in February this year, and highlights some of the data gathering and meetings that form part of his week.
Jeff Taylor, Head of European Equities, and Stephanie Butcher, European Equities Fund Manager, Invesco Perpetual.
From the European Central Bank’s (ECB) announcement of a large-scale quantitative easing (QE) programme to deflation, it’s been a busy start to the year for European equity markets. Jeff Taylor and Stephanie Butcher outline their views on the region.
Andrew Hall, Global Equities Fund Manager, Invesco Perpetual
Much recent commentary on China has focused on its problems. But the country has an economy with a current annual growth rate of just over 7% and a government that seems willing to make tough decisions. Andrew Hall explains why he believes China can continue the transition of its economy to sustainable economic development.
Jonathan Brown, Fund Manager, Invesco Perpetual UK Equities
As a believer in the UK’s recovery I have been investing in businesses with exposure to the spending habits of the UK consumer and in this recovery there has been an unusual connection between the wealth of the consumer and the Government’s deficit. So, as I examine the contributory parts of the nation’s debts I attempt to reveal why this recovery has not been as effective in reducing the deficit as expected.
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