The demise of Neil Woodford – what have we learnt?

By Shelly Durrant & Henry Adefope Neil Woodford – formerly the mercurial investment maverick renowned for his 25-year track record making stunning investment returns for investors, is now known as the man who lost it all. This month marks three years since the collapse of the Woodford Equity Income (WEI) fund that he managed –…

Activist investors: the new climate enforcers?

By Anthony Hughes With the SEC issuing a new draft proposal to add standardised climate reporting to required disclosures by public companies and TCFD reporting requirements coming into force in the UK last week (6 April), ‘ESG’, in all its glory, looks like it is finally starting to materialise into something more concrete that will see more…

Yolo or Slowmo: Contradiction in style but not in purpose

By Richard Bicknell YOLO investor looking to game the latest Wall Street Bets post? Investment slowmo who is content to ride the tide through index investing? There is, as they say, an app for that and now an IPO – with Robinhood and Acorns destined to list in the US. While very different in their…

These days Tik-Tokers can move markets more than investment analysts…

By Henry Adefope So, there are two major types of security risk associated with buying a stock or security. Broad market risk, and stock specific risk. An example of stock specific risk is when a company loses one of its biggest… customers, suppliers, or products… in this instance, you should expect that to hurt the…

Look to Space Tech for Sustainable Investing

By Bob Huxford In an era where investments are increasingly about more than just returns, investment into space technology might just be the thing to save us all from the potentially devastating effects of climate change and other environmental crises. That doesn’t mean paying to hop onto a Space X shuttle to Mars as soon…

Will 2021 continue the rising trend of private fundings?

By Clotilde Gros The IPO market has been very buoyant since the start of 2021, with a high number of companies choosing to come to the market as the country emerges out of the pandemic. But how does that compare to the numbers of private companies hoping to raise money through private fundings? Many have…

Wrong place, wrong time for Woodford

By Henry Adefope Alpha is not a bad thing; returns come with risks. And Neil Woodford was good at demonstrating alpha during his time at the seat of the wheel of the Invesco machine. It’s why he managed a lot of money from ordinary investors at Woodford Investment Management.  In fact, his latest stage-managed bungee-jump…