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Providing you with the latest insights and independent opinion from Square Mile.
The multi-asset label covers a diverse and often complex range of investment funds and approaches. At their simplest, they share a common characteristic - they give investors exposure to a broad range of asset classes to deliver a return profile that reduces the risk of investing in those asset classes individually.
The current view, held by a number of investors, is that active and passive are polarised. Investors need to ‘pick a team’ and go entirely active or entirely passive. At Square Mile, we believe that a portfolio should consist of a combination of the best funds to meet the clients’ objectives, at a cost that represents value for money. That may be active, passive or a blend of both.
In the first quarter of 2020, broad measures of UK equity performance were down by about 25%. The manager of a UK equity fund which has that benchmark...
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It is without question that 2019 was the coming of age for ESG and Responsible investment; new terms for many in the market, and ones that are having a...
Square Mile is an independent investment research business that works in partnership with regulated professional financial services firms. We help advisers to develop informed investment recommendations so that, with their support, their clients can make the decisions that are right for them.
Focusing first and foremost on in-depth, qualitative fund research, we provide tailored support and investment services for financial advisers and institutions.
For us there is only one way to deliver rigorous and insightful qualitative research and that is to invest in professional, qualified and experienced people. For this reason alone we have built one of the strongest and most respected qualitative investment research teams in the UK. Our analysts focus on investment research and meet regularly with fund managers to understand how those managers work, how they think and how they react to markets. We listen, we observe, we test, we challenge, we discuss, we deliberate and we form opinions. Finally, we publish our research and our views. These are based on clearly articulated outcomes and objectives, from which adviser firms can identify suitable funds to meet the needs of their clients.
The result of this work we hope is evident in our Academy of Funds. The Academy is free to access for adviser firms and if you have not yet registered we would invite you to do so by clicking here.