Investors Chronicle Seminars
Investors Chronicle Private Investor Seminar Series
Through informative presentations and interactive panel sessions, the Private Investor Seminars assist private investors, private client brokers, fund managers, financial institutions, hedge funds and analysts seeking to construct a well-diversified portfolio. Here are the seminars we ran in 2014:
Thursday 22 May 2014
In this seminar, we covered what peer-to-peer lending is and why you should invest in the sector. There was discussion of the recent changes to the sector including new legislation, and some of the risks involved, to help you decide where peer-to-peer lending can fit into your investment portfolio, whilst also offering alternatives. For more information, click here
By taking a look at some real life reader income portfolios, we were able to give lessons on the good and the bad. Insight and comment was provided by guest speakers from J.P. Morgan and Societe Generale. For more information, click here.
Thursday 13 March 2014
The so-called commodities supercycle may have come to an end, but super returns are still on offer from natural resources equities with the help of superior stock-picking techniques. We discussed which commodities are likely to perform best during this difficult time for the sector and how to exploit this when picking shares. We disclosed our top picks in oil and gas and mining, as well as assess the fundamental supply and demand factors behind various commodities. For more information and to view our speaker presentations, click here.
Seminars from 2013:
Monday 22 April 2013
We discussed which commodities are likely to outperform the markets and how to get in early to catch the biggest gains. We explained how to find the best early-stage mineral deposits and frontier oil and gas plays, as well as assess the fundamental supply and demand factors behind top commodities. For more information and to view our speaker videos and presentations, click here.
Thursday 24 October 2013
We discussed which commodities are likely to perform best during this difficult time for natural resources equities. We'll disclose our top picks in oil and gas and mining, as well as assess the fundamental supply and demand factors behind the sectors. We'll also take an in-depth look at a special sub-sector that we think offers barrels of opportunity. For more information and to view our speaker videos, click here.
New property boom - Monday 11 November 2013
Join us for a discussion of how best to play the property recovery. We took a look at how unprecedented government intervention in the housing market is reshaping the world of buy-to-let, and whether it makes sense to buy high-street shops - a staple investment of the boom years now going cheap - even as the internet reduces retailers' space requirements. Throughout we'll reveal stock tips for those who prefer a more liquid, passive approach to investment. For more information click here.
Investment Trust Seminars 2013
Investment trusts are a useful, often low-cost way of gaining exposure to different areas of the market. The introduction of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) in 2013 is expected to increase demand for these popular vehicles, benefiting holders of investment trusts, encouraging product launches and bringing greater competition to the market. Our series of four seminars included insight from our acclaimed journalists and comment from industry experts on the key areas and considerations when investing in investment trusts.
In our first seminar, we took a look at the difference between the approaches of the big global trusts, plus a look at different global investing strategies, for example large companies vs. smaller companies. For more information and to view our speaker videos and presentations, click here.
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Investment trusts offer a way to access different sources of income around the world. We took a look at the best income-producing trusts across different AIC sectors. For more information and to view our speaker videos and presentations click here.
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Many UK investors have been increasing their exposure to emerging markets in the light of problems in the eurozone. We took a look at where the particular risks lie when investing in emerging markets, plus the areas with the best potential for long-term growth. For more information and to view our speaker videos and presentations, click here.
Tuesday 29 October 2013
The investment trusts sector is full of funds holding weird and sometimes wonderful assets whose prospects are not wedded to those of the major indices. We take a tour through these specialist vehicles. For more information and to view our speaker vidoes and presentations, click here.
Investors Chronicle Awards Ceremonies
Investors Chronicle & Financial Times Investment and Wealth Management Awards - http://www.icawards.co.uk
In November 2014, we’ll be hosting our 19th set of annual Investment Awards. This year the event will be bigger than ever before as we bring together our Fund Awards and our Wealth Management Awards with our longer established Stockbroker and Investment Awards.
Investors are increasingly using a broad range of products and providers, and this new, bigger set of award categories means our totally independent, reader-voted awards will be the perfect starting point for anyone looking for recommendations for financial services and guidance of any kind.
When all the votes have been cast and all the number crunching is complete, the result will be a comprehensive set of award winners from every corner of the financial services industry. All investors, whether or not they are readers of Investors Chronicle or Financial Times or not, will be able to access our Awards results to help them in their search for brokers, platforms and managers.
No matter what investors are looking for – be it a low cost execution only stockbroker, a Sipp or Isa platform, an ultra reliable income fund, an inheritance tax specialist or simply a professional investment manager to look after their portfolio, our new Investment Award winners list will be packed full of the best names from across the industry.
The focus of our awards has always been on excellence and that remains unchanged. We, with the help of our readers, will continue to identify those stockbroking firms which provide the best value for money and excellent customer service, the managers who can deliver the best results for their clients and the funds that offer consistently strong performance and excellent track records in communicating with their customers.