In the first instalment of the IC Interviews webinar series, sponsored by Schroders, we will hear from fund managers who are seeking to exploit post-Covid opportunities for growth in the UK.
Britain’s vaccine rollout is putting much of the rest of the western world to shame. By the end of March, the vast majority of the UK’s elderly and clinically vulnerable will have received at least one jab and the government will be looking to the next phase of recovery - economic revival. In the first installment of the IC Interviews webinar series, we’ll hear from fund managers who are seeking to exploit post-Covid opportunities for growth in the UK.
Watch the playback of our event here.
Sue Noffke, head of UK equities at Schroders will be joining us in the live webinar to answer your questions. Hear her thoughts on the outlook for UK equities in the interview below:
Topics for discussion in this webinar
The opportunities for investment in UK pharmaceuticals
AstraZeneca (AZN) took a leap when it agreed to manufacture Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine. What has that done to the investment case?
Is AIM a better market for growth than the FTSE?
The FTSE has trailed AIM over several years. But how can UK stock pickers make sure they are avoiding the junior market’s pitfalls.
M&A, IPOs and income
Have British companies favoured income over growth? And if so, how has that impacted investor returns? In the wake of the post-pandemic dividend carnage, opportunities have emerged for a resetting of income expectations.
Perhaps over distribution is partly to blame for the relatively poor returns in the UK compared to other markets and maybe that is why many unloved British stocks found themselves attracting unwanted takeover attention towards the end of last year. How long will the M&A flurry continue?
And how about the outlook for IPOs? The loss making companies that have come to the market in the last few months suggest that British investors appetite for risk is changing. But can private investors capitalise on the many newly listed companies?