All that glitters…

As gold has reached new all-time highs and is making headlines once again, the question on some investors’ minds is whether there is a role for an allocation to this precious metal as part of a wider investment portfolio. In the following post we outline ebi’s views on this topic.

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The Problems with Property

Introduction The last couple of weeks have seen further pain in the UK open-ended property fund market. On 19th October, fund manager M&G announced that it would be closing its £565m Property Portfolio fund, due to “declining retail investor interest across this fund structure”. This means that daily dealing into and out of the fund has been halted, and the fund will enter the winding-up process – selling underlying assets and returning the AUM remaining…

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Biodiversity – why it matters, and how to consider in a portfolio

Unfortunately, global biodiversity is experiencing a rapid decline. The World Wildlife Fund’s “2022 Living Planet Report” reported an average 69% fall in global populations of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians since 1970. While the 2019 Global Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services found that 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, the highest number in human history, with many species expected to go extinct within decades. Read our blog to to find out more.

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