UK Investor Magazine
How will shares adapt to the 'new normal'?
The FTSE 100 has reversed some of April's gains on concerns around a second wave. We discuss the wider market and Tiziana Life Sciences, Blue Prism and Tertiary Minerals.
Litigation funding as an investment with Cormac Leech
The UK Investor Magazine Podcast is joined by Cormac Leech, founder of Litigation Funding platform AxiaFunder.AxiaFunder is the only investment platform available to UK investors to access the new asset class of Litigation Funding. AxiaFunder was established after Cormac's personal experience within litigation funding found that while there was a substantial market for litigation funding, there wasn't an available platform for high net worth and sophisticated investors. One of the standout attractions of litigation funding is the absence of correlation with the broad economic environment.Litigation, and the need to pursue litigation, is not largely impacted by economic growth in the same way traditional assets such as equities and bonds are.Find more information on the AxiaFunder website:https://www.axiafunder.com/Investing in offers promoted by AxiaFunder involves risks. Capital is at risk and projected returns are not guaranteed. Investors have a significant risk of losing all of their investment if the case fails. Investments promoted by AxiaFunder are not listed or traded on any recognised exchange. This means you will not be able to easily sell your investment if you need to get your money back quickly. Investments are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). The investments on this website are intended for Sophisticated and High Net Worth Investors as defined by the FCA.
Evolving trends in the investment trusts market with finnCap's Monica Tepes
The UK Investor Magazine Podcast is joined by Monica Tepes, Investment Companies Research Director at finnCap, to discuss the UK Investment Trust market.We cover key trends including top level themes such as ESG and Tech IT's then drill down into the sectors of particular interest to Monica. Investment Trusts have enjoyed the benefits of readily available investor funds for new issues and we explore those sectors impacted by the pandemic and how premiums and discounts have behaved as changes in restrictions drive investor sentiment.Investment Trust providing investors with exposure to technology companies have rode a wave of investor interest and we discuss a recent issue focusing on space in addition to those holding some of the UK's largest private tech companies. ESG fund attracted record inflows in 2020 which has led to a wave of new ESG products in the UK and the entire universe adopting rating systems that can leave some investors confused about the true ESG characteristics of certain products.We discuss niche sectors such as the growth story in Vietnam and one particular fund focussed on Uranium miners. Watch the latest Vietnam Holding Investor Presentation below:https://ukinvestormagazine.co.uk/vietnam-holding-presentation-at-the-uk-investor-magazine-virtual-conference-23rd-march/
Lloyds, Barclays and Open Orphan with Alan Green
Alan Green joins the UK Investor Magazine Podcast to discuss Barclays (LON:BARC), Lloyds (LON:LLOY) and Open Orphan (LON:ORPH).UK inflation rose to 2.5% in June up from 2.1% in May. Fuel prices were a large component of the rises as oil prices increased having cratered last year. The FTSE 100 slipped in the wake of the announcement as sterling surged to highs of 1.3800 against the dollar.Those companies operating in the consumer space were some of the bigger fallers whilst those that typically benefit from higher inflation and rates were among the top risers.Lloyds, Anglo American and Barclays were among the top risers as investors positioned for higher prices in the remainder of 2021.Open Orphan released a volley of updates to the market and we look through the key takeaways.