UK/US - Franklin Templeton Investments believes US equities are on the verge of an upswing, despite fears about the potential impact of war in Iraq.
Franklin vice-president Kent Shepherd said while worries of conflict in the Middle East were “rattling” investors’ nerves, the sharp falls in corporate spending and the gradual improvement in the economy would provide a boost to US markets.
Standard Life has increased exposure to risk assets in three out of five funds in its Active Plus and Passive Plus workplace pension ranges.
Some 48% of employers are unaware of the services or help they offer to members of their defined contribution (DC) schemes, according to Aon.
Jupiter Asset Management's Abbie Llewellyn-Waters, manager of the Jupiter Global Sustainable Equity strategy, explains why firms need to integrate ESG into their business model