Articles by Rob Griffin

"Where’s the best place to invest a lump sum over three years?"

Friday, 19 May 2017 | Article

We advise an investor looking for the maximum return on his cash over three to five years.

Fund briefing: smaller companies

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 | Article

We take a look at prospects for funds that invest in smaller companies around the world, explaining what constitutes a ‘smaller company’ and detailing the pros and cons of these investments.

Fund briefing: global bonds

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 | Article

Global bonds might not seem terribly exciting but they can play an important role for the average investor – especially those with larger portfolios that are seeking balance and diversification.

Three model portfolios for retirement income

Monday, 19 June 2017 | Article

It has certainly been a challenging few months for global markets.

Best trusts to boost your income

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 | Article

Many investment trusts pay out a reliable income stream. We explain how this works and examine whether income is getting harder to come by. Plus our experts suggest five attractive options for 2017’s investment climate.

Fund briefing: investing in Europe

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 | Article

It’s easy to understand why Europe has been popular with investors for many years.

What you need to know before starting a family business

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | Article

Setting up a family firm can seem the perfect way to earn a full- or part-time income, but it can be fraught with problems. We find out everything you need to know before taking the plunge.

Fund briefing: contrarian funds

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 | Article

Brave investors wanting to make higher-than-expected returns are naturally drawn to contrarian funds. But it’s not a stance for the faint-hearted.

Ease the burden of losing a loved one

Thursday, 12 January 2017 | Article

Nothing prepares you for the shock of bereavement, and the task of sorting out a loved one’s personal affairs only adds to the stress. The legal hurdles and administration involved can seem overwhelming.

Fund briefing: Targeted absolute return funds

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 | Article

It’s no surprise that the Investment Association’s Targeted Absolute Return fund sector has become so popular with investors.