Articles by Rob Griffin

Your coffee break investment plan - Day 3: Setting investment goals

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 | Article

Why are you investing? What will you spend your money on? How much will you need to cover your future costs? These are the all important questions you need to ask before deciding where to invest your hard-earned cash.

Fund briefing: United States

Thursday, 10 March 2016 | Article

As well as being one of the most powerful nations on the planet, it’s also home to a string of global household names such as

Can you invest responsibly and still make money?

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 | Article

Billions of pounds have been ploughed into green and socially responsible funds since they were first launched three decades ago, but the jury remains out on whether they are capable of delivering sustainable returns.

Fund briefing: Global sector

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 | Article

These products can provide a broad spread of international equities for a relatively small outlay.

Fund briefing: Specialist sector

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 | Article

These are the misfits of the investment industry, whose objectives mean they can’t be accommodated by any of the mainstream sectors.

Would you invest in renewable energy?

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 | Article

It sounds like the perfect investment.

Fund briefing: UK smaller companies

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 | Article

Over the past year, the average portfolio focused on these areas has enjoyed bumper double-digit returns, with some up more than 30%, according to Morningstar data to 31 October 2015.

Should you invest in China?

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 | Article

This is why the effects of the Chinese stockmarket’s severe correction in the summer, which was triggered by investors’ concerns over slowing growth, was felt across the world and wiped hundreds of billions off global...

Should you invest in fixed income?

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 | Article

Investment Association statistics illustrate the point with the data revealing they were the worst-selling area for the second consecutive month in June with a net retail outflow of £198 million - the largest outflow since...

Fund to watch: Threadneedle European Select

Thursday, 22 October 2015 | Article

It seeks to do this by investing at least two thirds of its assets in shares with good growth prospects in continental Europe or those with significant operations in the region.