James Faulkner

Where next for commercial property?

Where next for commercial property?

8 mins. to read

UK commercial real estate has performed strongly in recent years despite Brexit, as the hunt for yield leads income-seekers to seek alternative sources of income. James Faulkner caught up with Jason Baggaley, manager of Standard Life Property Income Trust, to get a better insight into the current state of the market.

UK dividend surge belies vulnerabilities

UK dividend surge belies vulnerabilities

4 mins. to read

The UK stock market is traditionally a haven for income seekers given its well established dividend culture. Certainly, the current yield of the UK market, at around 4%, is significantly higher than the global average (the MSCI World Index currently yields c. 2.4%). However, that headline figure belies some important underlying weaknesses that investors should…

Titon Holdings could be the stock to own if North Korea re-enters the fold
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Titon Holdings could be the stock to own if North Korea re-enters the fold

3 mins. to read

Far-sighted investors are assessing how they can position themselves to capitalise on any opening-up of the North Korean economy. I’ve stumbled across this Main Market listed company that appears to be the closest thing to a UK-listed play on this opportunity… Donald Trump is scheduled to meet Kim Jong Un in a historic summit in…

Is AIM still “the world’s leading growth market”?
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Is AIM still “the world’s leading growth market”?

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The Alternative Investment Market – also known as “AIM” – provokes controversy in the investment community. Some see it as little better than a casino, useful for short-term trading at best; others see it as an ideal forum for the industrious private investor to seek out opportunities for growth. What is for certain is that…