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Our weekly Telegraph Money columns on investing for income

Our weekly columns in The Telegraph cover the hottest investment topics and deal with the basic issues facing us all when planning for the future.

We cover the science-fiction future that 5G technology offers and how a select few pharmaceutical companies are in good shape.

Hidden issues of ‘home bias’ and the benefits investment trusts offer income investors are revealed, as well as the analysis we undertake to understand and improve corporate behaviours and social responsibility.

If you like quality – so do we – and we describe the attractive characteristics we look for in companies as well as outlining how pensioners can tap-in to over $1.3 trillion dollars of corporate dividends paid out in 2018.


How investment trusts can smooth your income journey

The facility to retain earnings can offer a buffer during leaner years.


What exactly is a "quality" investment?

As a professional investor, I’m often asked about the characteristics we look for in a ‘good’ company and how we seek to identify the long-term winners.

Think income…think equities…think global

Think income...think equities...think global

It’s been a tough decade for savers. Historically low (at times zero) interest rates and anaemic economic growth has challenged investors looking for a decent income.


The hidden risk of 'home bias' investments

Investors in the UK have long been known to exhibit a strong “home bias” – that is, the tendency to invest more heavily in domestic assets than global ones.

How to fund the pension pot

How to fund the pension pot

What do you do if you are about to enjoy 20 years in retirement but only have enough money for eight of these years? According to the stats, that’s the position of the ‘average’ person in the UK.


ESG and investing sustainably

Sustainable investing means finding companies that have a genuinely long-term focus – both in terms of their financial operations, and in terms of their impact on wider stakeholders.

5G – the revolution is here

5G - The revolution is here

The sheer scale of change enabled by 5G means that almost every aspect of modern life will be touched in some way.

Pharma: a healthy income stream

Pharma: a healthy income stream

Pharmaceutical companies traditionally offer a rich vein of dividend income for investors and there are many exciting opportunities in the sector.

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