Funding Circle’s disappointing debut doesn’t mean all alternative lending platforms are overhyped. David C Stevenson highlights three of the sector’s wide range of operators.
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After a quiet spell, several new investment trusts are coming to market, says David C Stevenson – but some look badly timed.
HanETF’s exchange-traded fund allows you to buy into a “mega trend” – the surging demand for smartphones in Asia.
Regulators are considering making peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding less accessible to investors who aren’t professional or very rich, says David Stevenson.
A specialist investment trust and a mining stock allow investors to bet on African large-cap stocks, and a recovery in Zimbabwe.
This London-listed Reit lets you invest in the growing consumer markets of an exciting continent, says David Stevenson.
This mature alternative-finance property firm is not without risks, says David Stevenson, but could still be worth tucking away for the long term.
Look beyond emerging markets: a category of small, exotic countries known as frontier markets are illiquid and highly risky – but could be very rewarding, says David Stevenson.
Investors are spoilt for choice when it comes to robo-advisers – also known as digital wealth managers. David Stevenson looks at what’s available, and how they differ.
Value investing has been out of fashion – here’s how to bet that will change over the long run.