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Standard Life: UK income investors should continue to focus on commercial property

Standard Life: UK income investors should continue to focus on commercial property

News | Markets | 28 Apr 2015

Despite rising prices in the asset and falling certainty surrounding the UK at present, income investors should still ‘find it hard to look past’ commercial property in the coming years, according to Dr. Andrew Milligan, head of global strategy at Standard Life Investments. 

 

'Barclays shares are much better value than those of Lloyds Banking Group', says top fund manager 

'Barclays shares are much better value than those of Lloyds Banking Group', says top fund manager 

News | Shares & trading | 27 Apr 2015

Shares in Barclays offer much greater potential in the coming years than those of Lloyds Banking Group, based both on the respective valuations attached to the companies, and the level of reform being carried out by the management teams of the businesses, according to Kevin Troup, manager of the Standard Life Global Equity Income fund. 

Tom Slater: The stocks I am buying for the Scottish Mortgage Investment trust 

Tom Slater: The stocks I am buying for the Scottish Mortgage Investment trust 

News | Funds | 27 Apr 2015

Tom Slater, co-manager of the £3.8 billion Scottish Mortgage Investment trust, which has returned 143 per cent over the past five years, compared to 60 per cent for the average fund in the AIC Global sector, has outlined the stocks, and strategy he is pursuing for the trust right now. 

JP Morgan: Its still a good time to invest in Japan, despite the stock market gains

JP Morgan: Its still a good time to invest in Japan, despite the stock market gains

News | Funds | 24 Apr 2015

JP Morgan Fusion fund manager Tony Lanning says investors can be confident that there is more to come from the Japanese stock market, which has enjoyed a stout rally so far this year off the back of the gales of liquidity been injected into the market by the Bank of Japan.

Why structured products are a superior investment to VCTs 

Why structured products are a superior investment to VCTs 

Opinion | Comment & Analysis | 22 Apr 2015

If I took a thousand pennies and put them in a box under the bed for nine years and every year I took out £3.46 at the end of the term I’d have £68.86.  Most of us appreciate that we need to invest in order to, if nothing else, combat the effect of real inflation so obviously I’d at least consider putting my pennies in a bank.

Harry Nimmo: The one IPO I have invested in this month 

Harry Nimmo: The one IPO I have invested in this month 

News | Funds | 22 Apr 2015

Veteran UK Small Cap fund manager Harry Nimmo, who manages the £1.1 billion Standard Life UK Smaller Companies fund, has revealed the one IPO he has invested in during the past month. 

JP Morgan: The best income stocks for UK investors today

JP Morgan: The best income stocks for UK investors today

News | Funds | 22 Apr 2015

William Meadon, manager of the JP Morgan Claverhouse Investment Trust, which has increased its dividend every year for the past decade, has outlined the stocks and sectors of the market he believes represents value for UK investors at the present time. 

What do movements in the gilt market mean for investors? 

What do movements in the gilt market mean for investors? 

News | Comment & Analysis | 21 Apr 2015

In the past nine months, we’ve seen UK 10 year gilt yields halve, bottoming only at the end of January around a staggering 1.3%.

Why I have £15 million invested in RBS shares, by top fund manager

Why I have £15 million invested in RBS shares, by top fund manager

News | Shares & trading | 21 Apr 2015

Mark Costar, manager of the JO Hambro UK Growth fund which has returned 157 per cent over the past decade, compared to 117 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK All Companies sector in the same time period, has told What Investment that the ‘doesn’t agree’ with any of the negativity around shares in banking group RBS at present. 

The best way to minimise your inheritance tax liability in 2015 

The best way to minimise your inheritance tax liability in 2015 

News | Comment & Analysis | 20 Apr 2015

While there have been a slew of reforms that increase investor options in the areas pensions,  ISAs, and tax allowances, but the one area that remains quite rigid, is inheritance tax planning.

Glaxosmithkline shares a tremendous opportunity for income investors, says top fund manager 

Glaxosmithkline shares a tremendous opportunity for income investors, says top fund manager 

News | Shares & trading | 20 Apr 2015

Despite the recent bouts of bad news to have dampened expectations around the stock, the combination of the attractive yield and the potential for structural changes to the business makes shares in Glaxosmithkline a tremendous investment, according to Adrian Frost, manager of the £7.3 billion Artemis Income fund.

Achieving global economic growth from here is 'beyond the realm of conventional economic theory', so investors should remain cautious 

Achieving global economic growth from here is 'beyond the realm of conventional economic theory', so investors should remain cautious 

News | Funds | 17 Apr 2015

Bruce Stout, manager of the £1.5 billion Murray International Investment trust and a long-time bear on the prospects for the global economy, believes that global debt levels have reached such a point that achieving sustained economic growth is ‘beyond the realms of conventional economic theory.’ 

Renewed potential for Monks Investment trust following manager change, says top analyst 

Renewed potential for Monks Investment trust following manager change, says top analyst 

News | Funds | 16 Apr 2015

A change in strategy and the appointment of a trio of experienced fund managers means that investors in the £1.2 billion Monks Investment Trust can have renewed hope following years of underperformance, according to Ewan Lovett Turner, director of investment company research at Numis. 

Why I'm selling my property holdings, and buying shares in HSBC and Centrica, by top income fund manager

Why I'm selling my property holdings, and buying shares in HSBC and Centrica, by top income fund manager

News | Shares & trading | 16 Apr 2015

Tony Yarrow, manager of the Wise Income fund, which is the fourth best out of more than 90 funds in the IA UK Equity Income sector over the past five years has disclosed the reasons why he is selling his commercial property holdings in the UK and investing the capital in banking giant HSBC and energy firm Centrica. 

Investors must be aware of the risks of cashing in their pension early 

Investors must be aware of the risks of cashing in their pension early 

News | Pensions | 16 Apr 2015

Pension Freedom sounds appealing and modern, but there are considerable risks associated with the new freedoms as Pension Transfer Experts discuss in this article.

Revealed: The three best funds for cautious UK investors in 2015

Revealed: The three best funds for cautious UK investors in 2015

News | Funds | 15 Apr 2015

Adrian Lowcock, head of investment at Axa Wealth, has outlined for What Investment, has revealed the three funds he believes are most suited to UK equity investors with a cautious perspective at the current time.