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Standard Life Investments: Rio Tinto's problems mean it's years away from being an attractive income investment

Standard Life Investments: Rio Tinto's problems mean it's years away from being an attractive income investment

News | Shares & trading | 28 Jan 2015

Thomas Moore, manager of the £781 million Standard Life UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund, which has returned 108 per cent over the past five years compared with 78 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector, has revealed that he has sold all of his shares in mining giant Rio Tinto (LON:RIO). 

Gervais Williams: Why I won't be investing in Shell, BP or the UK supermarkets any time soon 

Gervais Williams: Why I won't be investing in Shell, BP or the UK supermarkets any time soon 

News | Funds | 28 Jan 2015

Gervais Williams, the veteran UK equity income investor who currently manages the Miton Multi-Cap Income fund and the Diverse Income investment trust, amongst other mandates, has outlined for What Investment the reasons that he has no investments in the largest UK oil companies or supermarkets. 

Mark Slater: Traditional UK banks are a scary investment, but I do own HSBC

Mark Slater: Traditional UK banks are a scary investment, but I do own HSBC

News | Funds | 27 Jan 2015

Mark Slater, manager of the best and second-best performing funds out of more than 270 funds in the IA UK All Companies sector in 2014, and manager of the tenth-best out of more than 80 funds in the IA UK UK Equity Income sector last year, intends to continue to swerve investments in what he calls the ‘traditional’ UK banks for the time being. 

Job Curtis: Tesco shares are not yet suitable for income investors, despite the share price gains  

Job Curtis: Tesco shares are not yet suitable for income investors, despite the share price gains  

News | Shares & trading | 27 Jan 2015

Income investors should not be distracted by the recent positive share price performance of supermarket giant Tesco, and instead consider alternative stocks to generate income, according to Job Curtis, manager of the £1 billion City of London Investment Trust. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: What Eurozone QE means for investors in European funds 

Hargreaves Lansdown: What Eurozone QE means for investors in European funds 

News | Markets | 23 Jan 2015

While the long-term capacity of the central bank policy known as QE to deliver sustained improvements to the economies in which it is deployed is debatable, the instigation by the European Central Bank (ECB) of its own QE programme should be beneficial for Eurozone equities, according to Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

BlackRock: The three best stocks for UK income investors in 2015

BlackRock: The three best stocks for UK income investors in 2015

News | Funds | 21 Jan 2015

Mark Wharrier, co-manager of the BlackRock UK Income fund, which is the sixth best performing out of 87 funds in the IA UK Equity Income sector over the past 12 months, has disclosed the three stocks that he favours for UK income investors in the current climate. 

Equity markets will see inevitable boost from oil price fall in 2015, agree top fund managers

Equity markets will see inevitable boost from oil price fall in 2015, agree top fund managers

News | Markets | 21 Jan 2015

Whilst UK equity investors have experienced a tumultuous start to 2015, the fall in the oil price will lead to improved prospects for developed equity markets in the coming year, according to a host of top performing fund managers.

Old Mutual: Why China could be the best investment in the world for the next 'three or four years'

Old Mutual: Why China could be the best investment in the world for the next 'three or four years'

News | Markets | 21 Jan 2015

John Ventre, manager of more than £2 billion of assets at Old Mutual Global Investors, believes that while there is rapid change occurring within emerging markets, China could be the world’s best investment in the coming years.

All change at British Assets investment trust

All change at British Assets investment trust

News | Funds | 20 Jan 2015

The British Assets investment trust (LON:BSET), which has subjected its investors to years of chronic underperformance, has announced a raft of changes in a bid to reverse the decline. 

Buy-to-let checklist: what you need as an investor

Buy-to-let checklist: what you need as an investor

News | Property | 20 Jan 2015

The media is currently rife with reports of a dramatic increase in the demand for rental properties, making it the perfect time for first-time investors to get involved in property for buy-to-let purposes. It is important however to get the process running smoothly by planning ahead, and investors should consider some of the key points below before committing themselves.

Ruffer Investment Trust: The best way for investors to protect themselves from deflation in the year ahead

Ruffer Investment Trust: The best way for investors to protect themselves from deflation in the year ahead

News | Funds | 20 Jan 2015

While there are ‘considerable’ deflationary pressures in the global economy at present, the continuing policy actions of central banks are likely to minimise the chances of actual deflation taking hold, according to Hamish Baillie, investment director of the £309 million Ruffer Investment Trust (LON:RICA).

Ezbob announce launch of new finance offering

Ezbob announce launch of new finance offering

News | Banking & savings | 19 Jan 2015

Have you singled out your New Year’s resolution yet? Well, it’s a brand new year and the perfect time to take a moment to clean the slate and renew your goals and targets.

Only 1 per cent of structured products lost money in 2014

Only 1 per cent of structured products lost money in 2014

News | Banking & savings | 19 Jan 2015

The vast majority (93 per cent) of structured products that matured in 2014 returned a profit, with only 1 per cent losing money for investors, according to research from CompareStructuredProducts.com.

Gervais Williams: The best UK smaller companies for income investors to buy for 2015 

Gervais Williams: The best UK smaller companies for income investors to buy for 2015 

News | Funds | 16 Jan 2015

High-profile UK smaller companies investor Gervais Williams, whose Diverse Income investment trust has returned 77 per cent compared with 50 per cent for the average fund in the AIC UK Equity Income sector since 2011, has revealed the UK smaller companies he is investing in for income in the current climate. 

Maven VCT manager finds better value by investing outside London

Maven VCT manager finds better value by investing outside London

News | Funds | 16 Jan 2015

Bill Nixon, senior partner at Maven Capital and manager of the Maven VCTs, has disclosed to What Investment that he has been seeking opportunities to invest the capital raised by the VCTs in areas outside London and the South East, as he feels that there is much more value to be had in the north of the UK. 

'Investors in Shell shares don't have to worry about the dividend,' despite the oil price fall

'Investors in Shell shares don't have to worry about the dividend,' despite the oil price fall

News | Shares & trading | 15 Jan 2015

Income investors should not be concerned about the ability of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) to continue to pay a dividend amid the carnage of the tumbling oil price, according to Chris White, head of equities at Premier Asset Management.