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The latest fund launches, manager moves and research into investment companies

BlackRock's Mike Prentis: The UK smaller company shares I'm buying right now

BlackRock's Mike Prentis: The UK smaller company shares I'm buying right now

10 Feb 2016

Mike Prentis, the veteran manager of the BlackRock UK Smaller Companies investment trust, which has returned 243 per cent over the past decade, compared to 146 per cent for the average trust in the AIC UK Smaller Companies sector in the same time period, has revealed the stocks he has bought of late.

The Share Centre: The best funds for ISA investors in 2016

The Share Centre: The best funds for ISA investors in 2016

9 Feb 2016

Andy Parsons, head of investment research at the Share Centre, has revealed the funds he believes are best for investors in 2016.

How investors can protect themselves if Brexit happens, by star investor of £724 million 

How investors can protect themselves if Brexit happens, by star investor of £724 million 

9 Feb 2016

Mark Martin, whose £724 million Neptune UK Mid Cap fund is the absolute top performer out of 245 funds in the IA UK All Companies sector over the past five years, has revealed the measures he is taking to protect his investors from the risks of Brexit.

Neil Woodford: The FTSE 100 stocks I'm buying during the current market carnage

Neil Woodford: The FTSE 100 stocks I'm buying during the current market carnage

5 Feb 2016

Star fund manager Neil Woodford, whose CF Woodford Equity Income fund has returned 15 per cent since launch in June 2014, compared to a loss of 0.06 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector in the same time period has revealed the FTSE stocks in which he has bought more shares during the recent market turmoil.

Why stock markets are falling and the assets to buy to protect yourself, by veteran investor 

Why stock markets are falling and the assets to buy to protect yourself, by veteran investor 

5 Feb 2016

David Jane, the veteran investor who runs the Miton Cautious Multi-Asset fund has revealed the reasons behind the current stock market volatility, and where he is investing to protect himself from it.

Nick Train: The FTSE 100 stock I'm 'perilously close' to selling, and why investors should have 'no doubt' the falling oil price is good news 

Nick Train: The FTSE 100 stock I'm 'perilously close' to selling, and why investors should have 'no doubt' the falling oil price is good news 

4 Feb 2016

Veteran investor Nick Train, whose Finsbury Growth and Income Trust has returned 101 per cent over the past five years to make it the top UK equity income trust in that time period according to FE Trustnet rankings, was in typically boisterous form at the annual shareholders meeting this afternoon, though he did say that one FTSE 100 stock with which he has persevered is very close to being sold.

Why we have reduced our investment in shares to the lowest level since 2008, by investors who foresaw the last financial crisis

Why we have reduced our investment in shares to the lowest level since 2008, by investors who foresaw the last financial crisis

4 Feb 2016

A fusion of worries from around the world has caused Hamish Baillie, investment director at Ruffer Investment Trust which exited equities just before the last financial crisis, to reduce his exposure to shares to the lowest level it has been since 2008.

Walker Crips: The one UK equity fund that is best for ISA investors in 2016 

Walker Crips: The one UK equity fund that is best for ISA investors in 2016 

3 Feb 2016

Matt Ennion, investment director at Walker Crips has revealed for What Investment the funds he favours for ISA investors in 2016, including just one UK equity fund.

Gervais Williams: The UK microcap stock that excites me most right now  

Gervais Williams: The UK microcap stock that excites me most right now  

2 Feb 2016

Veteran UK smaller company investor Gervais Williams, who is currently touring the country promoting the issue of new shares in his Miton UK Microcap investment trust has revealed the stock on which he is most keen amongst the smallest companies on the market.

Investec: The best funds for an ISA investor in 2016 

Investec: The best funds for an ISA investor in 2016 

1 Feb 2016

Nick Sketch, senior investment director at Investec Wealth, has revealed the funds he believes are attractive for ISA investors in 2016.

The best way for investors to make money during the current market turbulence, by investor who manages £8 billion 

The best way for investors to make money during the current market turbulence, by investor who manages £8 billion 

29 Jan 2016

Anthony Gillham, head of multi-asset investing at Old Mutual, a division of the company that manages £8 billion, has revealed the assets in which he is investing to protect his portfolios from the current market turmoil.

It's time for investors to consider selling a brace of long-standing M&G funds, according to prominent analyst 

It's time for investors to consider selling a brace of long-standing M&G funds, according to prominent analyst 

27 Jan 2016

A period of underperformance that has gone on for a prolonged period of time means that investors would be justified in losing patience with the M&G Recovery and the M&G North American dividend fund, according to Jason Hollands, managing director at Tilney Bestinvest.

Revealed: The best funds for investors to 'hunker down' in during 2016

Revealed: The best funds for investors to 'hunker down' in during 2016

26 Jan 2016

Jonathan Webster-Smith, head of managed portfolio services at Brooks Macdonald, has revealed for What Investment the funds he has been buying for his medium risk portfolios during the present market volatility.

What Investment Exclusive: Old Mutual's head of UK large cap equities Simon Murphy writes for What Investment on how investors should react to the current market crisis 

What Investment Exclusive: Old Mutual's head of UK large cap equities Simon Murphy writes for What Investment on how investors should react to the current market crisis 

22 Jan 2016

Simon Murphy, head of large cap equities at Old Mutual Global Investors on how investors should react to the present market carnage.

Neil Woodford: The three new investments I made for Patient Capital Trust during the market carnage 

Neil Woodford: The three new investments I made for Patient Capital Trust during the market carnage 

22 Jan 2016

Neil Woodford, whose Patient Capital Trust announced recently that it is pondering whether to issue more shares, has announced the three new investments he has made in the fund amidst the market carnage of the past month.

Old Mutual: The best way to invest in bonds right now, and it isn't through UK government debt

Old Mutual: The best way to invest in bonds right now, and it isn't through UK government debt

21 Jan 2016

Christine Johnson, head of fixed income at Old Mutual Global Investors, has revealed for What Investment the ways she is investing to navigate current conditions in the bond market.