Funds

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

Artemis: The three best UK stocks for investors to own as sterling falls

Artemis: The three best UK stocks for investors to own as sterling falls

27 Mar 2015

Simon Edelsten, manager of the Artemis Global Select fund, which has returned 55 per cent since launch in 2011, compared to 42 per cent for the average fund in the IA Global Equity sector in the same period, believes that sterling is on a downward trajectory but that there are several stocks that can help investors protect themselves from the consequences. 

Gervais Williams: The best stocks for UK income investors right now

Gervais Williams: The best stocks for UK income investors right now

27 Mar 2015

Veteran UK fund manager Gervais Williams has revealed the stocks he is buying for income right now. 

Hargeaves Lansdown: The three best shares for your 2015 ISA 

Hargeaves Lansdown: The three best shares for your 2015 ISA 

25 Mar 2015

Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown has revealed for What Investment the three stocks he believes are best for ISA investors right now. 

Fund supermarket exit charges are 'archaic' 

Fund supermarket exit charges are 'archaic' 

25 Mar 2015

Nick Curry, founding partner at fund supermarket RPlan has told What Investment that platform exit charges and customer service needs to be radically changed, with the current practices in the industry being archaic. 

Harry Nimmo: The two UK Smaller companies I have bought this month 

Harry Nimmo: The two UK Smaller companies I have bought this month 

25 Mar 2015

Harry Nimmo, the veteran and high-performing manager of the £1.148 billion Standard Life UK Smaller Companies fund, has revealed the stocks he has been buying and selling over the past month. 

 

Sterling could have a 'nasty time' in the coming years and is not a 'safe haven' says manager of fund with a 6.7 per cent yield 

Sterling could have a 'nasty time' in the coming years and is not a 'safe haven' says manager of fund with a 6.7 per cent yield 

24 Mar 2015

Ian Francis, the veteran manager of the New City High Yield Bond fund, believes that investors should focus on diversifying away from sterling in the coming year.

City of London: The best investment trusts for investing in emerging markets right now 

City of London: The best investment trusts for investing in emerging markets right now 

23 Mar 2015

Mark Dwyer, head of close-ended funds investment for emerging markets at City Of London Investment Management, a company that is almost exclusively focused on investing in emerging market investment trusts, has outlined for What Investment readers the trusts he believes offer the best value right now. 

TSB shares: Buy, Hold, or Sell?

TSB shares: Buy, Hold, or Sell?

20 Mar 2015

Investors pondering what to do with their TSB shares with a takeover offer on the table from Spanish Banco Sabadell and a recent surge in the share price, should hold onto their shares, rather than sell now, according to Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Sebastian Lyon: Stick with me, despite the underperformance, my long-standing predictions of doom and investment in gold will soon pay off

Sebastian Lyon: Stick with me, despite the underperformance, my long-standing predictions of doom and investment in gold will soon pay off

19 Mar 2015

Sebastian Lyon, manager of the Troy Trojan fund and the giant £600 million Personal Assets Investment Trust, believes that a stock market crash is imminent, and is eager to reassure investors in his funds that he has invested in such a way as to ensure ‘outperformance’ from his funds when the crunch comes. 

Neil Woodford: My verdict on George Osborne's 2015 budget 

Neil Woodford: My verdict on George Osborne's 2015 budget 

18 Mar 2015

Talk from the chancellor in his final budget of this parliament today that the UK could be running a budget surplus within four years is fanciful in the extreme, according to star fund manager Neil Woodford. 

JP Morgan: The best stocks for investors in the US today

JP Morgan: The best stocks for investors in the US today

18 Mar 2015

Jeroen Huysinga, manager of the £297 million JP Morgan Overseas Investment Trust, has a below average exposure to the US stock market at present, but feels he has identified a number of stocks that are both cheap and good quality despite the elevated valuations at which many companies on the US market are at present trading.

Hargeaves Lansdown: The best funds for ISA investors in 2015 

Hargeaves Lansdown: The best funds for ISA investors in 2015 

17 Mar 2015

Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, has outlined the funds he prefers for cautious investors, income investors and adventurous investors in 2015.

Ruffer Investment Trust: Investors shouldn't pile their ISA cash into UK shares just because the market is bouyant

Ruffer Investment Trust: Investors shouldn't pile their ISA cash into UK shares just because the market is bouyant

16 Mar 2015

Hamish Baillie, investment director of the £345 million Ruffer Investment Trust has asserted that the FTSE reaching an all time high is a signal for investors to be cautious, rather than eager to put money into equity markets.

Now is the time to avoid emerging market bond funds, assert top fund managers 

Now is the time to avoid emerging market bond funds, assert top fund managers 

13 Mar 2015

A pair of prominent fund managers have asserted to What Investment readers that now is the time for private investors to avoid exposure to emerging market bond funds.

Schroders: The best funds for ISA investors in 2015 

Schroders: The best funds for ISA investors in 2015 

11 Mar 2015

Marcus Brookes, Head of Multi-Manager at Schroders, has revealed the funds he favours for UK investors this ISA season. 

Witan Investment Trust: How investors can gain from the fall in the oil price  

Witan Investment Trust: How investors can gain from the fall in the oil price  

11 Mar 2015

Andrew Bell, manager of the Witan Investment Trust, which has returned 16 per cent over the past year, compared to 9 per cent for the average trust in the AIC Global sector over the past year, believes that the global economy has yet to see the upside from the fall in the oil price, and outlined his view of how to profit from the  benefits as they filter through.