The latest fund launches, manager moves and research into investment companies
Bruce Stout blames 'distorted economic climate', not himself, for dismal performance of Murray International
11 Mar 2014
The hefty underperformance of Murray International Trust (LON:MYI) in 2013 can be attributed to global investors overlooking the ‘harsh realities’ of the global economy, according to Bruce Stout, manager of the £1 billion investment company.
10 Mar 2014
The £150 million RCM Technology Trust (LON:RTT) enjoyed a bumper year in 2013 on the back of the fund's focus on mid-cap stocks and improved equity market conditions, according to manager Walter Price.
7 Mar 2014
Alliance Trust (LON:ATST), one of the UK's largest investment trusts with a market capitalisation of over £2.5 billion, has issued improved full-year results for 2013 but faces a number of worries.
6 Mar 2014
Fund management group Invesco Perpetual has insisted that 'client response to Mark Barnett has been extremely positive' despite large outflows of money from the two flagship funds he is taking over from former manager Neil Woodford.
5 Mar 2014
Fifteen of the 27 funds on Hargreaves Lansdown's new Wealth 150+ list are 'mediocre', according to Brian Dennehy, managing director of rival fund broker and research firm FundExpert.co.uk.
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4 Mar 2014
Investors seeking to invest ethically in UK stocks but still get better returns than the FTSE All Share should focus on the small- and mid-cap sectors, according to Sue Round, manager of the ethically inclined Ecclesiastical Amity fund.
3 Mar 2014
Fidelity’s personal investing director Tom Stevenson has outlined the funds which he believes investors who have a cautious outlook should consider for their ISA this year.
28 Feb 2014
Wouter Volckaert, who formally took over as manager of the £200 million Henderson Global Trust at the start of February, has confirmed to What Investment that he intends to reduce the fund’s exposure to UK equities, as well as having fewer of the very largest companies in the fund.
Murray Income Trust manager makes 'long-term' investments in Unilever, BHP Billiton and Standard Chartered, but abandons Morrisons
25 Feb 2014
Charles Luke, manager of the £527 million Murray Income Trust (LON:MUT), has revealed that he has invested in Unilever, BHP Billiton and Standard Chartered over the past month, while selling supermarket giant WM Morrison.
25 Feb 2014
With the FTSE 100 having reached a 14-year high on 24 February, Adrian Lowcock, senior investment manager at Hargreaves Lansdown, has highlighted the three funds that he believes best suit investors eager to capitalise on the rise of the FTSE 100.
20 Feb 2014
Investors looking for exposure to the technology sector through their ISA should focus on investing through funds, according to Adrian Lowcock, senior investment manager at Hargreaves Lansdown.
19 Feb 2014
James Henderson, manager of the Henderson Opportunity Investment Trust (LON:HOTS), said that despite the wave of negativity surrounding the stock, he made AstraZeneca a ‘major purchase’ for his fund in January.
19 Feb 2014
The River and Mercantile UK Smaller Companies fund has grown by more than 40 per cent since it was announced that Investec's Philip Rodrigs would be taking over the mandate.
17 Feb 2014
The fund manager of the £650 million Bankers investment trust (LON:BNKR) has disclosed that he has increased the trust’s exposure to assets in China and Australia, while the only sector to see an increase was consumer-focused stocks.
14 Feb 2014
Adrian Lowcock, senior investment manager at Hargreaves Lansdown has named the three funds that he believes are most suitable for income investors to place within their ISA in 2014.
13 Feb 2014
Investors seeking value amongst the UK small and mid-cap sectors should give primary focus to the supply side factors affecting a company, rather than the level of demand for the company’s products, according to Roland Arnold, co-manager of the top performing BlackRock Special Situations Fund.