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Old Mutual: How to prepare your portfolio for the bond market volatility that is likely to strike when UK interest rates rise 

Old Mutual: How to prepare your portfolio for the bond market volatility that is likely to strike when UK interest rates rise 

30 Jul 2015

Christine Johnson, head of fixed interest at Old Mutual Global Investors has outlined for What Investment the strategies that investors should deploy when a rise in UK interest rates begins to impact on the bond market. 

Why gold is a better investment than Microsoft shares right now, by star fund manager 

Why gold is a better investment than Microsoft shares right now, by star fund manager 

30 Jul 2015

The current behaviour of investors and companies suggests that ‘euphoria’ has gripped the market at present, and in such a climate the prudent course is to take profits where one can, and stick to cash and gold according to the star fund manager Sebastian Lyon. 

Old Mutual: The two best UK commercial property funds for investors in 2015 

Old Mutual: The two best UK commercial property funds for investors in 2015 

29 Jul 2015

John Ventre, head of multi-manager at Old Mutual Global Investors, has outlined for What Investment the two commercial property funds he believes are best placed to navigate the current market conditions.

Decision by BlackRock to cut fees on its tracker funds 'tremendous news' for investors, but price war likely to continue 

Decision by BlackRock to cut fees on its tracker funds 'tremendous news' for investors, but price war likely to continue 

29 Jul 2015

The decision, announced yesterday, of BlackRock cut by half the fees it charges investors on its tracker funds is ‘tremendous news’ for investors, according to Adam Laird, head of passive investments at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Fidelity: The four best funds to help investors navigate the current carnage in commodity markets 

Fidelity: The four best funds to help investors navigate the current carnage in commodity markets 

27 Jul 2015

Whilst investing in commodities amidst the current market carnage being experienced in that sector is likely to be a brave move, there are funds that have a proven record of strong performance, according to Tom Stevenson, director of personal investing at Fidelity. 

Why UK income investors may find better value than Neil Woodford's fund, by top analyst 

Why UK income investors may find better value than Neil Woodford's fund, by top analyst 

24 Jul 2015

The greatest challenge facing income investors in the UK at the present time is that many of the largest traditional income stocks do not appear to represent great value, and to meet that challenge investors smay choose to consider  buying funds that are smaller in size and so may elect to swerve the CF Woodford Equity Income fund, according to Mark Shields, fund manager of the Brooks Macdonald Multi-Asst fund range. 

The one UK income share that has had its dividend potential 'transformed' in the past month, by manager of £2 billion fund 

The one UK income share that has had its dividend potential 'transformed' in the past month, by manager of £2 billion fund 

23 Jul 2015

The past month has been brutal for many parts of the FTSE, with stocks displaying both defensive and cyclical qualities suffering in equal measure as turmoil has gripped the market, but one stock has had its prospects completely revolutionized, according to Francis Brooke, manager of the £2 billion Troy Income fund which returned 9.95 per cent in 2014, compared to 3.1 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector.

Aberdeen: The best shares for UK income investors today 

Aberdeen: The best shares for UK income investors today 

21 Jul 2015

Charles Luke, manager of the £586 million Murray Income investment trust, part of Aberdeen Asset Management, has revealed the three stocks he has been buying for income recently. 

Revealed: The three best funds for investors to buy for the rest of 2015, by high performing money manager 

Revealed: The three best funds for investors to buy for the rest of 2015, by high performing money manager 

20 Jul 2015

Investors looking to navigate the presently precarious investment horizon should focus on a clutch of factors, and funds, for the coming year, according to Lucy Walker, fund of funds manager at Sarasin.

Standard Life Harry's Nimmo: The UK smaller companies I am buying and selling right now

Standard Life Harry's Nimmo: The UK smaller companies I am buying and selling right now

20 Jul 2015

Veteran UK Smaller Company investor Harry Nimmo, who manages the £1.16 billion Standard Life UK Smaller Companies fund, has revealed the UK small cap stocks he has been buying over the past month.

Standard Life: The best UK stocks for income investors to buy today 

Standard Life: The best UK stocks for income investors to buy today 

17 Jul 2015

Thomas Moore, manager of the Standard Life UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund which has returned 83 per cent over the past three years compared to 49 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector in the same time period, has revealed the UK stocks he has been buying for income. 

Revealed: The best bond funds for investors in 2015

Revealed: The best bond funds for investors in 2015

16 Jul 2015

Brian Dennehy, managing director at Fubndexpert.co.uk, has revealed the bond funds he believes are best placed to profit from any volatility in the markets right now.

Neil Woodford: The two new UK stocks I have bought this month 

Neil Woodford: The two new UK stocks I have bought this month 

16 Jul 2015

Star fund manager Neil Woodford, whose CF Woodford Equity Income fund is the absolute top performer out of 82 funds in the IA UK Equity Income sector over the past year, has disclosed that he has made two new investments for his £6.14 billion fund. 

BlackRock's Prentis: The one UK smaller company stock I have bought this month 

BlackRock's Prentis: The one UK smaller company stock I have bought this month 

15 Jul 2015

Mike Prentis, manager of the BlackRock Smaller Companies investment trust, has revealed the one new UK small cap stock he has been buying over the past month.

Neil Woodford: Why George Osborne's 2015 budget left me so 'frustrated and disappointed' that I have written to him in protest 

Neil Woodford: Why George Osborne's 2015 budget left me so 'frustrated and disappointed' that I have written to him in protest 

14 Jul 2015

Star UK fund manager Neil Woodford, whose £6.14 billion Woodford Equity Income fund is the absolute top performer out of 84 funds in its sector over the past year, has said that last week’s budget from George Osborne has left him reeling. 

Standard Life's Harry Nimmo: The two AIM shares I like most right now 

Standard Life's Harry Nimmo: The two AIM shares I like most right now 

7 Jul 2015

Harry Nimmo, the veteran manager of the Standard Life UK Smaller Companies fund, which has returned 274 per cent over the past decade, compared to 153 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Smaller Companies sector in the same time period, has revealed the AIM stocks he has been buying of late. 

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