Funds

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

British Assets Trust changes name and manager, and vows to adopt a multi-asset approach to turnaround dismal performance 

British Assets Trust changes name and manager, and vows to adopt a multi-asset approach to turnaround dismal performance 

1 Apr 2015

The £489 million fund known since 1978 as the British Assets Investment Trust, is now managed by Blackrock’s Adam Ryan, having been taken away from Phil Doel at F&C, and the new manager has vowed to improve the performance of the fund by moving away from the reliance on UK equities and focus more on multi-asset investments.

Mark Barnett: The 8 FTSE 100 stocks I have bought this year 

Mark Barnett: The 8 FTSE 100 stocks I have bought this year 

31 Mar 2015

Celebrating his first calendar year since succeeding Neil Woodford at the helm of the giant Invesco Perpetual Income and High Income fund, Mark Barnett has revealed the FTSE 100 stocks he has been buying of late.

Why Samsung shares are no longer an attractive investment, by top fund manager 

Why Samsung shares are no longer an attractive investment, by top fund manager 

31 Mar 2015

Tom Walker, manager of the Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust, has disclosed for What Investment the reasons behind his decision to sell his shares in mobile phone giant Samsung. 

Henderson: The three best stocks for UK ISA income investors in 2015 

Henderson: The three best stocks for UK ISA income investors in 2015 

30 Mar 2015

David Smith, manager of the Henderson High Income Trust (LON:HHI), which has a current yield of 4.7 per cent, believes that investors in Vodafone can expect the dividend of the telecoms company to rise in the coming year

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.