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15 Sep 2014
The CF Woodford Equity Income fund, which has attracted £2.6 billion of investor capital since launch in June, is the best performing fund out of 89 in the IMA UK Equity Income sector, according to data from FE Trustnet.
12 Sep 2014
Jason Hollands, managing director at platform provider Tilney Bestinvest, believes that fears regarding the prospects of Scottish independence has created ‘value’ amongst some of the Scotland-based investment trusts on the market.
Standard Life Investments vows to 'protect' customers in the event of a yes vote in the Scottish referendum
10 Sep 2014
Standard Life Investments, which apart from running pensions and savings products for UK investors also manages billions of pounds of investor capital through a range of funds including Harry Nimmo’s UK Smaller Companies fund, has vowed to ‘protect’ customers and move the business to England if Scotland votes yes to independence.
10 Sep 2014
The Chinese stock market is trading at a valuation that is historically cheap, but there is a need to be cautious, according to Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.
8 Sep 2014
A brace of fund analysts have removed the £2.1 billion Schroder UK Opportunities fund from their buy lists following the announcement this morning that the long-serving manager of the fund, Julie Dean, is to leave.
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3 Sep 2014
Dale Nicholls, who took over from Anthony Bolton as manager of the Fidelity China Special Situations (LON:FCSS) fund on 1 April, has revealed that he intends to avoid investing in the country’s banking sector in the coming years, but will continue to focus on tourism and technology.
2 Sep 2014
Jason Hollands, managing director of fund supermarket Tilney Bestinvest, has revealed for What Investment his favourite UK income funds at the present time.
2 Sep 2014
Veteran UK small-cap fund manager Harry Nimmo has outlined the six UK shares he has sold off in the past 12 months.
1 Sep 2014
George Godber, co-manager of the Miton UK Value Opportunities fund, which has returned 29 per cent since its launch in April 2013 compared with 15 per cent for the IMA All Companies sector in that time, has told What Investment that he recently sold all of his holding in BT.
29 Aug 2014
Sarah Emly, co-manager of the £432 million JP Morgan Claverhouse Investment Trust, has outlined the UK stocks which she believes represent value for income investors amid the current market volatility.
28 Aug 2014
James Thomson, manager of the Rathbone Global Opportunities fund, has – for the first time in a decade – begun to invest in pharmaceutical companies, as he feels that the investment case has ‘changed dramatically’.
27 Aug 2014
Eminent fund manager Nick Train, whose Finsbury Growth and Income Trust (LON:FGT) has returned 529 per cent since 1995, compared with 275 per cent for the average trust in the AIC UK Equity Income sector, has nominated the stocks he believes will continue to grow their dividends materially in the coming years.
26 Aug 2014
Private equity investment trust HgCapital (LON:HGT) has been able to revalue some of its assets upwards by 11 per cent, and pay a special dividend of 19p per share.
22 Aug 2014
Lord Rothschild, manager of the RIT Capital Partners investment trust, has revealed the two markets in which he has increased his exposure in 2014.
21 Aug 2014
While the performance of the £6.3 billion M&G Recovery fund has been poor, investors should stick with it, according to Simon Evan-Cook, multi asset investment manager at Premier Asset Management.
21 Aug 2014
Alex Wright, manager of the Fidelity Special Situations fund and the Fidelity Special Values investment trust, believes that while investors ‘have to work harder’ than usual to find value in the present market, a number of the very largest companies in the FTSE 100 are particularly cheap.