The latest fund launches, manager moves and research into investment companies
5 Dec 2013
Despite the announcement in the Autumn Statement that ETFs which are domiciled in the UK will no longer be liable for stamp duty when bought or sold, What Investment can reveal that not a single ETF will be impacted by the changes, nor will any individual UK private investor.
4 Dec 2013
The government’s announcement of increased infrastructure spending makes the sector more investable, according to Adrian Lowcock, senior investment manager at Hargreaves Lansdown.
28 Nov 2013
Alex Savvides, manager of the top-performing JO Hambro UK Dynamic Fund, has begun to reduce his allocation to UK financial stocks and ramp up his fund's exposure to healthcare and mining companies.
27 Nov 2013
Research from What Investment has identified the fund houses with the most top-performing funds over the past decade.
26 Nov 2013
Mark Till, head of personal investing at Fidelity, has warned that fund supermarkets may increase ‘hidden’ fees in order to offer lower headline service costs as they prepare to comply with the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).
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22 Nov 2013
Henderson Investment Management has hired Andrew Gillan to lead its Asia ex Japan team.
21 Nov 2013
Schroders has announced that it is to close the Cazenove UK Smaller Companies Fund, managed by Paul Marriage and John Warren, to new money after it more than tripled in size in 2013.
20 Nov 2013
Top-performing investment trust HICL Infrastructure Company (LON:HICL) has announced another strong set of results, but the trust remains expensive relative to its net asset value.
18 Nov 2013
The acquisition of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership by Aberdeen Asset Management (LON:ADN) is a good thing for private investors, according to industry commentators.
14 Nov 2013
JP Morgan Asset Management is launching an investment trust to invest in high-yield corporate debt through floating rate notes, which are less vulnerable to rises in interest rates.
14 Nov 2013
Passive fund specialist Vanguard has announced that it is reducing the fees on two of the tracker funds it runs which are open to private investors.
13 Nov 2013
Job Curtis, manager of the City of London (LON:CITY) investment trust, disclosed in his October update that the trust has disposed of 10 per cent of its holding in the UK energy giants Centrica and Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) following the Labour Party's pledge to impose a price freeze on energy if it forms the next government.
13 Nov 2013
Anthony Bolton’s change of strategy with his Fidelity China Special Situations investment trust (LON:FCSS) has resulted in the veteran fund manager delivering a return three times better than that of his benchmark, the MSCI China index.
7 Nov 2013
Schroders' flagship UK equity fund, the Schroder UK Alpha Plus fund, has approximately halved in size since Richard Buxton announced his departure from the mandate in March.
Hargreaves Lansdown condemns 'ambiguous' message from Invesco Perpetual as investors rush to exit Woodford fund
6 Nov 2013
The uncertainty caused by the ‘highly ambiguous’ wording of a statement from Invesco Perpetual to brokers and managers is bad for the reputation of the entire fund management industry, according to Mark Dampier, head of research at Hargreaves Lansdown.
1 Nov 2013
Specialist fund manager Polar Capital has launched a new fund available to private investors which will invest in the biotechnology sector.