The latest fund launches, manager moves and research into investment companies
22 Jul 2014
Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbone Unit Trust Management, has told What Investment that the new retail bond issued by litigation financier Burford Capital is only suitable for investors with a higher than average risk profile.
21 Jul 2014
Veteran small-cap investor Giles Hargreave has outlined for What Investment the AIM (Alternative Investment Market) stocks that he believes represent value for the private investor at the present time.
19 Jul 2014
Harry Nimmo’s Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies fund, long a beacon for smaller companies investors, has been named on Bestinvest’s 'Spot the Dog' list of underperforming funds.
17 Jul 2014
Richard Buxton, manager of the £1.4 billion Old Mutual UK Alpha fund, has told What Investment that he intends to continue to add to his fund’s holdings in banking giant Barclays (LON:BARC), despite the negativity that surrounds the company at present.
16 Jul 2014
High profile fund manager Neil Woodford, who raised £1.6 billion in just 13 days from investors in his new CF Woodford Equity Income fund, has bought shares in just two of the companies that have come to the market via initial public offerings (IPOs) this year.
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16 Jul 2014
Venture capital trusts (VCTs) are likely to hold particular attractions for investors searching for income over the coming year, according to Jason Hollands, managing director at Bestinvest.
14 Jul 2014
The M&G Recovery fund, which since 1969 has been a beacon for those seeking to invest in undervalued stocks in the UK, continues to shed cash as the fund continues to deeply underperform its sector.
11 Jul 2014
Geoffrey Hsu, general partner at US-based Orbimed which manages the Biotech Growth investment trust (LON:BIOG), has said that the potential of biotech companies to launch multi-billion dollar drugs and grow their earnings is ‘much more substantial’ now than in previous years.
9 Jul 2014
The recent underperformance of small- and mid-cap stocks in the UK has caused the discounts on many of the investment trusts which are dedicated to investing in those assets widen to a level where they are likely to attract investors, according to Ian Scouller, analyst at Oriel Securities.
Job Curtis: The UK stocks I'm buying for income, and those I've sold for the City of London investment trust
8 Jul 2014
Job Curtis, long-serving manager of the £1.2 billion City of London investment trust (LON:CTY), has outlined the stocks he has been buying, and those he sold in the past month.
7 Jul 2014
Star fund manager Neil Woodford has revealed the top ten stocks he has bought for his new CF Woodford Equity Income fund, which raised £1.6 billion in just 13 days when it launched in June.
2 Jul 2014
The latest data from the Investment Management Association (IMA) shows that investors have poured cash into property funds at a level not seen since 2009, but Richard Troue, head of investment analysis at Hargreaves Lansdown, believes that the yields look unattractive when compared to equity income funds.
30 Jun 2014
Alex Wright, manager of the Fidelity Special Situations fund and the £659 million Fidelity Special Values investment trust (LON:FSV) believes that ‘a note of caution’ is appropriate for investors in the UK market right now, and has outlined the stocks he is buying.
30 Jun 2014
High profile UK fund manager Neil Woodford, who raised £1.6 billion from investors in just 13 days during the pre-launch period of his new fund at the start of June, has been busily deploying the capital in a number of AIM shares.
27 Jun 2014
The volume of investors exiting UK smaller companies, despite the positive news emerging from the sector, is ‘perverse’, according to Mike Prentis, the manager of the high-performing BlackRock UK Smaller Companies fund (LON:BRSC).
26 Jun 2014
Andy Parsons, head of investment research at online broker The Share Centre, has outlined for What Investment the three funds he favours right now for investors looking to deploy some of their increased ISA allowance from 1 July.