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

Old Mutual: The best AIM stocks for investors today 

Old Mutual: The best AIM stocks for investors today 

3 Jul 2015

Dan Nickols, the fund manager who has delivered an average annualised return of 26.8 per cent per annum for the past decade as manager of the £826 million Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies fund, has revealed for What Investment the AIM stocks he is investing in today. 

Why I won't buy Neil Woodford's equity income fund right now, by veteran money manager 

Why I won't buy Neil Woodford's equity income fund right now, by veteran money manager 

2 Jul 2015

Nick Sketch, senior investment director at Investec Wealth and Investment has told What Investment that whilst Neil Woodford is one of the very truly exceptional fund managers in the UK market today, he doesn’t not currently hold the high–performing CF Woodford Equity Income fund right now, due to price concerns.

Revealed: What Investment Unit Trust awards 2015: Winners revealed 

Revealed: What Investment Unit Trust awards 2015: Winners revealed 

2 Jul 2015

After an extensive search and consultation with an external judging panel, What Investment can reveal the winners of the 2015 Unit Trust awards.

The best way to prepare your portfolio for the volatility ahead, by top performing bond fund manager 

The best way to prepare your portfolio for the volatility ahead, by top performing bond fund manager 

1 Jul 2015

Bryn Jones, fixed income director at Rathbone Unit Trust management and manager of the absolute best performing fund in the IA Sterling Corporate Bond sector over the past three years, has outlined the strategy he is pursuing in both of his funds in order to minimise the impact from the current volatility in the bond markets. 

Standard Life's Harry Nimmo: The three UK smaller company shares I have bought this month

Standard Life's Harry Nimmo: The three UK smaller company shares I have bought this month

1 Jul 2015

Harry Nimmo, veteran manager of the £1 billion Standard Life UK Smaller Companies fund, has revealed the shares he has been buying more of recently, and those he has been selling.

Why HSBC remains an attractive income investment, that's why I have invested over £40 million in it, says top fund manager  

Why HSBC remains an attractive income investment, that's why I have invested over £40 million in it, says top fund manager  

30 Jun 2015

Job Curtis, manager of the £1.26 billion City of London investment trust, which has a dividend yield of 3.8 per cent, has outlined the reasons why he has invested over £40 million in HSBC (LON:HSBA) shares, despite the recent negativity surrounding the stock. 

JP Morgan: The best UK house building stocks for investors today 

JP Morgan: The best UK house building stocks for investors today 

30 Jun 2015

Guy Anderson, manager of the JP Morgan Mercantile Investment trust has revealed the reasons behind his decision to invest close to £95 million in UK house building stocks right now. 

Investors should consider alternatives to Neil Woodford's Patient Capital trust , agree analysts  

Investors should consider alternatives to Neil Woodford's Patient Capital trust , agree analysts  

26 Jun 2015

The Patient Capital Investment trust, the recently launched investment trust run by star fund manager Neil Woodford, has raced to a large premium within a month of launching, so investors should consider alternatives if they can, agree a prominent analysts.

Standard Life: Why now is the time for income investors to buy Rio Tinto shares 

Standard Life: Why now is the time for income investors to buy Rio Tinto shares 

25 Jun 2015

Thomas Moore, manager of the exceptionally high performing Standard Life Investments UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund, has revealed that he has started buying shares in mining company Rio Tinto, despite the negativity that swamps the sector right now. 

Alex Wright: The AIM stocks I am buying right now 

Alex Wright: The AIM stocks I am buying right now 

25 Jun 2015

Alex Wright, who made his name as manager of the Fidelity UK Smaller Companies fund which is the absolute best performing UK Smaller Companies fund over the past five years having returned 199 per cent in that time, and now manages the Fidelity Special Values invest trust amongst other mandates, has revealed for What Investment the two AIM stocks he believes represent value right now.

Neil Woodford: How to find the cheapest good quality stocks in the UK right now 

Neil Woodford: How to find the cheapest good quality stocks in the UK right now 

24 Jun 2015

Star fund manager Neil Woodford, whose CF Woodford Equity Income fund has returned 19.8 per cent over the past year, compared to 9.1 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector in the same time period, has disclosed the route to finding the cheapest stocks in the UK equity market right now.

Aberdeen: The two best income stocks for investors today 

Aberdeen: The two best income stocks for investors today 

24 Jun 2015

Charles Luke, manager of the £613 million Murray Income trust, which is run by Aberdeen Asset management and has a yield of 4.3 per cent, has revealed the two income stocks he has been buying this month. 

'Why investors should view sterling as a safe haven right now' 

'Why investors should view sterling as a safe haven right now' 

23 Jun 2015

A combination of the decisive general election result and the uncertainty extant in many other markets means that sterling has the capacity to be a safe haven for investors in the medium term, according to Hamish Baillie, investment director of the Ruffer Investment trust.

Schroders: The best UK stocks for income investors today 

Schroders: The best UK stocks for income investors today 

23 Jun 2015

Matt Hudson, the veteran and high performing manager of the Schroder UK Alpha Income fund which has a current yield of 3.8 per cent, has disclosed to What Investment the stocks he is buying to achieve an income return right now. 

Nick Train: The one FTSE 100 stock I am buying more of right now 

Nick Train: The one FTSE 100 stock I am buying more of right now 

22 Jun 2015

Nick Train, manager of £1.6 billion Lindsell Train UK Equity fund, which has returned 186 per cent over the past decade, compared to 72 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK All Companies sector in the same time period, has disclosed that there is one FTSE 100 stock he is buying more of right now.

JP Morgan: The best way to invest in Japan in 2015  

JP Morgan: The best way to invest in Japan in 2015  

18 Jun 2015

Nicholas Weindling, manager of the JP Morgan Japanese Investment trust has outlined the stocks and sectors that he believes offer the best value in the Japanese equity markets right now..