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Legal and General: Property is the 'stand-out' asset class right now, but investors should focus on bricks and mortar funds  

Legal and General: Property is the 'stand-out' asset class right now, but investors should focus on bricks and mortar funds  

News | Funds | 5 Mar 2015

Justin Onuekwusi, Manager of Legal and General Investments multi asset fund range, believes that commercial property is currently the only asset class offering genuine value in the current market.

Hargeaves Lansdown: Albion Ventures offer likely to appeal to first time VCT investors due to diversity of income stream

Hargeaves Lansdown: Albion Ventures offer likely to appeal to first time VCT investors due to diversity of income stream

News | Funds | 5 Mar 2015

The latest issue of new shares by Albion Ventures into its range of VCTs is likely to appeal to investors whose priority is regular dividends, according to Richard Troue, head of investment analysis at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Who should you trust with your savings and investments?

Who should you trust with your savings and investments?

News | Banking & savings | 4 Mar 2015

Whether you’re saving for a house deposit or are thinking about starting a personal pension, it’s important to choose a trustworthy company or individual to manage your savings and investments –after all money doesn’t grow on trees, so you’ll want to ensure you get the best interest rates and returns possible. There are many independent financial advisors and banking groups out there which can protect and grow your wealth, but if you’re looking for a hassle-free way to manage your money, ta discretionary investment management company could be the right solution for you.

Can Tesco turn it around?

Can Tesco turn it around?

News | Shares & trading | 4 Mar 2015

Four profit warnings in the space of six months, an accounting scandal, a drop of almost 50% in the share price and a dividend slashed by 75%: 2014 was not the best of years for Tesco. Will new leadership restore the troubled store to its former glory?

Hargreaves Lansdown: The three best funds for cautious investors in the UK 

Hargreaves Lansdown: The three best funds for cautious investors in the UK 

News | Funds | 4 Mar 2015

With UK interest rates now having been at the current record low level for six years, many investors, frustrated by the poor returns available from cash, are likely to be turning tentative thoughts towards investing in the stock market, according to Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

 

Barclays is now the 'most investable' UK bank following latest results

Barclays is now the 'most investable' UK bank following latest results

News | Shares & trading | 3 Mar 2015

Despite the share price falls that have engulfed shares in Barclays (LON:BARC) since this morning’s results announcement, it has now overtaken HSBC to become the most investible UK bank, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors. 

Mark Barnett: The best stocks for UK investors as interest rates stay lower for longer 

Mark Barnett: The best stocks for UK investors as interest rates stay lower for longer 

News | Shares & trading | 3 Mar 2015

The swirl of data driving the UK towards deflation in the coming months means that the prospect of an interest rate rise in the UK has receded yet further into the distance, and means that a number of sectors of the UK economy look particularly attractive right now, according to Mark Barnett, manager of the Invesco Perpetual Income and High Income funds. 

Lord Rothschild: Why I think Eurozone shares can climb higher in the coming months 

Lord Rothschild: Why I think Eurozone shares can climb higher in the coming months 

News | Funds | 2 Mar 2015

Investors with exposure to equities are operating in global markets pregnant with risk and volatility as quantitative easing has pushed share prices higher, despite ‘disappointing and uneven’ levels of global growth, according to Lord Rothschild, chairman of the £2.3 billion RIT Capital Partners investment trust (LON:RCP). Data seen by What Investment shows that Lord Rothschild and family members have an investment of approximately £155 million in the RIT Capital Partners trust.

New Neil Woodford investment trust an 'exciting opportunity', despite the risks 

New Neil Woodford investment trust an 'exciting opportunity', despite the risks 

News | Funds | 2 Mar 2015

Investors pondering whether to invest in the Patient Capital Trust, the new vehicle launched by Neil Woodford, is ‘exciting’ should be mindful of the risks associated with investing the sort of nascent businesses that Woodford intends to buy, according to Ben Yearsley, head of investment research at Charles Stanley.

Dividend announcement boosts Lloyds Banking Group shareholders, but future growth might be 'tougher to come by' 

Dividend announcement boosts Lloyds Banking Group shareholders, but future growth might be 'tougher to come by' 

News | Shares & trading | 27 Feb 2015

The announcement this morning by Lloyds Banking Group (LON:LLOY) that it would, after much anticipation, pay a dividend for the last financial year, shows that management have ‘delivered on what they said they would do’, but the challenge for the bank is to grow from here, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors. 

Is student accommodation a good investment?

Is student accommodation a good investment?

News | Markets | 27 Feb 2015

Many investors will have been offered the chance to invest in the suite of high-end student accommodation flats being developed around the country and promising a good, and optically, a guaranteed return. 

Investors who bought RBS shares hoping for a dividend are likely to have to wait 'until at least 2017' following latest results 

Investors who bought RBS shares hoping for a dividend are likely to have to wait 'until at least 2017' following latest results 

News | Shares & trading | 26 Feb 2015

Investors who drove the RBS (LON:RBS) share price up 11 per cent over the past year are likely to have to wait until 2017 to see the banking giant pay a dividend, according to Rob James, banking analyst at Old Mutual Global Investors. 

JO Hambro: The best mining stocks for UK investors today

JO Hambro: The best mining stocks for UK investors today

News | Funds | 26 Feb 2015

Clive Beagles, the veteran manager of the JO Hambro Capital Management UK Equity Income fund, has revealed the large cap mining stocks he believes are value right now, and those he is shunning. 

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Is it time to look again at the least loved income sectors?

Is it time to look again at the least loved income sectors?

Magazine | Running your portfolio | 26 Feb 2015

The quest for income is no longer easy. So says Julian Chillingworth, chief investment officer at Rathbone Unit Trust Management. An urbane veteran of the investment industry, Chillingworth is specifically referring to predictable and reliable income stocks in the UK market.

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The best funds for your ISA

The best funds for your ISA

Magazine | ISAs and tax planning | 26 Feb 2015

Investors will soon turn their thoughts to the end of the tax year, and the funds, both open- and closed-ended, in which they can invest in order to maximise their income, grow the size of their portfolio or – for those who have a longer-term perspective and the inclination – add a sliver of risk to their holdings in the hope of garnering outsized future returns.

How to avoid a 75 per cent pension tax bombshell

How to avoid a 75 per cent pension tax bombshell

News | Pensions | 25 Feb 2015

David Smith, Financial Planning Director at Tilney Bestinvest, believes savers are on the cusp pf a huge tax bill if they don't take action ahead of the pension reforms .