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BB Biotech 'different' from other biotech funds

BB Biotech 'different' from other biotech funds

News | Funds | 23 Apr 2014

Investors seeking to gain exposure to the biotech sector but worried by the recent heavy losses should consider BB Biotech (SWX:BION), according to Charles Tan, investment trust analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald.

Why ISAs are not an alternative to pensions

Why ISAs are not an alternative to pensions

Opinion | SIPPs and retirement | 23 Apr 2014

ISAs are being increasingly seen as an alternative to pensions. Neil MacGillivray, head of technical services at James Hay Partnership, argues that this is dangerous.

M&G: Chinese banks are better value than the Eurozone

M&G: Chinese banks are better value than the Eurozone

News | Funds | 23 Apr 2014

Steve Andrew, manager of the M&G Episode Income Fund, has told What Investment that while he hasn’t invested in the Eurozone for two years, he remains a fan of the much maligned Chinese banking sector. 

Tobacco and unlisted companies boost ex-Woodford fund

Tobacco and unlisted companies boost ex-Woodford fund

News | Funds | 22 Apr 2014

Mark Barnett, who succeeded Neil Woodford as manager of the Invesco Perpetual Income fund at the beginning of April, has said that his fund lost less value than its peers in March thanks to the performance of tobacco stocks and the stock market flotation of two previously unlisted holdings.

Why Tesco is a recovery stock

Why Tesco is a recovery stock

Opinion | Comment & Analysis | 22 Apr 2014

Tesco shares have fallen to a level where they are beginning to look attractive both to long-term defensive investors and those interested in a turnaround opportunity.

JP Morgan: Fall in tech stocks 'a healthy correction', not a second dotcom crash

JP Morgan: Fall in tech stocks 'a healthy correction', not a second dotcom crash

News | Markets | 17 Apr 2014

The recent slump in technology stock prices constitutes ‘a healthy correction’, not a repeat of the bursting of the dotcom bubble at the turn of the millennium, according to Mark Goldberg, global market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management.

How to diversify your portfolio using alternative investments

How to diversify your portfolio using alternative investments

Opinion | Comment & Analysis | 17 Apr 2014

Property and absolute return funds can offer returns that are less tied to stock markets.

Richard Peirson: It's hard to find value right now, but I'm focused on emerging markets, house builders and cash

Richard Peirson: It's hard to find value right now, but I'm focused on emerging markets, house builders and cash

News | Funds | 16 Apr 2014

Richard Peirson, manager of the £622 million AXA Framlington Managed Balanced fund, has told What Investment that while ‘it is harder to find value at present than in previous years’, he has increased his exposure to emerging markets, house builders and cash. 

Closure of Evy Hambro fund signals a 'turning point for the sector'

Closure of Evy Hambro fund signals a 'turning point for the sector'

News | Funds | 16 Apr 2014

The decision this morning by BlackRock to close the BlackRock Mining Opportunities fund, managed by the veteran Evy Hambro, is actually a sign that now is the time to invest in mining funds, according to Brian Dennehy, managing director at fund broker Fundexpert.co.uk.

Investors 'should avoid China funds' despite healthy GDP growth

Investors 'should avoid China funds' despite healthy GDP growth

News | Markets | 16 Apr 2014

Chinese GDP growth looks impressive on the surface, but investors ‘should be wary’ of investing in a pure China fund, according to Jason Hollands, managing director at Bestinvest. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Glimmer of hope for Tesco in latest results

Hargreaves Lansdown: Glimmer of hope for Tesco in latest results

News | Shares & trading | 16 Apr 2014

Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, believes that the latest results from Tesco (LON:TSCO) offer a ‘glimmer of hope’ for investors in the ‘beleaguered’ supermarket giant. 

Peer-to-peer lending: an investment you might be missing

Peer-to-peer lending: an investment you might be missing

Feature | Banking & savings | 16 Apr 2014

Times are hard for savers in the current economic climate. With interest rates still incredibly low, those who have saved for their future are being punished for the sins of others.

Wrong calls on China, Australia and India damage returns for Henderson Far East Income Trust

Wrong calls on China, Australia and India damage returns for Henderson Far East Income Trust

News | Funds | 15 Apr 2014

Mike Kerley, manager of the Henderson Far East Income Fund (LON:HFEL), has acknowledged in his latest update to shareholders that the underperformance of the trust in March is the result of him making a number of incorrect asset allocation decisions.

Gervais Williams: Biotech is one of the few growth opportunities left, but beware the hype

Gervais Williams: Biotech is one of the few growth opportunities left, but beware the hype

News | Shares & trading | 15 Apr 2014

Veteran fund manager Gervais Williams told What Investment this morning that while there are ‘genuine’ opportunities among companies developing new drugs, investors must be careful not to get ‘swept up’ in biotech bull markets.

JP Morgan: Emerging markets can deliver double-digit returns in the coming year

JP Morgan: Emerging markets can deliver double-digit returns in the coming year

News | Markets | 14 Apr 2014

Richard Titherington, chief investment officer for emerging markets at JP Morgan Asset Management, believes that based on historical precedents, emerging markets could deliver returns greater than 10 per cent within the next 12 months.

Property investors should remain focused on London, says F&C fund manager Richard Kirby

Property investors should remain focused on London, says F&C fund manager Richard Kirby

News | Funds | 14 Apr 2014

Richard Kirby, manager of the £1 billion F&C Commercial Property Trust (LON:FCPT), has urged commercial property investors to retain their primary focus on central London, despite signs that property market growth is beginning to spread to the UK regions.