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Magazine | Funds | 27 May 2015

The Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust is a bit of an anomaly. It is run by the sedate and distinctly old-fashioned firm of Baillie Gifford, yet has galloped to a market cap of £3.8 billion, making it the largest trust
in its sector.

What Investment Trust Awards

What Investment Trust Awards

Magazine | Funds | 27 May 2015

David Thorpe reveals the winners of this year’s What Investment Trust Awards, as selected by a panel of independent judges.

Fidelity: Cameron's 2015 Queens Speech is likely to mean that UK interest rates stay 'lower for longer' 

Fidelity: Cameron's 2015 Queens Speech is likely to mean that UK interest rates stay 'lower for longer' 

News | Markets | 27 May 2015

Whilst there was little that was new or original for investors to concern themselves with in this morning's Queen's Speech, delivered this morning, except that interest rates are likely to stay lower for longer, according to Malke Currie, associate investment director at Fidelity Personal Investment.

Old Mutual: Why now is the time for income investors to buy BP shares 

Old Mutual: Why now is the time for income investors to buy BP shares 

News | Shares & trading | 27 May 2015

A combination of happenstance and good management means that BP is now in an ideal position to return to its previous status as a bastion of the portfolio of UK income investors, according to Stephen Message, manager of the Old Mutual UK Equity Income fund, which has a yield of just less than 4 per cent.

Standard Life: Why investors should sell Rio Tinto, and buy Shell shares right now 

Standard Life: Why investors should sell Rio Tinto, and buy Shell shares right now 

News | Funds | 27 May 2015

Ed Legget, manager of the £1.2 billion Standard Life UK Equity Unconstrained fund, which has returned 117 per cent over the past three years, compared to 62 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK All Companies sector in the same time period, has revealed the reasons why he has recently sold his shares in mining giant Rio Tinto, whilst investing more capital in oil giant Shell.

JP Morgan: The best Uk small and mid cap stocks for investors today 

JP Morgan: The best Uk small and mid cap stocks for investors today 

News | Markets | 26 May 2015

Georgina Brittain, manager of the £225 million JP Morgan Mid Cap investment trust, which is the absolute top performing trust in the AIC UK All Companies sector over the past year, and the JP Morgan Smaller Companies Investment Trust, has outlined the stocks she sees as offering best value at the present time.

Why BT shares are a 'compelling opportunity' for investors 

Why BT shares are a 'compelling opportunity' for investors 

News | Shares & trading | 26 May 2015

Shares in telecom conglomerate BT are a compelling opportunity for income investors at the present time, according to Eric Moore, manager of the Miton Income fund, which has returned 15 per cent over the past year, compared to 11 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector in the same time period. 

Investors in both Lloyds and Barclays shares can enjoy significant dividend growth in the coming years, says top income fund manager 

Investors in both Lloyds and Barclays shares can enjoy significant dividend growth in the coming years, says top income fund manager 

News | Shares & trading | 26 May 2015

Shareholders in both Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays can enjoy significant dividend growth in the coming years, according to Scott McKenzie, manager of the recently launched Saracen UK Income fund.

Nick Train: The stocks investors need to avoid as interest rates rise  

Nick Train: The stocks investors need to avoid as interest rates rise  

News | Funds | 22 May 2015

The stocks to avoid when inflation returns to the UK in the coming years are generally in the commodities sector, according to Nick Train, manager of the Lindsell Train Investment trust, which is the absolute best performing investment trust in the AIC Global sector over the past five years. 

Why income investors should continue to buy HSBC, Shell and BP for the dividend, by top fund manager 

Why income investors should continue to buy HSBC, Shell and BP for the dividend, by top fund manager 

News | Shares & trading | 21 May 2015

Whilst there are obvious question marks over the future prospects for oil giants BP and Shell, as well as banking group HSBC, investors should be confident that those companies will continue to be able to pay  dividends at around the current levels in the coming years, according to Jeremy Thomas, manager of the Brummer Investment trust.

BlackRock's Mike Prentis: The two UK smaller company IPOs I have bought recently 

BlackRock's Mike Prentis: The two UK smaller company IPOs I have bought recently 

News | Funds | 21 May 2015

Mike Prentis, manager of the BlackRock Smaller Companies investment trust, which has returned 409 per cent over the past ten years, compared to 216 per cent for the average trust in the AIC UK Smaller Companies sector in the same time period, has revealed the two IPOs he has invested in recently.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Royal Mail shares a definite sell despite rise in profits 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Royal Mail shares a definite sell despite rise in profits 

News | Shares & trading | 21 May 2015

The latest results from Royal Mail  (LON: RMG) show profits of £740 million for the year to March 29, an increase of 6 per cent on the previous year, but Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, believes that the shares are a sell in the current climate. 

How to use your garden to increase the value of your property 

How to use your garden to increase the value of your property 

News | Markets | 21 May 2015

A recent visit to the Chelsea Flower Show has caused me to ponder upon the question of how a garden can play a part in enhancing the value of a property.  

Manager of VCT with an 8 per cent yield is looking to the north for value

Manager of VCT with an 8 per cent yield is looking to the north for value

News | Funds | 20 May 2015

David Hall, managing director of YFM Equity Partners, which runs the top performing British Smaller Companies VCTs (Venture Capital Trust), which currently have yields of above 7 per cent, has revealed to What Investment that the funds are focused on manufacturing companies in the north of England

Standard Life: The two best value stocks for UK income investors to buy right now 

Standard Life: The two best value stocks for UK income investors to buy right now 

News | Funds | 20 May 2015

Thomas Moore, manager of the £873 million Standard Life UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund, has revealed the two new stocks he is investing in this month as he searches for value amidst the profound volatility currently shadowing the UK market.

Mark Barnett: Why I am investing in BP shares right now 

Mark Barnett: Why I am investing in BP shares right now 

News | Shares & trading | 20 May 2015

Mark Barnett, who succeeded Neil Woodford as manager of the £12 billion Invesco Perpetual High Income and £6 billion Income fund, has revealed that he has been buying one new FTSE 100 stock recently as he believes it has been hugely undervalued by the market.

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