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JP Morgan: Investors should stick with Japan, despite the poor performance in 2014

JP Morgan: Investors should stick with Japan, despite the poor performance in 2014

News | Markets | 20 Aug 2014

Investors with a portfolio containing global funds are likely to find that their Japanese holdings have been the ‘laggard’ this year, but investors should stick with the country, according to Tony Lanning, manager of the JP Morgan Fusion funds range. 

Aberdeen Latin American Income trust 'a unique opportunity'

Aberdeen Latin American Income trust 'a unique opportunity'

News | Funds | 20 Aug 2014

The healthy dividend yield and mixture of exposure to both debt and equity means that the Aberdeen Latin American Income Trust offers investors ‘a unique proposition’, according to Charles Tan, investment trust analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald. 

Richard Buxton: Scottish independence would cause the UK stock market to 'fall heavily'

Richard Buxton: Scottish independence would cause the UK stock market to 'fall heavily'

News | Funds | 19 Aug 2014

A 'yes' vote in the Scottish independence referendum would have a ‘major material impact’ on the UK stock market, according to Richard Buxton, manager of the £1.5 billion Old Mutual UK Alpha fund.

Terry Venables' new football investment fund 'not suitable for retail investors'

Terry Venables' new football investment fund 'not suitable for retail investors'

News | Funds | 19 Aug 2014

A new investment vehicle fronted by former England football manager Terry Venables ‘should not be marketed to private investors as it is not suitable for them’, argued Jason Hollands, managing director at Bestinvest. 

RCM Technology trust changes name 

RCM Technology trust changes name 

News | Funds | 18 Aug 2014

The RCM Technology Trust, a £140 million vehicle managed by Walter Price which has returned £4,000 for every £1,000 invested since1995, will henceforth be known as the Allianz Technology Trust. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Majority of annuity providers are 'making no effort' to offer value 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Majority of annuity providers are 'making no effort' to offer value 

News | Pensions | 18 Aug 2014

Tom McPhail, head of pensions research at Hargreaves Lansdown, believes that the gap between the best and worst value annuities in ‘widening’, with some companies not even making trying to offer value. 

Sebastian Lyon: Why I am selling Microsoft shares right now

Sebastian Lyon: Why I am selling Microsoft shares right now

News | Funds | 15 Aug 2014

Sebastian Lyon, manager of the £2.3 billion Troy Trojan fund, has disclosed that he has been reducing his holdings in technology giant Microsoft, having held the shares since 2010. 

'The best Eurozone banks are a tantalising opportunity, despite the area's economic woes'

'The best Eurozone banks are a tantalising opportunity, despite the area's economic woes'

News | Markets | 14 Aug 2014

Hugh Cuthbert, manager of the SVM Continental Europe fund, believes that certain Eurozone banks offer a ‘tantalising opportunity’ for long-term investors, despite the clouds of uncertainty that rumble across the Eurozone economy at present. 

The best funds for investing in new technology 

The best funds for investing in new technology 

Opinion | Comment & Analysis | 13 Aug 2014

Amongst some of my more unusual possessions is a working model of an aeolipile, or Hero engine. Hero of Alexandria was a Greek mathematician and engineer credited with inventing the first recorded steam engine – his aeolipile. 

Latest Mark Carney statement makes rise in UK interest rates unlikely this year 

Latest Mark Carney statement makes rise in UK interest rates unlikely this year 

News | Markets | 13 Aug 2014

An interest rate rise for the UK in 2014 was ‘fairly explicitly ruled out’ by Bank of England governor Mark Carney in his inflation report this morning, according to Kathleen Brooks, research director at Forex.com. 

Job Curtis: Income investors should stick with UK house building stocks 

Job Curtis: Income investors should stick with UK house building stocks 

News | Funds | 13 Aug 2014

Shares in UK-listed house builders offer real value at present despite the negativity that has surrounded those stocks as investors anticipate interest rates rising, according to Job Curtis, manager of the £1.2 billion City of London investment trust (LON:CTY). 

Hargeaves Lansdown announces changes to its platform fees and charges 

Hargeaves Lansdown announces changes to its platform fees and charges 

News | Funds | 13 Aug 2014

Fund supermarket Hargreaves Lansdown has announced a raft of changes to the charges and services available on its Vantage platform.

 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Latest results make Prudential shares a 'strong buy' 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Latest results make Prudential shares a 'strong buy' 

News | Shares & trading | 12 Aug 2014

Strong performance from its overseas businesses saw insurance giant Prudential (LON:PRU) record a 17 per cent increase in profits for the six months to the end of June, making the stock a ‘strong buy’, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

Witan: UK investors should prepare for a weaker pound from 2015 

Witan: UK investors should prepare for a weaker pound from 2015 

News | Funds | 12 Aug 2014

Andrew Bell, chief executive of the £1.5 billion Witan Investment Trust (LON:WTAN), which has returned 11 per cent over the past year, compared with 4 per cent for the AIC Global Investment Trust sector, believes that UK equity investors should focus on investments that do better as sterling weakens next year. 

Edelsten: The best stocks in the world to invest in if the economic recovery fails

Edelsten: The best stocks in the world to invest in if the economic recovery fails

News | Shares & trading | 11 Aug 2014

Simon Edelsten, manager of the Artemis Global Select fund, has outlined the stocks he has been investing in recently ‘that would not be greatly affected should the recovery in major economies disappoint’.

Harry Nimmo: The UK smaller companies I am buying, and selling, right now

Harry Nimmo: The UK smaller companies I am buying, and selling, right now

News | Funds | 11 Aug 2014

Star small-cap fund manager Harry Nimmo, whose £1.2 billion Standard Life UK Smaller Companies fund has been a bastion of many private investors' portfolios for many years, has outlined the stocks that he has bought and sold for the fund so far this year.