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Schroders: UK economic growth likely to slow down in the coming months

Schroders: UK economic growth likely to slow down in the coming months

News | Markets | 1 Oct 2014

The recent economic data to emerge about the UK economy indicates that GDP growth is likely to ‘moderate’ in the coming months, according to Azad Zagana, European economist at Schroders. 

Happy with another 50% gain from a structured product

Happy with another 50% gain from a structured product

Opinion | Comment & Analysis | 1 Oct 2014

As a financial adviser who puts client money where he would put his own, I invest in a fair number of structured products myself.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Sainsbury's an unconvincing investment, despite the 'extremely attractive' dividend

Hargreaves Lansdown: Sainsbury's an unconvincing investment, despite the 'extremely attractive' dividend

News | Shares & trading | 1 Oct 2014

The latest trading update from supermarket giant J Sainsbury (LON:SBRY) highlights many positives for the company, but the investment case remains uncertain, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

AXA IM: We used to be cautious on China, but things have changed

AXA IM: We used to be cautious on China, but things have changed

News | Markets | 30 Sep 2014

After an extended period of advocating caution on Chinese equities, AXA Investment Manager's senior strategist Mathieu L’Hoir has disclosed that he now sees the country's stock market in a more positive light.

What Investment Readers' Awards 2014: full coverage

What Investment Readers' Awards 2014: full coverage

Magazine | Savings accounts | 30 Sep 2014

When you want to find out what a company is really like, you talk to its customers. That is the principle behind the What Investment Readers’ Awards.

The Osborne pension reforms could lead to a tax shock for many retirees

The Osborne pension reforms could lead to a tax shock for many retirees

Opinion | Comment & Analysis | 30 Sep 2014

Despite protestations from various quarters it still seems that as a nation we have become comfortable with carrying significant levels of debt, with many people merrily spending more than they earn.

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When to sell an underperforming fund manager

When to sell an underperforming fund manager

Magazine | From the Magazine | 30 Sep 2014

There isn’t a fund manager alive, from Anthony Bolton to Neil Woodford, who hasn’t suffered a period of relative underperformance. But many have a remarkable ability to bounce back.

Rathbones: Investors in Eros retail bond should be cautious on cash flow concerns

Rathbones: Investors in Eros retail bond should be cautious on cash flow concerns

News | Banking & savings | 30 Sep 2014

Investors considering placing some cash in the Eros International retail bond offering should be concerned about the company's ability to maintain a healthy cash flow in the coming years, according to Noelle Cazalis, credit analyst at Rathbone Unit Trust Management.

George Osborne's pension promises are 'extremely good news', but reduce appeal of annuities

George Osborne's pension promises are 'extremely good news', but reduce appeal of annuities

News | Pensions | 29 Sep 2014

A proposal from chancellor George Osborne to scrap the hefty 55 per cent tax on an unused pension has been welcomed by pensions experts.

Nick Train: BP and other big oil stocks aren't good investments for the 21st century

Nick Train: BP and other big oil stocks aren't good investments for the 21st century

News | Funds | 26 Sep 2014

Nick Train, manager of the Finsbury Growth and Income trust (LON:FGT) which has returned a gain of 515 per cent since 1995, has told What Investment that he does not regard major oil stocks as good long-term investments. 

Star property fund manager Richard Kirby: Why I'm not looking to put more cash into central London property right now

Star property fund manager Richard Kirby: Why I'm not looking to put more cash into central London property right now

News | Funds | 25 Sep 2014

Richard Kirby, whose £1.1 billion F&C Commercial Property Trust has returned 61 per cent since launch in 2005, told What Investment this morning, ‘At the present time, I am not looking to allocate any more capital to prime central London property.’ 

JP Morgan: positive election news already 'priced in' to Brazilian equities

JP Morgan: positive election news already 'priced in' to Brazilian equities

News | Markets | 25 Sep 2014

Sophie Bosch de Hood, manager of the JP Morgan Brazil investment trust, told What Investment that the recent rally in Brazilian equities means that the stock market is now ‘priced for change’, regardless of whether October’s general election produces a result that the market will actually like. 

Four structured products for a balanced portfolio

Four structured products for a balanced portfolio

Opinion | Comment & Analysis | 24 Sep 2014

Structured products are often considered in isolation as a complement to a portfolio, but they can be combined to produce attractive returns whether markets go up, down or sideways.

Royal Mail shares are 'too cheap' says star income fund manager

Royal Mail shares are 'too cheap' says star income fund manager

News | Shares & trading | 24 Sep 2014

Francis Brooke, high-performing manager of the £1.75 billion Trojan Income fund, has started to ‘build a holding’ in Royal Mail (LON:RMG) as he feels that the shares are ‘too cheap’. 

Retirement home fund aims to maintain 6% dividend

Retirement home fund aims to maintain 6% dividend

News | Funds | 24 Sep 2014

Target Healthcare (LON:THRL), a real estate investment trust that invests solely in care homes in Britain, intends to maintain its current yield of 6 per cent as it issues new shares on the London market and buys more properties, according to Kenneth MacKenzie, managing partner of the fund. 

Tesco shares may be cheap, but we're still not buying, say top fund managers

Tesco shares may be cheap, but we're still not buying, say top fund managers

News | Shares & trading | 24 Sep 2014

A pair of leading fund managers, who manage a combined total of £2.6 billion for private investors, intend to shun Tesco (LON:TSCO) despite the recent price falls that have engulfed the stock.