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New Burford Capital retail bond 'too risky' for the typical private investor

New Burford Capital retail bond 'too risky' for the typical private investor

News | Funds | 22 Jul 2014

Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbone Unit Trust Management, has told What Investment that the new retail bond issued by litigation financier Burford Capital is only suitable for investors with a higher than average risk profile.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Tesco shares a 'sell', despite CEO change

Hargreaves Lansdown: Tesco shares a 'sell', despite CEO change

News | Shares & trading | 21 Jul 2014

The announcement this morning that Tesco (LON:TSCO) is to change its chief executive should not immediately change investors' view of the stock, which remains a ‘sell’ according to Keith Bowman, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Shock for investors as Harry Nimmo's UK Smaller Companies fund named on 'Spot the Dog' list

Shock for investors as Harry Nimmo's UK Smaller Companies fund named on 'Spot the Dog' list

News | Funds | 19 Jul 2014

Harry Nimmo’s Standard Life Investments UK Smaller Companies fund, long a beacon for smaller companies investors, has been named on Bestinvest’s 'Spot the Dog' list of underperforming funds.

Richard Buxton: Barclays shares are 'undervalued by any long-term measure'

Richard Buxton: Barclays shares are 'undervalued by any long-term measure'

News | Funds | 17 Jul 2014

Richard Buxton, manager of the £1.4 billion Old Mutual UK Alpha fund, has told What Investment that he intends to continue to add to his fund’s holdings in banking giant Barclays (LON:BARC), despite the negativity that surrounds the company at present. 

The two IPOs Neil Woodford has bought this year

The two IPOs Neil Woodford has bought this year

News | Funds | 16 Jul 2014

High profile fund manager Neil Woodford, who raised £1.6 billion in just 13 days from investors in his new CF Woodford Equity Income fund, has bought shares in just two of the companies that have come to the market via initial public offerings (IPOs) this year.

Income investors likely to find VCTs 'very attractive'

Income investors likely to find VCTs 'very attractive'

News | Funds | 16 Jul 2014

Venture capital trusts (VCTs) are likely to hold particular attractions for investors searching for income over the coming year, according to Jason Hollands, managing director at Bestinvest.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Higher than expected inflation should not mean early UK interest rate rise

Hargreaves Lansdown: Higher than expected inflation should not mean early UK interest rate rise

News | Banking & savings | 15 Jul 2014

Despite annual UK consumer price inflation (CPI) leaping to 1.9 per cent in June, compared to 1.5 per cent the previous month, investors should not be spooked into thinking that a rise in interest rates is now nearer at hand according to Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown.

JP Morgan: The best five stocks for Eurozone investors right now

JP Morgan: The best five stocks for Eurozone investors right now

News | Shares & trading | 15 Jul 2014

John Baker, the high performing manager of the JP Morgan Europe Dynamic Ex UK fund, has outlined the five stocks that he believes represent best value in the Eurozone at present. 

Schroders: India and South Africa are the best value emerging markets

Schroders: India and South Africa are the best value emerging markets

News | Markets | 15 Jul 2014

Keith Wade, chief economist at Schroders, believes that while the case for investing in emerging markets is ‘compelling’, those looking at the asset class need to be very selective at present. 

Giant M&G Recovery fund continues to shed cash as poor performance persists

Giant M&G Recovery fund continues to shed cash as poor performance persists

News | Funds | 14 Jul 2014

The M&G Recovery fund, which since 1969 has been a beacon for those seeking to invest in undervalued stocks in the UK, continues to shed cash as the fund continues to deeply underperform its sector. 

Innovation in biotech is the best we’ve ever seen it: Biotech Growth manager

Innovation in biotech is the best we’ve ever seen it: Biotech Growth manager

News | Funds | 11 Jul 2014

Geoffrey Hsu, general partner at US-based Orbimed which manages the Biotech Growth investment trust (LON:BIOG), has said that the potential of biotech companies to launch multi-billion dollar drugs and grow their earnings is ‘much more substantial’ now than in previous years.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Latest Burberry update likely to put 'positive pressure' on share price 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Latest Burberry update likely to put 'positive pressure' on share price 

News | Shares & trading | 10 Jul 2014

Further trading updates over time in line with the news released this morning from high-end clothing and luxury goods maker Burberry (LON:BRBY) are likely to put upward pressure on the share price, according to Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

JP Morgan: US and UK economic recovery 'far from secure' 

JP Morgan: US and UK economic recovery 'far from secure' 

News | Markets | 10 Jul 2014

Andrew Goldberg, market strategist for Europe at JP Morgan Asset Management, believes that the economic recovery in the US and the UK is ‘far from secure’. 

Ashmore: Emerging markets are a 'much safer investment' than developed markets right now

Ashmore: Emerging markets are a 'much safer investment' than developed markets right now

News | Markets | 8 Jul 2014

The policies of the major central banks mean that emerging markets are a more prudent investment right now, according to Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore.

Job Curtis: The UK stocks I'm buying for income, and those I've sold for the City of London investment trust

Job Curtis: The UK stocks I'm buying for income, and those I've sold for the City of London investment trust

News | Funds | 8 Jul 2014

Job Curtis, long-serving manager of the £1.2 billion City of London investment trust (LON:CTY), has outlined the stocks he has been buying, and those he sold in the past month. 

The best property funds for a UK investor

The best property funds for a UK investor

Opinion | Comment & Analysis | 7 Jul 2014

Data from the Investment Management Association (IMA) has revealed that in June, investors piled more cash into UK commercial property funds than in any month since 2009.