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Buxton: Why my UK Alpha fund has struggled in 2014 – and why it may continue to in 2015

By Alex Paget | 17:00 | 26-Nov-2014

Star manager Richard Buxton explains why his Old Mutual UK Alpha fund has underperformed against the wider UK equity market this year and why investors shouldn’t expect a sharp spike early next year.

Why you should think twice about buying one of this year’s worst performing markets

15:00 | 26-Nov-2014

Though planned intervention by the ECB is seen by many as a buying opportunity in European equities, Goldman Sachs’ Andrew Wilson has a far more cautious view.

The best Asia Pacific funds for downside protection

13:00 | 26-Nov-2014

In the first of a new series FE Trustnet reveals the funds in a particular sector – this time Asia Pacific ex Japan – that have demonstrated a better ability than their peers ...
 
 

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Active UK managers lose ground to passives in 2014

25 Nov, 2014 at 12:15

The average active manager has failed to keep pace with All Share trackers, although some have been able to outperform significantly.

Buy, hold or fold: Adviser verdict on Fidelity Special Situations

24 Nov, 2014 at 12:38

In the next article of the series, FE Trustnet asks the experts what they are doing with FE Alpha Manager Alex Wright’s Fidelity Special Situations fund, which has had a tough time of it so far in ...

Martin Gray and James Sullivan back in business: How their fund range is shaping up

By Joshua Ausden on 24 Nov, 2014 at 07:00

At least two multi-asset funds could be open for business as early as December and Sullivan says they’re eyeing an investment trust launch at a later date as well.

Why small cap funds can expect more pressure from short sellers

18:00 | 25-Nov-2014

Small caps have had a torrid time in 2014 and while Miton’s Gervais Williams says they will bounce back vibrantly, they are also increasingly at risk of "hatchet jobs".

Where Alex Wright sees contrarian opportunities in 2015

16:00 | 25-Nov-2014

Fidelity’s Alex Wright warns political uncertainty in the UK could have a detrimental impact on the market next year, but says the prospects for banks are a lot more promising.
 
 

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FTSE 100 6729.17 -1.97 -0.03
Previous close 6731.14
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FE Alpha Managers

Rank Manager name 5y (%)
1 Alex Wright 183.3
2 Mark Martin 145.4
3 James Henderson 142.0
4 Rosemary Banyard 138.9
5 Nick Train 138.6

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Currency vs; GBP USD EUR
British Pound (GBP)   1.0000 1.5785 1.2614
US Dollar (USD)   0.6335 1.0000 0.7990
Euro (EUR)   0.7928 1.2516 1.0000
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