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What Fidelity’s equity income managers expect from 2015 By Daniel Lanyon 27-Nov-2014 05:00 PM
Fidelity’s Michael Clark, Dan Roberts and Polly Kwan reveal where they see opportunities in equity income investing for the coming year.

Equity income, property and absolute return: Where the fund money went in October By Gary Jackson 27-Nov-2014 03:00 PM
Investors have continued to pour money into equities and property over the past month, but which funds have won and lost when it comes to cashflow?

The fund eyeing First State and Aberdeen’s crown By Alex Paget 27-Nov-2014 01:00 PM
With First State and Aberdeen’s emerging market funds near or at capacity, could this top-performing but low-profile portfolio be the answer for investors looking for a viable alternative?

Don’t waste time worrying about “political risk”, says Chatfeild-Roberts By Daniel Lanyon 27-Nov-2014 11:00 AM
The head of the Jupiter Merlin range says investors and fund managers who are trying to protect their portfolios from political risk may be worrying about nothing.

Rolling returns: The UK funds that stay on top over five-year periods By Gary Jackson 27-Nov-2014 07:00 AM
Every fund manager has good and bad years, but a new series by FE Trustnet reveals which funds have achieved consistent outperformance over rolling five-year periods.

Buxton: Why my UK Alpha fund has struggled in 2014 – and why it may continue to in 2015 By Alex Paget 26-Nov-2014 05:00 PM
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 By Alex Paget 26-Nov-2014 03:00 PM
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 By Daniel Lanyon 26-Nov-2014 01:00 PM
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 to protect investor capital over the longer term.

Winterflood tips Standard Life’s Property Income trust despite 7 per cent premium By Gary Jackson 26-Nov-2014 11:00 AM
Growing interest in property trusts has led to the sector trading on a premium, but Winterflood says this looks justified in many cases.

The equity funds that have made you money year-in, year-out By Joshua Ausden 26-Nov-2014 07:00 AM
It’s hard enough for multi-asset managers to consistently make money, but some pure equity managers have made a positive return in eight or more of the last 10 calendar years.

Why small cap funds can expect more pressure from short sellers By Daniel Lanyon 25-Nov-2014 06:00 PM
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 By Alex Wright 25-Nov-2014 04:00 PM
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.

Steve Davies: Plenty more to go for UK equities By Alex Paget 25-Nov-2014 02:09 PM
Jupiter’s Steve Davies tells FE Trustnet why he has been reducing his chunky cash position following the recent sell-off in UK equities.

Active UK managers lose ground to passives in 2014 By Gary Jackson 25-Nov-2014 12:15 PM
The average active manager has failed to keep pace with All Share trackers, although some have been able to outperform significantly.

Six funds Gray and Sullivan are eyeing for their new multi-asset range By Joshua Ausden 25-Nov-2014 10:00 AM
The multi-asset duo could have two portfolios ready for investors as early as December and are already thinking about which core funds they will be allotting money to.

The top-performing funds that could be in danger of growing too big: Part 2 By Alex Paget 25-Nov-2014 07:00 AM
In the second of a two-part series, FE Trustnet asks the experts which funds they feel are currently at a manageable size but could be hit with capacity constraints if inflows continue at their current rate.

Gervais Williams: Why the AIM market is set to explode By Daniel Lanyon 24-Nov-2014 06:00 PM
Miton’s Gervais Williams says some of the smallest quoted stocks on the UK market are set to be the best performers for income as well as growth.

Why Mark Mobius is gearing up for QE’s “unwelcome aftershocks” By Mark Mobius 24-Nov-2014 04:00 PM
The Templeton emerging markets guru thinks concerns over the end of QE in the US could be offset by easing in Europe and Japan, but he is still watching for any problems that may appear.

Invesco Perpetual and Schroders funds boosted by Friends Life merger talks By Daniel Lanyon 24-Nov-2014 02:18 PM
FE Trustnet reveals which funds are benefiting from the biggest merger activity in the insurance sector for 15 years.

Buy, hold or fold: Adviser verdict on Fidelity Special Situations By Alex Paget 24-Nov-2014 12:38 PM
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 2014.

Absolute Return profile and why equities face a tough 2015: Trustnet Magazine out now By The FE Trustnet team 24-Nov-2014 11:30 AM
Our magazine has a new name and a new feel, this month focusing on products that can protect you against the downside.

Everyone has missed the “real enemy” in the passive vs active debate By Gary Jackson 24-Nov-2014 10:30 AM
Despite ongoing debate about the merits of active and passive investment, the Premier multi-asset manager thinks more criticism should be directed at the closet trackers lurking in the UK funds industry.

Martin Gray and James Sullivan back in business: How their fund range is shaping up By Joshua Ausden 24-Nov-2014 07:00 AM
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.

“Damned if they do, damned if they don’t”… The big problem with property funds By Alex Paget 23-Nov-2014 02:00 PM
Managers of direct property funds either have to hold a high level of cash, giving up on income and total returns, or they risk a run on their fund when investors want to sell out en masse, so should they really be as popular as they are at the moment?

Every Englishman needs his castle: Five reasons to be bullish on housebuilders By Neil Hermon  23-Nov-2014 07:00 AM
Henderson’s Neil Hermon (pictured) explains why he believes there are “powerful underlying drivers” that could lead to further gains for UK housebuilding companies.

Ecclesiastical’s Jackson: Three winter stock picks for your portfolio By Gary Jackson 22-Nov-2014 02:00 PM
After relatively lacklustre returns from the UK equities, the Ecclesiastical UK Equity Growth manager highlights three stocks that could be attractive holdings to pick up now.

David Jane: How investors should dampen down looming volatility By Daniel Lanyon 22-Nov-2014 07:00 AM
The manager of Miton’s Multi Asset funds explains the impact of heightened volatility within currency markets.

Disgusting fees, swelling funds and accidental absolute returns: Our best stories of the week By Gary Jackson 21-Nov-2014 02:00 PM
This week we’ve been looking at the funds which could one day become too big and covered the ongoing debate over asset managers’ fees, as well as finding some bond funds that behave a bit like absolute return strategies.

UKIP’s rise is putting your portfolio at risk, warns Green By Daniel Lanyon 21-Nov-2014 11:55 AM
DeVere’s Nigel Green explains why the rise of UKIP should be at the forefront of investors’ minds due to the party’s potential effect on markets.

You'll find out just how good active managers are in 2015: So who should you choose? By Alex Paget 21-Nov-2014 10:30 AM
FE Trustnet asks the experts which managers they would count as the best active stock-pickers available to investors.

Miton UK Multi Cap Income fund reopens amid “game changer” in UK small caps By Gary Jackson 21-Nov-2014 07:00 AM
The fund, which soft-closed last year, has removed its initial fee as managers Gervais Williams and Martin Turner expect growing interest in smaller-cap dividend plays.

 
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