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How will markets cope with the loss of the world’s biggest bond fund manager? By Mark Holman 30-Sep-2014 04:30 PM
Mark Holman, chief executive of TwentyFour Asset Management, looks at how the retirement of Bill Gross from the $220bn PIMCO Total Return fund will affect the bond market.

Unicorn’s Mackersie: The UK companies that are rivalling Silicon Valley By Alex Paget 30-Sep-2014 03:00 PM
The UK is the most digitised economy in the world and Unicorn’s Fraser Mackersie says investors don’t have to look any further than the UK equity market to find companies that will be at the forefront of technological change.

Why James Clunie’s short book is growing by the day By Gary Jackson 30-Sep-2014 01:00 PM
The Jupiter Absolute Return fund’s net long exposure has fallen to 21 per cent and could decrease even further, says manager James Clunie.

The “boring” UK equity income fund that's thriving this year By Daniel Lanyon 30-Sep-2014 11:00 AM
This popular fund is delivering top-quartile returns in 2014 after two years of underperformance, and is doing so with the low volatility and dividend growth that has characterised it since launch 10 years ago.

The UK equity income funds that have given you the fewest sleepless nights By Alex Paget 30-Sep-2014 08:00 AM
Equity funds don’t try to make money every month, but our most recent study shows that a number of portfolios in the IMA UK Equity Income sector have come close over the last five years.

Mark Slater: Rotation, what rotation? By Daniel Lanyon 29-Sep-2014 06:00 PM
The manager of the MFM Slater Growth fund doubts the consensus view that large caps’ outperformance of smaller caps has legs.

GLG Japan CoreAlpha to soft-close: Three alternatives to this popular fund By Gary Jackson 29-Sep-2014 04:30 PM
GLG plans to soft-close Stephen Harker's GLG Japan CoreAlpha strategy following a surge in assets under management, so which other funds should investors consider for exposure to Japanese equities?

Ashworth-Lord: The biggest mistakes all investors are guilty of making By Alex Paget 29-Sep-2014 03:00 PM
The manager explains that there is little point looking back at a fund’s past performance because, due to various mistakes, the chances that its unit holders have received the same returns are very unlikely.

The dividend-paying US trust available on a discount By Jenna Voigt 29-Sep-2014 01:00 PM
Winterflood Securities’ Simon Elliott says now is a good time to buy into Aberdeen's North American Income trust.

Hudson: I have no problem running my income fund alongside Schroder UK Opps By Alex Paget 29-Sep-2014 11:00 AM
Matt Hudson says his new role as manager of the £2bn Schroder UK Opportunities fund will not hinder his ability to run his existing UK Alpha Income fund.

Too good to be true? “Absolute return income funds” for your portfolio By Joshua Ausden 29-Sep-2014 08:00 AM
Whitechurch’s Ben Willis says finding an ultra low-risk fund with a decent yield is close to impossible, but FE Trustnet highlights some that stake such a claim.

The political risks that could scupper your portfolio’s returns over the next 12 months By Daniel Lanyon 28-Sep-2014 02:00 PM
With the Scottish independence referendum out the way, acute political risk on the domestic front still looms over investors’ portfolios.

How Neil Woodford is playing the ageing global population By Gary Jackson 28-Sep-2014 07:00 AM
Neil Woodford has a number of investments that are held to benefit from the "silver economy", built around three key themes.

Five must-have funds you can afford to buy, hold and forget about By Joshua Ausden 27-Sep-2014 02:00 PM
FE Trustnet asks a panel of industry experts to identify the first name on the teamsheet when it comes to selecting funds.

Unicorn: Our nimble small cap alternatives to in vogue FTSE 100 stocks By Alex Paget 27-Sep-2014 07:00 AM
Unicorn’s Simon Moon and Fraser Mackersie tell FE Trustnet how they are playing a number of the major investment themes through smaller companies instead of using popular large caps.

Terminal decline, making money like Lang and a cautious Stout: Our best stories of the week By Gary Jackson 26-Sep-2014 04:30 PM
The FE Trustnet pull together their favourite stories of the past week, including tips on how to achieve returns just like Ardevora’s Jeremy Lang

The "value traps" in the UK market and the managers who hold them By Alex Paget 26-Sep-2014 03:00 PM
Allianz’s Simon Gergel says that although the wider market looks fully valued, investors shouldn’t make the mistake of buying stocks just because they are trading at bargain basement prices.

Growth opportunities becoming even scarcer, says Legg Mason’s Bauman By Gary Jackson 26-Sep-2014 01:00 PM
The Legg Mason ClearBridge US Aggressive Growth co-manager says it is getting more difficult to find attractive valued growth stocks, which represent the fund’s chief hunting ground.

Gary Potter: Three obscure funds that have sent our income soaring By Jenna Voigt 26-Sep-2014 11:00 AM
F&C’s Gary Potter reveals the out of the ordinary income funds that have sent the dividend pay-out soaring in the F&C MM Navigator Distribution fund.

FE Research: The best multi-asset funds for income By Joshua Ausden 26-Sep-2014 08:00 AM
In the next article in the series, FE Trustnet highlights funds that tick the box for not only yield but dividend stability and downside risk.

Lam, Nichols and Greenberg: The IPO we couldn't avoid By Daniel Lanyon 25-Sep-2014 06:00 PM
Invesco Perpetual’s William Lam has picked up China tech giant Alibaba despite his scepticism for buying companies at flotation.

This market is based on hope and nothing else, says Bruce Stout By Alex Paget 25-Sep-2014 04:30 PM
Aberdeen’s star manager Bruce Stout explains why he will keep his cautious positioning in his ever-popular Murray International Investment Trust.

Merchants Trust's Gergel: Where I'm finding value in the UK market By Simon Gergel 25-Sep-2014 03:15 PM
Allianz Global Investors' Simon Gergel explains which areas of the market he thinks are attractively priced at the moment.

Threadneedle’s Colwell: My most contrarian stock pick By Daniel Lanyon 25-Sep-2014 01:00 PM
Threadneedle’s Richard Colwell reveals the distressed stock he has been piling in to in a bid to add alpha.

Is it already time to stop buying emerging market funds? By Gary Jackson 25-Sep-2014 11:00 AM
Barclays analysts recommend cutting exposure to emerging market equities while moving more aggressively into Japan following the performance of the two sectors over the year so far.

James Henderson: I’d have given up my fund if I had to stay in the Equity Income sector By Alex Paget 25-Sep-2014 08:00 AM
The FE Alpha Manager feels so passionate about finding a growing source of income that he would have stepped down as manager of the Henderson UK Equity Income & Growth fund if he had to continue to adhere to the IMA sector’s yield target.

Square Mile’s boutique fund-picks for capital growth By Daniel Lanyon 24-Sep-2014 06:00 PM
The fund research firm reveals three nimble and lesser-known funds it is recommending for growth across US and UK equities.

Henderson: Bank of England's lack of transparency is fuelling conspiracy theories By Simon Ward 24-Sep-2014 04:30 PM
The Bank of England’s move to stop publishing a weekly balance sheet could lead to “destabilising speculation”, according to Henderson’s chief economist.

Schroders’ Murphy: Why there’s still value in UK equities By Gary Jackson 24-Sep-2014 03:00 PM
The Schroder Income fund's co-manager argues that the market is not as expensive as many believe and says banks appear to be offering some of the best value.

Job Curtis builds on the UK sector "in a sweet spot" By Daniel Lanyon 24-Sep-2014 01:00 PM
The star manager, renowned for a long-term and low-risk strategy, is bullish on housebuilders on a two-year view.

Jeremy Lang: How to make money like me By Alex Paget 24-Sep-2014 11:15 AM
Jeremy Lang, the former Liontrust manager, tells FE Trustnet about the unique strategy that he uses on his popular Ardevora UK Income fund.

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