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Research Archive

So far so good... The best performing funds of 2015 By Lauren Mason 02-Jul-2015 07:00 AM
Using data from FE Analytics, FE Trustnet rounds up a list of funds that have achieved the highest returns in the first half of the year on both an absolute and relative basis.

F&C: What private investors and their financial advisers need to be thinking about By Lauren Mason 01-Jul-2015 06:00 PM
F&C Investments' Simon Cordery highlights the main issues on investors’ minds at the moment – including interest rates, the hunt for growth and income and how best to utilise pensions pots following the reforms.

Which funds and trusts are you buying to cash in on the market correction? By Joshua Ausden 01-Jul-2015 05:00 PM
As is custom, FE Trustnet gives you the chance to get the open and closed-ended funds you’re thinking about buying by industry experts.

Miton: Micro-caps and property will help us beat this “challenging” market By Daniel Lanyon 01-Jul-2015 03:00 PM
Miton’s Gervais Williams and David Jane reveal where they are finding optimism despite worries over market turbulence.

The future of the Newton Asian Income fund By Gary Jackson 01-Jul-2015 01:00 PM
The management team behind the popular Newton Asian Income fund explains why its investment process will continue to be focused on finding the strongest companies in the rapidly growing region.

Which fund sectors have best rewarded investors in 2015? By Gary Jackson 01-Jul-2015 11:00 AM
FE Trustnet takes a closer look at the Investment Association sectors to see what has been driving their performance over the opening half of the year.

Ignore the bears – Four reasons why you should be bullish on the UK By Alex Paget 01-Jul-2015 07:00 AM
Henderson’s Chris Burvill tells FE Trustnet why investors can look past all the bearish sentiment surrounding the UK equity market and be positive within their portfolios.

The funds that lost you money over the past three years: Part 2 By Daniel Lanyon 30-Jun-2015 06:00 PM
In second part of the series, FE Trustnet takes a look at where within the Investment Association universe a high proportion of funds are in negative territory since June 2012.

Why the fund world needs to drop its obsession with short-term movements By Liam Nunn 30-Jun-2015 04:30 PM
It’s high time the investment world recognises that its hit and miss obsession with trying to explain short-term market movements has very little to contribute to a sensible long-term investment process, according to Old Mutual’s Liam Nunn.

Fidelity: How you can dodge looming volatility By Daniel Lanyon 30-Jun-2015 03:00 PM
With market volatility on the rise, three Fidelity fund managers including Ian Spreadbury reveal how they believe investors can stay on track.

Lewis: QE isn’t the solution to all our problems By Lauren Mason 30-Jun-2015 01:00 PM
Tilney Bestinvest’s Gareth Lewis explains why the health of the banking sector will continue to shape central bank monetary policy and why it is important to hedge currency throughout quantitative easing

Why investors shouldn’t be rushing to sell in the market correction By Gary Jackson 30-Jun-2015 11:00 AM
Markets are taking a hammering over the Greek crisis, but investors have been reminded to take a long-term view and remember that reacting to short-term noise is rarely a prudent strategy.

The stocks powering CF Woodford Equity Income’s first year By Daniel Lanyon 30-Jun-2015 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet takes a look at the holdings that helped power CF Woodford Equity Income to the top of the tables.

Three ‘do-gooder’ funds you’re ignoring but are shooting the lights out By Lauren Mason 29-Jun-2015 06:00 PM
Despite many investors steering clear of ethical funds because of their restrictive nature, FE Trustnet highlights three top-performing UK funds that you could be missing out on.

Marshall-Lee: The emerging markets I’m backing and avoiding By Joshua Ausden 29-Jun-2015 04:30 PM
The head of emerging and Asian equities at Newton says the need to be selective when choosing between different emerging market countries is crucially important.

Does the Greek crisis spell Armageddon for your portfolio? By Daniel Lanyon 29-Jun-2015 03:00 PM
As European markets sell off and the cash machine queues build up across Greece, we ask the experts whether investors should be nervous.

Markets are tanking: So these are the funds experts are eyeing up By Joshua Ausden 29-Jun-2015 01:00 PM
Greece is teetering on the edge of leaving the eurozone, but many industry professionals are seeing this as an opportunity to buy – not to sell.

What bond giant M&G expects to happen in 2015’s second half By Gary Jackson 29-Jun-2015 11:00 AM
The first half of 2015 has been marked by a shift in investor sentiment against fixed income and M&G’s Jim Leaviss thinks the remaining six months could prove to be equally turbulent.

Don’t fall into the trap of being bullish on the UK, warns Mark Martin By Alex Paget 29-Jun-2015 07:00 AM
The Neptune FE Alpha Manager warns that though equity markets are at or near all-time highs, there are a number of headwinds facing equities and the underlying economy.

What will it take for investors to buy UK growth funds again? By Lauren Mason 28-Jun-2015 02:00 PM
Following data from the Investment Association showing that the UK All Companies sector has seen outflows for the fifth month running, FE Trustnet explores why this has happened and whether investors have turned their attentions away from growth for good.

FE Trustnet’s most popular investment trusts in 2015 By Daniel Lanyon 28-Jun-2015 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet takes a look at the five most popular funds with you over the last six months.

Neil Woodford: My concerns about bubbles in financial markets By Alex Paget 27-Jun-2015 02:00 PM
The star manager warns about the very negative consequences of quantitative easing, but argues that investors’ best form of defence in the current environment lies within equity markets.

Legget quits SLI, investors dump bond funds and trusts switch managers: Your fund news digest By Gary Jackson 27-Jun-2015 07:00 AM
Over the past week, we have seen the news that Ed Legget will join Artemis after leaving Standard Life Investments, while Pictet has launched its first onshore fund for UK investors.

Selling Woodford, Majedie’s fees and Dean vs Godber: Our best stories of the week By Gary Jackson 26-Jun-2015 04:00 PM
This week the FE Trustnet team has been looking at a broker note that puts a sell rating on the Woodford Patient Capital investment trust as well as three trusts that have been run by the same manager for more than a decade.

Weekly share tip roundup: Sell Severn Trent, buy Debenhams By Tony Cross 26-Jun-2015 03:30 PM
Severn Trent looks as if all the good news is already priced in, while the best is apparently yet to come for Debenhams.

The UK equity income funds that have given you the roughest ride By Daniel Lanyon 26-Jun-2015 01:00 PM
In the next article in the series, we turn the spotlight on the IA UK Equity Income sector and the funds that have suffering the largest maximum drawdowns post-financial crisis

Matt Hudson: Why now is the time to buy UK banks for income By Lauren Mason 26-Jun-2015 11:00 AM
Schroders’ Matt Hudson explains why he believes banks are one of the most interesting areas of the UK market to seek income from.

Invesco’s GARS rival hits “challenging” start to 2015 By Gary Jackson 26-Jun-2015 07:00 AM
After a strong run after its 2013 launch, the Invesco Perpetual Global Targeted Returns fund has endured a more tough time this year. FE Trustnet takes a closer look at the fund’s recent performance.

FE Research’s three favourite funds for contrarian investors By Alex Paget 25-Jun-2015 06:00 PM
The FE Research team has included a number of more contrarian funds in its Select 100 list and in this article we take a closer look at three of left-field favourites.

How to use investment trusts to build for your child’s future By The FE Trustnet Team 25-Jun-2015 05:30 PM
The June edition of Trustnet Magazine looks at how these products could be ideal for the long-term horizon over which you are likely to be investing for your children.

Should you follow the professionals and overweight these funds? By Daniel Lanyon 25-Jun-2015 04:30 PM
Despite a rally in China stocks, emerging markets remain a contrarian position following a tricky period but institutions are starting to change their minds.

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