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Research Archive

Michael Hasenstab’s take on the global market turmoil By Michael Hasenstab 30-Aug-2015 02:00 PM
Franklin Templeton’s Michael Hasenstab gives his opinion on the macro events that have prompted the market volatility of recent weeks and reveals where he is seeing opportunities.

Woodford on China, M&G Managed Growth changes and Mirabaud launch: Your fund news digest By The FE Trustnet team 30-Aug-2015 07:00 AM
The China-inspired sell-off has dominated the financial headlines this week but there’s still been news from the funds industry, so FE Trustnet rounds up these stories below.

Following ‘Black Monday’, which trusts look most attractive? By Alex Paget 29-Aug-2015 02:00 PM
After what has been a rollercoaster week for markets, FE Trustnet asks Numis Securities’ Ewan Lovett-Turner which investment trusts are looking attractive as a result of widening discounts.

How to weather the summer storms, according to Hermes By Lauren Mason 29-Aug-2015 07:00 AM
Andrew Parry, head of equities at Hermes, discusses whether the ominous headwinds on the horizon such as rate hikes and growth slowdowns are really a cause for concern.

FTSE in freefall, Dampier buying Woodford and surging absolute return funds: Our best stories of the week By The FE Trustnet team 28-Aug-2015 04:00 PM
The FE Trustnet team rounds up its favourite stories of the week, including how the experts were reacting on ‘Black Monday’ and how the Old Mutual Global Strategic Bond fund has been changed in recent months.

Weekly share tip round-up: Buy BAE Systems, hold Amlin By Tony Cross 28-Aug-2015 03:00 PM
BAE missed out on an order from the US military this week, but Questor says it is still good value.

The FTSE recovers its losses – What can investors learn from this week? By Alex Paget 28-Aug-2015 01:00 PM
It’s been a rollercoaster ride for investors this week, but with the FTSE now back to the 6,200 level, FE Trustnet asks what investors can take from the past five days.

Don’t fear interest rate rises, equities will rally, say Invesco Perpetual & Liontrust By Daniel Lanyon 28-Aug-2015 11:00 AM
Black Monday’s sell-off has added confusion over the much vaunted talk of September rate rise from the Federal Reserve but investors should not panic according to some.

Hodges: The dangers facing giant bond funds haven’t gone away, they’re now worse By Alex Paget 28-Aug-2015 07:00 AM
The former L&G manager, who recently moved to Nomura, tells FE Trustnet why a significant deterioration in liquidity has made the issues surrounding bond fund size considerably more dangerous over recent months.

Nimmo: The argument for buying small-caps in this crisis By Daniel Lanyon 27-Aug-2015 06:00 PM
Small-cap veteran Harry Nimmo believes there is a good case for heading towards the traditionally more volatile parts of the UK equity market during the China crisis.

Don’t rush back into equities, warns FE Alpha Manager Heenan By Alex Paget 27-Aug-2015 04:30 PM
Recent developments in global equity markets have left valuations a lot cheaper, but FE Alpha Manager Charles L. Heenan explains why he is still cautious.

David Jane: China turmoil is like both Japan’s stock bubble and Asian currency crisis By David Jane 27-Aug-2015 03:45 PM
The Miton multi-asset manager looks at the parallels between the ongoing China turmoil and past periods of turbulence such as the Japanese asset bubble and the 1990s currency crisis in Asia.

The passive bond funds outperforming their active rivals By Gary Jackson 27-Aug-2015 01:00 PM
Most fans of trackers will highlight their track record of outperformance when it comes to US equities, but passive funds within the bond sectors have also performed strongly relative to active managers in recent years.

Is gold back to being a safe haven? By Lauren Mason 27-Aug-2015 11:00 AM
Following data showing that investors have been buying into the commodity this month, FE Trustnet explores whether gold is in store for a brighter future or whether it still lacks its shine.

The best-performing absolute return funds during the FTSE’s 15% fall By Alex Paget 27-Aug-2015 07:00 AM
Following one of the worst periods for markets since the global financial crisis, FE Trustnet looks at the absolute return funds which have not only protected their investors, but positively flourished in this downward trend.

How dead and merged funds have pulled down sector averages by up to 140% By Joshua Ausden 26-Aug-2015 06:00 PM
Passive enthusiasts bemoan studies that don’t take survivorship bias into account. We decided to put their concerns to the test.

How to navigate bonds in today’s challenging environment By Lauren Mason 26-Aug-2015 04:30 PM
David Arnaud, manager of the CF Canlife Global Bond fund, tells FE Trustnet how he is getting the most out of the bond market at the moment despite asset class’ headwinds.

Jupiter’s Bezalel positions for a bull-run in bonds following ‘Black Monday’ By Alex Paget 26-Aug-2015 03:00 PM
They were quickly becoming one of the most hated asset classes, but FE Alpha Manager Ariel Bezalel says bonds will rally over the coming months.

The boutique funds of funds smashing the industry’s titans during the China crisis By Daniel Lanyon 26-Aug-2015 01:00 PM
Less well known funds of funds from Thesis and Premier have beaten the likes of Jupiter Merlin since markets sold off in April, according to FE Analytics figures.

Marcus Brookes: Why contrarians should be looking at emerging markets and commodities in the sell-off By Gary Jackson 26-Aug-2015 11:00 AM
The Schroders multi-manager argues that bombed-out emerging markets and commodities are starting to look interesting for investors who have the stomach for further short-term volatility.

Is this market more dangerous than 2008? By Alex Paget 26-Aug-2015 07:00 AM
Following the considerable falls in global equity markets over the past few days and recent months, many suggest the backdrop is reminiscent of 2008 – albeit slightly more dangerous given the high correlation between asset classes.

Hold off from buying into post sell-off dips, warns Rossi By Lauren Mason 25-Aug-2015 06:00 PM
Dominic Rossi, Fidelity’s global chief investment officer, explains why investors should hold off from buying into the market at the moment, despite prices tumbling across the globe.

Strongest contrarian buying opportunity on record, says Greetham By Daniel Lanyon 25-Aug-2015 04:30 PM
Royal London’s Trevor Greetham thinks it may be worth buying into the recent market weakness but is favouring one major Asian market and avoiding the other.

Five questions (and answers) on the Asian market sell-off By Gary Jackson 25-Aug-2015 03:00 PM
Investors have been watching the falls in Asian stocks closely but analysts at Capital Economics argue that plummeting markets do not necessarily spell financial Armageddon.

The funds and trusts hit hardest during “Black Monday” By Lauren Mason 25-Aug-2015 01:00 PM
Using FE Analytics, we highlight the funds and investment trusts that endured the biggest losses yesterday when indices across the world, including the FTSE 100, plummeted following China fears.

Dampier: Why I will buy more of Woodford’s income fund in this crisis By Daniel Lanyon 25-Aug-2015 11:00 AM
Hargreaves Lansdown’s Mark Dampier reveals to FE Trustnet why is looking to increase his exposure to the popular fund while markets are weak.

The best funds outside of the UK for income and dividend growth By Alex Paget 25-Aug-2015 07:00 AM
With the outlook for the UK dividend market looking uncertain and the need for investors to diversify their income streams, FE Trustnet looks at the regional non-UK equity income funds that have paid out the most to their unitholders.

The high-conviction funds that are shooting the lights out over five years By Lauren Mason 24-Aug-2015 06:00 PM
Using data from FE Analytics, FE Trustnet takes a look at the concentrated funds that are both highly rated and have delivered a stellar performance over five years.

Argonaut: The simple reason why investors should avoid defensive income funds By Alex Paget 24-Aug-2015 04:30 PM
While many warn ‘bond proxy’ stocks are set to underperform as interest rates rise, Oliver Russ says risk-aware investors should avoid them as they are simply “very, very expensive”.

The unloved area of the market Fidelity’s multi-managers have been buying By Lauren Mason 24-Aug-2015 03:00 PM
Fidelity’s Kevin O’Nolan and Nick Peters explain which sectors are at important turning points and why they have increased exposure to commodities.

FTSE in freefall: The funds experts tip to take advantage of this “humongous buying opportunity” By Daniel Lanyon 24-Aug-2015 01:00 PM
With the FTSE 100 plummeting alongside most equity markets around the world, several expert fund pickers reveal the funds they say could be worth piling into.

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