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Block out political noise and focus on Japanese company fundamentals By Ernst Glanzmann  31-Oct-2014 02:00 PM
Swiss & Global Asset Management’s Ernst Glanzmann says the Japanese equity market is at “an intriguing juncture” as investors fail to seem some of the strengths of businesses on the ground.

Funds to take advantage of the QE-fuelled rally in Japan By Daniel Lanyon 31-Oct-2014 12:30 PM
FE Trustnet reveals the funds that could be set for a boost following the surprise news from the Japanese central bank that has sent markets soaring.

One-fifth of UK tracker investors paying 1% for sub-par performance By Gary Jackson 31-Oct-2014 10:00 AM
Passives are never meant to outperform but 20 per cent of assets in UK All Companies trackers are seeing their returns eroded by fees for more than 1 per cent.

The future winners of the UK equity income sector By Alex Paget 31-Oct-2014 07:00 AM
F&C’s Gary Potter tells FE Trustnet why he shuns the highest profile names within the UK equity income space and instead focuses on the newest entrants to the sector.

QE becomes history: How fund houses reacted By Daniel Lanyon 30-Oct-2014 06:15 PM
The end of the ‘greatest economic experiment ever’ looks unlikely to cause a serious market crash but could it also throw up opportunities?

Martin Cholwill: The biggest threat to your UK fund By Alex Paget 30-Oct-2014 04:00 PM
Royal London’s Martin Cholwill explains why he is avoiding any areas of the UK market which could become a battleground in the build-up to next year’s general election.

Mass outflows hit BlackRock UK Special Sits: Is it time to sell or buy back in? By Daniel Lanyon 30-Oct-2014 02:30 PM
The fund has lagged behind its peers in recent years and suffered significant outflows over the past eight months.

Top-performing trusts making the most of their closed-ended structure By Joshua Ausden 30-Oct-2014 12:00 PM
Some funds are tailor made for the closed-ended structure, while others are quasi-open ended drawing on few of the advantages of investment trusts.

Why I’ve just bought my first passive fund… and why it won’t be the last By Gary Jackson 30-Oct-2014 10:15 AM
My portfolio has always been with active managers but after I spent more time thinking about the outcomes these investments are supposed to achieve, I bought my first ever passive.

The data that proves UK Equity Income investors are wrong to obsess over yield By Alex Paget 30-Oct-2014 07:00 AM
In the next article in our income campaign, we use data from FE Analytics to show why a starting yield has little to no bearing on how much income is generated over a market cycle.

Record outflows from UK equity funds: Are investors making a mistake? By Alex Paget 29-Oct-2014 08:00 PM
Investors have been selling certain high-profile UK funds en masse over the last month, but have they got their timing all wrong?

FCA looks to permanently ban CoCo promotion and sales to retail investors By Gary Jackson 29-Oct-2014 06:00 PM
The financial regulator is consulting on permanently banning the promotion of contingent convertible securities and funds that predominantly invest in them to retail investors. FE Trustnet takes a look at the issues behind this move.

Alliance Trust: How to find sustainable income from sustainable companies By Peter Michaelis and Stephen Porteous 29-Oct-2014 04:10 PM
Alliance Trust’s Peter Michaelis and Stephen Porteous explain how to search for companies that are both sustainable and good dividend payers.

Julie Dean is back in business: Which experts are getting ready to invest? By FE Trustnet correspondent 29-Oct-2014 02:00 PM
Star manager Julie Dean will be teaming up with her ex-Cazenove colleagues at Sanditon Asset Management early next year and we ask the experts whether investors should follow her to her new fund.

Barnett, Woodford, Henderson & co smash old rivals for capital growth By Gary Jackson 29-Oct-2014 12:00 PM
Managers who refused to adhere to the 110 per cent UK Equity Income yield target said they weren’t prepared to sacrifice their ability to generate capital growth. FE Trustnet research appears to support their claims.

Dampier: Why investment trusts have no chance of displacing funds By Joshua Ausden 29-Oct-2014 10:00 AM
The total capacity of the IT UK Equity Income sector is significantly smaller than the size of Mark Barnett’s Invesco Perpetual High Income fund.

Mark Slater: Why I have a love/hate relationship with IPOs By Jenna Voigt 28-Oct-2014 06:00 PM
Mark Slater says finding a good IPO is few and far between, which is why he generally avoids them.

Time to sell your top-performing frontier markets funds, says Hawksmoor’s Scott By Alex Paget 28-Oct-2014 04:00 PM
Hawksmoor’s Richard Scott warns that the stellar outperformance of frontier markets funds, relative to emerging markets, cannot continue.

Are emerging market bond funds undervalued after the sell-off? By Gary Jackson 28-Oct-2014 02:00 PM
Investors dropped risk assets last month as markets corrected, but some commentators believe this has left emerging market debt looking attractive.

Why GARS has been buying battered European banks By Gary Jackson 28-Oct-2014 12:00 PM
Standard Life Investments’ multi-asset team expects European banks will start to outperform now the market has more clarity on their financial health.

Few and far between… The high-conviction global funds bucking the trend By Joshua Ausden 28-Oct-2014 10:00 AM
Funds like Stephen Anness’ Invesco Perpetual Global Opportunities fund, which has just 35 holdings, are difficult to find in a sector comprising more than 250 funds.

The trust that can protect you against both inflation and deflation By Alex Paget 28-Oct-2014 07:00 AM
GCP’s Stephen Ellis tells FE Trustnet why his closed-ended fund can perform no matter whether we are in an inflationary or deflationary environment.

Becket: The market that could return 50 per cent within three years By Tom Becket 27-Oct-2014 04:00 PM
The Psigma CIO explains why he believes there is an extremely bullish case for Japanese equities and why it’s a buy-and-hold opportunity rather than just an attractive trade.

Buying opportunity has opened up in UK equity income funds, says Ricketts By Alex Paget 27-Oct-2014 02:00 PM
Margetts’ Toby Ricketts tells FE Trustnet why he has been taking risk in his portfolios by adding to UK equity income funds following the sell-off.

Richard Buxton: Why we’re not out of the woods with this sell-off By Gary Jackson 27-Oct-2014 12:00 PM
Stock markets could remain volatile for some time to come as fear rightly returns to the market, warns star manager Richard Buxton.

The mid caps Moore is buying for a bullish UK outlook By Daniel Lanyon 27-Oct-2014 10:00 AM
Standard Life Investment’s Thomas Moore has been buying up mid-caps for their income paying prospects despite the FTSE 250’S recent underperformance.

Odey or Henderson: Which long/short equity fund should you choose? By Alex Paget 27-Oct-2014 07:00 AM
In the next article of the series, and as market volatility is expected to continue, we compare and contrast these two highly rated funds to see which one suits a certain type of investor.

How to be an activist shareholder By Gary Jackson 26-Oct-2014 02:00 PM
Shareholder activism remains relatively rare in the UK, but investors do have some avenues to influence the actions of companies they part-own.

Four pitfalls of income investing for retirement By Daniel Lanyon 26-Oct-2014 07:00 AM
Old Mutual’s multimanager team reveals four of the most important considerations when investing for income during retirement.

Alex Wright: How to make money like me By Alex Paget 25-Oct-2014 02:00 PM
In the next article in the series, FE Alpha Manager Alex Wright tells FE Trustnet about his contrarian approach to the UK equity market, which has helped him generate stellar returns over the years.

Five funds to cash in on the cheapest areas of the UK equity market By Joshua Ausden 25-Oct-2014 07:00 AM
Cyclicals are cheap – on a relative basis to defensives anyway. Here FE Trustnet, with the help of industry experts, highlights funds that could stand to benefit from attractive valuations.

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