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The funds benefiting from the rallying UK banks By Joshua Ausden 27-Jul-2014 01:00 PM
UK retail banks were among the worst performers during the financial crisis, but things are looking up for the sector if today’s reports are anything to go by.

Buffett, Buxton and best-selling funds: FE Trustnet’s best stories of the week By Joshua Ausden 25-Jul-2014 05:00 PM
The FE Trustnet team round up their favourite articles of the week, including studies reviewing Square Mile’s recommended fund-list and an interview with Old Mutual’s head of UK equities.

UK Equity Income funds “at a significant disadvantage” to trusts By Joshua Ausden 24-Jul-2014 05:45 PM
The strength of the pound is hitting dividends, and JPM’s William Meadon says only investors in closed-ended funds can realistically expect payouts to increase.

Invesco Perpetual: Why there’s no need to fear a severe market correction By Joshua Ausden 24-Jul-2014 08:00 AM
A number of managers at the group including FE Alpha Manager Mark Barnett are cautiously positioned, but its chief economist has shrugged off fears that we are in the midst of another credit bubble.

Square Mile: Why M&G Optimal Income & co don’t have a max buy-rating By Joshua Ausden 22-Jul-2014 08:00 PM
The list of 22 AAA-rated funds includes some of the largest and highest profile in the industry, but there is no place for Richard Woolnough’s multi-billion pound bond portfolios.

Numis tips top-performing UK Equity Income trust that’s still on a discount By Joshua Ausden 21-Jul-2014 06:00 PM
William Meadon accepts that his trust will seldom shoot the lights out, but points out he provides investors with a core large cap portfolio with a sustainable and growing dividend.

Dampier: Fund managers are shunning Neil Woodford for the sake of it By Joshua Ausden 21-Jul-2014 12:00 PM
Although Neil Woodford has proved very popular with retail investors and pension funds, he has been underrepresented in funds of funds.

The star managers you can still access through trusts By Joshua Ausden 17-Jul-2014 03:30 PM
Mass inflows have led to a number of top-performing open-ended funds closing to new money, but it is still possible to get exposure to their managers via their closed-ended products.

What stocks are you buying for the new £15,000 ISA? By Joshua Ausden 17-Jul-2014 08:00 AM
Tell us what companies you’re thinking about having a punt on, and we’ll get them analysed for you by industry experts.

The funds you may want to sell if you’ve just bought Woodford By Joshua Ausden 16-Jul-2014 11:15 AM
Experts say that the key to building a successful portfolio is investing in funds that provide a balance of styles and objectives – not simply holding star managers.

Bill Mott retires – and alternatives to the Psigma Income fund By Joshua Ausden 15-Jul-2014 11:15 AM
The former FE Alpha Manager was a top performer in the 1990s and early 2000s, but he has been less successful with his latest venture.

Rob Gleeson: Why I’m hiding in Standard Life GARS By Joshua Ausden 14-Jul-2014 08:00 AM
The head of FE Research sees the £20.2bn fund as a good place to park your cash when you have little conviction on market direction.

UK small cap trusts at bargain prices, say Oriel and Numis By Joshua Ausden 10-Jul-2014 06:00 PM
All but one closed-ended fund in the IT UK Smaller Companies sector is on a double-digit discount, in spite of stellar performance over one, three and five year periods.

Star managers increase cash: Is it time to get nervous? By Joshua Ausden 10-Jul-2014 05:15 PM
The markets are taking a tumble this week – is it time to put money back to work, or are the falls a sign of things to come?

Star managers’ favourite UK stock-picks By Joshua Ausden 10-Jul-2014 08:00 AM
Investing in stocks is a risky business if you’re not a professional, but Rowan Dartington’s Tim Cockerill says following the lead of multiple star managers can be hugely rewarding.

Cheap fund-for-trust swaps: Emerging markets By Joshua Ausden 09-Jul-2014 11:00 AM
FE Trustnet looks at some of the top-performing trusts that appear expensive on both a charges and valuation basis, and provides some possible open-ended alternatives to them.

Cheap fund-for-trust swaps: UK equity income and growth By Joshua Ausden 08-Jul-2014 11:00 AM
FE Trustnet looks at some of the top-performing trusts that appear expensive on both a charges and valuation basis, and provides some possible open-ended alternatives for them.

Have investment trusts lost their edge over funds? By Joshua Ausden 08-Jul-2014 08:00 AM
Investment trusts have long been championed by savvy investors, but many of their advantages appear to have worked against them or reversed in recent months.

Deverell: Why Invesco is a better bet than Standard Life GARS By Joshua Ausden 07-Jul-2014 06:00 PM
The investment manager switched his clients and own pension and ISA portfolios out of GARS when its Invesco rival was first launched, and says he’s very pleased he made the decision.

Woodford’s top-10: How it differs from Invesco Perpetual High Income By Joshua Ausden 07-Jul-2014 11:00 AM
Whitechurch’s Ben Willis says that the smaller size of the new CF Woodford Equity Income fund will allow investors to benefit from the manager's best ideas in the early days.

The five best stories on FE Trustnet this week By Joshua Ausden 04-Jul-2014 04:30 PM
FE Trustnet editor Joshua Ausden looks back at the stories and studies of the last seven days, highlighting the best of the bunch.

Buy emerging markets and Japan, sell US, says Pictet By Joshua Ausden 03-Jul-2014 04:30 PM
As a whole the firm believes that equity markets are expensive, but chief strategist Luca Paolini thinks there are two standout areas of value.

The funds you’re buying for the new £15,000 ISA under the spotlight By Joshua Ausden 03-Jul-2014 03:00 PM
With the new ISA (NISA) now officially up and running, FE Trustnet asks the experts to analyse the most popular open-ended funds with our readers at the moment.

The three fund issues investors and advisers disagree on By Joshua Ausden 02-Jul-2014 02:00 PM
FE Trustnet analyses the results of its latest survey for investors and advisers, which has seen very different responses to some of fund management’s most controversial questions.

What do the experts think of Aviva’s new rival to Standard Life GARS? By Joshua Ausden 02-Jul-2014 10:30 AM
FE Trustnet asks a panel of industry experts whether they are considering the latest absolute return launch, which is set up very similarly to Guy Stern’s hugely popular multi-billion pound offering.

Five bearish alternatives to Martin Gray By Joshua Ausden 02-Jul-2014 08:00 AM
The former FE Alpha Manager ran the £774m Miton Special Situations fund for more than 16 years, but recently left the firm under a cloud of uncertainty. Here we look at potential alternatives for anyone looking for something similar.

The best- and worst-performing funds of 2014 By Joshua Ausden 01-Jul-2014 10:30 AM
FE Trustnet looks at the open-ended funds that have fared best and worst in the first six months of the year, on both an absolute and relative basis.

Three FTSE AIM stocks The Share Centre is tipping for your ISA By Joshua Ausden 28-Jun-2014 07:00 AM
A number of AIM-listed companies have suffered sharp sell-offs in recent months, which may have presented investors with a buying opportunity.

Barnett’s Income and Strategic Income funds to leave IMA UK Equity Income By Joshua Ausden 27-Jun-2014 04:30 PM
The star manager says the move to UK All Companies doesn’t bother him or the majority of his investors, as total return is his absolute priority.

The UK mid cap funds that have fallen furthest in this year’s sell-off By Joshua Ausden 27-Jun-2014 11:00 AM
FE Alpha Manager Mark Martin’s Neptune UK Mid Cap fund is the only portfolio of its kind that has made money so far in 2014.

Will these three “Lehman-style” risks derail rising markets? By Joshua Ausden 25-Jun-2014 10:30 AM
The “inevitable” market sell-off has yet to materialise this year, in spite of a number of potential banana skins.

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