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Research Archive

The IA UK Equity Income funds topping the tables on (just about) every metric By Gary Jackson 25-Apr-2017 07:00 AM
As part of an ongoing series, FE Trustnet highlights the UK equity income funds that are topping the sector when it comes to a variety of return and risk metrics.

Five strat bond funds topping the tables on advisers’ second favourite metric By Gary Jackson 21-Apr-2017 11:00 AM
Continuing our series, FE Trustnet dives into the IA Sterling Strategic Bond sector to find the funds achieving the highest five-year total returns.

The IA Global funds in the bottom decile on almost every metric By Gary Jackson 20-Apr-2017 11:00 AM
After looking at global equity funds that have consistently outperformed, FE Trustnet now finds those sitting at the bottom of the peer group.

The IA Global funds topping the tables on (just about) every metric By Gary Jackson 19-Apr-2017 07:00 AM
In the second article of the series, FE Trustnet finds out which global funds are sitting at the very top of their sector on a wide range of return and risk metrics.

Five reasons why investors need long-term exposure to emerging markets By Gary Jackson 18-Apr-2017 11:00 AM
A number of factors suggest emerging markets could be one of the strongest investment areas over the coming decade, according to one JP Morgan Asset Management manager.

Five cautious funds topping the tables for advisers’ second favourite metric By Gary Jackson 14-Apr-2017 08:00 AM
In the next gallery of an ongoing series, FE Trustnet finds the IA Mixed Investment 20%-60% Shares funds with the highest average rolling five-year returns.

The first quarter’s most popular trusts with professional investors By Gary Jackson 13-Apr-2017 10:00 AM
We find out which investment trust sectors were popular with fund pickers in the first three months of the year and which products they were researching.

The UK equity funds that have consistently given you a smoother ride than the index By Gary Jackson 11-Apr-2017 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet crunches the numbers to find out which IA UK All Companies funds have the best track record for being less volatile than the FTSE All Share.

The first look at the top performers of the new IA Volatility Managed sector By Gary Jackson 10-Apr-2017 07:00 AM
With the Investment Association launching a new sector for risk-managed funds, FE Trustnet finds out which portfolios are topping a range of sub-sectors for returns and volatility.

The IA UK All Companies funds in the bottom decile on almost every metric By Gary Jackson 07-Apr-2017 10:00 AM
After looking at the UK equity funds that are topping the tables on a number of performance and risk metrics, FE Trustnet now finds out which of their peers are sat in the bottom deciles.

The charts showing what investors should have bought in Q1 2017 By Gary Jackson 05-Apr-2017 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet discovers which investment styles, geographical regions and fund sectors were in favour in the opening three months of 2017.

The IA UK All Companies funds topping the tables on (just about) every metric By Gary Jackson 04-Apr-2017 07:00 AM
After crunching the updated numbers, FE Trustnet finds out which UK equity funds are beating their peers on a wide range of return and risk metrics.

The best performing funds and sectors in 2017’s first quarter By Gary Jackson 03-Apr-2017 12:00 PM
FE Trustnet finds out which funds have had the strongest start to 2017, with those focused on emerging markets coming out on top.

Vanguard LifeStrategy and 7IM AAP top list of advisers’ most researched risk-targeted funds By Gary Jackson 31-Mar-2017 10:00 AM
When finding out which risk-targeted funds have been most viewed by advisers using FE Analytics, passive ranges stand out.

Five balanced funds topping the tables on advisers’ second favourite metric By Gary Jackson 30-Mar-2017 07:00 AM
In the next gallery of the series, FE Trustnet looks at the IA Mixed Investment 40%-85% Shares funds with the highest average rolling five-year returns.

Seven flexible funds topping the tables for advisers’ second favourite metric By Gary Jackson 23-Mar-2017 07:00 AM
In the next gallery of the series, FE Trustnet looks at the IA Flexible Investment funds with the highest average rolling five-year returns.

Adrian Lowcock’s three funds to shield against rising inflation By Gary Jackson 22-Mar-2017 10:00 AM
Following a surprise jump in UK inflation, the Architas investment director highlights funds that could help to defend portfolios from some its eroding effects.

Five global funds coming out on top on advisers’ second favourite metric By Gary Jackson 13-Mar-2017 07:00 AM
In the next gallery of the series, FE Trustnet finds out which IA Global funds have the highest average five-year rolling returns, as this is one of the preferred metrics of financial advisers.

Woodford & Buxton: Spring Budget reinforces confidence in UK stock market By Gary Jackson 09-Mar-2017 01:00 PM
The star managers note that yesterday’s Budget offers little of notable impact but does back up their bullishness on the UK economy.

Marcus Brookes: Three equity funds investors could consider By Gary Jackson 08-Mar-2017 01:00 PM
The Schroders multi-manager highlights three equity funds that could be attractive for investors looking for exposure to some relatively unloved areas of the market.

Five UK income funds coming out best on advisers’ second favourite metric By Gary Jackson 07-Mar-2017 07:00 AM
In the second gallery of the series, FE Trustnet looks at the IA UK Equity Income funds with the highest average rolling five-year returns.

Angus Tulloch to retire: Should investors be concerned? By Gary Jackson 06-Mar-2017 01:00 PM
The sector-topping Asian equity manager is to retire after almost three decades of standout performance.

The outperforming UK funds that haven’t relied on the FTSE All Share By Gary Jackson 02-Mar-2017 01:00 PM
FE Trustnet finds out which UK equity funds have managed to outperform the FTSE All Share over the past five years without being overly reliant on the index.

The global funds that have rarely made a three-year loss By Gary Jackson 01-Mar-2017 05:30 PM
FE Trustnet finds out if any IA Global and IA Global Equity Income funds have consistently avoided posting losses on a three-year view.

Seven UK growth funds coming out best on advisers’ second favourite metric By Gary Jackson 28-Feb-2017 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet takes a closer look at the average five-year rolling returns of the IA UK All Companies sector, given this is one of the preferred metrics of advisers.

Why Woodford is feeling bullish ahead of CF Woodford Income Focus’ launch By Gary Jackson 24-Feb-2017 07:00 AM
FE Alpha Manager Neil Woodford explains his confidence in the UK economy and stock market ahead of the launch of his new fund.

Three reasons why the emerging market rally has “passed its best” By Gary Jackson 22-Feb-2017 10:00 AM
Emerging markets have enjoyed a strong run of performance of late, but Gavekal Research warns that now is not the time to buy.

Buxton: Why the FCA shouldn’t ‘name and shame’ underperforming funds By Gary Jackson 20-Feb-2017 04:00 PM
The UK equity manager and Old Mutual Global Investors chief executive argues that the regulator does not need to intervene to highlight ‘closet trackers’.

David Jane: The “tipping points” that investors need to keep an eye on By Gary Jackson 20-Feb-2017 12:00 PM
The Miton multi-asset manager says “many of the old norms in financial markets are likely to end” and highlights the themes he believes will come to the fore.

Defence stock Cobham drops 20% after fifth profit warning in 15 months By Gary Jackson 16-Feb-2017 11:30 AM
The FTSE 250 defence group has warned that it cannot yet give guidance on how it will perform in 2017.

Adrian Lowcock’s three 2017 ISA themes – and the funds to play them By Gary Jackson 15-Feb-2017 06:00 PM
The Architas investment director highlights the big themes that investors should be thinking about as we head into this year’s ISA season.

 
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