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Research Archive

Nick Train: Why investors are “looking a gift horse in the mouth” By Lauren Mason 27-Apr-2017 07:00 AM
The star manager, who runs the five crown-rated Finsbury Growth & Income trust, explains why he remains an “unrelenting and unrepentant bull” as we head through 2017.

CRUX: The biggest risk factor for quality investors this year By Lauren Mason 26-Apr-2017 12:00 PM
Patrick Barton and Jamie Ward, who run the four crown-rated CFIC CRUX UK fund, explain why higher-than-expected interest rates are the biggest risk quality growth investors this year.

Gervais Williams: Five misunderstood UK recovery stocks that have further to run By Lauren Mason 25-Apr-2017 06:00 PM
Williams, who manages more than £1bn across several funds for Miton, tells FE Trustnet which stocks he has bought recently due to their overly depressed share prices.

The global equity funds the professionals are backing By Lauren Mason 25-Apr-2017 10:00 AM
Following yesterday’s article on the importance of regional weightings and global equity funds, we ask the investment professionals which funds in the sector they like and why they have chosen them.

Why Neptune’s Mark Martin is still concerned about domestic-facing stocks By Lauren Mason 24-Apr-2017 06:00 PM
The FE Alpha Manager, who runs the five crown-rated Neptune UK Mid Cap fund, warns there are signs the UK economy is slowing and explains why sterling is unlikely to rally from here.

Does globalisation mean you can forget about funds’ regional weightings? By Lauren Mason 24-Apr-2017 10:00 AM
FE Trustnet speaks to investment professionals about how relevant regional breakdowns of portfolios in the IA Global sector are now, given the move towards globalisation.

Is this unlikely country boasting the best income opportunities? By Lauren Mason 21-Apr-2017 01:00 PM
Mark Williams and Carolyn Chan, managers of the four crown-rated Liontrust Asia Income fund, tell FE Trustnet why they have a 40 per cent weighting in Chinese equities.

Henderson’s Lofthouse warns of concentrated UK equity income funds By Lauren Mason 20-Apr-2017 05:00 PM
Ben Lofthouse, who runs the Henderson International Income trust, explains why structural issues in the UK stock market have made it difficult for equity income investors to diversify their portfolios.

The low-risk UK multi-asset funds beating their equity-only peers By Lauren Mason 20-Apr-2017 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet looks at the multi-asset funds which are benchmarked against the FTSE All Share and have generated superior risk-adjusted returns to the index and the average UK equity fund over five years.

Are these discounted global trusts really a bargain? By Lauren Mason 19-Apr-2017 11:00 AM
FE Trustnet speaks to a number industry commentators about several trusts in the IT Global sector which have outperformed the FTSE All World index and their average peer over five years but are trading on discounts.

What does May’s snap election announcement mean for investors? By Lauren Mason 18-Apr-2017 05:00 PM
Several investment professionals explain how prime minister Theresa May’s announcement of a general election on 8 June could impact UK equities over the short-to-medium term.

The UK growth funds that have bounced back from the bottom quartile this year By Lauren Mason 18-Apr-2017 07:00 AM
In the first part of a series, FE Trustnet looks at the funds in the IA UK All Companies sector that have achieved top-quartile returns so far this year following uncharacteristically low returns during 2016.

Why the Woodford launch isn’t the only young fund you should look at By Lauren Mason 13-Apr-2017 07:00 AM
Following yesterday’s launch close of Neil Woodford’s new Income Focus fund, FE Trustnet looks at other young equity funds that are run by experienced FE Alpha managers with strong long-term track records.

Are Fed rate hike fears for 2017 overblown? By Lauren Mason 11-Apr-2017 06:00 PM
Canada Life Investment’s Bill Harer and Michael Count, who run the CF Canlife Corporate Bond fund, tell FE Trustnet why credit spreads should remain stable this year.

The perfect funds to hold alongside Jupiter India By Lauren Mason 11-Apr-2017 10:00 AM
In the latest article of our ongoing series, we ask investment professionals which funds would dovetail nicely with FE Alpha Manager Avinash Vazirani’s five crown-rated fund.

R&M’s Lough: Why the value recovery isn’t just dependent on inflation By Lauren Mason 10-Apr-2017 04:00 PM
Will Lough, alternate manager of the top-performing R&M UK Equity Long Term Recovery fund, tells FE Trustnet why investors should opt for value over growth despite the rotation’s recent pull-back.

Gervais Williams: Why UK small-caps could surprise investors this year By Lauren Mason 10-Apr-2017 12:30 PM
Miton managing director Gervais Williams tells FE Trustnet why the current backdrop lends itself to the outperformance of UK small-caps relative to larger global-facing stocks.

Five funds you shouldn’t overlook because of their charges By Lauren Mason 06-Apr-2017 07:00 AM
In the second half of a series, FE Trustnet asks industry commentators for examples of their favourite funds that have higher OCFs than their peers and why they are still worth holding.

Dickie Hodges: Why there is “great potential” for a collapse in risk assets this year By Lauren Mason 05-Apr-2017 12:00 PM
Hodges, who runs the Nomura Global Dynamic Bond fund, tells FE Trustnet why markets are prematurely pricing in Trump positivity and why he believes inflation assets have peaked.

The overlooked asset class the professionals are backing By Lauren Mason 04-Apr-2017 06:00 PM
L&G’s Justin Onuekwusi and BlackRock’s Richard Turnill explain why US commercial real estate looks attractive at a time when most asset classes are trading on high valuations.

Threadneedle European Select vs Henderson European Selected Opportunities: Which European fund is best for you? By Lauren Mason 04-Apr-2017 10:00 AM
In our latest ‘fund battle’, we look at the fourth- and eighth-largest funds in the IA Europe ex UK sector, Threadneedle European Select and Henderson European Selected Opportunities.

M&G’s Calich: What could happen to emerging market debt with Trump as president By Lauren Mason 03-Apr-2017 04:30 PM
Claudia Calich, who runs the five crown-rated M&G Emerging Markets Bond fund, tells FE Trustnet why she has increased her local currency exposure and duration following Trump’s election.

Could gold equities be the perfect way to Trump-proof your portfolio? By Lauren Mason 03-Apr-2017 10:00 AM
Several fund managers give FE Trustnet their thoughts on investing in gold as we head through 2017.

Schroder’s Dobbs: Why Asia is well-prepared for Trump and dollar strength By Lauren Mason 31-Mar-2017 12:00 PM
Asian equity fund manager Matthew Dobbs explains why the US is more likely to be negatively impacted by its own trade restrictions than Asia is.

Have investors got India’s headwinds and tailwinds all wrong? By Lauren Mason 30-Mar-2017 04:00 PM
Jonathan Schiessl, investment director and head of equities for Ashburton Investments, tells FE Trustnet why Indian equities are attractive and which themes investors should look out for.

Lazard’s Custis: Why the six-year bull market won’t “pull up stumps” anytime soon By Lauren Mason 29-Mar-2017 06:00 PM
Alan Custis, who is head of UK equities at Lazard Asset Management, tells FE Trustnet why he is positive that UK equities will continue to perform strongly over the medium-to-long term.

One of the last macro stories left to play out, according to Schroders' Brookes By Lauren Mason 29-Mar-2017 10:00 AM
Marcus Brookes, who is head of multi-manager at Schroders, explains why European equities remain attractive despite investors’ geopolitical fears.

Why is this top-performing trust trading on a double-digit discount? By Lauren Mason 28-Mar-2017 04:00 PM
Andrew Lebus, manager of the £1.3bn Pantheon International trust, dispels investment myths and misconceptions about private equity trusts.

Five cheap, top-notch funds for ‘bargain hunter’ investors By Lauren Mason 28-Mar-2017 07:00 AM
Following FE Trustnet’s research on fund charges and performance, we ask investment professionals which funds have low OCFs and strong managers at the helm.

FE Alpha Manager Lam: The biggest myths about EM investing in 2017 By Lauren Mason 27-Mar-2017 07:00 AM
Edward Lam, who heads up the five crown-rated Somerset Emerging Markets Dividend Growth fund, tells FE Trustnet why dollar strength and a Trump presidency could actually be positive for the market area.

FE Alpha Manager Kirrage: The best-prepared sector in the world for “whatever may come” By Lauren Mason 24-Mar-2017 10:00 AM
Nick Kirrage, who co-runs the £980m Schroder Recovery fund, explains why the cyclical banking sector is becoming an increasingly defensive play.

 
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