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Research Archive

Hollands: Three complementary funds you can hold and sleep at night By Lauren Mason 17-Aug-2017 10:00 AM
As part of an ongoing series, Tilney Group's Jason Hollands tells FE Trustnet about three funds that could work well together in a portfolio in order to achieve diversification and steady returns.

Three developed market funds for cautious investors By Lauren Mason 14-Aug-2017 10:00 AM
John Goodall, research analyst at WH Ireland, tells FE Trustnet his top fund picks for exposure to the US, Japan and Europe despite macroeconomic headwinds.

The minnow global growth funds quietly beating their larger peers  By Lauren Mason 11-Aug-2017 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet shines the spotlight on the smaller funds in the IA Global sector that have generated significantly more alpha than many of their better-known peers. 

Miton’s Grieves: The biggest risk facing most US investors By Lauren Mason 10-Aug-2017 04:00 PM
Hugh Grieves, co-manager of the CF Miton US Opportunities fund, tells FE Trustnet why investors’ overdependence on ‘FANG’ stocks could be endangering their portfolios.

The Asia Pacific equity funds giving you the most alpha for your buck By Lauren Mason 10-Aug-2017 07:00 AM
In the final instalment of our series, FE Trustnet highlights the funds in the IA Asia Pacific ex Japan sector which have achieved the best active five-year returns while boasting some of the lowest ongoing charges.

Octopus’s Power on three hidden gems which will double their profits within five years By Lauren Mason 09-Aug-2017 04:00 PM
Richard Power, who is lead manager of the FP Octopus UK Micro Cap Growth fund, discusses the under-the-radar stocks he has recently bought and why he believes they will thrive over the long term.

Lowcock: Three complementary funds you can hold and sleep at night  By Lauren Mason 09-Aug-2017 10:00 AM
As part of an ongoing series, Architas investment director Adrian Lowcock discusses three funds which would sit well together in a portfolio while minimising volatility. 

UK investors need to worry about more than Brexit, warns WH Ireland’s John Goodall  By Lauren Mason 08-Aug-2017 04:30 PM
The research analyst at WH Ireland tells FE Trustnet which long-term headwinds those investing in the home market should be wary of, and which UK funds he is positive on regardless of the backdrop.  

10 top-performing funds to hold if “winter is coming” for growth stocks By Lauren Mason 04-Aug-2017 07:00 AM
Following the latest blog entry from Schroders’ Andrew Williams, we look at the 10 top-quartile value, recovery and special situations funds which have navigated an entire market cycle.

What does today’s MPC meeting mean for your portfolio? By Lauren Mason 03-Aug-2017 06:00 PM
Several investment professionals discuss the Bank of England’s decision to hold rates and what this could mean for both the economy and for markets.

The US equity funds giving you the most alpha for your buck By Lauren Mason 03-Aug-2017 07:00 AM
As part of our ongoing series, we scour the IA North America sector for the funds generating the most alpha over five years while offering the lowest ongoing charges.

Ashmore’s Dehn: Why the biggest risk for emerging markets has now subsided By Lauren Mason 02-Aug-2017 04:00 PM
The head of research at Ashmore explains why he is even more positive on emerging market fundamentals now, following the US’s abandonment of plans for a border-adjusted tax.

The minnow UK income funds quietly beating their larger peers By Lauren Mason 02-Aug-2017 10:00 AM
In the next instalment of its series, FE Trustnet looks at the smallest funds in the IA UK Equity Income sector boasting greater alpha generation and stronger returns than many of the more well-known funds.

Three complementary funds you can hold and sleep at night By Lauren Mason 01-Aug-2017 06:00 PM
Martin Bamford, managing director at Informed Choice, tells FE Trustnet which three funds give investors coverage across asset classes and have performed consistently well over time.

The outperforming UK trusts trading on double-digit discounts By Lauren Mason 01-Aug-2017 12:00 PM
AIC and FE Analytics data shows six funds in the IT UK All Companies and Equity Income sectors trading on discounts to NAV of more than 10 per cent have outperformed the FTSE All Share over five years.

Why Lazard’s Temple is the most positive he’s been in 10 years By Lauren Mason 31-Jul-2017 06:00 PM
Ron Temple, who is co-head of multi-asset at Lazard, tells FE Trustnet why the macroeconomic backdrop is becoming increasingly important for investors and why it looks particularly strong now.

Aberdeen, St James’s Place and Henderson: The fund groups in Bestinvest’s dog house By Lauren Mason 31-Jul-2017 07:00 AM
Bestinvest sorts the ‘dog funds’ from the ‘pedigree picks’ in its latest edition of the bi-annual ‘Spot the Dog’ report.

The Japanese equity funds giving you the most alpha for your buck By Lauren Mason 28-Jul-2017 10:00 AM
In the next article of our ongoing series, we focus our attention on the popular IA Japan sector and sift out the funds with the strongest management skills and the lowest ongoing charges.

Which managers could be affected by the AstraZeneca share price tumble? By Lauren Mason 27-Jul-2017 06:00 PM
FE Trustnet looks at the funds with the greatest exposure to pharma giant AstraZeneca, following its Mystic drug trial setback and the subsequent fall in its share price this morning.

The minnow UK growth funds quietly beating their larger peers By Lauren Mason 27-Jul-2017 07:00 AM
Data from FE Analytics uncovers the some of the smallest funds in the IA UK All Companies sector to have achieved the best total returns and alpha generation over the last five years.

IG: The six best ETFs to gain exposure to a contrarian asset class By Lauren Mason 26-Jul-2017 04:30 PM
Portfolio manager Oliver Smith discusses the benefits of maintaining exposure to government bonds despite concerns interest rate concerns, and which vehicles are the most attractive.

Six ‘cover-all’ funds to hold if you’re unsure on the UK By Lauren Mason 26-Jul-2017 10:00 AM
Investment professionals Nick Samuels and Ben Willis tell FE Trustnet which UK equity funds they favour given today’s uncertain political backdrop.

UK consumers won't stop spending, says Edentree's Harris By Lauren Mason 25-Jul-2017 06:00 PM
Phil Harris, who co-manages the EdenTree UK Equity Growth fund, tells FE Trustnet why many consumer discretionary stocks could perform well despite the ongoing consumer squeeze.

The emerging market funds giving you the most alpha for your buck By Lauren Mason 25-Jul-2017 10:00 AM
In the fourth instalment of our ongoing series, FE Trustnet focuses on the emerging market equity funds that boast the lowest charges and the strongest manager skills over the last five years.

Three funds to buy if you’re bullish on Europe By Lauren Mason 24-Jul-2017 06:00 PM
Juliet Schooling Latter, director of FundCalibre, explains why she is positive on European equities five years on from the throes of the sovereign debt crisis and which funds she particularly likes.

Woodford, BlackRock and BNY Mellon: The new funds achieving five crown ratings By Lauren Mason 24-Jul-2017 07:00 AM
FE has awarded 11 previously unrated funds in the Investment Association universe with a prestigious five FE Crown rating in its latest bi-annual rebalance.

Why active management has turned a corner, according to Psigma’s Becket By Lauren Mason 21-Jul-2017 12:00 PM
Tom Becket, chief investment officer at Psigma, explains why he expects passive vehicles to struggle and actively-managed funds to thrive in today’s difficult climate.

Job Curtis: The pockets of UK value I’m taking advantage of By Lauren Mason 20-Jul-2017 04:30 PM
The manager of the £1.6bn City of London investment trust tells FE Trustnet why he is positive on the macroeconomic backdrop but remains cautious on the valuation of equities.

Why Tilney believes equities aren’t as expensive as everyone thinks By Lauren Mason 20-Jul-2017 01:00 PM
Chris Godding, chief investment officer at Tilney Group, explains why equity valuations aren’t excessive across the board and where he sees the best opportunities.

The European funds giving you the most alpha for your buck By Lauren Mason 20-Jul-2017 07:00 AM
In the next part of our ongoing series, FE Trustnet looks at the charges of funds in the IA Europe ex UK sector and compares their alpha, information ratios and total returns to the index.

Tilney: Five funds providing the perks that fixed income assets used to By Lauren Mason 19-Jul-2017 10:00 AM
Matt Dickens, director of fund research at Tilney Group, explains why the firm favours targeted absolute return funds and which vehicles are yielding the best investment opportunities.

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