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Are the yields on these ‘good’ income funds worth considering? By Rob Langston 15-Jun-2017 12:00 PM
FE Trustnet examines the ethical funds paying attractive levels of income for investors who don’t want to compromise on their values.

Three global managers making a storming start to life in their new funds By Jonathan Jones 15-Jun-2017 10:00 AM
FE Trustnet looks at three managers in the IA Global Sector who have made top quartile returns in funds they took over between three and five years ago.

Should you buy, hold or fold AXA Distribution after Jim Stride’s retirement? By Lauren Mason 15-Jun-2017 07:00 AM
Following Monday’s announcement that Stride will retire from running the £890m AXA Distribution fund, we ask several investment professionals how investors should react to the news.

IG: Six of the best global equity ETFs By Rob Langston 14-Jun-2017 06:00 PM
With the debate around active and passive investment strategies continuing to rumble on, IG Group’s Oliver Smith considers its favourite global equities ETFs on the markets.

The surprising smaller companies sector racking up gains over five years By Jonathan Jones 14-Jun-2017 04:30 PM
Continuing to focus on small-cap funds, FE Trustnet takes a closer look at performance of funds in the IA North American Smaller Companies sector.

Capturing contrarian opportunities in a low-vol world By Michael Clements 14-Jun-2017 03:00 PM
Michael Clements, head of European equities at SYZ Asset Management, takes a closer look at the investment opportunities in a lower volatility environment.

Nine in 10 emerging market funds already on double-digit gains for 2017 By Gary Jackson 14-Jun-2017 01:00 PM
With emerging market equities generating some of the best returns of the year to date, FE Trustnet finds out which funds are at the very top of the peer group.

European managers most bullish on tech stocks since 2007 By Rob Langston 14-Jun-2017 11:30 AM
The latest BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey reveals investment trends among European fund managers and the outlook for markets.

Why you need to pay more attention to China’s globalisation push By Jonathan Jones 14-Jun-2017 10:00 AM
Matthews Asia chief investment officer Robert Horrocks outlines how China is placing itself at the centre of global trade.

The top-rated global equity funds placing the biggest bets on Europe By Lauren Mason 14-Jun-2017 07:00 AM
According to data from FE Analytics, 10 global equity funds in the Investment Association universe that are highly-rated and top-quartile performers are overweight continental Europe.

Fidelity’s McKenzie: Why you shouldn’t give up on duration By Jonathan Jones 13-Jun-2017 06:00 PM
The Fidelity CIO explains why longer duration bonds can still have a part to play in an investor’s portfolio and how they can best use the asset class.

UK inflation beats expectations: What does this mean for your portfolio? By Lauren Mason 13-Jun-2017 04:30 PM
Several industry commentators discuss today’s higher-than-anticipated CPI figures for May and how this could impact both markets and the broader economy.

China keeps chugging along By Eric Moffett 13-Jun-2017 03:00 PM
Eric Moffett, portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price Asian Opportunities Equity fund, looks at the case for investment in China and where new investment opportunities might arise.

Should you buy, hold or fold First State Global Resources after personnel change? By Rob Langston 13-Jun-2017 01:00 PM
As the retirement of Joanne Warner prompts a change in leadership of five crown-rated First State Global Resources, FE Trustnet takes a closer look at performance and gathers adviser opinion.

The balanced multi-asset funds topping the tables on (just about) every metric By Gary Jackson 13-Jun-2017 11:30 AM
As we continue our in-depth review of multi-asset funds, FE Trustnet finds out how the IA Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares sector stacks up on a wide range of risk and return metrics.

Woodford versus Geffen: Is the bull or bear right post the UK election? By Lauren Mason 13-Jun-2017 10:00 AM
Star managers Neil Woodford and Robin Geffen outline their thoughts on the UK economy following Friday’s general election results, and how this will impact certain areas of the market.

Peter Toogood: Why investors have less choice than ever before By Jonathan Jones 13-Jun-2017 07:00 AM
The Adviser Centre’s Peter Toogood and Gill Hutchison outline the macroeconomic factors impacting returns for the foreseeable future.

Nomura’s Hodges: Potential scale of credit market panic is growing By Rob Langston 12-Jun-2017 06:00 PM
Richard ‘Dickie’ Hodges, manager of the Nomura Global Dynamic Bond fund, explains his outlook for the fixed income market and how he is positioning the fund.

Mumford: Why I’m backing UK domestic stocks By Jonathan Jones 12-Jun-2017 04:30 PM
Veteran fund manager Paul Mumford outlines the investment case of a number of UK domestic-focused sectors including retail, property and pubs.

Holy toast: Don’t get burned by seasonal superstition By Liam Nunn 12-Jun-2017 03:00 PM
Liam Nunn, manager of the Old Mutual European (ex UK) Equity fund, warns against following too closely in the footsteps of ‘historic’ investment patterns.

Dale Nicholls: Why China remains a “fertile ground” for investors By Lauren Mason 12-Jun-2017 01:00 PM
In Fidelity China Special Situations’ latest annual report, manager Nicholls explains how the trust has outperformed its benchmark and why he believes Chinese equities remain attractive.

Do you have exposure to this top-performing sector? By Rob Langston 12-Jun-2017 11:00 AM
As one of the best performing sectors over one and three years, FE Trustnet puts funds in the IA Technology & Telecommunications sector under the spotlight.

The top-performing global funds that have minimised short-term losses By Jonathan Jones 12-Jun-2017 10:00 AM
FE Trustnet looks at the global funds in the top quartile of the IA Global sector with some of the lowest volatility and maximum drawdown figures.

Was it a good idea to back the top-performing UK funds three years ago? By Gary Jackson 12-Jun-2017 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet looks back at the funds that were at the top of the UK equity peer groups three years ago to see how they have performed since.

Square Mile’s Hasler: Why we haven’t given up on GARS By Lauren Mason 09-Jun-2017 11:30 AM
Head of research Victoria Hasler tells FE Trustnet why the current environment could lend itself to absolute return funds – including Standard Life Investments Global Absolute Return Strategies.

“Sit tight and assume the brace position”: Investors react to the surprise general election result By Rob Langston 09-Jun-2017 10:00 AM
After the general election resulted in an unexpected hung parliament, managers and advisers give their opinions on what it means for investors and markets.

Three managers making a storming start to life in their new funds By Jonathan Jones 09-Jun-2017 07:00 AM
FE Trustnet looks at three managers who have made top quartile returns in funds they took over between three and five years ago.

The sector that European fund managers back to outperform By Rob Langston 08-Jun-2017 06:00 PM
European equities managers explain why they believe the telecommunications sector is set to deliver growth in the months ahead.

Penny: How I’m using M&A in my Special Situations fund By Jonathan Jones 08-Jun-2017 04:30 PM
Legal & General Investment Management fund manager Richard Penny explains the three different type of M&A candidates he invests in.

Why the oil price can rebound to $60-65 by year-end By Richard Robinson 08-Jun-2017 03:00 PM
Richard Robinson, manager of the Ashburton Global Energy fund, explains why he believes oil prices could rise by the end of the year.

Are you missing out on these ‘good’ bond funds? By Rob Langston 08-Jun-2017 01:00 PM
FE Trustnet takes a closer look at ethical bond funds and how their performance compares with their generalist peers over several time periods.

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