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AJ Bell targets 4% yield with launch of two income funds

2 Comments AJ Bell targets 4% yield with launch of two income funds

Bonds-heavy Income fund and Income & Growth fund, which will shun fixed income, are both targeting yield of 4%.

Terry Smith unshaken by investors' 'incredulity' over Facebook buy

Star fund manager faced questions over purchase of social media giant for Fundsmith Equity at annual general meeting.

Beleaguered Barnett hails dividends at their cheapest in a century

Invesco income manager is enduring a poor run of performance but is sticking with the UK domestic stocks that have cost him.

Woodford admits fund could fail unless performance improves

Neil Woodford tells Financial Times his flagship fund risks going 'out of business in about two-and-a-half years' if he cannot stem outflows and improve performance.

Troubled City Financial transfers Absolute Equity fund to rival

The fund and three City Financial multi-asset funds are being transferred to Garraway Capital Management as the firm battles to secure a lifeline.

Fundsmith crowned UK's biggest fund on M&G's Brexit transfer

Fundsmith Equity will this week become the largest fund in the UK, gaining crown from M&G Optimal Income.

Troubled City Financial suspends Absolute Equity fund

Troubled fund group hit by wave of withdrawal requests after filing notice of intention to appoint administrators.

Woodford swaps flagship fund's unquoted stocks for Patient stake

Move gives Woodford Equity Income fund breathing space in keeping unquoted holdings below limit set by City regulator.

Terry Smith: two threats that will end this bull market

Star manager flags two risks he says will bring the long bull market run to an end, but they won't dictate how he runs his fund.

Last year was just a 'blip' for emerging market bonds, says Dehn

After a pullback last year, emerging market bonds have enjoyed a strong start to 2019. Ashmore's Jan Dehn believes the good times will continue.

M&G swerves 'sin stocks' with sustainable fund launch

M&G Sustainable Multi Asset will target companies deemed to have a positive impact on society as well as avoiding those involved in tobacco, alcohol, gambling and coal.

The Big Short's Eisman launches fund for UK investors

Fund run by Steve Eisman, famed for his bet on the collapse of the US subprime mortgage market, will launch tomorrow.

Provident rejects 'irresponsible' bid backed by Woodford and Barnett

Doorstep lender Provident Financial has angrily rejected a takeover bid backed by fund managers Neil Woodford and Mark Barnett.

Richard Buxton slams Bramson's 'bizarre' Barclays campaign

Fund manager launches broadside against activist investor Edward Bramson’s ‘bizarre’ campaign to force the bank to run down its investment bank.

Five shares the pros are buying and selling

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors. This week we feature Footasylum, Mattioli Woods, Workspace, IG Design and Gear4music.

Sacked bond manager Haywood to appeal 'unjust' dismissal

Tim Haywood says he will appeal dismissal by Swiss fund group GAM for 'gross misconduct', claiming he was 'unjustly singled out'.