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All the latest news on funds, ITs and ETFs

4 shares the pros are buying and selling

by David Campbell, Selin Bucak on Apr 23, 2018 at 05:00

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring WYG, Blanco Technology, Esure and National Express.

4 shares the pros are buying and selling

by David Campbell, Selin Bucak on Apr 16, 2018 at 04:00

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Driver Group, Intercede, Arena Events and Liontrust.

4 shares the pros are buying and selling

by David Campbell, Selin Bucak on Mar 26, 2018 at 05:00

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Terry Smith’s latest buy.

Four shares the pros are buying and selling

by David Campbell, Selin Bucak on Mar 19, 2018 at 05:00

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Hargreaves Services, Ascential, Cabot Energy and Driver Group.

Terry Smith hints at plan to target smaller companies

by Daniel Grote on Feb 28, 2018 at 14:20

Citywire AAA-rated manager acknowledges size of £14 billion Fundsmith Equity fund puts companies outside of mega-caps out of reach.

4 shares the pros are buying and selling

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 19, 2018 at 05:30

Our weekly roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Somero Enterprises, RhythmOne, Arrow Global and Pets at Home.

The funds that dived and thrived in the sell-off

by Daniel Grote on Feb 13, 2018 at 14:11

It's a month since the FTSE 100 hit its all-time high, and it's been downhill since. We round up how funds have performed.

4 shares the pros are buying and selling

by David Campbell, Selin Bucak on Feb 12, 2018 at 05:00

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Paddy Power Betfair, Mattioli Woods, Quarto and Tatton.

New Year cheer: 10 managers starting 2018 on a high

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 18, 2018 at 16:38

We highlight 10 fund managers rising up the Citywire ratings and starting the year on the front foot.

Six investment themes to look out for in 2018

by Danielle Levy on Jan 02, 2018 at 07:34

Global stock markets performed remarkably well in 2017 but are unlikely to be so kind this year, say fund managers.

Christmas crackers: 10 managers on the up this month

by Daniel Grote on Dec 19, 2017 at 17:18

Our regular roundup of the Citywire ratings takes a look at fund managers on the rise this festive season.

Watchdog: prove you're not taking 3% of our money!

by David Campbell on Dec 12, 2017 at 07:30

‘Arrogant and complacent’ fund managers bleeding UK pension schemes of £35 billion in covert charges a year, says man leading Financial Conduct Authority’s fee probe.

Baillie Gifford to close £10bn pension fund range

by Daniel Grote on Nov 10, 2017 at 16:29

Group switching savers into retail funds, giving private investors chance to access Scottish Mortgage strategy in an open-ended fund.

The active US fund that impressed a passive investor

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 27, 2017 at 10:34

Seven Investment Management is a big fan of index-tracking funds but it believes it has found one active fund that might beat the US stock market.

‘Active’ ETFs: fund managers jump on new bandwagon

by Rachael Revesz on Oct 25, 2017 at 09:41

‘Active’ exchange traded funds are not the contradiction they appear, but are they a good idea and how transparent should they be?

The property loan fund that won't surprise you with a lock in

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 24, 2017 at 15:18

A one-month notice period is just one of the things that make Luxembourg-based LendInvest Real Estate Opportunities a little bit different.

Weak pound continues to drive dividend bonanza

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 24, 2017 at 14:37

Income investors have struck gold this year as the lowly pound boosts the value of overseas income for UK companies. Don't expect the big increases to last, however.

Japan Q&A: why Abe’s victory cheers investors

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 23, 2017 at 14:38

Shinzo Abe’s third election victory by no means solves Japan’s problems but it does again highlight value in its stock market.

Woodford buys ITV on 'compelling' valuation

by David Campbell, Dylan Lobo on Oct 20, 2017 at 07:39

Under pressure star fund manager Neil Woodford buys shares in ITV and sticks with recent poor performers Capita, AstraZeneca and Card Factory.

Income: dividend cover dives into dangerous waters

by Rob Griffin on Sep 12, 2017 at 09:59

Company profits are down but dividends to shareholders are up. The result? A further worrying decline in dividend cover for income investors.

Peter Hargreaves to pump £25m into new funds boutique

by Dylan Lobo on Sep 05, 2017 at 10:58

Co-founder of broker Hargreaves Lansdown is backing a new investment firm set up by former Artemis fund manager Stephen Yiu.

UK active vs passive: we crunch the numbers

by Robert St George on Sep 05, 2017 at 10:38

Shares in big companies like Provident Financial have plummeted. As index trackers have to own these, is now the time for active funds?

UK companies abandon quarterly reporting

by Danielle Levy on Sep 05, 2017 at 07:00

Is the City curing itself of short-termism? Fund managers welcome a sudden decline in FTSE 100 companies reporting results every three months.

UK’s corporate bond market takes off after Brexit

by Danielle Levy on Sep 01, 2017 at 11:25

Sterling corporate bond market has shrugged off fears after last year's Brexit vote with record five months of issuance, says Sajiv Vaid of Fidelity.

Hargreaves: the winners & losers on ‘Wealth 150’

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 24, 2017 at 07:50

Hargreaves Lansdown analyses record of its influential 'best buy' fund list and reveals where its recommendations have done best and worst.

The stocks punishing Neil Woodford in a torrid year

by Daniel Grote on Aug 23, 2017 at 16:59

Provident Financial's collapse leaves fund manager Neil Woodford bottom of his sector over one year and outside top flight over three.

Woodford 'hugely disappointed' as Provident crashes

by Daniel Grote on Aug 22, 2017 at 15:18

Neil Woodford says Provident Financial will 'get back on track' as shares crash on FCA investigation, scrapping of dividend and departure of boss.

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