Andrew Pitts

Andrew Pitts began his career in financial journalism at Euromoney magazine in 1991. He joined Money Observer in 1994 and became editor in May 1998. He is now associate editor of the magazine. Andrew was named best Financial Consumer Journalist in 2003 and 2008 by the Association of Investment Companies. He holds the Personal Finance Society’s Financial Planning Certificate.

June signified a great deal more than just the end of May

June signified a great deal more than just the end of May

Both Labour and the Tories look set to curb personal tax reliefs, but signs of stress in global bond markets are a more immediate worry for investors, writes Andrew Pitts.

Model Portfolio review: All change as soaring funds skew the balance

Model Portfolio review: All change as soaring funds skew the balance

Strong performance, introducing targeted regional exposure and weeding out weaker funds means nine of our 12 model portfolios are adjusted in this quarterly review. Andrew Pitts and Holly Black explain why.

Best property funds of 2017

Best property funds of 2017

Whether investing in physical property or in property shares, diversification is key for this year's winners. Andrew Pitts and Holly Black look at the real estate fund champions.

Best bond funds of 2017

Best bond funds of 2017

Our two winners aim to produce high income for investors and protect investors' money when markets fall. Andrew Pitts and Holly Black look at this year's top performers.

Best regional funds of 2017

Best regional funds of 2017

North America and Japan produced the strongest returns, but this year's winning funds have comfortably beaten average returns in all regions. Andrew Pitts and Holly Black run through the winners.

Best mixed asset funds of 2017

Best mixed asset funds of 2017

Taking a contrarian approach pays off for the winner of our higher risk award as it clinches the top spot just three years after the fund launched. Andrew Pitts and Holly Black investigate.

Best global equity funds of 2017

Best global equity funds of 2017

Exposure to US equities has driven returns for many of the winning global funds at this year's Money Observer fund awards. Andrew Pitts and Holly Black analyse the winners.

The best UK equity funds of 2017

The best UK equity funds of 2017

Our sister site Money Observer's UK fund winners pulled off the strongest combination of performance and low volatility. Andrew Pitts and Holly Black reveal all.

Investment trusts with 'substantial' skin in the game

Investment trusts with 'substantial' skin in the game

Andrew Pitts names the investment trust directors and managers that have meaningful 'skin in the game'.

Trusts with a war chest of cash can weather stockmarket storms

Trusts with a war chest of cash can weather stockmarket storms

With the formal countdown to Brexit underway, Andrew Pitts finds the star trusts best placed to fund their current dividends and hopefully to grow them as well.

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