News & Analysis

Here's the problem with the FCA's asset management review

Here's the problem with the FCA's asset management review

The regulator should be helping to encourage best practice for all investment managers not adding more needless red tape, says the AIC's Ian Sayers.

Saltydog Portfolio: Having a system and sticking to it

Saltydog Portfolio: Having a system and sticking to it

Breaking your investment rules frequently leads to tears before bedtime, says Saltydog's Douglas Chadwick. Make sure you stick to them.

Why this portfolio is selling China and banking 36% profits

Why this portfolio is selling China for 36% profits

Risks are growing steadily across pockets of the world economy, particularly in China, where the the build-up of bad debt is a worry. As a consequence Ceri Jones has moved to reduce exposure to the country.

Nifty Thrifty Portfolio: 19% annual return, but room for improvement

Nifty Thrifty Portfolio: 19% annual return, but room for improvement

Richard Beddard wheels out the mechanical portfolio after a year in hibernation, but is disappointed to find the algorithm has failed to keep up with its benchmark.

Nine funds for a £100,000 higher income portfolio

Nine funds for a £100,000 higher income portfolio

Gary Millward of Alan Steel AM tells Holly Black which funds he's chosen for the fourth in our series of £100,000 portfolios, designed to meet specific investor needs.

Seven fund alternatives to equities and bonds

Seven fund alternatives to equities and bonds

There's a clear case to be made for buying commodities as part of a diversified portfolio, argues analyst Dzmitry Lipski, who also names some funds for investors to explore.

Is this a smarter tactic to finding a fund that outperforms?

Is this a smarter tactic to finding a fund that outperforms?

Kyle Caldwell weighs up whether the use of 'boutique' funds is a recipe for investment success, and offers some fund selection tips.

How 'gearing' boosts investment trust returns in rising markets

How 'gearing' boosts investment trust returns in rising markets

Borrowing to invest comes with risk warnings attached, but it can boost returns in a big way if used with sufficient care and attention, as Fiona Hamilton explains.

These are the top sectors fund managers are investing in now

These are the top sectors fund managers are investing in now

Financial and technology stocks are at opposite ends of the scale, while active fund managers have turned cautious. David Brenchley has the latest fund trends.

Second chance to tap into Russian equities

Second chance to tap into Russian equities

After a superb 2016, Russian equity markets have retreated this year. Funds analyst Dzmitry Lipski tells us why Russia is now one of the cheapest and fundamentally attractive emerging markets.