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Six stocks and funds to give investors exposure to genomics

Six stocks and funds to give investors exposure to genomics

David Prosser outlines six ways for investors to gain the diversification that is important in all facets of investing in biotechnology.

Money Observer's investment trust tips: What the experts tip

Money Observer's investment trust tips: What the experts tip

Two of Money Observer's three experts' tips from 2013/14 had a good year - Fiona Hamilton finds out what they recommend for 2014/15.

August's 10 most-bought funds

August's 10 most bought funds

Income continues to drive fund purchases, with CF Woodford Equity Income attracting strong inflows, according to data from Interactive Investor.

The Briefing: UK Smaller Companies

The Briefing: UK Smaller Companies

Unlike some sectors, investing in UK smaller companies is all about the stockpicking abilities of the fund manager.

Fund to watch: Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies

Fund to watch: Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies

Industrials is currently the largest sector in the fund with a 36.2% share of assets under management.

Fund profile: GLG UK Income

Fund profile: GLG UK Income

Henry Dixon has transformed both the portfolio and performance of GLG's UK Income fund since joining the firm last year.

Banking sector winners and losers in a UK economic recovery

Banking sector winners and losers in a UK economic recovery

The bounce in bank shares in 2012 and 2013 is over, but there may still be tasty investments among the old groups and new challengers.

Strategic approach makes the most of bullish bond markets

Strategic approach makes the most of bullish bond markets

Bond fund returns, in particular sterling strategic fund returns, have shot up this year, but interest rate rises could bring them back to earth.

Woodford drives second record month for UK equity income

Woodford drives second record month for UK equity income

According to IMA statistics, private investors poured more than £1 billion into the UK equity income sector last month.

Rated Funds update: Specialist, property and commodities

Rated Funds update: Specialist, property and commodities

Our specialist Rated Funds cover a wide range of areas from healthcare to hedge funds, while property funds are becoming increasingly popular.