Funds Analysis & Video

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.

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.

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.

How property funds have changed since last year's crash

How property funds have changed since last year's crash

A year ago, many big property funds were suspended due to post-Brexit vote panic. Neal Underwood looks at changes made since and what's in it for investors.