Fund Focus

Fitful stockmarkets fail to impede progress in Growth Portfolio

Fitful stockmarkets fail to impede progress in Growth Portfolio

Mick Gilligan, manager of our Growth Portfolio, explains how the positive influence of the dollar on some holdings has outweighed the negatives.

Stockmarkets take a bath in Tactical Asset Allocator

Stockmarkets take a bath in Tactical Asset Allocator

Infrastructure could provide safe haven while investors hold on for recovery, suggests Ceri Jones, with 3i Infrastructure added to the portfolio.

Leaders and laggards - Model Portfolio October 14 update

Leaders and laggards - Model Portfolio October 14 update

Helen Pridham outlines the two best and worst-performing holdings in our income-oriented and growth-based Model Portfolios.

Outperforming the FTSE All-Share: Model Portfolio October 14 update

Outperforming the FTSE All-Share: Model Portfolio October 14 update

Helen Pridham explains why Money Observer's 12 Model Portfolios have all beaten the FTSE All-Share index over the third quarter.

Viewpoint: Small cap M&A set to take off

Viewpoint: Small cap M&A set to take off

Henry Lowson, manager of the Axa Framlington UK Smaller Companies fund, outlines why he believes the stage is set for small caps to flourish.

Weak data has Europe looking pricey

Weak data has Europe looking pricey

European funds have underperformed this year, as high valuations and weak growth have driven investors away. Do they still offer value?

September's 10 most-bought funds

September's 10 most-bought funds

CF Woodford Equity Income continues to be the most-popular fund among private investors, topping the list for the third month running.

Former top performers falter in Consistent 50

Former top performers falter in Consistent 50

Difficult conditions in developed markets have cost half the previous Consistent 50 funds their places in the table, reports Rebecca Jones.

Fund to watch: JPMorgan Europe Dynamic Ex UK

Fund to watch: JPMorgan Europe Dynamic Ex UK

JPMorgan Europe Dynamic Ex UK has been the standout performer in the IMA Europe excluding UK sector over the past three years.

The Briefing: Europe

The Briefing: Europe

Despite being packed full of international corporate giants, Europe has been struggling to entice UK investors, says Rob Griffin.

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