Fund Focus

The five most popular tracker funds of 2018

The five most popular tracker funds of 2018

They're cheap and have been a particularly cheerful investment during this bull run. Marina Gerner reveals the most popular passive investments of the year so far.

Nick Train on the virtues of doing nothing

Nick Train on the virtues of doing nothing

The celebrity fund manager reveals the number of new positions he has added in the last seven years, Marina Gerner reports.

China funds present opportunity after Trump trade threat

China funds present opportunity after Trump trade threat

Despite trade war posturing, China-focused funds still look like sound long-term investments. Cherry Reynard names opportunities the Red Dragon has to offer.

Buy, hold, sell: High-conviction trades

Buy, hold, sell: High-conviction trades

Hermes Europe ex UK Equity manager explains the shares he has been buying, holding and selling in recent months. Tom Bailey looks at their fund strategy.

10 most popular funds - April 2018

10 most popular funds - April 2018

Global equity, India, Japan and China figure heavily in the list of most-bought funds. Marina Gerner takes a look at last month's high flying assets.

Funds with 'premium' fees outperform cheap trackers

Funds with 'premium' fees outperform cheap trackers

Four out of the 10 top-performing UK funds over the past five years charge investors more than 1% a year. Kyle Caldwell looks at why you shouldn't rule out these premium fee-based funds.

Fund manager view: An AIM gem, Brexit and risk

Fund manager view: An AIM gem, Brexit and risk

Rosemary Banyard, fund manager at boutique Sanford DeLand, tells Marina Gerner how she makes the most of market volatility, and names one AIM share she's particularly fond of.

Here's how cautious portfolios have done in 2018

Here's how cautious portfolios have done in 2018

A year on from inception, Holly Black runs through how our £100,000 portfolio designed for capital preservation has performed.  

Why nearly two-thirds of UK funds last less than a decade

Why nearly two-thirds of UK funds last less than a decade

Marina Gerner looks at how 'survivor bias' can make fund performance look misleading.

Sell in May? Funds and trusts to consider dumping

Sell in May? Funds and trusts to consider dumping

The old adage may not always hold, but those who want to follow it can find some tips here. Marina Gerner looks at the asset classes you might want to give a seasonal trim.

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