Investment Trust Focus

UK mid-cap managers cautious on housebuilders

UK mid-cap managers cautious on housebuilders

With one exception, fund managers canvassed on the outlook for UK housebuilders see shakier foundations for growth in the sector.

European equities continue to perform in Tactical Asset Allocator

European equities continue to perform in Tactical Asset Allocator

In a bullish outlook, the tactical asset allocator portfolio has added more European equities exposure via an under-rated investment trust.

Energy inquiry could damage Active Income portfolio returns

Energy inquiry could damage Active Income portfolio returns

The government's decision in March to refer the big six energy providers to the CMA risks damaging the active income portfolio's returns.

Value opportunities in British Empire trust

Value opportunities in British Empire trust

Managed by John Pennink, the British Empire Securities and General Trust is enjoying a change in fortune and is outperforming its sector.

Rated Funds 2014: 11 specialist funds

Rated Funds 2014: 11 specialist funds

One of the major advantages of investing through funds and trusts is that you can gain exposure to very specialist areas without the danger of losing your shirt.

Should you stay loyal to your star fund manager?

Should you stay loyal to your star fund manager?

Should investors follow the manager who has produced impressive returns for them, or trust that the strategy of the fund and the wider team contributing to it will prevail?

How can you spot the next Warren Buffett?

How to spot the next Warren Buffett?

The best managers leave a trail of high returns in their wake, making them easy to pick out - but how do you spot future stars?

Rated Funds 2014: Four property funds

Rated Funds 2014: Four property funds

With a growing interest in investing in commercial property again, we take a look at four top property funds.

Rated Funds 2014: Five Asia Pacific equity funds

Five Asia Pacific equity funds for your portfolio

The Asia Pacific region has rewarded investors in recent years. Its economies are benefiting from Western trade and rapid local market growth.

Rated Funds 2014: Seven higher-risk mixed-asset funds

Seven higher risk funds for your portfolio

Our higher-risk category includes funds in the 40-85% shares and flexible investment sectors. We have also included investment trusts.

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