Investment Trust Focus

What is the best way to invest £150,000 if I don't need it for a few years?

What is the best way to invest £150,000 if I don't need it for a few years?

By putting the money in investment funds, it is possible that you'll generate a much better return than by putting it in cash, says Patrick Connolly at Chase de Vere.

Alliance Trust battle lines drawn

Alliance Trust battle lines drawn

Appointing three new members to Alliance Trust's board would be positive, but investors need to ask what Elliott Advisors' real motives are.

February's 10 most-bought trusts

February's 10 most-bought trusts

Scottish Mortgage marks more than a year at the top while investors still favour UK equity income, according to data from Interactive Investor.

Markets on a high covers over cracks in Tactical Asset Allocator

Markets on a high covers over cracks in Tactical Asset Allocator

With equity markets at record highs, investor enthusiasm may be overreaching itself, given the instability "quantitative tightening" may bring.

Rated Funds 2015: US

Rated Funds 2015: US

Because it is widely recognised that the US market is the most difficult for actively managed funds to "beat the index", investors should pay special attention to the five funds and three investment trusts that have achieved Rated Fund status.

Rated Funds 2015: Japan

Rated Funds 2015: Japan

Our eight Rated Funds for Japan include smaller company specialists, an income-minded fund, and more broadly based funds and trusts.

Rated Funds 2015: Europe

Rated Funds 2015: European equities

As with our other regional choices, we highlight income specialists that target both large and smaller companies, along with other Rated Funds that simply scour European markets for the best investment opportunities.

Rated Funds 2015: Asia Pacific

Rated Funds 2015: Asia Pacific

The 10 funds and trusts to achieve our Rated Fund status have proven their ability to capture the best of Asia's dynamism, whilst delivering consistently high returns in the process.

Rated Funds 2015: Global emerging market equities

Rated Funds 2015: Global emerging market equities

Emerging market funds offer you direct exposure to companies in many of the world's fastest-growing economies.

Rated Funds 2015: Global equity income

Rated Funds 2015: Global equity income

The eight funds and four investment trusts that have earned our Rated Fund accolade have proven their ability to produce strong, consistent returns against other funds with similar mandates, or against a recognised benchmark such as the FTSE World index.

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