Funds

Wrong-footed' investors favouring safety in numbers as fund sales plummet

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 | News

Fund sales slumped by 72% in 2016, with investors withdrawing a total of £8.2 billion from equity funds, according to statistics from the Investment Association (IA).

Positive investment outlook for China predicted at start of Chinese New Year

Friday, 27 January 2017 | News

The Chinese New Year is fast approaching (Saturday 28 January), and this time around it’s the year of the Fire Rooster, which last occurred in 1957.

Moneywise First 50 Funds: Henderson UK Property Fund

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 | Article

Ainslie McLennan, manager of the Henderson UK Property Fund – one of our First 50 Funds for beginners – gives Moneywise’s Helen...

Neil Woodford reveals latest trades

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 | News

Neil Woodford admitted last week he was "disappointed" with his portfolio's performance in 2016. Now we hear what the star fund manager's CF Woodford Equity Income fund was trading in and out of during December.

Our £25,000 cautious and medium-risk portfolios deliver 8% and 10% returns in first year

Monday, 23 January 2017 | Article

If you have several thousand pounds to invest, it is worth creating a portfolio of several investment funds to give extra diversification and exposure to different economies, sectors and asset types.

Three funds to profit from a new US President

Monday, 23 January 2017 | News

Following the inauguration of Donald Trump, Andy Parsons, head of investments at The Share Centre, believes three funds could reward investors over the long term regardless of the President Elect’s time in office.

First 50 Funds update: Vanguard cuts its fund charges

Thursday, 19 January 2017 | News

Passive investment company Vanguard has cut the fund charges on five of its Life Strategy tracker funds – three of which are among our First 50 Fund picks for beginners.

Moneywise First 50 Funds: Trackers beat actives in 2016

Friday, 13 January 2017 | News

The tracker funds selected for Moneywise’s First 50 Funds list for beginner investors beat the performance of the active funds on the same list during 2016.

Nutmeg to shake-up fees and launch passive portfolio range

Friday, 13 January 2017 | News

So-called “robo-investor” Nutmeg, has announced a shake-up of management fees for both new and existing customers, as well as the launch of passive portfolios.

Neil Woodford: why my performance in 2016 was disappointing

Friday, 13 January 2017 | News

The commodity rally in 2016 was one of the main factors behind "a disappointing year from a performance point of view" for the CF Woodford Equity Income fund, manager Neil Woodford admits.