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Fixed Income| 08:10

Newton’s Paul Brain hit by short-term losses

Newton manager’s Global fund suffers after ‘premature’ move from European bonds.

Investments| Nov 24, 2014

Boot out failing Absolute Return funds: Newman

Fund manager first to call for a toughening of the absolute return sector policy.

Investment Trusts| Nov 21, 2014

Henderson Value Trust to increase dividend for 2014

The restructuring of the portfolio has delivered a “far higher investment income”, leading to a proposed dividend increase to 3p per share.

Investments| Nov 20, 2014

Aberdeen moves to rebrand entire Swip range

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (Swip) brand set to disappear as fund name changes planned for next week; subsequent mergers likely.

Nov 18, 2014

Biotech trusts poised to capitalise on ‘blockbuster’ drugs

Large-cap biotech firms are set to do well in 2015, with a raft of potentially lucrative new drugs.

Nov 12, 2014

Rate rise bet dents SLI bond fund

Absolute return team decides to stick with its bet on US and UK bond yields increasing.

Analysis & Opinion
Everything you need to know about Absolute Return funds

Multi-Asset Funds| Nov 19, 2014 |

Everything you need to know about Absolute Return funds

Defaqto outsourcing update: A fund that promises to make money in any market is one that will attract attention.

Nov 18, 2014

Fund Review: Royal London CIS Sustainable Leaders

Manager Mike Fox explains the benefits of the fund’s positive screening process.

Nov 17, 2014

Fund Review: FP WHEB Sustainability

How manager Tim Dieppe runs this global growth portfolio with a sustainable focus.

Nov 17, 2014

Fund Review: Alliance Trust Sustainable Future Absolute...

Co-manager Simon Clements explains the sustainability of the portfolio’s holdings.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to With-Profits

These days the word most likely to appear before ‘with-profits fund’ is “closed”.

Special Reports

Alternative Investing - November 2014

Further ECB action will serve to bolster the alternatives space.

FTAdviser Blog

Why active management is really an expensive charade

Active fund management is only now, finally, being revealed for what it is...

Adviser Guides

Guide to ‘Strategic’ Bond Funds

‘Strategic’ bond funds are a relatively new breed of fixed interest fund.

Special Reports

Sustainable Investing - October 2014

How sustainable are your portfolios?

FTAdviser Blog

In the past two years, EISs have become more attractive

I just wanted to highlight one area where the article seemed to be out of line with the reality we see in our daily practice.

Special Reports

Alternative Investments - September 2014

Diversification is the buzz word; especially if it can reduce exposure that is correlated with equities and bonds.

Recent Articles
  1. Nov 17, 2014

    Fund Review: Sustainability

    Green funds no longer a niche play as climate change threatens.

  2. Alternative Investing - November 2014
    From Our Publications| Nov 17, 2014

    Alternative Investing - November 2014

    Further ECB action will serve to bolster the alternatives space.

  3. From Special Report: Alternative investing - November 2014| Nov 17, 2014

    Making an allocation to managed futures

    Understanding different types of managed futures.

  4. From Special Report: Alternative investing - November 2014| Nov 17, 2014

    Could films present the next EIS solution?

    Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) can offer investors access to film investing.

  5. From Special Report: Alternative investing - November 2014| Nov 17, 2014

    Delivering alpha is exceedingly difficult

    Accessing alpha may be challenging for some investors.

  6. From Special Report: Alternative investing - November 2014| Nov 17, 2014

    Returns from an age-old problem

    An increasingly ageing population offers its own opportunities to investors.

  7. From Special Report: Multi-Asset Investing - November 2014| Nov 14, 2014

    True multi-asset funds can access alternative classes

    Alternative asset classes can prove as equally rewarding as traditional options.

  8. From Special Report: Multi-Asset Investing - November 2014| Nov 14, 2014

    Funds seek out a better quality set of companies

    Sustainability issues are no longer a niche area, adn should be considered by investors.

  9. Guide to With-Profits
    From Training| Nov 13, 2014

    Guide to With-Profits

    These days the word most likely to appear before ‘with-profits fund’ is “closed”.

  10. Mundy ignores performance drag and keeps hedges
    Multi-Asset Funds| Nov 10, 2014

    Mundy ignores performance drag and keeps hedges

    Investec manager says inflation is still a risk and holds firm on hedge positions.

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