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The good investment guide

Citywire Selection is our narrowed down list of investment funds which we think are worth highlighting. Whether you're investing in an ISA or a pension, saving for the short term or long term, these funds are worth considering.Find out more about how (and why) to use Citywire Selection.


Articles featuring Citywire Selection funds, or the people who manage them

FTSE bid higher as M&A theme grips markets

by Gavin Lumsden on May 27, 2015 at 16:30

(Update) FTSE 100 bounces back through 7,000 as bid developments and easing concerns about Greece boost investors.

Henderson Value gives fund manager 18 months

by Gavin Lumsden on May 26, 2015 at 14:41

Investment trust board says fund manager Ian Barrass and Hendersons have a year-and-half to prove the fund of fund's recovery is on track.

Investment Trust Watch: the funds electrifying investors

by Gavin Lumsden on May 22, 2015 at 14:14

Our weekly roundup highlights the top risers and fallers among investment trusts and which of their shares look cheap or expensive.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: my dividend dilemma

by Dumb Investor on May 18, 2015 at 15:04

I'm always told reinvesting dividends is one of the keys to strong returns, but it seems expensive to do.

Woolnough: time for Fed to raise interest rates

by Jonathan Yarker on May 18, 2015 at 08:48

M&G Optimal Income bond fund manager warns that the US Federal Reserve needs to raise interest rates sooner rather than later.

Investment Trust Watch: 3i up, Nimrod sinks

by Gavin Lumsden on May 15, 2015 at 14:29

It was a good week for 3i, the private equity giant, and smaller company and equity income trusts but high yielding Nordic Sea Assets is suffering from the oil sector downturn.

All change at Fidelity Asian Values

by Gavin Lumsden on May 15, 2015 at 09:11

Analysts surprised Fidelity Asian Values didn't seek shareholder approval for switching its focus to smaller companies under its new fund manager Nitin Bajaj.

Winterflood drops Scottish Oriental Smaller Cos

by Gavin Lumsden on May 15, 2015 at 08:43

Winterflood analysts remove their recommendation for Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies as star fund manager Angus Tulloch prepares to end his long association with the fund.

Investment Trust Watch: funds enjoying a ballot box bounce

by Gavin Lumsden on May 08, 2015 at 15:57

Buoyant post-election markets electrified shares in a number of investment trusts, helping to narrow some wide discounts.

'Let the panic begin': McQuaker shelters from poll peril

by Daniel Grote on May 07, 2015 at 12:47

Henderson fund manager Bill McQuaker, wary of election 'bedlam' sparking a slump in the pound, looks for safety in big blue-chips.

BlackRock World Mining's Raw resurfaces at Barrick Gold

by Gavin Lumsden on May 05, 2015 at 16:55

Catherine Raw, former co-manager of BlackRock World Mining fund, joins the world’s biggest gold miner. Is it a case of 'out of the frying pan, into the fire'?

Investment Trust Watch: Fidelity China flies 16% in April

by Gavin Lumsden on May 01, 2015 at 17:28

Our weekly look at investment trust share prices shows which closed-end funds look cheap and which expensive.

Lloyds soars and pound slumps on weak manufacturing

by Daniel Grote on May 01, 2015 at 14:42

Rally in Lloyds shares gathers pace after better-than-expected results, while slowing manufacturing growth sparks sterling sell-off, helping FTSE 100 rise.

Alliance Trust faces a big squeeze after AGM U-turn

by Gavin Lumsden on May 01, 2015 at 10:12

It's hard to feel positive about Alliance Trust's future. It will take some nifty wriggling to escape its largest shareholder, Elliott Advisors.

Hargreaves Lansdown founders fall down Sunday Times Rich List

on Apr 27, 2015 at 15:52

We run through some of the big fund manager and financial services names in the Sunday Times Rich List.

Standard Life ends no-charge investment trust ISA

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 27, 2015 at 15:48

The dwindling band of free investment trust savings schemes shrinks after Standard Life switches customers to Alliance Trust Savings.

Managers seek signs of Tesco turnaround after huge loss

by Jonathan Yarker on Apr 23, 2015 at 11:44

Fund managers draw some positives from Tesco's full-year results despite a huge £6.4 billion loss.

'Cheap' F&C Private Equity holds key to elite funds

by James Carthew on Apr 22, 2015 at 08:00

F&C Private Equity holds some great and hard-to-access names, but needs to address a deep discount, writes James Carthew.

David Kempton: 5 fund picks - but hold fire for now

by David Kempton on Apr 21, 2015 at 08:00

David Kempton presents five fund picks after meeting with Hawksmoor fund managers, but he's wary about the general election.

Investment Trust Watch: mad for Monks

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 17, 2015 at 17:13

Our weekly look at investment trust share prices and Z-scores shows Monks re-rating after the appointment of Charles Plowden as manager.

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