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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

Investment Trust Watch: is Templeton a buy?

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 27, 2015 at 14:29

Mark Mobius’s successor on Templeton Emerging Markets has overhauled the portfolio. Is it enough to revive the former stalwart?

A Top Trusts' guide to investment trust discounts

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 25, 2015 at 08:00

Gavin Lumsden assesses progress in Citywire’s Top Trusts portfolio and explains why he's looking for investment trusts trading on cheap discounts.

UK rental growth will support commercial property

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 23, 2015 at 14:59

Investors' fears about commercial property are misplaced, says Marcus Phayre-Mudge of TR Property investment trust.

Investment Trust Watch: Alliance splurges £64 million

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 20, 2015 at 15:27

Alliance Trust has ramped up purchases of its shares, spending over £26 million this week in a determined bid to lower their discount.

Financial adviser loses client £20,000 after funds mix-up

by Charles Walmsley on Nov 16, 2015 at 11:22

Financial adviser's mix-up over fund allocation saw them invest 85% of client's portfolio in natural resources fund in midst of commodities rout.

Investment Trust Watch: Qatar pays to survive

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 13, 2015 at 11:26

The heavily discounted Qatar Investment Fund shoots to the top of our 'expensive' table after securing its future with an unusual share offer.

Emerging market stars Tulloch and Asante step back

by Jonathan Yarker, Daniel Grote on Nov 09, 2015 at 10:19

Stewart Investors announces Angus Tulloch and Jonathan Asante will step down from lead management of their funds.

Investment Trust Watch: Better Capital, nasty profits warning

by Gavin Lumsden on Nov 06, 2015 at 17:06

Better Capital's shares were under the cosh before today's profits warning but RIT Capital Partners and BlackRock World Mining look to have been doing better.

Woodford shrugs off market falls to scoop £930m in three months

by Daniel Grote on Nov 02, 2015 at 12:52

A difficult summer for markets didn't stop star manager Neil Woodford from gathering £930 million from investors in the third quarter.

Scottish Mortgage co-manager Slater handed US role

by Daniel Grote on Nov 02, 2015 at 11:52

Tom Slater has been appointed head of Baillie Gifford's North American team alongside his role as co-manager of top-performing trust.

Investment Trust Watch: Monks means business

by Daniel Grote, Gavin Lumsden on Oct 30, 2015 at 14:31

Monks throws up an interesting opportunity, P2P trusts continue their slide and Alliance Trust splashes £20 million on its own shares.

John MacDougall steps down from Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon

by Daniel Grote on Oct 30, 2015 at 12:12

Manager of top-performing Japanese smaller companies investment trust steps down after eight years at the helm.

AA-rated Trenchard leaves Standard Life Investments

by Daniel Grote on Oct 30, 2015 at 11:42

Standard Life UK Opportunities manager Caspar Trenchard leaves, with Harry Nimmo handed the fund on interim basis.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: my star stock goes stratospheric!

by Dumb Investor on Oct 29, 2015 at 14:13

Shares I bought for just 458p in Hutchison China Meditech are now worth more than £25 thanks to the drug firm's plans for a US listing.

Fund managers hit by scandal engulfing Globo

by Daniel Grote, Gavin Lumsden on Oct 27, 2015 at 11:45

A number of smaller company and growth fund managers have small stakes in Globo, an AIM-listed app developer hit by allegations of fraud.

Investment Trust Watch: Pershing Square and P2P hit

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 23, 2015 at 13:39

Pershing Square, the listed hedge fund of activist investor Bill Ackman, and direct lending fund P2P Global Investments lose their shine.

The trusts pension fund giants have been buying

by Robert St George on Oct 23, 2015 at 07:00

Our new 'Inside the Market' feature looks at four investment trusts professional investors have bought into recently.

BlackRock World Mining slashes manager's fee

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 21, 2015 at 15:24

Investment trust cuts the annual management fee it pays its fund manager as shareholders' losses continue to mount.

World Mining shares could rise 30% if dividend held

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 19, 2015 at 07:00

Co-manager of BlackRock World Mining says investment trust’s shares could leap if it avoids cutting its dividend.

The bond fund that beat Branson and the FTSE

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 16, 2015 at 16:58

Five lessons we can learn from the 20-year record of Fidelity Moneybuilder Income and its manager Ian Spreadbury. 

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