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Citywire Selection is our guide to the best investments around. Whether you're investing in an ISA or a pension, saving for the short term or long term, we'll help you make the most of your money. Find out more about how (and why) to use Citywire Selection.


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

Treasury apologises for Lloyds bond blunder

by Daniel Grote on Feb 27, 2015 at 13:13

Treasury error in telling investors Lloyds had permission to redeem bonds threatens to mar bank's first dividend since financial crisis. 

Scottish Mortgage boasts 95% 'active share'

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 27, 2015 at 11:12

Edinburgh-based Baillie Gifford joins the band of investment groups revealing how actively managed their funds really are.

Centrica cuts dividend after energy price fall

by Daniel Grote on Feb 19, 2015 at 09:48

British Gas owner says dividends will be 30% lower as a result of falling energy prices.

Incredible investors: are they born, trained or made?

by Jennifer Hill on Feb 17, 2015 at 11:28

Does nature or nurture produce the best fund managers? We asked multi-managers, whose job it is to pick the best performing funds.

4 shares the pros are buying and selling

by David Campbell on Feb 16, 2015 at 05:01

A roundup of trades by professional investors. This time we look at Next Fifteen Communications, Harvey Nash, Ebiquity and Bloomsbury Publishing.

Top Trusts Share Watch: Z-Scores, discounts & premiums

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 13, 2015 at 16:30

Our weekly look at investment trust shares shows Standard Life Equity Income getting 'cheaper' while Foreign & Colonial and Diverse Income become more 'dear'.

Ruffer cuts dollar exposure and trims equities

by Dylan Lobo on Feb 13, 2015 at 12:15

Ruffer Investment Company takes profits on its dollar holdings and lowers exposure to equities as the defensive fund views markets with its customary caution.   

Funds shore up as Odey warns of devastation

by James Phillipps on Feb 11, 2015 at 16:45

Crispin Odey has warned shares will be 'devastated'. We look at how other fund managers are protecting their portfolios.

Cash-strapped African Minerals dents BlackRock World Mining

by Daniel Grote on Feb 11, 2015 at 14:44

Miner's failure to make bond payment a small blow for BRWM but is another setback for what was once a key holding for M&G's Tom Dobell.

Dividend king: Royal London fund tops income buy list

by Dylan Lobo on Feb 09, 2015 at 11:42

Citywire AAA-rated Martin Cholwill comes top in ranking of UK equity income funds.

How Hargreaves Lansdown's 'Best of British' fund stacks up

by Daniel Grote on Feb 03, 2015 at 15:32

Only Neil Woodford has attracted more Hargreaves Lansdown client money than the online broker's launch of its Multi-Manager UK Growth fund.

Neptune closes third of funds under restructure

by Daniel Grote, Danielle Levy, Dylan Lobo on Feb 02, 2015 at 13:30

Investment group close to shutting around 40% of fund range as it restructures to improve performance.

The Accumulator: a rip-roaring start to the year!

by Daniel Grote on Jan 30, 2015 at 13:42

All major stock markets are up so far this year, with India's astonishing rally showing no signs of slowing.

Baker Steel looks to super-size on commodities trough

by Daniel Grote on Jan 27, 2015 at 17:21

Investment trust says commodities close to trough and plans £80 million acquisitions with £100 million fund raising that could fuel further deals.

Aberdeen howls as Widows makes it top 'Dog'

by Jonathan Yarker, Gavin Lumsden on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:40

Aberdeen Asset Management has highest number of badly performing funds says Tilney Bestinvest in its 'Spot the Dog' study.

Murray's Stout warns over sterling collapse

by Daniel Grote on Jan 23, 2015 at 17:13

Manager heads into 2015 with lowest shares exposure in six years, warning conditions ripe for UK balance of payments crisis.

The case for buying the worst trusts of 2014

by James Carthew on Jan 22, 2015 at 13:19

James Carthew looks at some of 2014's worst-performing trusts and assesses their prospects for this year.

Buxton backs Friends deal as Aviva says 1,500 jobs could go

by Alex Steger on Jan 19, 2015 at 16:03

(Update) Fund managers Richard Buxton and Alastair Gunn have backed Aviva's proposed deal to take over rival insurer Friends Life.

Plummeting oil: the impact on green investment

by Daniel Grote on Jan 16, 2015 at 12:44

Impax Environmental Markets (IEM) manager Bruce Jenkyn-Jones says many green investments benefit from cheap oil.

What do 2014's top trusts tell us about the year ahead?

by James Carthew on Jan 14, 2015 at 16:05

James Carthew looks at some of the standout winners in the investment companies sector in 2014.

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