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Citywire Selection

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

Canaccord's investment trust tips for 2015

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 01, 2015 at 17:10

Looking for last-minute ISA ideas? Here are the investment trusts tipped by Alan Brierley of Canaccord Genuity this year.

6 shares the pros are buying and selling.

by David Campbell on Mar 30, 2015 at 05:00

A roundup of trades by professional investors. This time we look at Lakehouse, Netcall, Victrex, VPC Lending Investment, KBC Advanced Technologies and Interserve.

Woodford, Invesco and Ruffer pour millions into Oakley

by Dylan Lobo on Mar 26, 2015 at 16:56

Neil Woodford and other leading fund managers backed a £130 million fund raising by private equity group Oakley Capital. 

Is the US bull market past its sell-by date?

on Mar 23, 2015 at 11:16

The US stock market has eclipsed all others since the financial crisis, but is it running out of steam?

Numis: investment trust tips for 2015

by Gavin Lumsden on Mar 23, 2015 at 00:01

Thinking of where to put this year’s ISA? Here are some of the investment trusts picked by Numis Securities in January.

Raw quits BlackRock World Mining

by Gavin Lumsden on Mar 19, 2015 at 20:04

The board of battered mining trust apologises to shareholders, holds its dividend and announces the departure of co-manager Catherine Raw.

First State Stewart splits in two to protect investment identity

by Dylan Lobo, Gavin Lumsden on Mar 17, 2015 at 10:16

Fund manager, best known for its Asia Pacific and emerging markets funds, divides its Edinburgh and Hong Kong to preserve their investment cultures.   

The funds dancing on £1bn bid for Domino Printing

by Dylan Lobo on Mar 12, 2015 at 07:32

Leading funds among investors whose faith in Domino Printing Sciences was rewarded with a £1 billion bid for barcode printer maker.

Why I'm warming to Witan investment trust

by Gavin Lumsden on Mar 11, 2015 at 14:07

Should Witan be in Citywire’s Top Trusts watch-list? Impressive annual results from the global fund suggest the answer is 'yes'.

Veteran bargain hunter John Walton pops up at Aurora

by Gavin Lumsden on Mar 04, 2015 at 16:38

Former manager of British Empire Securities marks a return to the investment trust sector with a 5% stake in Aurora.

Rothschild: we face greatest geopolitical risk since WW2

by David Campbell, Gavin Lumsden on Mar 02, 2015 at 13:33

Lord Rothschild, chairman of RIT Capital Partners, says global fund has 'moderate' exposure to shares amid heightened world tension.

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.

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