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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

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.

Causer buys more Tesco bonds in 'extraordinary' market

by Dylan Lobo on Apr 13, 2015 at 13:06

Invesco Perpetual's AA-rated Paul Causer buys more Tesco bonds in market where large parts have become 'uninvestable'.

HgCapital private equity trust eyes turnaround

by Jeff Salway on Apr 10, 2015 at 12:11

Stephen Bough sees green shoots of recovery after a tough period for HgCapital Trust.

Are you ready for a growth shock?

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 07, 2015 at 09:00

We're at the beginning of an 'upswing', says Invesco Perpetual. Don't be too defensive in your investments and avoid government bonds.

Investment Trusts: first quarter corkers and squawkers

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 02, 2015 at 19:05

Find out which investment trusts emerged as the winners, losers and bargains from the first three months of the year.

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.

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