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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

Finally! Government redeems First World War bonds

by Daniel Grote on Oct 31, 2014 at 15:16

Government will redeem bond issued by Winston Churchill in 1927 to refinance First World War debts.

Investment Trusts: buy, sell, hold

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 30, 2014 at 10:51

Find out where the chips are falling this month, in our roundup of analyst recommendations, director dealings and other investment trust news.

FTSE rises on hopes Fed will stay dovish

by Daniel Grote on Oct 29, 2014 at 16:12

(Update) Hopes that the US Federal Reserve won't be in any rush to raise interest rates sends stocks higher.

5,000% return?! The trusts I should have bought

by James Carthew on Oct 28, 2014 at 13:11

As Citywire columnist James Carthew chalks up 30 years of working in investment, he looks at the trusts that have delivered over that time.

Brazil stocks and trusts tumble after Rousseff win

by Daniel Grote on Oct 27, 2014 at 15:13

(Update) Leftist president's re-election sends Brazilian stocks and Latin American investment trusts falling.

Top Trusts: my quest for a small cap bargain

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 21, 2014 at 11:26

Starting Citywire's investment trust portfolio as markets turned south last month was bad timing but I'm down, not out!

Henderson Value has promising future, if it survives

by James Carthew on Oct 20, 2014 at 12:05

If it can survive a shareholder continuation vote the outlook for Henderson Value Trust could be good, says James Carthew. 

London Mining files for administration following BlackRock writedown

by David Campbell on Oct 16, 2014 at 23:57

Shares in the business invested in by BlackRock World Mining had been effectively marked down to zero.

Bob Geldof: invest in Africa, not China

by Rosie Sells, Gavin Lumsden on Oct 16, 2014 at 11:28

Musician Bob Geldof has urged UK pension funds to stop being ‘left out’ and invest in Africa instead of China.

Raw: we won't make London Mining mistakes again

by Daniel Grote on Oct 15, 2014 at 12:52

Catherine Raw, co-manager of BlackRock World Mining (BRWM), admits it could have said more about the problems at London Mining.

Jupiter Merlin team ups Woodford stake to £800m

by Jonathan Yarker on Oct 14, 2014 at 15:39

Jupiter moves more money held in Neil Woodford's old Invesco Perpetual Income and High Income funds to CF Woodford Equity Income.

Numis attacks BlackRock's handling of London Mining crash

by Daniel Grote on Oct 14, 2014 at 15:14

(Update: adds BlackRock response) Analysts say initial writedown to investment buried away so 'many people, ourselves included, failed to spot the change'.

As markets turn red, is it Ruffer's time to shine?

by Tim Cooper on Oct 13, 2014 at 12:14

With markets hitting difficulties, some investors may be eyeing the notoriously risk-averse RICA. Here's what the managers are up to.

BlackRock World Mining pledges to hold dividend after London crash

by James Phillipps on Oct 10, 2014 at 17:02

BlackRock World Mining promises to pay its final dividend in full as shares in London Mining, its sixth biggest investment, are suspended.

FTSE drops below 6,400 on Ebola and growth fears

by Daniel Grote on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:46

FTSE 100 falls to a year low as eurozone woes continue to spook and spread of Ebola virus weighs.

BlackRock World Mining hit by London Mining crash

by Daniel Grote on Oct 09, 2014 at 16:31

Investment trust's shares fall by 8% after London Mining royalty contract, which had been sixth-largest holding, deemed worthless.

Palm oil stock skyrockets after 'knockout' bid

by Daniel Grote on Oct 09, 2014 at 15:29

Shares in New Britain Palm Oil, held by a number of well-known UK funds, rise by more than 70% after £1.1 billion bid.

How to pick a fund: tips from the professionals

by Jennifer Hill on Oct 07, 2014 at 16:05

Performance analysis is a crucial element of evaluating fund managers. We've asked multi-managers, whose job it is to pick the best, to outline how they do it.

Brazil soars after presidential election shock

by Daniel Grote on Oct 06, 2014 at 16:28

Strong showing for pro-business candidate puts Brazil's stock market into a party mood, with shares up over 5% today.

Tesco board move bolsters FTSE rebound

by Daniel Grote on Oct 06, 2014 at 10:45

Shares in Tesco jump as former Ikea boss and Compass chief executive join board. FTSE continues to rise on US optimism.

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