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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

Woodford slashes Astra stake as redemptions mount

by Daniel Grote on Mar 23, 2018 at 16:00

Neil Woodford has coupled need to meet redemptions on his Equity Income fund with further tilt towards UK domestic stocks.

Woodford ejected from UK Equity Income sector

by Dylan Lobo on Mar 22, 2018 at 08:00

Flagship Woodford Equity Income fund removed from Investment Association's UK Equity Income sector for failing to meet yield target.

FTSE falls as China reignites global trade war fears

by Daniel Grote on Mar 21, 2018 at 13:10

Reports China is preparing to retaliate against US president Donald Trump's tariff plans weighs on stock markets.

Woodford Patient shares soar on $2.2bn biotech tie-up

by Daniel Grote on Mar 21, 2018 at 11:38

Shares in Woodford Patient Capital trust surge as top holding announces biotech tie-up that could be worth up to $2.2 billion.

MPs and fund groups pile pressure on Aviva over prefs

by Daniel Grote on Mar 21, 2018 at 10:54

Treasury Committee chair Nicky Morgan writes to FCA while fund groups lobby Aviva against threat to cancel preference shares.

Change at the top: a good time to invest?

by Michelle McGagh on Mar 21, 2018 at 07:00

River & Mercantile UK Dynamic Equity manager Will Lough highlights how chief executive changes can flag a buying opportunity.

Mark Barnett: Brexit deal could lift lowly UK stocks

by Daniel Grote on Mar 20, 2018 at 13:08

Invesco fund manager says he is now more convinced a deal will be secured, potentially lifting downtrodden UK domestic stocks.

Miton's Jackson buys more Barclays on Bramson swoop

by Dylan Lobo on Mar 20, 2018 at 09:53

Andrew Jackson believes the activist's decision to buy a 5% stake in Barclays makes the bank's investment case more attractive.

Pound's surge knocks FTSE on Brexit transition deal

by Daniel Grote on Mar 19, 2018 at 16:45

Pound makes strong gains after UK and EU agree Brexit transition deal, hurting overseas earners on the FTSE 100.

Conviviality crisis deepens fears for retail stocks

by Daniel Grote on Mar 19, 2018 at 16:43

Worries over UK high street escalate after boss of Bargain Booze owner resigns with shares suspended after shock profit warning.

Fund managers hit by Micro Focus shares crash

by Daniel Grote on Mar 19, 2018 at 11:03

Legal & General and Rathbones fund managers hit as shares in software company lose more than half their value on profit warning.

Barclays shares jump as activist Bramson buys stake

by Dylan Lobo on Mar 19, 2018 at 10:11

Activist investor Edward Bramson buys 5% stake in bank, including £580 million holding for his Sherborne Investors C fund.

Aviva stands firm on prefs threat as anger mounts

by Daniel Grote on Mar 16, 2018 at 16:20

Aviva says 'irredeemable' status does not mean they can't be cancelled, as fund managers accuse insurer of treating investors unfairly.

Neptune's Mark Martin slips on PZ Cussons slide

by Daniel Grote on Mar 15, 2018 at 11:57

Shares in PZ Cussons tumble to the bottom of the FTSE 250 on profits warning, hurting fund manager backers.

Aviva's preference shares threat will come back to bite

by Michelle McGagh on Mar 15, 2018 at 10:08

TwentyFour Asset Management's Gary Kirk warns the insurer will face higher debt costs in future if it cancels high-yielding preference shares.

Miners prop up FTSE but Morrisons drops despite divi

by Daniel Grote on Mar 14, 2018 at 16:30

Miners help the FTSE 100 cling on to slender gains, buoyed by strong industrial production data from China.

Swain calls time on pub sector and warns of divi cuts

by Michelle McGagh on Mar 14, 2018 at 15:42

Mark Swain, manager of the Smith & Williamson Enterprise fund, believes pub groups may need to cut dividends to fund a fight against restaurants.

Burford bounce boosts Woodford and Barnett

by Daniel Grote on Mar 14, 2018 at 11:01

Shares in litigation finance provider surge, providing some relief to major fund manager backers Neil Woodford and Mark Barnett.

M&G hands Woodford £69 million in Gigaclear bid

by Daniel Grote on Mar 13, 2018 at 14:19

M&G secures agreement from Woodford to buy his stake for £68.8 million in takeover bid for rural broadband provider.

Lindsell stays tuned to football as TV bid war calms

by Michelle McGagh on Mar 13, 2018 at 12:17

Star manager Michael Lindsell owns shares in Italian champions Juventus and is unfazed by signs the frenzy for football TV rights is slowing.

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