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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

Women trust directors double in five years

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 22, 2017 at 00:01

Gender equality is making a mark on investment trusts yet only one in five directors of closed-end funds are women, according to new study.

Chris Mills attempts to pinch Strategic Equity Capital

by Daniel Grote on Feb 21, 2017 at 14:52

Managers of smaller companies trust rebuff veteran investor after he approaches shareholders following exit of Stuart Widdowson.

Pound's fall hides UK's lagging dividend performance

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:52

Report by fund group Henderson highlights weak pound's impact on UK dividends, which trailed growth in other markets last year.

SME Loan Fund plans break with GLI in bid for scale

by Daniel Grote on Feb 21, 2017 at 08:30

Small direct lending trust plans to sever ties with founder GLI Finance in attempt to boost assets.

Peter Spiller: the king of capital preservation

by Danielle Levy on Feb 21, 2017 at 00:01

Fund manager Peter Spiller has run defensive Capital Gearing Trust for 35 years, making him the original 'multi-asset' global investor.

Unilever slides as Kraft Heinz abandons $143bn chase

by Danielle Levy on Feb 20, 2017 at 14:56

Hostile response spooks Kraft backers Warren Buffett and Jorge Paulo Lemman into pulling support for bid, sending Unilever shares lower.

Bad BAT tax reform would 'decimate' US importers

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 20, 2017 at 13:41

Trump administration plans for radical ‘border adjustment tax’ (BAT) would be massive policy error for the US, fund managers warn.

UK's biggest fund faces ‘critical year’ as consultants weigh performance

by Selin Bucak, James Phillipps on Feb 20, 2017 at 11:10

The £26 billion Standard Life Investments’ (SLI) Global Absolute Return Strategies (Gars) fund has avoided a key ratings downgrade but questions remain over its size.

Woodford Patient Capital suffers the ‘terrible twos’

by Robert St George on Feb 20, 2017 at 00:01

Woodford Patient Capital Trust has traded below its 2015 launch price for over a year. How patient should shareholders be?

Unilever surges on Kraft Heinz's $143bn takeover bid

by Daniel Grote on Feb 17, 2017 at 16:25

Shares in consumer staples giant soar after Kraft Heinz mounts sensational $143 billion takeover bid.

Investment Trust Watch: Terry Smith looking 'cheap'

by Daniel Grote on Feb 17, 2017 at 14:50

Star fund manager Terry Smith's emerging markets investment trust has lagged rivals, leaving the shares looking 'cheap'.

James Henderson: my HOT story will narrow discount

by Selin Bucak, Gavin Lumsden on Feb 17, 2017 at 13:18

Henderson Opportunities Trust manager believes trust's shares will re-rate as investors hear how he is navigating post-Brexit market.

All the president's value trusts

by Jennifer Hill on Feb 17, 2017 at 09:51

The election of president Trump has accelerated a rotation from 'growth' to 'value'. Which investment trusts stand to benefit?

Investment Trust Insider 36 is out now!

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 16, 2017 at 11:01

Our free e-zine is back with a probing look at Neil Woodford's Patient Capital and news of a brand new website we're launching.

Witan beats Alliance to add emerging market star Jain

by Gavin Lumsden on Feb 16, 2017 at 08:26

Global investment trust pips rival Alliance by adding emerging markets manager Rajiv Jain to its line-up before shareholder vote.

Hargreaves launches monthly UK equity income fund

by Danielle Levy, Gavin Lumsden on Feb 15, 2017 at 16:33

HL Select UK Income fund will pay monthly dividend as it seeks to attract investors hungry for a regular return on their savings.

Olly Russ: Trump could lean on IMF to derail Greek bailout

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:52

Donald Trump could pressure International Monetary Fund to pull plug on Greece pitching the eurozone into a new crisis.

BlackRock North American Income manager to retire

by Selin Bucak, Danielle Levy on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:48

US equity fund manager calls time on an investment career spanning 24 years.

New secured loan fund deserves to grow

by James Carthew on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:15

James Carthew assesses RM Secured Direct Lending, the latest closed-end income fund to focus on loans to credit-starved businesses.

Investors sneeze at P2P trust’s ‘seasoning’

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 13, 2017 at 13:28

Manager of P2P Global Investments blames maturing loan book for its poor performance last year. Will investors give it another chance?

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