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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

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.

FTSE rebounds as US jobs data cheer markets

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 03, 2014 at 15:25

(Update) The US created more jobs than expected last month.

An Establishment figure that looks to the East

by James Carthew on Oct 03, 2014 at 13:50

Investment trust expert James Carthew reviews Establishment (ET), a global trust that invests a lot in Asia.

Ruffer: we do badly before a market crash

by James Phillipps on Sep 29, 2014 at 07:33

Ruffer Investment Company admits performance over the past year has been disappointing but says the defensive, global fund will do better if there is a setback.

Newton's Harries: my defences are up as QE exit looms

by Danielle Levy on Sep 26, 2014 at 11:15

Newton Global Higher Income manager James Harries believes the challenges facing China are being revealed to the world.

Mid-cap star Ashton Bradbury to retire from Old Mutual

by Dylan Lobo, Gavin Lumsden on Sep 23, 2014 at 17:10

Bradbury had a strong record in UK small and medium-sized companies although retail investors lost him to the hedge fund world in recent years.

Miners add to FTSE's Tesco woes as gold and silver slump

by Daniel Grote on Sep 22, 2014 at 12:00

FTSE 100 firmly in the red as supermarkets slump on Tesco bombshell while miners suffer from dive in gold and silver prices.

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