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Most wanted: 10 funds on international selectors' hit lists

We highlight some of the funds high on our international cousins' radar, with mainstream names mixed with more niche ones to underline some compelling overseas investment opportunities.

Seven key economic reports to catch our eye

The poor US jobs report is grabbing the headlines today. Here are some other key indicators which have caught the attention of Wealth Manager over the last week.

Wealth managers' most wanted: seven funds eyed by discretionaries

Choosing the right fund is a tricky business, especially in these markets. In a new series, we aim to leverage the wisdom of our professional readers and highlight the funds catching their eyes.

Neptune's Breese: UK stocks offer value

Britain may be in recession, but Neptune's Alex Breese, manager of the boutique's £3.1 million UK Special Situations fund, believes domestic stocks can still deliver returns.

Looking beyond UK blue chips for income

A successful small and mid-cap strategy can produce above-market yields, while avoiding some of the risks of traditional UK equity income funds.

Insight launches global absolute return bond fund

The BNY Mellon subsidary is to launch an absolute return bond fund for Peter Bentley and Andrew Wickham.

Newton’s Stewart on the challenges of the absolute return sector

Iain Stewart, manager of the Newton Real Return fund, discusses the difficulty of running an absolute return fund over the past year and explains how he hopes to turn performance around.

Bungee jumps and Japan: Principal’s Stephen Jones on risk

The ex-head of European equities at Gartmore cites investing in Japan after the Tsunami as one of his biggest investment risks, while bungee jumping for charity taught him anything is possible.

Why Baillie Gifford's Anderson sees a prolonged tech boom

Scottish Mortgage Investment trust manager James Anderson has geared into the new tech boom on what he believes is an exponential rate of change.

Clunie focuses on insurers and luxury in Swip funds shake-up

Citywire A-rated fund manager James Clunie will run an extra £495 million following his takever of SWIP's UK Select Growth and UK Opportunities funds, and is re-focusing the vehicles.

Citywire TV
Play Gervais Williams: the real reason to worry about Quindell

Gervais Williams: the real reason to worry about Quindell

Citywire AA-rated manager Gervais Williams has argued that sentiment is the true danger to Quindell.

Play AA-rated Lofthouse: 'maverick' tobacco settlements won't stop M&A

AA-rated Lofthouse: 'maverick' tobacco settlements won't stop M&A

Henderson International Income trust manager Ben Lofthouse shares his thoughts on recent developments in the tobacco sector in this video.

Profiles
Profile: Quilter Cheviot boss Baines sees more consolidation ahead

Profile: Quilter Cheviot boss Baines sees more consolidation ahead

Nineteen months on from the merger of Quilter Cheviot chief executive Martin Baines says the deal is now paying dividends.

Profile: how Matthew Butcher is carving a new role at Dart Capital

Profile: how Matthew Butcher is carving a new role at Dart Capital

The wealth management industry is undergoing a profound period of change: whether it wants to admit it or not.