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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.
Sarasin’s Boucher: why I like salmon with chocolate
Henry Boucher, manager of the £129 million Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities fund, explains why he is gobbling up salmon and chocolate stocks.
Alibaba hype, the UK slowdown and opportunities in European sovereign bonds
Libby Ashby and leading wealth managers analyse what the Alibaba IPO hype means for Chinese equities, slowing growth of the UK economy and whether there’s anything left to play for in the European sovereign bond market.
Veteran banker boosts Sanlam’s stockbroking team
A veteran private banker has been recruited by Sanlam Private Investments to strengthen its advisory stockbroking team.
Profile: Psigma's Edinburgh boss on why he is in Scotland long term
When Tim Wishart agreed to launch an Edinburgh office for Psigma he was not expecting to head the company’s first overseas team