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Terry Smith and Nick Train haven’t "cracked" markets, warns Albemarle’s Parker

The managing director said while Smith and Train are fantastic managers, “they’re not the only people in the world who have suddenly worked out how markets work”.

Waiting for global reflation

Mark Nash, head of fixed income at Merian Global investors, considers global markets in 2020 and the potential risks to the asset manager's outlook.

What every investor should know about emerging markets

The lack of correlation between different emerging market economies is something that investors should consider when making an allocation, according to Kepler Trust Intelligence’s Callum Stokeld.

Are UK stocks still being treated like riskier emerging markets?

With the FTSE 100 index having significantly underperformed its international peers until recently, Trustnet asks whether have UK stocks are still priced too cheaply?

The UK equity funds that best navigated two very different years

With 2018 and 2019 giving UK investors some differing conditions to navigate, Trustnet finds out which funds remained in the top quartile for both years.

The fund manager cutting back on hot air emissions

Martin Currie’s Mark Whitehead is investing in a company that aims to reduce the amount of methane produced by farm animals.

Don’t be too quick to jump on board the value train

Julian Chillingworth, chief investment officer at Rathrbones, explains why labels such as 'growth' and 'value' can be deceptive and investors need to look beyond them to sift the winners from the losers.

Six managers to watch as they bed into their new funds

FundCalibre research director Juliet Schooling Latter highlights a handful of recently launched funds and those with new managers worth considering.

What retirement looks like for a typical NEST saver: Trustnet Magazine is out now!

The latest edition of Trustnet Magazine looks at the grim reality of retirement with an insufficient pension pot.

Terry Smith: No chance of me making Woodford’s style drift or illiquidity mistakes

Following another strong year for Fundsmith Equity, its manager stressed how he is careful to avoid problems such as illiquidity and style drift that brought down Woodford Investment Management.

The four UK funds outperforming the FTSE All Share in each of the past five years

Only four funds have managed to outperform the FTSE All Share index over each of the past five calendar years, research by Trustnet has found.

Vanguard: It’s not all about costs when it comes to passive investing

A study by Vanguard explains the other measures that investors should consider when seeking out a passive fund provider.

Why fiscal policy probably needs to be utilised again

Insight Investment’s head of investment specialists April LaRusse explains how fiscal policy should be brought back into markets.

The funds sitting at the bottom of their sector for risk and returns over the past decade

After a 10-year bull run, Trustnet finds that more than 30 funds have made bottom-decile returns and volatility over the past decade.

The most consistent funds of the decade: IA Japan

Seven funds in the IA Japan sector have managed to beat the Topix in at least seven of the past 10 calendar years, with two of them managing it in eight.

What worked and what didn’t for Nick Train in 2019

FE fundinfo Alpha Manager Nick Train highlights the stocks that made a difference in his Finsbury Growth & Income Trust last year.

Fidelity’s Samant: Why India is better than China

Fidelity International investment director Medha Samant explains why a trust that uses a value process to invest in emerging markets finds more opportunities in India than market giant China.

The funds at the very top of their sectors for returns and risk over the 2010s

Trustnet looks over the past decade to discover which funds sit in the top decile of their sector for both total returns and annualised volatility.