Research Centre
The information in Fund News is not an investment recommendation to you on the suitability of investing. We don't offer advice. If you're unsure, seek independent advice. The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invest.

Funds News

TwentyFour’s Bowie: ‘Investors should be hoarding credit like toilet rolls’

TwentyFour Asset Management’s Chris Bowie believes the bond market recovery will outpace equities and that there is a buying opportunity in credit amid “some of the cheapest yields we have ever seen”.

TN Live Blog: Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating.

Three funds that could replace Jupiter UK Growth in a portfolio

Trustnet asks several fund pickers which strategies investors can hold instead of the Steve Davies’ old fund.

Peter Harrison: How the investment industry can help during the Covid crisis

A long-term approach is now more vital than ever, says Schroders' CEO. Companies should be supported - but with conditions.

Is coronavirus the only thing investors should be worried about?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rustle markets and the economy, investors weigh in on other factors.

Why the oil price has further to fall

Robert Crayfourd of the CQS Natural Resources Growth and Income trust says the commodity faces oversupply equivalent to 10 per cent of global daily output – and possibly even more.

Three stocks to help tackle the global water-sustainability problem

Pictet’s Stephen Freedman believes specialised companies offering services that can improve our water and wastewater usage present long-term investment opportunities.

Why the highest-returning Chinese trust isn’t making any coronavirus changes

JP Morgan’s Howard Wang explains how his trust has managed to stay positive during the coronavirus crisis and why he’s not making any allocation changes.

TN Live Blog: Bank of England holds policy after emergency stimulus measures

The Bank of England has refrained from adding any further stimulus at its regular monetary policy meeting today, following two emergency rate cuts in recent weeks.

Six trusts to generate retirement income

Financial experts highlight the trusts that retirees should be looking at for their post-work income.

The most shorted companies in the UK today

As markets remain volatile in the coronavirus crisis, Trustnet finds out which UK companies have the most short-sellers betting that they will fall.

FTSE rally: Bottom of the market or bear trap?

AJ Bell’s investment director Russ Mould warns that many of the largest rallies in the past preceded an even bigger fall.

Why the best funds of the 2000s collapsed in the 2010s

Many of the best-performing funds in the first 10 years of the millennium ending up losing money in the decade that followed. Rebecca Jones finds out if they are ready to bounce back.

Black Death-48 and COVID-19: The economic consequences of a pandemic

Barry Norris, manager of the FP Argonaut Absolute Return fund, looks at what a medieval plague can teach investors about the economic impact of Covid-19.

The funds that surged the most in yesterday’s ‘mega-rally’

With the market just having one of its strongest days in some time, Trustnet finds out which funds are sat at the top of the performance table.

Fidelity’s Vaid: Why we’re watching the ‘fiscal bazookas’ and consumers closely

Fidelity International's Sajiv Vaid explains why authorities are better placed to deal with this crisis than they were in 2008-09.

TN Live Blog: FTSE follows US and Asian markets higher on $1.8trn US stimulus package

The FTSE 100 has opened higher this morning as investors welcome the news that the US has agreed a massive stimulus package to tackle coronavirus.

Ruffer’s Dannatt: How we sidestepped the market crash

Multi-asset specialist Bertie Dannatt said that only certain types of derivatives have proved useful at protecting investors in the sell-off.

TN Live Blog: FTSE gains 9% in one of best sessions on record

The FTSE 100 has surged 452 points today as investors reacted positively to the UK’s lockdown and the vast amount of monetary and fiscal stimulus that has been unleashed to combat the impact of coronavirus.

The fund unlocking value in Japanese small caps

Smith & Williamson’s James Burns explains why the Nippon Active Value Fund’s activist approach is necessary in the Japanese market.

Are asset managers truly embracing ESG?

Square Mile’s Steve Kenny assesses how the asset management industry is embracing responsible investing.

What one of the UK’s highest-returning managers thinks will happen next in the coronavirus crisis

Royal London Asset Management’s Mike Fox said the coronavirus sell-off has created some of the best investment opportunities he has ever seen.

How to be a top global equities manager with no FAANGs

Having taken over the Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust in 2018, fund manager Zehrid Osmani explains the he’s changed made and what he wants to achieve.

How the next recovery will differ from the financial crisis

Fund managers and analysts say investors should not count on a repeat of the “dash for trash” that was seen in 2009.

The charts showing where the coronavirus sell-off has hit hardest

Trustnet examines various asset classes, investment styles, global industries and fund sectors to see how they are being affected by the market sell-off.

For how long can a top fund manager outperform?

Anthony Luzio attempts to find out whether you can realistically expect a fund manager to consistently beat the market over the course of their career.

Premier Miton's David Jane: Bridging an economic chasm

David Jane, multi-asset manager at Premier Miton Investors, considers what policymakers are doing to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus and how what markets will change in the long term.

Why outflows don’t necessarily signal bad assets

Legal & General Investment Management’s Uday Patnaik explains why the broad market sell-off tells investors little about markets currently.

TN Live Blog: Fed doing “whatever it takes” with unlimited QE

The Federal Reserve will carry out unlimited purchases of US Treasuries and agency mortgage-backed securities to help support markets through the coronavirus crisis.

Why gold keeps falling – as it did in 2008

Gold could be poised for a rally if the markets think authorities are still behind the curve, literally and figuratively, says AJ Bell’s Russ Mould.