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How Simon Brazier’s caution paid off when coronavirus struck

Ninety One Asset Management’s Simon Brazier explains how the coronavirus has provided a good opportunity for quality investors worried about valuations.

What will the global coronavirus recovery look like?

While plenty of uncertainty remains, market commentators say it's not too soon to start thinking out how the eventual recovery will play out.

The trust enhancing its dividend to tackle its discount

JPMorgan Chinese has changed its name to JPMorgan China Growth & Income and has altered its dividend policy to match.

Why becoming an effective long-term investor is more important than ever

Mark Walker, managing partner at Tollymore Investment Partners, explains how and why you should be creating a long term investment strategy in the current environment.

Five ‘darker developments’ we need to see before the coronavirus recovery

Barings Investment Institute’s Christopher Smart outlines the events that have to happen before a durable economic recovery from coronavirus looks sure.

How have UK small-cap managers reacted to the worst-ever quarter for the sector?

Trustnet asks several managers for their thoughts on one of the most challenging periods ever for UK small-cap stockpickers.

How are the industry’s best-selling funds holding up in the coronavirus crisis?

Many of the most popular funds are topping their sectors amid the ongoing market volatility, although there are some big names that have fallen to the bottom.

TN Live Blog: FTSE rises despite Boris Johnson going into intensive care

The FTSE 100 has risen 2.45 per cent in early trading, despite last night’s news that the prime minister is in intensive care for coronavirus.

Saxo Bank sees significant repercussions after “the lost economic year” of 2020

The Danish investment bank has issued its second-quarter outlook as the world struggles with the coronavirus crisis.

The “essential” trust for an income-hungry retiree

Dunedin Income Growth targets a high headline yield and a rising dividend.

Investing rules to see us through

Nick Payne, head of global emerging market equities at Merian Global Investors, explains how long-standing “investing rules” can bring comfort and help with decision-making during tough market conditions.

Why the coronavirus recovery is likely to be U-shaped

Faced with what is likely to become one of the deepest but shortest recessions of modern times, PIMCO’s Joachim Fels and Andrew Balls explain what might unfold in the coming months.

How Ariel Bezalel is taking advantage of “mispriced credit”

Jupiter Asset Management’s head of fixed income strategy believes that forced selling from the crisis has created an opportunity in the bond market.

The charts showing what you should have avoided in 2020’s opening quarter

With stock markets plummeting over recent weeks because of coronavirus, Trustnet looks at how the first quarter played out by asset class, investment style and fund sector.

TN Live Blog: Coronavirus causes record fund outflows

Data from Calastone suggests money was pulled out of UK-based funds at their fastest pace on record during March.

How Fidelity China Special Sits’ Dale Nicholls is positioning for Covid-19

Providing an update on some of the changes he’s made in reaction to the coronavirus, the Fidelity manager explains his thoughts on what the epidemic means for Chinese stocks.

Adrian Lowcock: Three funds I am buying for my 2020 ISA

Adrian Lowcock, head of personal investing at Willis Owen, highlights the three funds he'll be adding before the ISA deadline closes on 5 April.

Jonathan Ruffer: Why this crisis was entirely predictable

The chairman of Ruffer says people should pay more attention to the state of the market before the coronavirus crisis struck, adding we could be set to return to the 1970s.

Sanlam’s Fourie: Why I’m happy to underperform when the market recovers

The manager of the Sanlam Global High Quality fund said he is not willing to compromise his long-term strategy for a short-term boost.

How to make money from your hobbies

Pádraig Floyd finds out whether it is ever a good idea to treat assets such as classic cars and works of art as investments.

Darius McDermott: The funds that could bounce back hardest

Darius McDermott, managing director of FundCalibre, highlights several funds that he believes could take advantage of any bounce in markets after the trheat of coronavirus recedes.

Terry Smith: Coronavirus doing to markets what it’s doing to people

The Fundsmith Equity manager explains how economies and markets that never got over the global financial crisis are now struggling to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The best & worst performing funds from 2020’s first quarter

Trustnet finds out which funds and sectors have navigated one of the toughest quarters in recent memory.

Our multi-asset investment views - March 2020

What's new in the monthly update of our asset allocation views?