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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?

Alpha Manager James Thomson goes on spending splurge in preparation for “astounding” coronavirus rally

The Rathbone Global Opportunities manager explains why he was buying across his portfolio while the market plummeted because of coronavirus.

The winners & losers in the investment trust space during March

Trustnet takes a closer look at the closed-ended space to find out which investment trusts managed to ride out the coronavirus sell-off and which were unable to dodge the fallout.

The four themes set to drive markets over the next decade

Lazard Global Thematic Focus will base its strategy around tech, sustainability, geopolitics and monetary policy.

Market distortions could provide opportunities for long-term investors

Fidelity International's Toby Gibb considers the impact of fiscal and monetary stimulus should have as it feeds through to markets, creating buying opportunities for long-term investors.

The funds that lost a little and the funds that lost a lot in March

Trustnet finds out which funds and sectors struggled the most during one of the toughest months in markets in recent memory.

Could equity income trusts withstand a 30% cut in dividends?

Investec’s Alan Brierley and Ben Newell take a closer look at the closed-ended space to find out which income-paying strategies should be able to weather the coronavirus pandemic.

Professional investors hunted global bonds as coronavirus sell-off hit in March

With markets around the world enduring some very heavy falls, Trustnet finds out which funds the professional investors were researching in March.

TN Live Blog: 60% write-down of Mark Barnett’s unquoted assets branded “a little drastic”

Invesco written down 60 per cent of the unquoted assets in Mark Barnett’s Invesco High Income and Invesco Income funds.

How the longest-serving investment trust managers approach a market crash

Some of the most experienced managers in the business reveal what they have learnt from previous crises.

How will consolidation in the platform industry affect the end investor?

John Blowers attempts to find out if the falling number of UK platforms will lead to greater price competition among the surviving players or just a lack of choice.

Time for investors to look beyond the crisis

Rob Sharps, group chief investment officer at T. Rowe Price, explains why investor shouldn't let themselves be driven by fear as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take hold.

How fund pickers reacted to Nick Clay’s shock departure from BNY Mellon

Trustnet considers what’s next for the £5.2bn BNY Mellon Global Income fund after the departure of Nick Clay to RWC Partners.

The cautious multi-asset funds that have ticked (just about) all the boxes

IA Mixed Investment 20-60% Shares funds go under the spotlight to see which are beating their peers on a range of risk and return measures.

How coronavirus is turning the spotlight on sustainable investing

Coronavirus Daily Focus: The unrelenting march of the coronavirus reminds us that environmental and social problems are increasingly clear financial risks that investors need to manage appropriately.

Which funds made the most in the last recovery?

Trustnet looks at which funds led the recovery from the financial crisis and how they performed in the market crash that preceded it.

Bouncing back: The fund managers who revived their flagging reputation

Cherry Reynard names three fund managers who turned things around when it looked as if their days of managing money were over.

Argonaut's Norris: Why we hedge

Barry Norris, manager of the Argonaut Absolute Return fund, explains why absolute return should always be held in a portfolio – something that has been forgotten during the long artificially inflated bull run since the global financial crisis.

How the world’s largest asset manager is positioning for Covid-19

BlackRock’s Mike Pyle explains what changes the fund management giant has made to its asset allocation strategy as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

The stocks that might benefit from everybody working from home

Whilst many companies worry about their futures during the coronavirus pandemic, Trustnet tries to find out which stocks could do well as more people work from home.

Nine funds whose long-term quartile rankings have dramatically changed because of the coronavirus crisis

With the market falls dominating the headlines, Trustnet finds out how this is affecting funds’ five-year performance numbers.

TN Live Blog: RWC poaches Nick Clay and BNY Mellon global equity team

Fund boutique RWC Partners has hired highly respected income manager Nick Clay and other members of his global equity team from BNY Mellon subsidiary Newton.