Tom Bailey

The most popular funds, shares and trusts with Sipp investors

Investors using Isas are much more likely to hold individual shares than those using a Sipp, according to data from interactive investor (Money Observer’s parent company).

Figures revealed by the online broker show that as at February 2018, 47% of assets in Isas were in equities, compared to just 23% for Sipp investors.

Buy, Hold, Sell: a trio of ethical stock picks

Sarasin Responsible Global Equity is unusual in having a prescribed ‘buylist’ from which the manager can choose. The list of 120 equities is constructed by a team of 15 analysts at Sarasin & Partners, the fund’s managing company, headed by Jerry Thomas, co-manager of Sarasin Responsible Global Equity as well as a number of the company’s other funds.

How to play the next phase of the tech boom

The bull market over the past decade has been dominated by consumer tech stocks. Facebook captured the surge in use in social media that followed the mass adoption of smart phones, while Amazon pioneered e-commerce and changed the way we shop. Meanwhile, Netflix revolutionised online content streaming. Consumers were key for the tech boom.

No-deal Brexit the preferred option among DIY investors

Over a third of do-it-yourself (DIY) investors favour a no-deal Brexit, according to a poll conducted by The Share Centre.

In the survey of 3,000 investors, a total of 37% said their preferred resolution to Brexit would be leaving with a deal.

Last week, Parliament ruled out both Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement and a no-deal Brexit.