Insights

Editor’s Comment: will value finally make a sustained comeback in 2020?

There is a growing sense that some kind of correction is overdue, writes Faith Glasgow.

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Smithson one year on: is Terry Smith's fledgling trust going to fly?

A year after its highly successful launch, Andrew Pitts asks if Smithson investment trust will succeed where other high-profile newcomers have failed.

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Your state pension forecast: how to understand it and fix shortfalls

Pension Clinic: are you under state pension age? Do yourself a favour and get a state pension forecast, advises Steve Webb.

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How two professional investors find investment trust bargains

We put two fund-of-investment trust managers through their paces, comparing strategy, performance and charges.

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Top 10 tips if you are retiring in 2020

The prospect of retiring is exciting, but with so many pension options to consider, these 10 tips are designed to help.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall - who's the best fund manager of all?

There is a belief that people with psychopathic traits do well in the financial industry – but is this justified?

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Bargains are hard to find, but three investment trusts catch the eye

After a strong year for equity markets in 2019, there’s a shortage of trusts available at knocked-down prices, but contrarian investor David Liddell has spotted three potential openings.

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Investing in China: five fund picks for the Year of the White Rat

Adrian Lowcock, head of personal investing at Willis Owen, analyses the outlook for investing in China in 2020 and gives five ideas for investors to take advantage of the world’s second largest economy.

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Janus Henderson’s Ben Lofthouse: investors are being paid to wait for a style change

The manager of Henderson International Income Trust tells Kyle Caldwell why he is willing to play a game of patience.

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Hugh Young on how he has revamped Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus

The manager sums up the trusts objectives as he explains that we just want nice little businesses run by ho

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Little miracles: the large advantages of small companies

Chris Gannatti of WisdomTree Europe reviews the attractions of investing in smaller companies in the US, Japan, Europe and the emerging markets.

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Do the latest figures for the UK economy mean an interest rate cut is off the table? 

Earlier in January, members of the MPC had hinted that they were likely to vote for a rate cut. 

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Why emerging markets equities are predicted to trounce US equity returns in the 2020s

Research Affiliates argues that there is little room for US equity prices to rise from where they currently are.

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Investing in China: five fund picks for the Year of the White Rat

Adrian Lowcock, head of personal investing at Willis Owen, analyses the outlook for investing in China in 2020 and gives five ideas for investors to take advantage of the world’s second largest economy.

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FTSE 100 surges ahead as investors take advantage of ‘cheap UK’

Global investors have been underweight the UK since 2016. They are now reallocating back given hugely reduced uncertainty

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