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Funds Fan: fallen-star fund manager exits, trust dividend cuts, and an interview with a top UK investor

May 29, 2020

Faith Glasgow, editor of Money Observer, and deputy editor Kyle Caldwell discuss the departure of Neil Woodford mentee Mark Barnett, who has left Invesco after 24 years. The pair also examine the scale of dividend cuts among investment trusts, and one fund that has yet to suffer any dividend cuts among its holdings. They later talk to Stuart Widdowson, manager of Odyssean Investment Trust, about the market sell-off, top holdings, and investment opportunities.

Funds and trusts for canny investors after the pandemic

David Prosser, former business editor of The Independent and a regular contributor to Money Observer, joins editor Faith Glasgow and staff writer Tom Bailey for a podcast debating how to play investment themes in the aftermath of Covid-19, equity income fund options, and strategies for income-seekers.

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Funds Fan podcast: the silver lining to dividend cuts

May 14, 2020

Host Richard Hunter, head of markets at interactive investor, is joined by Money Observer editor Faith Glasgow, to discuss the most popular funds and investment trusts among interactive investor customers in April, the best performers during the first 50 days of lockdown, and why dividend cuts might not be as bad as they appear.

Finally, Moneywise editor Rachel Rickard Straus introduces a new podcast aimed at beginner investors that is also food for thought for more experienced investors.

Funds Fan podcast: income investors and the dividend dearth

May 4, 2020

Host Faith Glasgow, editor of Money Observer, and deputy editor Kyle Caldwell discuss the scale of dividend cuts hitting income investors, a rule change to the Investment Association’s income fund sectors, and fund manager Alastair Mundy’s exit from Temple Bar investment trust. Interactive investor’s head of markets Richard Hunter joins them to share his views on some of the most vulnerable FTSE sectors amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Money Observer podcast: investing through the coronavirus

Does market turmoil mean that you would be better off outsourcing fund selection to the professionals? Money Observer editor Faith Glasgow considers multi-managers information advantage, while deputy editor Kyle Caldwell looks at how defensive funds performed during the sell-off. They are joined by staff writer Tom Bailey who examines the performance of geared investment trusts over the past few months.

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Funds Fan podcast: how many funds make an ideal portfolio? Plus investment trust discounts and market volatility

April 3, 2020

In the latest Funds Fan episode - recorded at contributors’ dining tables - host Faith Glasgow, editor of Money Observer, discusses the market outlook and value opportunities with deputy editor Kyle Caldwell. They are joined by two guests: Moira O'Neill, head of personal finance at interactive investor, who examines the right number of funds for a portfolio; and Nina Kelly, who talks about her experience as a beginner investor in the current market turmoil. 

Money Observer podcast: Budget ‘surprises’ and what plans means for our readers’ finances

Money Observer editor Faith Glasgow and deputy editor Kyle Caldwell reflect on what the Budget means for Money Observer readers, discussing the pensions tax allowance taper and pensions tax relief.

In addition, they consider who emerges as winners and losers following Rishi Sunak’s announcements. They also question whether the increase in the Junior Isa allowance will benefit many parents and grandparents. 

Funds Fan podcast: coronavirus fears and retirement options as markets dive

March 9, 2020

In this Funds Fan podcast episode, host Kyle Caldwell, deputy editor of Money Observer, is joined by editor Faith Glasgow, interactive investor's head of markets Richard Hunter, and Teodor Dilov funds analyst at interactive investor.

The discussion focuses on the impact the coronavirus is having on global stock markets and investors. The podcast also tackles a reader’s question on whether they should delay their retirement in light of current market falls.