Your guide to the good, the bad and the ugly of the investment fund universe.
Based on interviews with key industry figures and incisive analysis of why funds have made money or lost it, the guide gives you what you need to know about the investment galaxy.
From fast-growing small funds to Goliaths where growth is slowing down, Fund focus cuts through the jargon and sifts the complexity of fund management, from past performance to the risks you take and the charges you pay. - -
Aberdeen’s Emerging Market fund is aware of short-term risks in emerging markets, but is long-term in philosophy and implementation
Most European Union states have agreed bilateral double taxation conventions between each other, but venture capital and private equity funds are often excluded from these rules, a European Commission report says
The manager of a Martin Currie trust has reduced exposure to the UK to 54% from 60% 12 months ago
Insynergy’s new India fund plans to allow investors to profit from the country’s virtuous cycle of strong economic growth, rising infrastructure investment and high savings
Moving into equities and outsourcing its administration has ensured top-quartile returns for Brown Shipley’s Multi-Manager fund
BlackRock’s Latam fund has had a tough year, but there are reasons for optimism
The biggest multi-manager investor in the investment company’s European Absolute Return fund has sold its entire holding following the fund manager’s suspension of Guillaume Rambourg
Investec Asset Management’s energy duo are taking an aggressive weighting in US gas as they expect it to outperform oil in the next few years
Neptune’s Greater China Income fund is targeting stable cash-generative companies, in addition to favoured thematic areas
Gartmore’s Leigh Himsworth has pledged a performance turnaround on the group’s UK equity fund range after he revamped the funds’ remits