Downfall of Britain's top fund manager shocks

2019-10-27 11:32

The spectacular fall from grace of Britain's star investor Neil Woodford has tarnished the reputation of London's City finance district and hurt market confidence, according to analysts.

No negative returns since inception

2018-08-07 17:17

Equities that trade below intrinsic value or have capital appreciation potential are the apples of Fairtree’s Prescient Equity Fund's eye.

Debate continues on active vs passive fund management

2017-10-03 17:50

One of the most contentious topics in investment management, the active versus passive argument, has gained momentum at a recent live debate.

Can a private investor beat professional fund managers?

2017-05-24 13:12

Not only large fund managers beat benchmarks. Simon Brown discusses two huge advantages a private investor has over such investment firms.

Deslin Naidoo: Re-defining active fund management

2016-05-23 20:07

It is not so much a question of active or passive fund mangement as broadening the definitions of active to make it more effective at an earlier stage, says an adviser.

Investors warned against timing the market

2015-05-18 07:08

The Collective Investment Schemes industry has expressed concern over a sudden surge in interest in equities and says it hopes it is is not a case of market timing.

Warren Buffett fund warning

2014-08-31 17:00

Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60bn from astute stock picking, but when he dies, the money he leaves will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index.

Fund manager says bond market 'corrupt'

2011-06-15 15:14

Futuregrowth chief investment officer Andrew Canter says the current system of fixed income pricing is corrupt.

Asset allocation the hardest call

2010-05-24 08:01

Investors must carefully consider the options.

The five 'P's in the pod

2010-05-24 08:01


Magnificent 7: Here's who will champion the goals of a R1.4bn SME fund

2019-09-26 21:30

The SA SME Fund on Thursday announced the seven fund managers set to manage about R1.4bn in funding to develop small businesses in the country.

The marks of a great value investor

2018-03-28 13:59

Allan Gray’s incoming chief operating officer Rob Formby explains why this asset manager is able to distinguish its portfolio and to deliver alpha.

SA investors wrongly believe active funds perform better - analyst

2017-07-16 13:43

South African investors still favour active fund management over low-cost alternatives, such as passive funds, says an investment analyst.

Different strokes for different folks

2017-04-24 15:17

Fund managers have different styles of investing. Combining these styles might just ensure above-average performance.

Future of actively managed funds debated

2015-07-07 18:05

There is currently a debate going on in the international news media about the future of actively managed funds and an expert puts it in context.

Old Mutual property unit merges with UK firm

2014-10-24 14:26

Money manager Old Mutual Global Investments has announced the merger of its property fund division into Henderson UK property OEIC, forming a £2.7bn fund.

Fund managers use tactics to uncover problems

2014-08-12 16:15

Fund managers are increasingly turning to investigative tactics to uncover skeletons in company closets that can offer an investment edge in a low-yield world.

Right manager, right fund

2010-05-24 08:01

‘Offering a complicated range of highly specialised funds defeats the aim of simplicity’.

What’s in the price?

2010-05-24 08:01

Investors must question what they’re paying for.

Fund managers shun banks, retailers

2010-05-14 12:34

Investec's Value Fund has for the first time since 2000 ditched any exposure to big four banking stocks and major retail groups.

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