AUTHOR

David C Stevenson

David Stevenson is a regular columnist for MoneyWeek, and also writes for the FT and Citywire. He’s also been a columnist for Investment Week and is currently editor-in-chief at AltFi, the leading alternative finance fintech news brand. In a previous life David was a TV producer and helped run a big corporate communications business. He likes investment trusts, ETFs and sci-fi movies, but not in that order.  

Will the post-Covid recovery set us up for the Roaring 2020s?
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Will the post-Covid recovery set us up for the Roaring 2020s?

As we head into 2021 with at least two Covid vaccines showing extremely promising results, and more to come, we could be about to enter a period of un…
23 Nov 2020
New music-royalty fund will cash in on classic pop hits
Investment trusts

New music-royalty fund will cash in on classic pop hits

The Round Hill Music Royalty Fund, a rival to the well-established Hipgnosis Songs Fund, has just debuted on the London Stock Exchange. David C Steven…
17 Nov 2020
How green bonds will fund the coming energy transition
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How green bonds will fund the coming energy transition

The need to cut carbon emissions will see a huge amount of investment in new infrastructure and clean energy projects, funded by the most simple of fi…
16 Nov 2020
Why an ESG approach is particularly suited to bond investors
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Why an ESG approach is particularly suited to bond investors

ESG investing, which focuses on the environmental, social and governance aspects of a business, is all the rage. David C Stevenson explains how bond i…
9 Nov 2020
Why you might want to add emerging market debt to your portfolio
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Why you might want to add emerging market debt to your portfolio

David Stevenson explores why, in our world of quantitative easing and negative yields, investors looking for positive yields should look at emerging m…
2 Nov 2020
Nine of the best new investment trusts and ETFs
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Nine of the best new investment trusts and ETFs

A lot of appealing investment trusts trusts and exchange-traded funds have emerged now that the market has calmed down. David Stevenson picks nine of …
26 Oct 2020
Why would you pay anyone for the privilege of lending them money?
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Why would you pay anyone for the privilege of lending them money?

In the latest in his series on fixed income investing, David Stevenson explains what’s driving the trend towards negative-yielding government bonds – …
26 Oct 2020
Will Mailbox Reit, a new property fund with a single investment, deliver?
Property

Will Mailbox Reit, a new property fund with a single investment, deliver?

Mailbox Reit, a new real-estate investment trust set to float on a new property exchange, contains just one building. David Stevenson assesses its pro…
20 Oct 2020
How will we repay our vast debt pile? Do we even need to?
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How will we repay our vast debt pile? Do we even need to?

In his recent articles looking at different aspects of the fixed-income investing world, David Stevenson looked at inflation. Today he looks at a clos…
19 Oct 2020
Is inflation set to return – and should you be worried?
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Is inflation set to return – and should you be worried?

David Stevenson looks at one of the most divisive topics in markets today – the question of whether deflation or inflation is the biggest threat to in…
12 Oct 2020
Ethical investing: how to find an ESG tracker fund
ESG investing

Ethical investing: how to find an ESG tracker fund

The number of ethical exchange-traded funds is growing ever larger – David C Stevenson outlines your options.
6 Oct 2020
Why would anyone ever buy a 100-year bond?
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Why would anyone ever buy a 100-year bond?

Earlier this year, the Austrian government placed a €2bn bond issue with a yield of 0.88% – for 100 years. David Stevenson asks why any investor would…
5 Oct 2020
Five funds to help you invest in a new Europe
Investment trusts

Five funds to help you invest in a new Europe

Growth stocks are a much bigger part of European markets than many investors realise. These five funds will help you buy in.
29 Sep 2020
Investing in bonds: what are fallen angels and why have they been such good investments?
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Investing in bonds: what are fallen angels and why have they been such good investments?

In the first of a series of articles on different aspects of investing in bonds, David explains what “fallen angels” – and what purpose they serve in …
28 Sep 2020
Two new funds to invest in the next big disruptive industries
ETFs

Two new funds to invest in the next big disruptive industries

Food and education are two sectors ripe for disruption – and two new ETFs offer the chance to invest.
15 Sep 2020
Four social housing investment trusts in the spotlight
Investment trusts

Four social housing investment trusts in the spotlight

Affordable homes are a hot political topic. That bodes well for the sector’s investment trusts. David Stevenson picks four.
1 Sep 2020
P2P lending sector’s growth put on pause
Alternative finance

P2P lending sector’s growth put on pause

The online P2P-lending revolution has run into trouble, but don’t write it off just yet, says David C Stevenson.
25 Aug 2020
What's behind the boardroom barney at Pollen Street investment trust?
Investment trusts

What's behind the boardroom barney at Pollen Street investment trust?

A dispute between the manager and the board has broken out at Pollen Street Secured Lending, an online-lending investment trust.
3 Aug 2020
Investing in blue-chip stocks: trust the titans of the market
Investment trusts

Investing in blue-chip stocks: trust the titans of the market

Holding big blue-chip stocks with enduring competitive advantages – AKA a wide moat – is lucrative. It has also just got easier with this investment t…
20 Jul 2020
JZ Capital Partners and a disastrous shift of strategy
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JZ Capital Partners and a disastrous shift of strategy

The grim tale of JZ Capital Partners, the UK’s worst-performing investment trust, presents a cautionary tale for all investors, writes David Stevenson…
6 Jul 2020
ESG investing provides shelter in the storm
ESG investing

ESG investing provides shelter in the storm

Funds focusing on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues proved resilient during the market slump.
23 Jun 2020
Could an ill wind hit renewable energy funds?
Renewables

Could an ill wind hit renewable energy funds?

Infrastructure is a good investment – but watch out for hidden risks, particularly in renewable energy.
9 Jun 2020
Precious metals will keep shining – buy these funds to take advantage
Gold

Precious metals will keep shining – buy these funds to take advantage

Data on volatility suggests that a V-shaped recovery may not happen, so hold gold or silver.
1 Jun 2020
Investment trusts to consider for investors seeking yield
Investment trusts

Investment trusts to consider for investors seeking yield

With dividends being slashed in all major markets, equity-income investors have to consider alternatives. Here are the best options.
10 May 2020
Where to find value in investment trusts
Investment trusts

Where to find value in investment trusts

Investment trusts' discounts to net asset value have narrowed sharply of late, but there are still bargains out there.
28 Apr 2020
Cracks appear in corporate-bond ETFs
Funds

Cracks appear in corporate-bond ETFs

Severe volatility has opened up gaps between company-debt market trackers and the underlying assets.
21 Apr 2020
These five trounced investment trusts will bounce back
Investment trusts

These five trounced investment trusts will bounce back

The indiscriminate carnage in the markets has left these five promising investment trusts in the bargain basement.
31 Mar 2020
Which investment trusts should survive the market mayhem?
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Which investment trusts should survive the market mayhem?

Look carefully at investment trusts’ recent performances to see if they’re fulfilling their mandate, says David Stevenson.
17 Mar 2020
The juicy yields on offer in European fintech
Alternative finance

The juicy yields on offer in European fintech

With interest rates still at historic lows, income seekers should consider looking beyond traditional asset classes. Here are three ideas.
9 Mar 2020
Four Asia-focused investment trusts to keep an eye on
Investment trusts

Four Asia-focused investment trusts to keep an eye on

Funds that specialise in Asian companies have yet to price in the full short-term effects of the coronavirus
18 Feb 2020
Turbulence hits the aircraft leasing sector
Investment trusts

Turbulence hits the aircraft leasing sector

It's been a tough year, but the outlook for aircraft-leasing funds is improving. David Stevenson explains which ones could be worth a look
3 Feb 2020
The commercial property funds to research now
Funds

The commercial property funds to research now

There are still opportunities in commercial property, but choose your subsector carefully, says David Stevenson.
4 Jan 2020
There is still plenty of potential for investors in cannabis
Funds

There is still plenty of potential for investors in cannabis

The cannabis sector is out of favour, but a new ETF is an appealing recovery play
2 Jan 2020
Don’t give up on P2P lending
Alternative finance

Don’t give up on P2P lending

The P2P lending sector has had a torrid year and the rules are being tightened. But it’s hardly game over, says David Stevenson.
24 Dec 2019
Make sure your fund manager has their money where their mouth is
Funds

Make sure your fund manager has their money where their mouth is

Are the interests of the finance professionals managing your money properly aligned with your interests? There's a relatively simple way to check.
3 Dec 2019
Buy these two funds to profit from private companies
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Buy these two funds to profit from private companies

Don’t be put off by Neil Woodford’s disaster. These two funds have done well with unlisted firms.
19 Nov 2019