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Monks Investment Trust: Insuring Asia

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The extraordinary expansion of Asia’s middle class is turbocharging demand for products that provide a sense of security. Charles Plowden, manager of Monks Investment Trust, tells Colin Donald why the region’s life insurance giants are well-placed to reap the rewards.

MoneyWeek's model portfolio is a simple, easy to manage portfolio of six of the best investment trusts selected by Merryn Somerset Webb, offering defensiveness, stability, exposure to growth, and some income.

Video: Why we like investment trusts

Investment trusts are a relatively cheap and simple way of investing in the stockmarket. Ed Bowsher explains why at MoneyWeek, we much prefer them to other funds.

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Monks Investment Trust: Insuring Asia

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The extraordinary expansion of Asia’s middle class is turbocharging demand for products that provide a sense of security. Charles Plowden, manager of Monks Investment Trust, tells Colin Donald why the region’s life insurance giants are well-placed to reap the rewards.

Five funds to buy into biotech's healthy future

The biotech sector has struggled over the past year, but it remains a solid long-term investment. Here are five good ways to buy in.

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.

Investment trusts – the perfect product for a reliable retirement income

If you want a very long-term investment that produces an income into your retirement while preserving your capital, buy an investment trust, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Japan has seen plenty of false dawns – but this time it’s for real

Japan suffered one of the most spectacular bubbles in financial history. But today, the market is so cheap that it’s practically the opposite of where it was in 1989. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how to profit.

Go global with the Genesis Emerging Markets Trust

The Genesis Emerging Markets Trust believes in thorough fieldwork when seeking out promising investments.

Why investors shouldn’t overlook Europe

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Ollie Beckett, manager of the TR European Growth Trust, tackles investor questions around Europe’s economic outlook and the consequences of further quantitative easing on the continent’s equity market.

Top ten funds to profit from a Boris Brexit bounce

City analysts are pondering a once-unthinkable scenario: what if it all goes right for Boris Johnson? David Stevenson picks the funds he thinks will perform the best from a Brexit bounce.

Retail property stocks are in the bargain bin

The savage bear market in the retail property sector may be over, but investors must tread carefully.

Henderson Far East Income: healthy returns amid Hong Kong concern

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Mike Kerley, manager of Henderson Far East Income Ltd, gives an update on the company’s performance this year, and explains how Asian companies have contributed to a strong financial year despite growing concerns around Hong Kong.

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