Worried that your manager might “do a Woodford”? Here’s what to look out for when investing in active funds.
Star fund manager Neil Woodford got into trouble with small, illiquid assets. Scott Longley explains what investors should look out for when sizing up smaller companies.
In the wake of Neil Woodford’s woes, fund manager H2O Asset Management has now been hit by concerns over illiquid assets in its portfolio. So how big a deal is this? And what can investors do about it? John Stepek explains.
Peter Hargreaves created a FTSE 100 company from scratch without borrowing or acquisition – and without scandal – at least until the Woodford one blew up in its face.
Neil Woodford had humble origins, but built an enthusiastic following among retail investors by promising to make them rich. Now, they’d just like their money back.
If you own a Woodford fund, what should you do now? And what of the other stocks affected by the former “star” manager’s current woes? Merryn Somerset Webb has the answers.
Two of the biggest casualties from Neil Woodford’s fall from grace are his investment trust – Woodford Patient Capital – and broker Hargreaves Lansdown. John Stepek looks at whether you should snap them up or leave them well alone.
Some people think Neil Woodford has been an unfortunate victim. But he’s no such thing, says Merryn Somerset Webb. He broke some of fund management’s most fundamental rules and his investors are paying the price.
Three ways to shield your portfolio from the fallout when a celebrity fund manager takes a tumble.
Neil Woodford’s failure isn’t just a result of poor performance, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’s down to a failure of governance and the very structure of the fund itself.
Neil Woodford needs to build up enough cash to meet redemptions from his fund. So he’s got to sell his holdings. So is this a buying opportunity, asks John Stepek, or should you wait?