Fund management fees are still taking a huge bite out of investor returns. And while they may have fallen in recent years, they need to come down even further, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
There are two main types of fund out there for investors to invest in. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how they work, and which is her favourite.
There’s no need to snap up overpriced shares in newer property funds when two heavyweight reits are so cheap, says Max King.
Utilities make sense if you’re looking for income, says David Stevenson. But regulators and politicians can ruin the attractions. Make sure you diversify your holdings.
Bored with gold? Uninspired by silver? Platinum too cheap for your tastes these days? Perhaps, says Chris Carter, you need to find a more intriguing metal – here’s one that fits the bill.
With buy-to-let an increasingly unattractive option, residential funds may appeal to more investors, says Emma Lunn.
Personal Assets Trust is braced for disaster, says Max King. Long-term investors should do well with it.
Auto-enrolment means many more workers are now paying into a pension – but the default funds are often a poor choice. Take the time to pick your own, says Cris Sholto Heaton.
This trust is in better shape than before, says David C Stevenson – and could soon become a core holding for investors.
The world’s richest families, disillusioned with traditional wealth management, are taking matters into their own hands. Lucy Loewenberg reports on the rise of the family office.
UK investors struggle to understand this Russia-focused property fund, says David C Stevenson. But that just makes it an attractive bet for the brave.
Terry Smith’s trust should come into its own during bear markets, says Max King.