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Neil Woodford rides again

Neil Woodford’s speedy descent made Icarus look like a slouch. Many thought he would now be spending more time with his horses. He’s actually plotting…
1 Jan 2020
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Neil Woodford continues to cast a shadow over his successor at Invesco

Mark Barnett, former star manager Neil Woodford’s successor at Invesco, has applied the same formula, and is struggling.
10 Dec 2019
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Woodford, WeWork and the perfectly legal but morally outrageous “bezzle”

Neil Woodford and Adam Neumann have pulled off spectacular examples of the “bezzle”, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Hoodwinking investors and walking off …
28 Oct 2019
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Is it time to buy Patient Capital Trust?

Neil Woodford’s Patient Capital Trust has been taken over by asset manager Schroders. The share price has surged - but should you buy in? John Stepek …
25 Oct 2019
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Neil Woodford: no silver lining for his investors

Neil Woodford made every mistake it is possible to make as a money manager. And his investors have been stiffed. But however wrong it all went, Woodfo…
24 Oct 2019
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Woodford believed his own hype – now his investors are paying the price

Neil Woodford was once one of the brightest stars in Britain’s investment firmament. Then he came crashing down to earth. John Stepek explains what we…
17 Oct 2019
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Woodford’s empire collapses – what happens to his investors now?

With Neil Woodford getting his marching orders and his funds being shut down, John Stepek explains what it means for his former empire, and for those …
16 Oct 2019
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The fall of the house of Woodford – and what it means for your money

Neil Woodford has been fired from his Equity Income fund, which is now being wound up. John Stepek looks at how he got into this mess, and what it mea…
15 Oct 2019

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Don’t be patient with the Woodford Patient Capital Trust

The Woodford Patient Capital investment trust continues to remain in limbo. Don’t bet on a turnaround anytime soon.
7 Oct 2019
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Why you still shouldn’t touch Woodford Patient Capital with a bargepole

The price of the Woodford Patient Capital investment trust has fallen so far that you may think it looks like a bargain buy. Think again, says John St…
30 Sep 2019
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All financial miseries start with misaligned incentives

From Neil Woodford to St James's Place, skewed financial incentives mean investors' well-being may not necessarily be a wealth manager's top priority.
12 Sep 2019
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Three ways to avoid your fund manager "doing a Woodford"

Worried that your manager might “do a Woodford”? Here’s what to look out for when investing in active funds.
8 Jul 2019
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Woodford's fund stays shut – but it is time to buy Patient Capital?

John Stepek examines Neil Woodford’s progress in fixing his Equity Income Fund, and asks if it’s worth buying the Patient Capital Trust instead – whil…
2 Jul 2019
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Neil Woodford, fund managers, and the systemic risk to the financial system

The consequences from the Neil Woodford debacle aren't limited to his fund's investors. He and his ilk could pose a systemic risk to the financial sys…
27 Jun 2019
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What Neil Woodford’s debacle can teach us about liquidity

Star fund manager Neil Woodford got into trouble with small, illiquid assets. Scott Longley explains what investors should look out for when sizing up…
27 Jun 2019
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First Woodford, now H2O – how worried should you be about liquidity?

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 …
25 Jun 2019
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Peter Hargreaves: an upset for the world’s happiest billionaire

Peter Hargreaves created a FTSE 100 company from scratch without borrowing or acquisition – and without scandal – at least until the Woodford one blew…
24 Jun 2019
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Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK's financial pages.
21 Jun 2019
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Rock-star fund manager Woodford gets booed off stage

Neil Woodford had humble origins, but built an enthusiastic following among retail investors by promising to make them rich. Now, they’d just like the…
14 Jun 2019
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The fallout from Neil Woodford’s fall from grace

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…
13 Jun 2019
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After the Woodford fallout, is it time to buy Hargreaves Lansdown and Patient Capital?

Two of the biggest casualties from Neil Woodford’s fall from grace are his investment trust - Woodford Patient Capital - and broker Hargreaves Lansdow…
11 Jun 2019
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Neil Woodford doesn’t deserve your sympathy – his troubles are all his own fault

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 …
10 Jun 2019
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How to avoid being hit by a falling star

Three ways to shield your portfolio from the fallout when a celebrity fund manager takes a tumble.
10 Jun 2019
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Neil Woodford’s failure isn’t just about his incompetence – it’s about much more than that

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 structur…
7 Jun 2019
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What happens to Neil Woodford’s share holdings now?

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…
7 Jun 2019
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What Neil Woodford’s crash landing means for your money

This week, former star fund manager Neil Woodford shocked markets by “gating” his flagship fund. John Stepek and Sarah Moore look at what went wrong, …
6 Jun 2019
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What Neil Woodford’s woes mean for your money

With the suspension of dealing in Neil Woodford's Equity Income fund, John Stepek looks at where it all went wrong for the “star” fund manager, and wh…
4 Jun 2019
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Woodford’s woes compound as Woodford Equity Income is suspended

Troubled fund manager Neil Woodford has suspended dealing in his Woodford Equity Income fund “with immediate effect” after a torrid few years.
3 Jun 2019
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What is Neil Woodford doing?

The much-celebrated fund manager is testing the patience of his investors, says Sarah Moore.
12 Mar 2019
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Investors' patience wears thin for Neil Woodford

The star manager’s tactic of throwing a lot of mud at the wall and hoping some will stick hasn’t worked, says Max King.
23 Mar 2018
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The star fund managers who fell to earth

Neil Woodford's reputation as Britain’s top fund manager has taken a few recent hits. Sarah Moore looks at what lessons investors can learn from his m…
22 Mar 2018
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Neil Woodford is buying more AA shares – I’d suggest you don’t follow him

Since listing 2014, the AA has been a poor investment. It generates cash, but it’s swimming in debt and business is declining. So, asks John Stepek wh…
23 Feb 2018
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Economy

Neil Woodford: red lights are flashing in the markets - but Brexit is a huge opportunity

There are “so many lights flashing red that I am losing count”, says fund manager Neil Woodford. But Brexit doom-mongers are profoundly wrong about th…
1 Dec 2017
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The world’s greatest investors: Neil Woodford

Like any good value investor, says Matthew Partridge, Neil Woodford is prepared to wait for his returns.
22 Jul 2016