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Brexit weighs as 95% of UK blue-chip, mid-cap funds lag market

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A staggering 95% of UK blue-chip and mid-cap funds have lagged the stock market over the last three years, as the impact of the Brexit vote continues to take its toll.

Fund managers sound correction warning after 2019 rally

Fidelity sells down shares in £32 billion 'multi-asset' funds after strong rebound since turn of the year, while Pictet strategist urges adding to cash weighting.

2019: the big fund winners and losers in the year so far

Technology, China and US small company funds enjoyed the first quarter rebound in stock markets, but some Europe and ‘absolute return’ funds fared badly. Click through our gallery to find out more.

Danimation: what do I get for my fund ‘unit’?

Our third episode of Danimation takes a look at why funds have become so popular since appearing on the scene after the Second World War.

The inside story of Woodford’s battle to cling onto start-ups

Under-fire fund manager's extraordinary efforts to hold onto unquoted companies include transfers between funds and offshore listings.

Drawdown stars: the most popular funds since pension freedom

AJ Bell highlights the most popular funds among its drawdown customers since pension freedom was introduced.

The Accumulator: Brexit fears take hold as investors pile into bonds

Funds investing in UK government bonds have jumped this week amid a flight to safe havens as fears over Brexit have intensified.

Bumper yields and UK bets draw fund managers to house builders

With yields in double figures for some house builders, fund managers are drawn to their sector as the 'cleanest' contrarian bet on the UK economy.

10 fund managers riding high on 2019's market rebound

Our latest look at the Citywire ratings highlights those moving up the rankings as stock markets enjoy a strong start to the year.

Woodford needs Hargreaves Lansdown now more than ever

Stockbroker has driven more than a third of the inflows into Woodford’s funds and keeping the Bristol behemoth onside is crucial

New Year stock market cheer falls flat with fund investors

Stock markets rebounded strongly at the start of the year following 2018's sell-off, but early signs show it wasn't enough to entice investors back into funds.

Crunch time for Woodford's income fund as unquoted stakes hit 18%

Controversial swap deal with Woodford Patient Capital Trust exposes scale of challenge facing fund manager in bringing his Equity Income fund's exposure to unquoted assets below a 10% limit.

The Accumulator: China swerves sea of red on A-shares bonanza

All major global stock markets delivered losses to UK investors this week apart from China, which rocketed thanks to an index rejig.

Property funds risk suspensions within weeks, warns Fitch

Cash levels aren't high enough to deal with the spike in withdrawals that could be sparked by Brexit developments, warns ratings agency.

FCA fines fund groups over collusion on IPO pricing

Hargreave Hale and River and Mercantile fined but Newton escapes penalty after alerting FCA to breaches.

Danimation: the three different types of fund you can buy

In the second episode of our series explaining the basics of investing in funds, we look at the different types available to investors.