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Danimation: the three different types of fund you can buy

Play 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.

Parliament demands RPI fix to stop ‘unfair’ gilt windfalls

Parliament steps up pressure on UK Statistics Authority to fix faults in the old retail price index (RPI) inflation measure behind multi-billions pound over-payments to holders of index-linked government bonds

Woodford joins Barnett on Bestinvest's Spot the Dog list

Fund manager's torrid run results in his flagship Woodford Equity Income fund entering Bestinvest's Spot the Dog study of underperforming funds.

The funds investors dumped in 'annus horribilis' for sales

Eleven funds each saw more than £1 billion leave the door last year, in a grim year for global stock markets.

Brexit Meltdown: are property trusts better than funds?

With investors again pulling money from commercial property funds, our panel of experts debate the best way to access bricks and mortar and what the City regulator should do to avoid a damaging repeat of the 2016 fund suspensions.

Troy Trojan tops income funds as Chelverton blacklisted

Francis Brooke's conservative fund jumps to the top of Sanlam's UK income rankings, as once high-flying Chelverton UK Equity Income is blacklisted.

Nervous investors pull record-breaking £6 billion from funds

Retail investors pulled £6 billion from funds in the last three months of 2018, the biggest quarterly redemption on record.

Named: the top managers who sparked the FCA’s IPO probe

The identities of the fund managers whose communications ahead of two high-profile initial public offerings sparked a Financial Conduct Authority probe can be revealed for the first time.

UK blue-chips and mid-caps feel the squeeze as profit growth slows

Profit growth at FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies slowed sharply at the end of last year as margins come under pressure.

Justify your benchmarks, watchdog tells fund groups

'Fund managers rarely explain why or how they are using particular benchmarks,' says FCA as it publishes new rules.

Think we're heading for a crash? Here are 5 signs to watch

Here are five signs investors are watching to determine if last year's stock market falls are to worsen into a financial crisis-scale crash.

Income investors retain home bias as FTSE yield hits 5%

Research finds overwhelming bias to the domestic stock market among income investors, despite overseas markets being favoured for broader equity exposure

New Year cheer: 10 fund managers starting 2019 on a high

We highlight some of the fund managers rising up the Citywire ratings, including three making their debut right at the top.

'Staggered and saddened': investors vent fury over Patisserie collapse

One fund manager considers legal action after Patisserie Valerie owner collapses into administration.

Bestinvest slashes bond funds in buy list reshuffle

We highlight the funds cut, introduced and those that survived as Bestinvest becomes latest online stockbroker to trim fund buy list.

Torrid end to 2018 halts Baillie Gifford funds' winning run

Six Baillie Gifford funds among 16 to lose track record of table-topping performance in three consecutive years.