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Collins Stewart – UK Focus Fund

Collins Stewart

UK Focus Fund

Type: Offshore Oeic

Aim: Growth above the FTSE All Share Index by investing in UK equities

Minimum investment: Lump sum £5,000

Investment split: 100% in UK equities

Place of registration: Dublin

Charges: Initial up to 5%, annual 1.5%, performance fee 20%

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 020 7523 4527


Woodford foresees 10% property fall

Invesco Perpetual’s Neil Woodford has forecast that house prices will fall by as much as 10 per cent this year.Woodford, who manages the £9.5bn high-income fund, believes the average home will drop by £18,500 by the end of the year or £50 a day.In a note to investors obtained by the Daily Mail, Woodford warns: […]

Review to assess rental market

The Government has set out plans for a major independent review into the private rented sector.The review will look into how the increasing number of buy-to-let landlords and student tenants has affected the private rented sector, the quality of rented accommodation and the demographics of people renting.It will examine the impact of social change on […]

Alliance Trust appoints new head of distribution

Alliance Trust has appointed Edward Troughton as managing director of asset management distribution.He will help to develop a new UK asset management business – Alliance Trust Asset Management – and will lead the distribution of products and services for ATAM and manage client relationships.Troughton has a 21 year career in investment and joins Alliance Trust […]

Five ways to invest in the connected world

Smart utility metering; fitness trackers; connected cars; smart factories; precision agriculture: the internet of things encompasses myriad applications. But how do you gain exposure – and profit – from this growing trend, asks Neptune fund manager & CTO Ali Unwin. Read more: Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating […]


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