Absolute return funds in the spotlight after outflows

After a series of high-profile outflows, deeper questions are being asked about the performance of absolute return funds. The sector, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, is broad and can include a variety of types of funds across asset classes, geographies and strategies. The Investment Association simply stipulates funds within the sector must […]


Fears over investment trust sales as new disclosure hikes costs

Investment trust sales may come under pressure due to new EU rules, experts have warned. The potential benefits of gearing on investment trusts risk being overlooked as new cost reporting rules make them look more expensive compared with open-ended funds. Traditionally, closed-ended funds have looked attractive based on lower costs compared with other structures, as […]


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