Portfolio manager Aziz Hamzaogullari talks about the unique style he brings to growth investing, shares examples of companies that meet his growth criteria and explains the importance of fundamental research in a concentrated fund.
I bought a washing machine the other day. An LG. £799. I know, I know, it was expensive but it gave me a lot of choice and had very good performance reviews. I rang a local plumber to fit it, who asked me the make and model and quoted me £279.65. “That seems a lot,” […]
The number of loans approved by lenders has grown year-on-year for the first time in nine months. Figures published today by the Bank of England show there were 114,628 loans approved in April, an 8.7 per cent increase on the 105,394 approved a year earlier. This was the first time since July 2014 that the […]
The Government’s plans to limit the lifetime allowance on pension contributions could lead to a crackdown on family pension schemes, experts predict. Proposals to lower the lifetime allowance from £1.25m to £1m were revealed in the last Coalition budget and are due to take effect in April 2016. The Conservatives also want to taper the […]
As veteran advisers will know, award ceremonies are tranquil affairs where rooms of beautifully dressed financial services professionals sip fine wine and the silence is only broken by the polite clapping of others’ achievements. But for one unfortunate hack attending last month’s Headlinemoney awards, the illusion of graceful civility was shattered twice in the same […]
Focused on bottom-up stock selection, not just in equities but also corporate bonds, DNCA has a reputation as being a multi-asset manager, but is also well known for its European equity funds.
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