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Mitchell appointed caretaker of F&C funds

Derek Mitchell has been appointed in caretaker manager role for F&C Asset Management,UK Prime and UK Equity funds The appointment follows the resignation of previous manager Mike Felton.


Research fails the test of time

I must respond to the recent article on analysis from Bates Investment Services, saying that cash beat 97 per cent of the funds in the all companies sector. I usually have a high regard for the Bates&#39 research team but I cannot remember for a long time seeing such a piece of nonsensical research. In […]

Bamford in plea for unity after yes vote for merger

Sofa chairman Nick Bamford is calling on IFAs who opposed the merger between Sofa and the LIA to support it now it has won the go-ahead from members. Both organisations have voted in favour of the mer-ger and Bamford is asking IFAs who were against the move, such as Harry Katz of Norwest Consultants, not […]

Fidelity offers taste of Indian spice

Fidelity Investments has added a sterling share class to a Sicav fund that invests in India. The Fidelity India focus fund invests mainly in shares listed in India but also holds companies deriving most of their income from the region. Factors affecting growth in the region are different to other emerging markets and this is […]


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India budget and the liquidity supercycle

Kunal Desai, manager of the Neptune India Fund, comments on how India’s 2017 budget will impact the Indian economy and equity market. Read article here: Important Information – for Investment Professionals only. Not for Retail Clients.Investment risksThe Neptune India Fund may have a high volatility rating and past performance is not a guide to future […]


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