A perfect pension?

What’s the best way to save and invest inside a pension plan? Pension savers benefit from generous tax breaks that automatically give their retirement funds a boost, but to really maximise your income later in…

A year of two halves?

Alex Crooke, Fund Manager of the Bankers Investment Trust, explains how the team is preparing for a different investment landscape in the second half of 2019. It’s in our nature as fund managers to continually…

Heroes welcome

We have recently published our updated list of dividend heroes, the investment companies which have increased their dividends for 20 or more years consecutively. There are 20 dividend hero investment companies and of these four…

Tick-tock

With Brexit looming, questions continue to be asked about the UK’s economic prospects and the outlook for UK investments remains uncertain. UK equities are unloved, but this could present an attractive entry point for investors…

Brexit bargains

Are value-focused managers making the most of political uncertainty? With Brexit looming, questions continue to be asked about the UK’s economic prospects and the outlook for UK investments remains uncertain. UK equities are unloved, but…

From acorns to oaks

Uncertainty around Brexit has hit UK markets and raised questions about the UK’s economic prospects, but what effect is it having on the UK’s smaller unquoted companies? Despite a tough year, the average VCT returned…

Small is mighty

High earners and serious savers find it harder to use pensions to keep wealth beyond the grasp of the taxman, since the Treasury tightened the rules. That’s the bad news. The good news is that…

Just what the doctor ordered

Ian Cowie dissects a relatively good year for biotech and healthcare investment companies. Many investors may be feeling a bit queasy after stock markets’ feverish finish to last year and a shaky start to 2019.…

How to achieve consistent income growth

Job Curtis, Fund Manager of The City of London Investment Trust, explains the strategy behind the Trust’s 52-year dividend growth record and how the portfolio is currently positioned with aim of achieving income and capital…

Preserving capital

We hear from investment companies who aim to preserve investors' capital and limit volatility. Investment companies have been adapting to meet investors’ needs for 150 years. As well as offering exposure to markets around the…