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Standard Life UK Smaller Companies fund  - research update

Standard Life UK Smaller Companies fund - research update

Heather Ferguson | Tue 24 May 2016
Standard Life UK Smaller Companies has underperformed the peer group since the beginning of 2016. This is due in part to the slight recovery in commodity prices.

Newton Asian Income Fund - giving the managers increased flexibility

Newton Asian Income Fund - giving the managers increased flexibility

Kate Marshall | Fri 20 May 2016
The team which manages the Newton Asian Income Fund will be given increased flexibility to run the portfolio. The income requirement for individual shares will be relaxed in order for the team to focus on growing the level of income, without constraining the potential for capital growth, over the long term.

Newton Emerging Income Fund - giving the managers increased flexibility

Newton Emerging Income Fund - giving the managers increased flexibility

Kate Marshall | Fri 20 May 2016
The team which manages the Newton Emerging Income Fund will be given increased flexibility to run the portfolio. The income requirement for individual shares will be relaxed in order for the team to focus on growing the level of income, without constraining the potential for capital growth, over the long term.

Property Funds - change of pricing

Property Funds - change of pricing

Heather Ferguson | Fri 20 May 2016
Threadneedle, Standard Life, Henderson and M&G have announced a change to the way they price their property funds. Investors saw a fall in the value of their investment, of around 5%, on the day the price change occurred.

TM Sanditon UK approaches its one year anniversary

TM Sanditon UK approaches its one year anniversary

Kate Marshall | Wed 18 May 2016
The TM Sanditon UK Fund launched almost one year ago. Julie Dean, the fund's manager, aims to tilt the portfolio according to her interpretation of where we are in the business cycle.

Baring Europe Select Fund research update

Baring Europe Select Fund research update

Kate Marshall | Mon 16 May 2016
Most investors look to the UK to gain exposure to small and medium-sized companies. Yet this means missing out on an array of opportunities overseas...

M&G UK Inflation-Linked Corporate Bond fund  - research update

M&G UK Inflation-Linked Corporate Bond fund - research update

Richard Troue | Mon 16 May 2016
Despite interest rates being kept at ultra-low levels, and almost unimaginable amounts of money being created via quantitative easing, UK inflation remains low.

Aberdeen Latin American Equity

Aberdeen Latin American Equity

Kate Marshall | Mon 16 May 2016
The past few years have been a rollercoaster ride for investors in Latin American markets. In the three years to the end of 2015, broader Latin American markets fell by almost 45%.

HL Multi-Manager Asia & Emerging Markets - one year on

HL Multi-Manager Asia & Emerging Markets - one year on

Kate Marshall | Mon 09 May 2016
The HL Multi-Manager Asia & Emerging Markets Fund launched one year ago, managed by Roger Clark and David Smith.

Newton UK Income - research update

Newton UK Income - research update

Heather Ferguson | Tue 03 May 2016
Christopher Metcalfe has managed the Newton UK Income Fund for two years and we are encouraged by the focus and stability he has brought to the fund.


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