Investment Funds

Keeping charges low is key to getting a good return

How to minimise Isa charges

Investing in a stocks and shares Isa or a self-select Isa can be a minefield with performance fees, annual fees, initial fees and transaction fees to consider. Find out how to minimise charges.

Halifax has launched a new investment product linked to the FTSE 100

Halifax unveils Income Generator 2

The Halifax has launched its Income Generator 2 investment product that offers a potential return of 7.2 per cent annually for five years dependent on the performance of the FTSE 100.

Invesco Perpetual has launched three new funds

Invesco Perpetual launch three new balanced funds

Invesco Perpetual have launched three new balanced funds focusing on equities, bonds and commodities that are designed to balance risk in different economic scenarios.

Silver has outperformed gold so far in 2011

Gold: It's not the only precious metal investment option!

Gold has fallen in value in the last few weeks, but that is likely to be temporary. However, there is another precious metal that has outperformed gold in 2011.

Property funds are one investment alternative

Property Funds: Are they a good investment?

Property prices in the UK have increased consistently over the last two decades but does investing in property funds offer the same type of opportunity?

New investment funds from Nationwide

New investment funds from Nationwide

Investors may find Nationwide Building Society offers them improved choice as it has unveiled three new investment funds – the BlackRock UK Income Fund, Newton Balanced Fund and First State Global Resources Fund.

JPMorgan reveals investment opportunities

JPMorgan reveals investment opportunities

The number of high-yielding investments available from global markets is growing.

Ethical investments can provide high returns

A guide to ethical investing

Investing in companies that use your funds in an ethical manner can be profitable as well as good for the planet but how can you be sure that the companies you invest in are ethical? Kate Saines investigates.


HSBC unveils MSCI Pacific ex-Japan ETF

HSBC has added the MSCI Pacific ex-Japan exchange traded fund (ETF) to its range of investment products.

Over three-quarters of investors would prefer to reinvest their dividends.

Investors 'reinvest dividends for growth'

Over three-quarters (78%) of investors would choose to reinvest dividend payments in order to achieve further growth, according to a new online poll.


AEGON Asset Management reveals Absolute Return Fund

AEGON Asset Management is aiming to capitalise on its successful UK equity investment process with the launch of its new UK Equity Absolute Return Fund.


Barclays Wealth reissues DRP Annual Kick-Out

Barclays Wealth has decided to reissue its popular Defined Returns Plan Annual Kick-Out (AKO) which offers investors the chance of an attractive return, possibly within two years.


Schroder property fund rated 'superior'

Schroder's Global Property Services fund has been given the seal of approval by ratings agency Morningstar which has awarded it 'superior' status this week.


F&C Investments wins award

A mystery shopping exercise has singled out F&C Investments as operating the UK's top call centre for customer service.


Sick of low interest rates and wanting to invest?

A reader from North Yorkshire is looking to invest while interest rates are so low.


How can I diversify my investments?

A reader from Lincolnshire wants to spread his investments more widely than a handful of stocks.

Will investment confidence be short-lived?

Is now a good time to invest?

Stock markets have taken a battering over the last year, but with the financial storm abating, is it time to buy into equities before they become more expensive?

Lehman Brothers old London HQ

Lehman Brothers UK structured victims face wait

UK investors who lost savings after they discovered their investments were backed by Lehman Brothers face a longer wait for their money back.

Equitable Life victims take action in court

Equitable Life victims have day in court

Victims of the collapse of Equitable Life today face the government in court over compensation plans.

Treasury plans to provide limited compensation and delays hit at by Ombudsman

Equitable Life: Ombudsman strikes back at government's disgraceful plans

The government's action on Equitable Life has been "deeply disappointing", the Parliamentary Ombudsman stated today.

Lehman victims in UK look for compensation

UK Lehman Brothers victims face £200m losses

Six thousand UK investors left high and dry after Lehman Brothers went bust last year, many without even knowing they had cash invested in the US investment bank.

Chinese growth expected

Will China lead the way out global recession?

Nations around the world are being hit by the global recession, but could China provide one area for growth.


SVM: New fund to beat volatile market

SVM Asset Management will launch its new, FSA approved, SVM UK Absolute Alpha Fund from March 11th to April 7th 2009.

Standard Life fund pays back losses

Standard Life to payback fund losses

Standard Life is to pay back all 97,000 customers who lost out on its Pension Sterling Fund.

Index tracker funds leaving investors out of pocket

Tracker funds 'short changing' 5m investors

As many as five million investors are losing out by sticking with index tracking funds, according to new analysis.

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