Smaller companies and recovery stocks were highly featured in wealth managers' best performing funds of the year, much to the chagrin of those continuing to back defensive names.
The managers of the £83m Aviva Investors UK Smaller Companies fund, Toby Belsom and Robin West, name five UK smaller companies set to benefit from an uptick in consumer spending.
Investec has extended its Latin American equity range with the launch of a smaller companies fund run out of the Americas by LatAm specialist Compass Group.
The Share Centre has ditched T1PS Investment Management's Tom Winnifrith as manager of its two small-cap mandates in favour of former Unicorn founder Peter Webb.
Equity investors who ‘sell in May and go away' look well placed for a third consecutive year of outperformance, according to research from Dennehy Weller's FundExpert.co.uk platform.
Small-cap star Harry Nimmo has revealed his investment trust took a hit from the sharp sell-off in online clothes retailer ASOS in the last six months of 2011.
Paul Marriage, manager of Cazenove's £91m UK Smaller Companies fund, names five smaller companies set to outperform in 2012.
Invesco Perpetual fund manager, Jonathan Brown, on why he expects a pick up in M&A activity in the smaller companies sector next year.
Ian Ormiston, manager of the Ignis European Growth and European Smaller Companies funds, picks his five stocks to withstand the turmoil in European markets.
Lack of financials exposure helps sector outperform other peer groups over one year but headwinds are building.
Fidelity is to rename its top performing UK Opportunities fund to better reflect its investment policy.
Standard Life Investments is looking to combine its global equity and small cap capabilities by launching a global small-cap fund for star manager Harry Nimmo.
Elaine Morgan's three-fold investment approach combined with focus on international stocks over domestic cyclicals leads Aegon UK Smaller Companies into the top quartile.
Barings is to close its UK Smaller Companies Trust as it is unlikely to attract further investors in the short term.
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Swip has launched three emerging markets funds, focussing on infrastructure, smaller companies and Latin America respectively.