Tineke Frikkee has bought into Lloyds as a play on the housing recovery, in one of her first trades since joining Smith & Williamson to run its £9m UK Equity Income trust.
Mark Pignatelli, manager of the European Growth Trust, will retire from Smith & Williamson at the end of this year.
Tineke Frikkee is to exit BNY Mellon and join Smith & Williamson Investment Management in July to run its UK Equity Income Trust.
Gold and resources funds continued to struggle in the first quarter of 2013, as investors remained in risk-on mode and opted for equities over safe havens such as the precious metal.
Ani Markova, co-manager of the Smith & Williamson Global Gold and Resources fund, has warned investors the gold may take some time to break out of its current trading range.
Smith & Williamson Investment Management has appointed Mickey Morrissey as head of UK IFA sales in a push to grow its discretionary fund management service.
Smith & Williamson Investment Management is to add to its fixed income range with a Medium-Dated Corporate Bond fund for Ian Kenny.
Smith & Williamson Investment Management has promoted Robert Royle to co-manager of the group's £82m North American trust, alongside Lady Tana Focke.
Smith & Williamson Investment Management is the latest group to add institutional share classes to its entire pooled funds range in preparation for RDR.
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Investors ask whether falling Chinese housing starts could trigger end of commodity super-cycle.
Manager plays yield curve and looks for ‘dull' core holdings in long-standing fund.
Smith & Williamson's Tana Focke and Robert Royle have increased exposure to domestic earnings on the North American Trust after a recent US visit revealed growing optimism in the corporate sector.
Today's announcement star manager Ian Henderson will be stepping down from J.P. Morgan's £2bn Natural Resources fund has led some wealth managers to consider alternative funds.
Fidelity's Anthony Bolton is headlining our Senate Autumn Investment Conference next week and we have a few places left for wealth managers wanting to hear from one of the world's leading investors.
James Burns, head of the multi-manager desk at Smith & Williamson, reveals which sectors offer the most opportunities.