Investors' unease over the general election has been blamed for discounts on several UK equity investment trusts reaching their widest point in 12 months.
'I have to prove I am credible in UK All Companies'
Fidelity's Leigh Himsworth is investing in wealth management companies as a key theme within his UK Opportunities fund, in the hope M&A and pension reforms will boost the sector.
Investec Asset Management's Simon Brazier has warned investors on the higher volatility likely to be experienced in 2015, pointing to a backdrop similar to the year in which Lehman Brothers collapsed.
Neptune is replacing the outgoing manager of the £66m UK Opportunities fund with its head of UK equities Mark Martin as it continues to restructure its fund range.
Charlie Long and Nick Judge boosted the performance of the £304m GLG UK Select fund in 2014, after a rocky second quarter forced them to review the fund's risk management processes.
Investors sold out of the UK All Companies sector in November, with the sector returning to net outflows after a brief spell of inflows the previous month.
Aviva Investors is set to merge Chris Murphy's UK Income & Growth fund into his UK Equity Income portfolio, subject to shareholder approval.
In a year in which active management has struggled severely, Asia-focused funds have emerged as the only major equity grouping in which the average manager has beaten the benchmark.
UK All Companies funds saw their first inflows in six months in October, despite market volatility, according to the Investment Management Association.
Veteran manager Anthony Bolton said he had "no idea what was coming" when he handed over management of the Fidelity Special Values investment trust in 2007.
It has been a volatile year for mid caps, with the FTSE 250 falling 6% between March and April. But F&C's £20m UK Mid-Cap fund has considerably outperformed over the past year, maintaining the return profile it has enjoyed over three and five years.
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Marlborough's Richard Hallett has pointed to retailers ASOS and Tesco, two of the worst performing UK-listed stocks this year, as potential turnaround stories.
After a summer lull, fund buyers have begun the autumn again wondering how to deal with a raft of manager moves - with significant consequences for fund groups, in some cases.
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M&G Recovery fund manager Tom Dobell has said his recent poor performance is down to stock selection rather than the size of his fund.
Fund buyers seeking to move up the market-cap spectrum after a difficult year for smaller stocks say they are struggling to find funds that are overweight UK large caps.
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Schroder UK Opportunities is understood to have seen outflows totalling 30% of assets since Julie Dean resigned on 8 September and handed the portfolio to Matt Hudson.
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