Fundsmith Appoints IFA Sales Director

Fundsmith LLP (‘Fundsmith’), the fund management company founded by Terry Smith, announces the appointment of Scott Chivers as Sales Director to independent financial advisors (‘IFAs’), strengthening its customer relationship team.

Response to The Sunday Times article

Fundsmith is aware of an article published in The Sunday Times on 24 March 2019 alleging that we fail to abide by FCA rules on portfolio disclosure. Fundsmith has always prided itself on being at the vanguard of investor communications and The Sunday Times has now published a prominent apology.

Apology from The Sunday Times

On 24th March, The Sunday Times wrote an article suggesting that we were in breach of the FCA rules by failing to publish our full portfolio online. Today they have published a prominent apology, confirming there is no FCA or other obligation to do so and that we disclose our full portfolio of investments upon request. As we informed them ahead of publication of the original article, The Sunday Times has confirmed that we are not in breach. “We apologise to Mr Smith for this error.”

Money Observer - Fundsmith’s Terry Smith: forecasters are like Michael Fish

Tumult, turbulence and turmoil are just the words beginning with the letter T used by commentators to describe the behaviour of stock markets in October. I think it’s always good to look at the definition of the words we are being asked to accept. For example: turmoil, noun: a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty . synonyms: confusion, upheaval(s), turbulence, tumult, disorder.

Financial Times - Busting the myths of investment: who needs income?

There seems to be something so alluring about dividend income that it often seems to lead investors to abandon common sense or be encouraged to do so by the investment industry. For example, how many times have you heard it said that the majority of returns from investment in equities comes from reinvestment of the dividends?

Money Marketing - Inside Fundsmith’s new investment trust (video)

Last month, star manager Terry Smith announced he was throwing £25m of his own money behind a new investment trust, Smithson. Ahead of its launch, Money Marketing editor Justin Cash sat down with Simon Barnard and Will Morgan, the fund’s managers, to talk strategy, as well as their thoughts on some of the hottest topics in investments.

Financial Times - Busting the myths of investment

Adding small-caps to a global equity portfolio adds value without heightening the risk. If you are an investor you may have encountered these two adages. First, that in order to earn a higher return you must take greater risk. Second, asset allocation is the most important contributor to performance.

Fundsmith Appoints Three New Partners

Fundsmith LLP, the fund management company founded by Terry Smith, announces the appointment of Conrad Rey, Greville Ward and Daniel Washburn as Partners, subject to FCA approval.
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