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.
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.”
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.
As an equity fund manager, questioning the investment myth that equities outperform bonds is the equivalent of coprolalia, an occasional characteristic of Tourette’s syndrome in which the sufferer involuntarily utters socially inappropriate remarks.
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?
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.
City star Terry Smith has revealed plans for a new investment trust focused on global small and mid-sized companies. Smith's self-titled firm Fundsmith will roll out the Smithson Investment Trust with the aim of finding and investing in 25 to 40 of the world's best small and medium-sized companies.
Fundsmith, the fund management business set up by veteran City stockpicker Terry Smith, says it will absorb all of the launch costs of its new £250m investment trust in a move that will reignite the debate over investment fees charged to retail investors.
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 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.
The Fundsmith Sustainable Equity Fund ('FSEF'), which launched in November 2017, has won the ‘Best New Fund’ category at the Money Marketing Awards 2018. Money Marketing chose FSEF as the winner for its “credibility in the market and high competitive potential”.
Fundsmith has developed a considerable fan club of investors and it is not difficult to see why. The Fundsmith Equity fund topped the bestseller lists of both the Bestinvest and AJ Bell DIY investment platforms last year and has returned a whopping 266 per cent in a little over seven years since it was launched.
In his article for FTfm, Terry Smith discusses sustainable investing and questions how green your portfolio really is.
Terry Smith has emerged as Britain’s top investment performer once again after another year of stellar returns.
The Fundsmith Equity Fund has won the Global Equity category at AJ Bell’s inaugural Fund and Investment Trust awards, has been named Boutique Manager of the Year at the Financial News awards and has won the award for the Best Unit Trust at Investors Chronicle 2017 Awards.
Fundsmith, the asset management company run by British stock-picker Terry Smith, said on Wednesday it was launching a fund to tap growing demand from institutional clients in sustainable investment.
Terry Smith, the British investor, is targeting institutional investors by launching a fund that shuns “sin stocks”, including pornography, oil and tobacco.
Fundsmith LLP is pleased to announce the launch of a new institutional fund, the Fundsmith Sustainable Equity Fund, on 1st November 2017.
In his latest article for FT Money, Terry Smith believes that AstraZeneca’s problems go much deeper than its recent setback for a single drug.
John Chatfeild Roberts, who runs the £6.7 billion Merlin multi-asset funds, has revealed the investments he is making for protection in the event of a market correction.