Investors in Fundsmith Equity, managed by the forthright Terry Smith, have plenty of reasons to be cheerful. On 1 November 2013, its third anniversary, the global equities fund had powered to a total return of 61.2 per cent, placing it fourth among 244 funds in the Global growth sector, and beating the MSCI World index by nearly 20 percentage points.
Terry Smith reveals the words that management team's use to befuddle and explains why a company's management being straight talkers can be a positive indication for investors.
S&P Capital IQ Fund Research announced today that it has maintained its Gold grading of the Fundsmith Equity Fund.
What has become clear following RDR is that a large number of different parties receive payments from investment funds. The traditional charging structure on funds was ‘bundled’ so a single annual management charge (AMC) was deducted by the fund company to pay the cost of managing the investments, platform services and the annual commission payment to a financial adviser.
Terry Smith, who launched and manages the Fundsmith Equity Fund, has been awarded a AA Rating by Citywire.
Terry Smith argues that many investors are sacrificing all of their income and more to investing charges and suggests a ways of reducing or avoiding these costs.
Terry Smith says that investors should beware of ‘diworsification’ and explores the negatives to owning too many stocks in a portfolio.
Terry Smith points out that people who invest just to avoid tax often fail to look as closely as they should at fee structures and would be better off putting money into something they really want to own.
Terry Smith explains what he means by investing in 'good companies' and argues that Warren Buffett was right when he said that return on capital employed is the best way of assessing the performance of a company.
Terry Smith states that in deciding whether Britain want to be part of the EU, voters should ask themselves whether or not it is advantageous to the UK to be part of that trading bloc.
Terry Smith writes that trying to time markets can achieve the opposite of what is desired and points out that there are only two types of investors – those who know they can’t make money from market timing, and those who don’t know they can’t.
Terry Smith thinks the market puts too great a value on bonds compared to the highest-quality shares. Imagine a close relative of yours is gravely ill, and you have the chance to buy a drug that would increase their chances of survival by 10 per cent. What would you pay for the drug?
Terry Smith speaks to The Telegraph about the principles of Fundsmith and his belief that fund managers should be paid for the overall return they deliver.
Terry Smith details his ten golden rules for investing, which are designed to help private investors avoid many of the common basic mistakes that people make.
Terry Smith explains why instead of chasing high-risk stocks on the promise of superior portfolio performance, investors should seek to buy 'boring' quality companies and hold them for the long-term.
Fundsmith today announces that it has launched a regular withdrawal facility enabling investors to elect to receive a set level of periodic cash from the redemption of units in their holding of the Fundsmith Equity Fund which will be automatically remitted to their bank account.
S&P Capital IQ Fund Research announced today that it has assigned a Gold grading to the Fundsmith Equity Fund.
Fundsmith announces that the Fundsmith Equity Fund is now available on the UK's largest independent platform for retail investors, Cofunds Retail.
Terry Smith says George Osborne should look to Estonia and stop talking about growth and instead say: ‘It is unrealistic to target significant growth, and a change of strategy to spend more would simply demonstrate the Law of Diminishing Returns.’