Terry Smith explains what investors can learn from the Tour de France - like cycling, investing is a test of endurance and the winner will be the investor who finds a good strategy or fund and sticks with it.
Fund management company Fundsmith has teamed up with Bowel & Cancer Research to sponsor cycle jerseys for the charity’s fundraisers.
Terry Smith argues that the City's travails are part of the wider financial crisis which started in 2007. For a historical precedent, go back 80 years he says – but beware the conclusions you draw from the Great Depression.
Terry Smith comments on the UK political party conference season in 2012, stating that politicians offered only half-baked ideas and little insight into how to address the UK’s problems.
Fundsmith Equity Fund is to be applauded for delivering a negative portfolio turnover figure of -0.19 per cent.
The Fundsmith Equity Fund, launched in November 2010 by Terry Smith as the main vehicle for his own investments, has set a new standard in portfolio turnover delivering a negative portfolio turnover of -0.19% for the period to 30th June 2012.
Ever wondered how the ultra-rich invest their money? One way has been for the wealthy to create special companies or portfolios in which they own a substantial stake - but until now most small investors have not been aware that they, too, could profit from these funds.
The retail distribution review (RDR) and the transparency it will bring has caused the underlying costs of funds to come the fore and led to the launch of a string of investment houses predicated on offering lower-cost models.
The Fundsmith Equity Fund launched in November 2010 by Terry Smith as the main vehicle for his own investments has been awarded a Bronze Rating by Morningstar OBSR.
The Fundsmith Equity Fund launched in November 2010 by Terry Smith as the main vehicle for his own investments has reached £533m of assets under management. Since launch the Fund has outperformed by 18.1% delivering a return of 28.0% versus the MSCI World’s 9.9% return* and it is currently ranked 1st out of more than 200 funds in the IMA Global sector since launch and over one year to 31st July**.
No one could ever accuse Terry Smith of being a yes-man. The boss of asset management firm Fundsmith is a natural upstart who has forged a career in the City by being a maverick.
Terry Smith comments on the implications of the Libor scandal on retail banking, arguing that it demonstrates why investment and retail banks must be separated.
Terry Smith, Chief Executive of Fundsmith comments on today's FSA Platform consultation paper
David Dimbleby chairs Question Time from Luton. On the panel: Transport Secretary Justine Greening MP, Shadow Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell MP, former leader of the Liberal Democrats Paddy Ashdown, comic actor & broadcaster Tony Robinson and the businessman Terry Smith.
Terry Smith writes to the Financial Times to point out that investors are only starting to realise what Warren Buffett has known for decades - that return on capital employed is the best measure of managerial performance.
“At Fundsmith we continue to invest in good companies at reasonable valuations and then do the most difficult thing: as little as possible."
Terry Smith argues that David Cameron was right not to agree to the proposed changes to the Treaty of Lisbon at the latest summit, as financial services are a far more vital part of the UK’s economy than they are of any European country.
Sir, I refer to Alice Ross's article " Market timing errors prove too costly " (FT Money, November 20). The article quoted Skandia saying that behaviour on its investment platform reflects the fact that many investors buy UK equities in response to what the FTSE has been doing - buying more when it is high and less when it is low - a recipe for poor investment performance adding further justification to the notion that most investors are their own worst enemy.