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.
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.
Terry Smith has emerged as Britain’s top investment performer once again after another year of stellar returns.
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.
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.
The Telegraph report that Terry Smith has invested a further £115m in to Fundsmith, bringing his total investment in the fund to £200m.
In this article, Citywire reports that Fundsmith attracted net inflows of £1 billion in Q2. The article notes that Q2 was a tough period across the industry but that Fundsmith's performance propelled the group into the top 10 managers by gross sales for the first time in its history.