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2017: the year in review

Mitchell Fraser-Jones 21 December 2017 7 min read

In football, ‘a game of two halves’ is a saying sometimes used by managers to characterise a match in which their team has endured contrasting fortunes. Although the worlds of football and fund management do not often overlap, the saying does quite accurately reflect the fortunes of the Woodford Equity Income Fund since it launched in 2014.

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2016: the year in review

Mitchell Fraser-Jones 11 January 2017 6 min read

Neil reflects on why 2016 reminded of the challenges he faced at the height of the technology bubble as momentum, not valuations, drove share prices – and why he enters 2017 in a confident and optimistic mood. He explains why momentum-driven markets test the resolve of active fund managers and their investors but why they always represent the best opportunity to add long-term value.

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Stock picking is back

Mitchell Fraser-Jones 3 July 2014 2 min read

We believe there is a long term opportunity for active stock pickers to benefit as fundamentals reassert themselves as the primary influence of long term share price movements.

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Europe’s clear & present danger

Neil Woodford 5 June 2014 2 min read

We live in an extraordinary world, where the market eagerly anticipates the idea of negative interest rates without really thinking at all about the underlying problems that make such an extraordinary policy necessary.

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Active benefits

Mitchell Fraser-Jones 3 June 2014 4 min read

Proven active fund management comes into its own in periods when the market environment as a whole is more challenging. In periods when the market is moving sideways or in decline, an appropriate active fund management strategy can continue to deliver positive returns.

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Risk aversion returns

Mitchell Fraser-Jones 16 May 2014 1 min read

With the UK stock market close to all-time highs, perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised to have seen a slightly more risk averse attitude creeping back into markets over the last few days.

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Insights

Market distortions

James Ferguson 14 May 2014 7 min read

What if there’s a wholly different interpretation of what is responsible for the UK’s recent economic recovery? What if it’s all down to QE?

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Germany’s got it covered

David McWilliams 9 May 2014 5 min read

European bond and equity markets are booming. Bond yields are pricing in little or no risk in countries that can neither balance their books nor pay their way and whose living standards continue to be rented not earned. Despite rising public debts, falling consumer prices, historically high rates of unemployment, dodgy banking systems and zero bound growth rates, investors are rushing to lend at ridiculously low rates to countries that have no viable way of paying this money back.

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  • The value of the fund and any income from it may go down as well as up, so you may get back less than you invested
  • Past performance cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance
  • The annual management charge is charged to capital, so the income of the fund may be higher but capital growth may be restricted or capital may be eroded
  • The fund may invest in other transferable securities, money market instruments, warrants, collective investment schemes and deposits – some of these security types could increase the fund’s volatility and increase the level of indirect charges to which the fund is exposed
  • The fund may invest in overseas securities and be exposed to currencies other than pound sterling – as a result, exchange rate movements may cause the sterling value of investments to decrease or increase
  • The fund may invest in unquoted securities, which may be less liquid and more difficult to value, because they are generally not publicly traded – the lack of an open market may also make it more difficult to establish fair value

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