FSF News

Brexit: Theresa May 'to offer 20bn euros transitional deal' Theresa May is expected to propose a two year transitional period in her big Brexit spee... Read more...

Japan's yen rises after N Korea warning Analysts say the situation would have to be catastrophic for investors to flee the curre... Read more...

Slough named as the 'best place' to work and live The town immortalised by 'The Office' is a "prime spot" for jobs and a good quality of l... Read more...

Government borrowing at lowest August level for 10 years Record VAT receipts for August helped government borrowing to be lower than expected las... Read more...

China's credit rating downgraded by S&P Rating agency Standard & Poor's finds China less credit worthy because of a build up of ... Read more...

Fed to start unwinding bond portfolio The Fed will start to reduce its $4.2trn balance sheet in October.... Read more...

Brexit 'crunch time' for City of London, says group UK firms and the economy as a whole need a Brexit transition period, City lobby group wa... Read more...

Fund selection

Wherever possible we look to invest into plans that offer ‘open architecture’ thereby allowing access to the widest possible selection of highly rated funds. The Fleet Street Financial Investment Committee employ the services of two of the largest independent ratings agencies who help us identify the leading fund managers. At each review the performance is tested to benchmarks and regular switches help ensure clients gravitate to the best available funds within the correct asset allocation.

For larger portfolios there may be an argument for utilising the services of a third party specialist discretionary fund manager who have access to asset classes and positions not readily available to retail investors. Discretionary fund management provides the most bespoke of solutions providing discounts through institutional buying power but also benefiting from the direct access to your own fund manager who is available to meet and discuss both your situation and also his thoughts on the markets.