FSF News

Trump 'ready' to tax all Chinese imports The US president says he is prepared to slap tariffs on all $500bn of imports from China... Read more...

UK government borrowing at 11-year low Public sector borrowing between April and June fell to the lowest level since 2007.... Read more...

Trump criticises US central bank's interest rate rises Mr Trump says he is "not happy" with rising interest rates which he argues put the US at... Read more...

Pound drops below $1.30 as June retail sales fall Sterling falls after figures show shoppers shunned stores to focus on the World Cup last... Read more...

Two former traders jailed in Euribor rate-rigging case Christian Bittar and Philippe Moryoussef are jailed for five and eight years respectivel... Read more...

Summer clothing sales hold back inflation The CPI measure of inflation remained at 2.4% in June, raising uncertainty over an Augus... Read more...

Prices of flats stay unchanged for a year, says ONS Overall houses prices rose by 3% in the year to May, according to the Office for Nationa... 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.