FSF News

Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year The chancellor says he understands the difficulties young people have in saving for a de... Read more...

Hammond: Driverless cars will be on UK roads by 2021 The chancellor says the country must embrace new technologies in order to succeed.... Read more...

Chancellor Philip Hammond's 'no unemployed' remark attacked The chancellor made the comment as he played down the threat posed to jobs by new techno... Read more...

Labour's John McDonnell demands 'emergency Budget' Shadow chancellor John McDonnell demands 'an emergency Budget for public services '.... Read more...

Retail sales in first annual fall since 2013 Despite the annual sales fall, the underlying picture is one of growth, the UK statistic... Read more...

Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote Lloyd Blankfein tweets that many want a "confirming vote" on a "monumental and irreversi... Read more...

Russia and Venezuela agree debt deal Russia said it had agreed to minimal repayments over six years on more than $3bn in debt... 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.