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Loving the unloved

Loving the unloved

Callum Abbot talks candidly about investing in the UK stock market – one of the most unloved markets in the world – as advisers pose a range of questions to the Citywire A-rated JP Morgan fund manager.

Value breaches tech boom low

Value breaches tech boom low

Value has experienced its longest period in the doldrums since the great depression of the 1930s and is now cheaper relative to growth than it was during the height of the tech boom. JP Morgan fund manager Ian Butler sees parallels between today and the late 90s with...

Value breaches tech boom low

JP Morgan’s Butler traverses value tightrope

This year has been brimming with opportunity and rife with risk for value managers like Ian Butler. The stock market sell-off in March allowed him to add defensive names at knock-down prices to a portfolio typically populated with cyclicals. However, global lockdowns...

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in August

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in August

We are in the process of moving house. It’s really a function of a two bed flat in London being a bit cramped for a soon to be family of four rather than any call on the housing market. We went to see a property the other weekend and have subsequently had our offer...

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in August

The long and short of it: Review of markets in July

It has been great to have test cricket being played again. A sport I am utterly useless at (and one I found pretty dull throughout childhood) but as I’ve grown older, and duller, it’s really become one of my favourites. I think it must be something to do with the...

Smaller companies to own for after the crisis

Smaller companies to own for after the crisis

Companies might struggle to post profits this year, but JPM UK Smaller Companies fund manager Georgina Brittain has her sights set on 2021 and beyond. ‘Don’t just think about the here and now,’ she said. ‘This year will be a write-off in profit terms for some...

Smaller companies crush the curveballs

Smaller companies crush the curveballs

UK smaller companies funds have produced more than double the returns of funds with a larger or multi-cap focus in the four years since the EU referendum. The average return in the IA UK smaller companies sector in the four years to 22 June is 32.3% – 130% more than...

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in August

The long and short of it: Review of markets in June

I picked up my bike from the office garage the other day. It was the first time I had been into the City since lockdown had begun. It felt almost nostalgic, as I cycled from the office back to my flat in northwest London. It was great to see activity; with vehicles on...