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We are regularly asked by the press to give our opinions on various topics and sectors. Below is just a selection of recent topics we have been quoted on in the national papers, trade magazines and on investment sites.

June 2017

One year on from Brexit should you invest in the UK or the EU? - Mindful Money, 20 June 2016

As we approach the one year anniversary since the UK voted to leave the EU, director Darius McDermott discusses investment opportunities and how both regions have fared since Brexit was announced, as he highlights Elite Rated Threadneedle European Select, Edentree Amity UK, Jupiter European Opportunities Trust and T Rowe Price European Smaller Companies - http://mindfulmoney.co.uk/mindful-news/expert-opinion/one-year-on-from-brexit-should-you-invest-in-the-uk-or-the-eu/

Tech wobbles but funds could still grow strongly - Investors Chronicle, 15 June 2017

Investing in technology stocks and funds requires caution due to the volatility of the sector and uncertain nature of tech start-ups, but the sector can also be a very profitable one. Director Darius McDermott highlights Elite Rated AXA Framlington Global Technology, Schroder Asian Alpha Plus, Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders, First State Greater China Growth, Baillie Gifford Global Discovery and Rathbone Global Opportunities - http://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/2017/06/15/funds-and-etfs/the-big-theme/tech-wobbles-but-funds-could-still-grow-strongly-b5kQtJ5NETJ5QQ3xPdqfIN/article.html

Eight funds to weather any political storm - The Times, 10 June 2017

A list of some stalwarts that have remained a solid bet over the past decades, regardless of who is in government. Director Darius McDermott explains why he likes Elite Rated Marlborough Special Situations and Rathbone Income - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rock-steady-eight-funds-to-weather-any-political-storm-2vr0q0hc7

The Times 10/6/17 (Mark): Darius (FC) highlights Marlborough Special Situations and Rathbone Income in a piece on eight funds to weather any political storm – https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rock-steady-eight-funds-to-weather-any-political-storm-2vr0q0hc7

Investors urged to be cautious on UK equities - Your Money, 2 June 2017

Industry voices see UK equities as expensive in the current climate with various political risks. Research director Juliet explains why she is investing in funds that can provide returns whilst protecting your money, as she highlights Henderson UK Absolute Return, Smith & Williamson Enterprise and Threadneedle UK Extended Alpha - http://www.yourmoney.com/investing/managers-preach-caution-when-it-comes-to-investing-in-the-uk/

May 2017

Positive political change helping Asia’s comeback - Mindful Money, 24 May 2017

While investors eyes have been on the US and UK stock markets continuing to reach new all-time highs, Asian stock markets have also been enjoying a positive run in 2017, recording their best year-to-date performance since 2009. Darius discusses the positive political changes, as he highlights Matthews Asia Pacific Tiger, JOHCM Asia ex Japan, Jupiter Asian Income, Baillie Gifford Japan Trust and Schroder Tokyo - http://mindfulmoney.co.uk/mindful-news/expert-opinion/positive-political-change-helping-asias-comeback/

How to invest for your age - Mail on Sunday, 1 May 2017

When taking a spin on the markets, young and old must think differently to fly high. Juliet offers some funds she likes for different age bands, highlighting Elite Rated Lazard Emerging Markets for those aged 20-30, Investec UK Alpha for those aged 40-50 and M&G Optimal Income for those aged 60 and above – http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/money/investing/article-4459178/Fancy-spin-markets-Act-investor-age.html

April 2017

How to make the most of a £5,000 windfall - The Times, 22 April 2017

Research director Juliet Schooling Latter explains the ability to access diversification by looking at a multi asset fund such as Elite Rated Rathbone Strategic Growth Portfolio and Jupiter Merlin Growth - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-best-ways-to-make-the-most-of-a-5-000-windfall-l7mbvqwb2

Consider UK small caps for long-term gains - Every Investor, 20 April 2017

Darius explains why UK smaller companies funds may be a good investment opportunity at present, as they sit at their widest discount relative to larger companies in 17 years, highlighting Elite Rated Unicorn UK Smaller Companies and Marlborough UK Micro Cap Growth - http://everyinvestor.co.uk/2017/04/20/consider-uk-small-caps-for-long-term-gains/

Educating clients on active funds - Professional Adviser, 11 April 2017

Darius writes a feature on educating clients as Dow Jones' recent report on active fund underperformance will understandably raise questions from clients, highlighting Elite Rated R&M UK Equity Long Term Recovery and Jupiter UK Special Situations - https://www.professionaladviser.com/professional-adviser/opinion/3008209/darius-mcdermott-educating-clients-on-active-funds

March 2017

Little-known funds that deserve a place in your ISA - Daily Telegraph, 30 March 2017

Darius explains why he likes Sanlam FOUR Stable Global Equity and Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon trust - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/funds/four-little-known-funds-deserve-place-isa/

What do the experts do with their Isa allowance? - Daily Mail, 20 March 2017

Managing Director Darius McDermott was part of a panel of industry experts explaining how they plan to invest before the upcoming ISA deadline, highlighting Elite Rated Artemis Global Income, Baillie Gifford Corporate Bond, BlackRock Continental European, Brooks MacDonald Defensive Capital, Schroder MM Diversity, Church House Tenax Absolute Return Strategies and Smith & Williamson Enterprisehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/diyinvesting/article-4328818/What-experts-Isa-allowance.html

Three income options for your pension or ISA this year - Ria Online, 8 March 2017

As the ISA deadline for this year approaches, Managing Director Darius McDermott looks into the income opportunities within bond, dividend-paying equity and multi asset funds. Which interests you for your ISA allowance? He highlights Elite rated Aviva Investors High Yield Bond, Fidelity Strategic Bond, Invesco Perpetual Corporate Bond, Standard Life Investments Emerging Market Debt, Artemis Global Income, Charlemagne Magna Emerging Markets Dividend, Lowland Investment Company, Royal London UK Equity Income, Schroder Oriental Income Fund, Jupiter Merlin Income, M&G Episode Income and Premier Multi Asset Monthly Income - https://www.riaonline.co.uk/welcome-to-our-blog-area/guest-blogs/three-income-options-for-your-pension-or-isa-this-tax-year

Fund selectors dip their toes back into European equities but caution EU foundations remain under ‘serious threat’Investment Week, 2 March 2017

Managing director Darius McDermott offers his view on European equities, with various upcoming European elections this year. Has he increased or decreased his portfolio exposure to Europe? He highlights Elite Rated Jupiter European, BlackRock Continental European Income and Mirabaud Equities Europe Ex UK Small & Mid - http://www.investmentweek.co.uk/investment-week/analysis/3005730/fund-selectors-dip-their-toes-back-into-european-equities-but-caution-eu-foundations-remain-under-serious-threat

February 2017

Follow a trusted route to steady income - Sunday Times, 26 February 2017

FundCalibre expands the Elite Rating to cover investment companies. The newly Elite trusts at launch were Bailie Gifford Japan Trust, Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon, City of London Investment Trust, F&C Global Smaller Companies, Fidelity Special Values, Jupiter European Opportunities, Lowland Investment Company, Murray International Trust, Schroder Oriental Income Fund, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and TR Property Investment Trust - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/investment-trusts-a-solid-place-to-stash-your-cash-zz6bnlt76

Five hidden gems for your ISA - Every Investor, 9 February 2017

There’s always an allure to knowing about the best things before anyone else does. Whether it’s a new restaurant, a hot holiday destination or, in my case, a ‘hidden’ investment opportunity, one the most appealing parts of the experience is then being able to share this knowledge with your friends. So as we swing into ISA season, Managing Director Darius McDermott calls your attention to five funds he thinks are hidden gems in the investing world, as he highlights Elite Rated Mirabaud Equities Europe Ex UK Small & Mid, Wood Street Microcap, T Rowe Price European Smaller Companies, Church House Tenax Absolute Return Strategies and R&M UK Equity Long Term Recovery - http://everyinvestor.co.uk/2017/02/09/five-hidden-gems-for-your-isa/

January 2017

A practical guide to moving from a cash to stocks and shares ISA - Your Money, 30 January 2017

Is now the best time to move from cash to a stocks and shares ISA? What's the best way to do so? And which funds to explore based on your risk profile? Darius McDermott likes Elite Rated Jupiter Distribution and Henderson Cautious Managed for a more cautious portfolio, while for a more risky portfolio he suggests exploring Schroder MM Diversity Tactical and F&C MM Navigator Distribution - http://www.yourmoney.com/investing/practical-guide-moving-cash-stocks-shares-isa/

The three best funds for your 2017 ISA - What Investment, 27 January 2017

Managing Director Darius McDermott explains why he believes Church House Tenax Absolute Return Strategies, Guinness Global Equity Income and AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities can be core holdings for your ISA - http://www.whatinvestment.co.uk/exclusive-three-best-funds-2017-isa-2553250/

Will China's Year of the Rooster bring joy to investors in 2017? - Moneywise, 18 January 2017

Chinese New Year begins on 28 January, with celebrations for the Year of the Rooster continuing into February. People born under this zodiac are said to be hardworking, confident and popular. Is this a good sign for Chinese equities? Before we crow too loudly, there are a few things to keep in mind, as managing director Darius McDermott highlights Elite Rated First State Greater China Growth and Invesco Perpetual Hong Kong & China - http://www.moneywise.co.uk/investing/funds/will-chinas-year-the-rooster-bring-joy-to-investors-2017

FOMO, JOMO and finding the next iPhone - Every Investor, 12 January 2017

Managing director Darius McDermott discusses how to position yourself to benefit from the next great invention without sinking your savings into a raft of unproven and super risky businesses, as he highlights Elite Rated AXA Framlington Global Technology, Baillie Gifford Global Discovery and L&G UK Alpha Trust - http://everyinvestor.co.uk/2017/01/12/fomo-jomo-and-finding-the-next-iphone/

Three funds beating the FTSE All Share over the past three years - FE Trustnet, 9 January 2017

Trustnet looks at three funds that have outperformed the FTSE All Share in each of the past three years and asks market commentators for their views on the funds, as managing director Darius McDermott discusses why he likes Elite Rated Wise Investment Evenlode Income - https://www.trustnet.com/News/707827/three-funds-beating-the-ftse-all-share-over-the-past-three-years/

Deep breaths, everyone . . . here are our expert forecasts - Sunday Times, 1 January 2017

Our director Juliet Schooling Latter offers her outlook for the FTSE, inflation and the pound. See why she likes Elite Rated Guinness Global Equity Income, and what her new year resolution is - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/deep-breaths-everyone-here-are-our-expert-forecasts-f3d3vjjsz

December 2016

Gold and overseas funds are 2016 top performers: report - International Investment, 20 December 2016

Which Elite Rated funds were the best performing during 2016? The top ten are published here, with BlackRock Gold & General, Aberdeen Latin American Equity, Lazard Emerging Markets, M&G Global Emerging Markets, Hermes US SMID Equity, Schroder US Mid Cap, M&G Global Dividend, JPM US Equity Income, Man GLG Japan Core Alpha and Polar Capital Global Insurance highlighted - http://www.internationalinvestment.net/uncategorised/gold-overseas-funds-2016-top-performers-report/

Five open-ended funds that are ‘hidden gems’ for investors - What Investment, 15 December 2016

Our Managing Director Darius McDermott discusses which sub-£100m funds he believes may do well in 2017, highlighting Elite Rated Aberdeen Emerging Markets Bond, BlackRock European Absolute Alpha, R&M UK Equity Long Term Recovery, Unicorn UK Smaller Companies and Wood Street MicroCap - http://www.whatinvestment.co.uk/five-open-ended-funds-hidden-gems-investors-2553121/

The one top tip for investors in 2017: 'go niche' - Your Money, 6 December 2016

Investors should rethink the obvious in 2017, suggest our Managing Director Darius McDermott, as he highlights funds he believes may offer niche opportunities in volatile markets for next year, discussing Elite Rated First State Global Listed Infrastructure, Ashburton India Equity Opportunities, Goldman Sachs India Equity Portfolio, AXA Sterling Credit Short Duration Bond, Aviva Investors High Yield Bond, GAM Star Credit Opportunities, Premier Defensive Growth and Smith & Williamson Enterprise - http://www.yourmoney.com/investing/40944/

No-go zone: With Matteo Renzi set to resign following his defeat in the Italian referendum, should investors stay away from the Eurozone? - City AM, 6 December 2016

As Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign after the 2017 budget is voted on, is his referendum defeat the first Eurozone domino to fall and should investors stay away? Darius suggests funds whose manager’s style may help to shield them from political uncertainty, such as Elite Rated Mirabaud Equities Europe Ex UK Small & Mid and Henderson European Focus - http://www.cityam.com/255042/no-go-zone-matteo-renzi-set-resign-following-his-defeat

November 2016

Autumn Statement 2016: Four funds to benefit - Investment Week, 23 November 2016

Which UK equity funds could benefit from changes announced in today's Autumn Statement? Darius McDermott likes Elite Rated Man GLG Undervalued Assets, Woodford Equity Income and Wood Street Microcap - http://www.investmentweek.co.uk/investment-week/news/2478279/autumn-statement-2016-four-funds-to-benefit

Buy these bargain stocks before they make a comeback - The Telegraph, 19 November 2016

Are value stocks back in vogue? When is the right time to rotate your portfolio? Darius likes the Elite Rated Schroder Recovery fund - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/shares/buy-these-bargain-stocks-before-they-make-a-comeback/

Looking further afield for tech investing opportunities - Professional Adviser, 8 November 2016

With the giant US players looking fully valued and start-ups always fraught with risk, Darius suggests advisers point their clients eastwards for a better risk/reward balance within the technology sector, highlighting Elite Rated Schroder Asian Alpha Plus, First State Greater China Growth and Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders - http://www.professionaladviser.com/professional-adviser/opinion/2476656/darius-mcdermott-looking-further-afield-for-tech-investing-opportunities?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IFA.SP_09.Update_RL.EU.A.U&utm_source=PA.DCM.Editors_Updates&im_edp=chelseafs.co.uk

Wishful thinking — where to invest a £100,000 windfall - The Times, 5 November 2016

Based on your risk level, which investment stance should you take and which funds may benefit you ? Darius offers his preferences, as he highlights Elite Rated AXA Sterling Credit Short Duration, Rathbone Global Opportunities, GAM Star Credit Opportunities, Baillie Gifford Japanese, Threadneedle European Select and First State Global Listed Infrastructure - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/wishful-thinking-where-to-invest-a-100-000-windfall-8sqwtln7m

October 2016

The shades of grey in ethical investing - Every Investor, 27 October 2016

Good Money Week is now upon us. Darius discusses which investments are not so black and white for ethical investors, as he highlights Elite Rated Woodford Equity Income, Fundsmith Equity, Rathbone Ethical Bond and Edentree Amity UK as good ethical funds - http://everyinvestor.co.uk/2016/10/27/the-shades-of-grey-in-ethical-investing/

Take your pick: how to invest a £10,000 lump sum - The Times, 22 October 2016

Darius discusses how a cautious investor portfolio could look, highlighting Elite Rated Church House Tenax Absolute Return Strategies, Woodford Equity Income, Fidelity Global Dividend, Henderson UK Property, Jupiter Strategic Bond, Smith & Williamson Enterprise, T Rowe Price European Smaller Companies and Ashburton India Equity Opportunities - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/take-your-pick-how-to-invest-a-10-000-lump-sum-9h7p6pwrl

Five hidden sources of 5pc returns - The Telegraph, 12 October 2016

Darius discusses potential investment opportunities within infrastructure, property, emerging markets and high yield bonds, highlighting Elite Rated Henderson UK Property, Premier Pan European Property and Aberdeen Emerging Markets Bond - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/special-reports/five-hidden-sources-of-5pc-returns/

Adding a bit of spice to your retirement mix - Ria Online, 10 October 2016

Darius discusses why 'satellite' investments have a place in your portfolio, highlighting Elite Rated BlackRock Gold & General, F&C Real Estate Securities, Mirabaud Equities Europe Ex UK Small & Mid, Ashburton India Equity Opportunities and Hermes US SMID Equity - https://www.riaonline.co.uk/welcome-to-our-blog-area/guest-blogs/adding-a-bit-of-spice-to-your-retirement-mix

Should you ditch a property fund that locked away your cash? The three choices investors must consider - Daily Mail, 1 October 2016

As property funds look to remove trade suspensions in coming months, is it worth investors holding onto the investments? - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/investing/article-3816333/Should-ditch-property-fund-locked-away-cash-three-choices-investors-consider.html

September 2016

Do not overlook the Italian referendum - Every Investor, 29 September 2016

Senior research analyst James offers an insight into why the Italian referendum is so important, the consequences of a 'no' vote, and how it could impact your investments, highlighting Elite Rated BlackRock Gold & General, Mirabaud Equities Europe Ex UK Small & Mid, Henderson European Focus and Jupiter European - http://everyinvestor.co.uk/2016/09/29/do-not-overlook-the-italian-referendum/

Should US investors use an active manager? - Sunday Telegraph, 18 September 2016

Darius offers his picks in an article on a change of tack needed with rising uncertainty over the US election and interest rates, as he highlights Elite Rated AXA Framlington American Growth, Brown Advisory US Flexible Equity and Legg Mason ClearBridge US Aggressive Growth - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/funds/should-investors-in-the-us-use-an-active-manager/

This was the future once. What’s next? - Sunday Times, 11 September 2016

Darius discusses how to find the next Google or Tesla, highlighting Elite Rated AXA Framlington Global Technology - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/this-was-the-future-once-whats-next-qwrrdr038

The top-rated emerging market funds for any scenario - Trustnet, 5 September 2016

With many analysts expecting emerging markets to continue the upward trend seen so far in 2016, Darius gives his opinion and look at funds for investors looking to get into the market, highlighting Elite Rated M&G Global Emerging Markets, Lazard Emerging Markets and Somerset Emerging Markets Dividend Growth - https://www.trustnet.com/News/690537/the-top-rated-emerging-market-funds-for-any-scenario/

August 2016

Three funds for income-starved UK investors - Trustnet, 28 August 2016

With interest rates slashed to an historic 0.25 per cent, Darius McDermott identifies funds that investors could add to gain some income, highlighting Elite Rated AXA Sterling Credit Short Duration Bond, Invesco Perpetual Monthly Income Plus, Royal London UK Equity Income, R&M UK Equity Long Term Recovery and Man GLG Undervalued Assets - https://www.trustnet.com/News/688164/three-funds-for-the-income-starved-uk-investor/

Bond yields: Like a broken record - Every Investor, 19 August 2016

Darius discusses the all-time lows in UK bond yields and why they are nothing new to write about, highlighting Elite Rated Fidelity Enhanced Income, Liontrust Macro Equity Income and Rathbone Income - http://everyinvestor.co.uk/2016/08/19/bond-yields-like-a-broken-record/

With interest rates low, investment funds look attractive - The Guardian, 13 August 2016

Darius discusses why it may be time for investors to put savings into shares and funds, highlighting Elite Rated Rathbone Income and Fidelity Enhanced Income - https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/aug/12/low-interest-rates-investment-funds-savers

What will Mark Carney's rate cut mean for your finances? - Sunday Express, 7 August 2016

Darius discusses which type of funds he would buy after the interest rate was cut last week, highlighting Elite Rated Royal London Corporate Bond, SLI Global Equity Income and Evenlode Income - http://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/697264/Mark-Carney-cut-mean-personal-finances-Bank-England

July 2016

Europe marks four years of 'whatever it takes' - Every Investor, 28 July 2016

Darius considers how investors should react to the policies of central banks in this unpredictable environment, highlighting Elite Rated BlackRock Continental European, Threadneedle European Select, Baring Europe Select and T Rowe Price European Smaller Companies - http://everyinvestor.co.uk/2016/07/28/europe-marks-four-years-of-whatever-it-takes/

The unloved funds and trusts that are worth a long-term gamble - The Times, 23 July 2016

There’s no doubting which mood investors are in; the UK’s vote to leave the EU took the markets by surprise and the result has been something of a reckoning. Darius discusses which funds and trusts he likes within the European and UK small & mid-cap space, highlighting Elite Rated Neptune UK Mid Cap and Marlborough Multi Cap Income - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-unloved-funds-and-trusts-that-are-worth-a-long-term-gamble-lm928swt8

Why more funds may need a woman in charge - The Times, 16 July 2016

May's beginning as Prime Minister was followed by the appointment of seven female cabinet ministers. Darius identifies some good female fund managers, highlighting Elite Rated Invesco Perpetual Hong Kong & China, BlackRock Continental European Income, Henderson UK Property, Edentree Amity UK, Standard Life Investments UK Ethical, Baillie Gifford Japanese, Schroder US Mid Cap and Kames Ethical Equity - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/why-more-funds-may-need-a-woman-in-charge-q9bkgqttl

UK Equity Income funds that can ride out Brexit storm - Money Marketing, 7 July 2016

Like the Brexit vote itself, the UK Equity Income sector has seen something of a divergence in recent days. Some funds held up well in the immediate aftermath, while others struggled. What matters now, though, is which ones are well positioned for a nation preparing to leave the European Union. Read why Darius likes Elite Rated Evenlode Income, Woodford Equity Income, Threadneedle UK Equity Income, Rathbone Income, Schroder Income, Standard Life Investments UK Equity Income Unconstrained and Marlborough Multi-Cap Income - https://www.moneymarketing.co.uk/issues/7-july-2016/29-sector-focus/

June 2016

Is it the end of the seven-year bull run on US equities? - Your Money, 30 June 2016

Since the market low of 2009, the US equity market has had an incredible run with the S&P 500 index up almost 250% in sterling terms. Darius assesses whether the market can continue to rise, as he highlights Elite Rated AXA Framlington American Growth, Brown Advisory US Flexible Equity, Legg Mason ClearBridge US Aggressive Growth and Schroder US Mid Cap - http://www.yourmoney.com/investing/blog-end-seven-year-bull-run-us-equities/

Three funds that could see you through the volatility - Your Money, 24 June 2016

With the implications of Brexit sparking massive market volatility, Darius discusses funds that may see you through the storm, highlighting Elite Rated Premier Defensive Growth, Evenlode Income and BlackRock Gold & General - http://www.yourmoney.com/investing/brexit-three-funds-see-volatility/

Sit tight: It's the best thing to do before the EU vote - The Times, 18 June 2016

Darius shares the funds he likes in an article discussing expert views on portfolio strategies leading up to the EU referendum, highlighting Elite Rated Liontrust Special Situations and Investec Cautious Managed - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/just-sit-tight-its-the-best-thing-to-do-before-the-eu-vote-tbhr60hkr

Are UK equities a good investment this year? - Your Money, 13 June 2016

Darius wrote a blog on different ways investors may look to position themselves as the EU referendum draws ever closer, highlighting Elite Rated BlackRock Gold & General, Sanlam FOUR Stable Global Equity, M&G Global Dividend, Rathbone Strategic Growth Portfolio, Franklin UK Mid Cap and Neptune UK Mid Cap - http://www.yourmoney.com/investing/experienced-investor/news-experienced-investor/blog-6/

Draghi’s corporate bond move tempting fund managers - Portfolio Adviser, 9 June 2016

Darius discusses how the European Central Bank's bond buying programme has inspired several fund managers to dip their toes in the corporate bond pool, but no one knows how it will pan out. He highlights Elite Rated TwentyFour Dynamic Bond and Invesco Perpetual Monthly Income Plus - http://www.portfolio-adviser.com/news/1029706/draghi-corporate-bond-tempting-fund-managers-chelsea-mcdermott/page/2

May 2016

Should I invest in commercial property? - Your Money, 26 May 2016

Darius addresses a reader question on investing in property and the risks associated, highlighting Elite Rated Henderson UK Property, F&C Real Estate Securities and Premier Pan European Property - http://www.yourmoney.com/investing/yourmoney-com-mailbag-invest-commercial-property/

Five out-of-favour funds you should be buying now - FE Trustnet, 22 May 2016

Darius talks through five value funds that he believes are good options for more contrarian investors at the moment, highlighting Elite Rated Artemis UK Special Situations, JOHCM UK Dynamic, Jupiter UK Special Situations, L&G UK Alpha and Schroder Recovery - https://www.trustnet.com/News/667751/five-out-of-favour-funds-you-should-be-buying-now/#oas_Top

Brexit gains momentum - Portfolio Adviser, 11 May 2016

Clive writes a blog on issues that may need addressing regarding the Brexit debate, as the EU referendum approaches. He highlights Elite Rated Artemis Strategic Assets, F&C MM Navigator Distribution, Jupiter Merlin Balanced and Rathbone Strategic Growth Portfolio - http://www.portfolio-adviser.com/viewpoint/1029130/brexit-gains-momentum

Is the Japanese dream team out of ammunition? - Fund Strategy, 5 May 2016

Darius wrote a piece on Japan's start to the year, highlighting Elite Rated Neptune Japan Opportunities, Schroder Tokyo and Baillie Gifford Japanese - https://www.fundstrategy.co.uk/darius-mcdermott-is-the-japanese-dream-team-out-of-ammunition/

April 2016

Are tracker funds worth investing in? - The Times, 30 April 2016

A discussion on the benefits of tracker and active funds, as Darius highlights why he likes Elite Rated Marlborough UK Micro Cap Growth and Rathbone Global Opportunities - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/let-tracker-schemes-do-all-the-hard-work-for-you-l3knjshbb

Is value investing on the verge of a comeback? - Your Money, 20th April 2016

Darius wrote a blog, discussing the one observation that holds true: if you buy something cheap, you've got a better chance of making money over the long term. So is value investing making a comeback He highlights Elite Rated Jupiter UK Special Situations, Artemis UK Special Situations and Schroder Income - http://www.yourmoney.com/investing/blog-value-investing-verge-comeback/

On how to inflation-proof your portfolio - Your Money, 13th April, 2016

Darius offers four different ways to combat inflation effects on your portfolio, as UK inflation rose to a 15-month high in March. He states his liking for Elite Rated BlackRock Gold & General, F&C Real Estate Securities, Evenlode Income, First State Global Listed Infrastructure, AXA Sterling Credit Short Duration Bond, M&G UK Inflation Linked Corporate Bond, Schroder MM Diversity and Investec Cautious Managed - http://www.yourmoney.com/investing/how-to-inflation-proof-your-portfolio/

Fund Focus: Elite Rated Baillie Gifford Global Discovery - Mail on Sunday, 9th April 2016

Darius discusses how, regardless of its strong growth bias, the returns from Elite Rated Baillie Gifford Global Discovery so far are excellent - http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/money/investing/article-3531687/BAILLIE-GIFFORD-GLOBAL-DISCOVERY-EU-vote-election-No-m-focusing-real-winners.html

Top-selling ISA funds in 2016 - Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2016

The top-selling ISA funds since the start of this year are highlighted, as per figures calculated by our sister company, Chelsea Financial Services, highlighting the Elite Rated Woodford Equity Income, Fundsmith Equity, Henderson UK Property, Henderson UK Absolute Return, Invesco Perpetual Monthly Income Plus, Jupiter European, Liontrust Special Situations, Artemis Global Income, AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities and Marlborough Special Situations - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/funds/isa-sales-slump--but-these-funds-are-bucking-the-trend/

March 2016

On great alternatives to Telegraph's fund of the week - The Telegraph, 26th March 2016

Our director Darius offers Elite Rated Premier Defensive Growth and Church House Tenax Absolute Return Strategies as great alternatives to The Telegraph's fund of the week, JPM Global Macro Opps - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/funds/we-beat-the-global-market-slump-last-year---and-heres-where-were/

On where the experts have invested their ISA allowances as the April 2016 deadline approaches - The Times, 19th March 2016

Our Research Director Juliet Schooling-Latter discusses how she split her ISA allowance between JOHCM Asia Ex Japan Small & Mid Cap, and Elite Rated Woodford Equity Income, Fundsmith Equity and Somerset Emerging Markets Dividend Growth - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/money/investment/article4716704.ece?acs_cjd=true

On where to search for income - Money Observer, 11th March 2016

Darius discusses how a 4% long-term yield is possible, although diversification is key. He also emphasises the need to avoid de-risking your portfolio too early, as he likes Elite Rated Jupiter Strategic Bond and PFS TwentyFour Dynamic Bond within Money Observer's medium risk Rated funds - http://www.moneyobserver.com/portfolio-ideas/two-rated-fund-portfolios-to-deliver-10000-annual-income

On which funds to buy before the ISA deadline - FE Trustnet, 4th March 2016

Darius talks about which funds he will be buying before the ISA deadline, highlighting Elite Rated Jupiter European, BlackRock Gold and General and Aberdeen Latin American Equity - http://www.trustnet.com/News/655011/mcdermott-the-funds-i-am-buying-for-my-isa-before-the-deadline/2/1/

February 2016

On considering using emerging market bonds for income diversification - Mindful Money, 26th February 2016

Darius writes discusses what investors need to know about emerging market debt, regional concerns and whether to invest now, highlighting Elite Rated Standard Life Investments Emerging Market Debt and Aberdeen Emerging Markets Bond - http://www.mindfulmoney.co.uk/wp/darius-mcdermott/income-diversification-are-emerging-market-bonds-worth-a-look/

On what negative interest rates means for investors - The Times, 20th February 2016

Darius discusses how investors will be affected by the negative interest rate policies adopted by countries including Japan, Sweden and Denmark, and whether there are opportunities to invest - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/money/borrowing/article4694896.ece

On how to survive the latest global stock market tremors - The Times, 13th February 2016

Darius offers tips on how to prepare your portfolio for the current market environment, highlighting Elite Rated Henderson UK Absolute Return and Smith & Williamson Enterprise for cautious investors that invest in a mix of assets - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/money/investment/article4689549.ece

On whether it is possible to make money whilst investing ethically - Moneywise 9th February 2016

Darius discusses why he likes Elite Rated EdenTree Amity UK, Rathbone Ethical Bond, Standard Life Investments UK Ethical and First State Asia Pacific Sustainability - http://www.moneywise.co.uk/investing/investment-guides/can-you-invest-responsibly-and-still-make-money

On whether the Chinese year of the red monkey will bring income for investors - Yorkshire Post, 5th February 2016

Darius writes a feature on the year ahead for Chinese investors, stating his liking for Elite Rated Invesco Perpetual Hong Kong & China and First State Greater China Growth - http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/personal-finance/indulge-in-monkey-business-to-get-the-best-returns-from-china-1-7718959

On how to beat the savings income drought - Daily Mail, 2nd February 2016

Darius offers his favourite funds in Holly's article on the difficulty of finding income and where to look, mentioning Elite Rated Newton Global Income and Artemis Global Income - http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/money/saving/article-3428976/Share-dividends-slashed-cash-savings-rates-axed-pensioner-bond-payouts-plunge-way-beat-savings-income-drought.html

January 2016

On where to earn equity income for good returns - Every Investor, 29th January 2016

Darius discusses the hunt for income and important issues for investors in their investment decisions, affected by the poor current state of the markets. He states his liking for Elite Rated Woodford Equity Income, SLI Equity Income Unconstrained, Marlborough Multi Cap Income, BlackRock Continental European Income, Newton Global Income, Artemis Global Income and Legg Mason IF ClearBridge Global Equity Income - http://everyinvestor.co.uk/2016/01/29/where-to-find-equity-income-in-turbulent-times/

On the 2016 market outlook - Master Investor, 22nd January 2016

Darius offers his view on