At TILLIT we are big believers in learning and broadening our horizons. Our Insight articles covers everything from the here and now in our Market reviews, to short and long reads about the fundamentals of investing, as well as unique thought pieces from leading fund managers in The Opinion, and much more.
Take a walk on the wild side
In a world where personal investors have thousands of funds to choose from, many follow the path of least resistance and allocate to the traditional, core assets, regions and styles. Heading off the beaten track can be unnerving or intimidating; how can you find those exciting opportunities and avoid the ‘dogs’? We’ve launched Wildcards to help with that.Read more
Make your money travel: Explore developed, emerging & frontier markets
Diversification can sound pretty dreary, but one way to achieve it is to let your investment portfolio travel the world (ok, only metaphorically). By spreading your eggs across different geographical baskets, you can minimise overall portfolio risk at the same time as gaining access to a range of opportunities, including some niche and exciting ones. Some countries can be accessed directly, while others tend to come in a set. This is our introduction to regional investing.Read more
VCTs: Exploring unique investments while saving on your taxes
Once considered a niche investment option, Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) have seen a boom in demand over recent years, raising a total of £619m during the 2019-20 tax year, the third highest amount since 2006. Investors are attracted to these vehicles by the lucrative tax breaks and the innovative areas they invest in, but they don’t come without caveats.Read more
Property funds: Safe as houses?
Investors wishing to profit from property prices and rental yields don’t have to buy a house, when they can invest in property funds instead. Rather than heading to an estate agent, try an investment platform. You can snap up a stake in a property fund with much less money and hassle than buying a building.Read more
What’s so special about specialist funds?
Once you’ve decided on an asset allocation strategy that suits your plans and expectations, it is time to get more granular within each asset class. There are a number of ways to do this, for example last week, we wrote an introductory piece on Growth versus Value style investing. Another way to mix up your portfolio is to invest in specialist funds to express a particular view on the future direction of markets.Read more