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We chat with our Elite Rated managers and industry experts, putting different funds or sectors in the spotlight each month.

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  • 25 April 2017 - Research analyst Ryan Lightfoot-Brown asks Elite Rated Guinness Global Equity Income fund managers Matthew Page and Ian Mortimer how their stock screens shape the fund portfolio, the rationale behind an equally weighted portfolio, and upcoming investment opportunities they see.




  • 15 April 2017 - Managing director Darius McDermott speaks to Elite Rated Standard Life Investments Global Equity Income fund manager Kevin Troup about his stock selection process, the use of convertible bonds and where he sees opportunities currently.




  • 4 March 2017 - Five things to know about investment trusts: 5. What is the role of an investment board?




  • 4 March 2017 - Five things to know about investment trusts: 4. What is a revenue reserve?




  • 4 March 2017 - Five things to know about investment trusts: 3. How does gearing work in investment trusts?




  • 4 March 2017 - Five things to know about investment trusts: 2. What are discounts and premiums?




  • 4 March 2017 - Five things to know about investment trusts: 1. What is an investment trust?




  • 3 March 2017 - Darius McDermott speaks with newly Elite Rated Brooks MacDonald Defensive Capital fund manager Jonathan Gumpel about the group's origin, the type of returns the fund pursues, and the part the fund plays in Brooks MacDonald's own portfolio, as Jonathan discusses which type of investor may be interested in the fund.




  • 17 February 2017 - Darius McDermott speaks with Sharat Shroff, manager of Elite Rated Matthews Asia Pacific Tiger, as he discusses the benefits of the entire team being located in San Francisco, the potential impacts of a ripped up Trans Pacific Partnership and standout investment opportunities he currently sees.




  • 15 November 2016 - Research analyst Ryan Lightfoot-Brown interviews Thomas Moore, manager of the Elite Rated Standard Life UK Equity Income Unconstrained fund.




  • 14 November 2016 - Communications Director Sam Slator gets an update on the bond market with Gary Kirk, manager of the Elite Rated TwentyFour Dynamic Bond fund, the morning after Donald Trump's victory in the US election.




  • 19 October 2016 - Communications Director Sam Slator talks to Elite Rated Church House Tenax Absolute Return fund manager James Mahon, as he provides an update on the fund. Since our last video with James, in November 2015, the fund has returned 7.29% versus 1.61% for the Targeted Absolute Return sector.




  • 18 July 2016 - Elite Rated Henderson UK Property's co-manager Ainslie McLennan talks to Darius McDermott about why trading on the fund and its peers was suspended post-Brexit, and why commercial property is still a great long-term portfolio holding.




  • 26 May 2016 - Darius McDermott interviews Marcus Brookes, co-manager on Schroders' Elite Rated MM Diversity and MM Diversity Tactical funds.




  • 23 May 2016 - Darius McDermott interviews Kevin Murphy, co-manager on Schroders' Elite Rated Recovery and Income funds.




  • 12 May 2016 - Darius McDermott interviews Andy Brown, analyst on the Elite Rated Baillie Gifford Japanese fund, discussing negative interest rates, Abenomics and opportunities.




  • 12 May 2016 - Darius McDermott interviews Robert Baltzer, fund manager of the Elite Rated Baillie Gifford High Yield Bond fund, on why people should invest in the sector and where he is currently seeing opportunities in the sector.




  • 6 May 2016 - Darius McDermott interviews Torcail Stewart, fund manager of the Baillie Gifford Corporate Bond fund, as they discuss the basis of allocation decisions and opportunities for the year ahead.




  • 18 April 2016 - Darius McDermott interviews Hugh Yarrow, manager of the Elite Rated Evenlode Income fund, on the potential impact of a Brexit.




  • 11 January 2016 - Darius McDermott interviews Julian Fosh, co-fund manager of the Elite Rated Liontrust Special Situations fund.




  • 10 December 2015 - Sam Slator interviews James Mahon, fund manager of the Elite Rated Church House Tenax Absolute Return fund, on why the fund was launched and how it is run.




  • 10 November 2015 - Darius McDermott interviews Elite Rated Provider Unicorn Asset Management's UK fund managers Simon Moon and Fraser Mackersie, the former managing the Unicorn UK Smaller Companies fund, and both co-managing the Unicorn UK Income fund.




  • 30 October 2015 - Darius McDermott interviews Simon Brazier, fund manager of the Elite Rated Investec UK Alpha fund




  • 9 August 2015 - Clive Hale interviews Alex Ross for an update on the Elite rated Premier Pan European Property Share fund and for his general view on the current market situation.




  • 6 August 2015 - Nick Williams update on the Elite Rated Baring Europe Select fund




  • 24 June 2015 - Harry Driscoll interviews Jeremy Gleeson, Elite Rated manager of the AXA Framlington Global Technology fund.




  • 20th March 2015 - Simon Read Personal Finance Editor for the Independent speaks to Darius McDermott about ISAs for the new tax year.




  • 24th November 2014 - Matthew Dobbs, manager of the Elite Rated Schroder Asian Alpha Plus




  • 18th August 2014 - The Elite Rating Explained




  • 9th July 2014 - James Thomson, manager of the Elite Rated Rathbone Global Opportunities fund.




  • 24th June 2014 - Gary Kirk, manager of the Elite Rated TwentyFour Dynamic Bond fund.