Edward Sheldon

Based in London, Edward is an investment writer whose clients include a broad range of financial services firms located all over the world. Prior to launching his own investment writing business, Edward spent 15 years working in private wealth management and institutional asset management, both in the UK and in Australia. Edward holds a Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, as well as the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and the highly-regarded Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

FSCS

What is the FSCS?

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is a government-backed compensation scheme that’s designed to protect you from losing money if a regulated financial services firm goes out of business. If an authorised firm goes bust and can’t repay your money, the FSCS will provide compensation up to a certain limit. The aim of the scheme …

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A closer look at Hargreaves Lansdown’s 5 funds to watch in 2020

Edward Sheldon takes a closer look at Hargreaves Lansdown’s 5 funds to watch in 2020 To help UK investors choose the best funds to invest in, investment provider Hargreaves Lansdown recently released its annual fund research report ‘5 funds to watch in 2020.’ This report highlights five funds across different areas of the market that …

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Best and worst performing funds

Some of the best and worst major funds of 2019 who’s fortunes could change.

While we are well into 2020 now, it’s not too late to look back at 2019 and analyse fund performance. Here, I look at four popular funds that underperformed last year that could potentially generate better returns this year, as well as four funds that outperformed in 2019 that could be due a correction this …

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How to Invest in International Stocks and Markets

The top 10 global growth funds that have consistently beaten the benchmark

If you’re looking for exposure to global equities, you’ll find no shortage of options when it comes to investment funds – currently, there are over 320 funds in the Investment Association’s ‘Global’ fund sector that are available to UK investors. However, when choosing a global equity fund for your portfolio, it’s important to do your …

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