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Newton Higher Income

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Old Mutual UK Select Smaller Companies - Downgraded

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Twentyfour Dynamic Bond - New rating

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Jupiter Merlin Conservative Portfolio

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Fidelity American - New rating

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Schroders Strategic Bond Fund

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Fidelity Global High Yield Bond

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Fidelity Global Dividend

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Martin Currie North America - Downgraded

Martin Currie North America is a focused stock picking fund that invests in large cap growth stocks with some exposure to mid-cap companies. The manager Tom Walker prefers individual stock selection over sectors and uses the in-house “Dynamic Stock Matrix” that aims to identify mis-priced stocks with improving fundamentals.

The stock selection process is then overlain with views on economic and industry trends. The portfolio mostly has large, international companies that tend to have well known global brands and market leading positions.

Walker has more than 10 years’ experience of investing in US equities, however his growth style seems to be out of favour with the market in a post Lehman's America. He does not seem to be able to turn around his recent underperformance against the S&P500 index. We have greater confidence in other managers.

In July 2012 Martin Currie appointed Penny Kyle, from the Kuwait Investment Office, as a co-manager alongside Tom Walker on the group's North American portfolios, which may lead to a turnaround in performance.

Downgraded from 4 stars to 1 star.

The Martin Currie North America fund will no longer feature on our Premier Selection list of top-rated funds.

Investors may decide to switch into 4-star rated UBS US Growth, managed by Lawrence Kemp.

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The value of investments, and the income derived from them, can go down as well as up and you can get back less than you originally invested. Prevailing tax rates and reliefs are dependent on your individual circumstances and are subject to change.