After a slight dip in popularity last week, investment stories were once again the front-runners in this weekend’s money sections while pensions, which were top scorers last week, only had half as much coverage this week.
One subject in particular was given much attention – city stalwart Terry Smith’s new ‘low-fee’ fund initiative. The Sunday Telegraph called this the ‘Ryanair’ of asset management – it may certainly be cheaper but does that make it better? This subject was also covered in the FT Weekend and The Guardian, with the Sunday Times taking the opportunity to look at fees in general and listed the top things managers apparently don’t want you to know about.
A couple of papers also picked up on the fact that this week is National Ethical Investment Week and included some topical stories in its honour. The Guardian, Independent and Mail on Sunday looked at figures from the Co-op which showed the amount invested in ethical savings and investments has quadrupled over the past decade. All three publications noted how investors were increasingly concerned about ethics as well as profits, but the Guardian believes they are still not mainstream investments.
And the rest of the scores this week were: