Interactive Investor

Funds Fan: £1bn trapped in Russia-linked funds, and ‘dividend hero’ interview

4th March 2022 09:17

Kyle Caldwell from interactive investor

In our latest episode, Kyle Caldwell is joined by new co-host Sam Benstead, who is interactive investor’s deputy collectives editor. Sam, who joins ii from The Daily Telegraph, explains how he personally invests, naming the three active funds and one passive fund in his stocks and shares ISA. The duo also discuss the investment implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with several funds putting suspensions in place that bar investors from accessing their money.

Later, Simon Gergel, manager of the Merchants Trust (LSE:MRCH), which has a bias to UK value shares, joins the programme. Gergel shares his thoughts on the market rotation benefiting value shares, and explains why the trust is on track to grow its dividend for the 40th consecutive year.

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