Lessons from the suspension of Woodford Equity Income


This 1,653-word blog post explains the history of fund manager Neil Woodford, the causes of the recent trading suspension for Woodford Equity Income, and some lessons investors can learn from the event. Written on 7th June 2019.

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Article preview: It’s been a busy week in the world of investing, following the suspension of Neil Woodford’s flagship £3.7bn Equity Income fund. A high level of withdrawals, combined with some illiquid assets within the fund, forced Woodford to impose the suspension, which leaves investors in limbo until trading can resume. In this blog post, the background of this rare fund suspension, and some of the lessons we can learn from the experience.