“I'm right to be criticised”: Woodford issues apology after a disastrous summer

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  1. dealmaker


    Lucy White

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    Woodford appeared in a video blog on his own website

    The once-praised fund manager Neil Woodford has issued a subdued apology to investors after losing millions of pounds on a selection of disastrous stock picks.

    Appearing on a video blog on his own website, the City star – dressed in jeans and a jumper – said he was “right to be criticised” and was “very disappointed” with his funds' short term performance.

    “It's been a difficult period. And I'm very sorry for the poor performance that we've delivered really now since 2016,” he said.

    Woodford lost millions when Provident Financial's share price crashed last month. His investments in AstraZeneca and Imperial brands have also suffered as each company has encountered its own hurdles – the former a failed lung cancer treatment, and the latter a regulatory hitch.

  2. Visaria


    The stock market likes to destroy its heroes.
  3. wrbtrader


    He looks like a boxing promoter or ex ruby player from the U.K.
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