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Fixed Income| Oct 30, 2014

SLI sees mass outflows after rates team exits

The Ignis Absolute Return Government Bond has shrunk to £1.8bn from £4.2bn since departures to Old Mutual.

Investment Trusts| Oct 30, 2014

Four renewable energy trusts to raise £380m

Popularity of renewable energy sector grows as trusts target dividends of up to 7 per cent.

UK| Oct 30, 2014

Henderson sees inflows in spite of ‘challenging’ markets

Cautious tone struck by asset manager in latest results as it notes a trend towards “lower risk products”.

From Your Industry| Oct 21, 2014

Advisers, banks and providers failing on ethical reporting

Young people particularly feel financial information is poorly presented.

Oct 21, 2014

F&C completes Stewardship rebrand

F&C appoints new advisory council as it rebrands its Stewardship fund range.

Investments| Oct 20, 2014

SLI suffers outflows as team exits

Ignis Absolute Return Government Bond fund hit by team members’ defections to OMGI.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to ‘Strategic’ Bond Funds

‘Strategic’ bond funds are a relatively new breed of fixed interest fund.

Special Reports

Sustainable Investing - October 2014

How sustainable are your portfolios?

FTAdviser Blog

In the past two years, EISs have become more attractive

I just wanted to highlight one area where the article seemed to be out of line with the reality we see in our daily practice.

Special Reports

Alternative Investments - September 2014

Diversification is the buzz word; especially if it can reduce exposure that is correlated with equities and bonds.

FTAdviser Blog

Investment scandal déjà vu as PI woes mount

Week in Brief: Regulatory issues continue to dominate the news with the Budget discussion continuing to roll on.

Special Reports

Investing for Outcomes - September 2014

In a post-RDR world investors demand a greater focus on outcomes.

Recent Articles
  1. Guide to ‘Strategic’ Bond Funds
    From Training| Oct 30, 2014

    Guide to ‘Strategic’ Bond Funds

    ‘Strategic’ bond funds are a relatively new breed of fixed interest fund.

  2. Everything you need to know about property funds
    Property| Oct 22, 2014

    Everything you need to know about property funds

    Defaqto Outsourcing Update: Property is typically seen as a store of value and a provider of a stable income.

  3. In the past two years, EISs have become more attractive

    In the past two years, EISs have become more attractive

    I just wanted to highlight one area where the article seemed to be out of line with the reality we see in our daily practice.

  4. Interview| Oct 20, 2014

    “Jupiter was my kind of firm”

    The Jupiter absolute return manager James Clunie talks to Nyree Stewart about how he doubled his life savings with his first foray into equities.

  5. Oct 16, 2014

    Common themes of socially responsible investment

    It is important to keep in mind that socially responsible investing comes in many flavours.

  6. Oct 16, 2014

    Different ways to make socially responsible investments

    Investors can access SRI styles through all the typical routes: holding shares in companies, funds, trackers, indices and segregated mandates.

  7. Oct 16, 2014

    Historic performance objections

    In the past some have argued an ethical approach could result in less than stellar performance.

  8. Oct 16, 2014

    Making sure the fund fits my client’s ethics

    There is a lot of choice when it comes to funds in this area and different funds will have different ethical criteria.

  9. Guide to Socially Responsible Investment
    From Training| Oct 16, 2014

    Guide to Socially Responsible Investment

    People make socially responsible choices on a daily basis.

  10. Oct 16, 2014

    Man Group assets up 25%

    Acquisitions of Numeric and Pine Grove boost funds under management, while AHL’s momentum strategies offset a slowdown in sales at GLG.

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