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Investment Trusts| 09:07

HgCapital Trust reports growth in first-half results

The private equity investment trust hailed “strong trading” in the first half of 2014 as it deployed £72m in five buyout investments.

UK| 08:36

Sale of Ignis sees profits reach £266m at Phoenix Group

Phoenix Group has reported 2014 first-half results following the divestment of Ignis Asset Management to Standard Life Investments.

Investment Trusts| Aug 18, 2014

Rock-bottom interest rates fuel rise of alternatives

So far this year, money put into equity trusts accounts for just 22 per cent of total fundraising.

Aug 18, 2014

RWC’s Harendran leaves Davide Basile’s team

Company says it has added to analysts to Mr Basile’s team.

Discretionary Management| Aug 11, 2014

UK equities favoured by wealth managers

Arc survey finds 74% of wealth managers positive about the prospects for equities in the next year

Multi-Asset Funds| Aug 08, 2014

Onuekwusi puts faith in bricks and mortar

Bullish L&G manager maxes out property exposure across all five portfolios.

Analysis & Opinion

InterviewfromUK| Aug 18, 2014

“Some might argue that I’m a pessimist”

Ellie Duncan talks to Elizabeth Savage, Rathbones’ head of research, about her early career in hedge funds and avoiding surprises in the markets.

Jul 21, 2014

Fund review: Quantitative analysis

An increasing number of managers are using sophisticated technology to analyse stocks and sectors.

Jul 21, 2014

Fund Review: Old Mutual Global Equity Absolute Return fund

Targeting consistent performance by ‘taking market risk out of the portfolio’.

From Special Report: IA 100 Club 2014 - July 2014| Jul 21, 2014

Investment trust focus shifts to specialist sectors

Investment trust 100 Club membership declines as the focus moves to specialist sectors.

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Investment Adviser 100 Club - July 2014

The members of the 2014 Investment Adviser 100 Club are announced, with some interesting results.

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

Alternative Assets - June 2014

Investors searching for sources of income in a post-Credit Crunch have been forced to consider alternative assets.

FTAdviser Blog

Net closing in on dodgy Sipp transfer advice

Week in Brief: £500,000 fine was quickly followed by latest in a series on alerts.

Special Reports

Guide to Investment Trusts - March 2014

In 2013, approximately 75 per cent of the new investment trust launches were situated in specialist investment sectors.

FTAdviser Blog

ABI hits back over claims it knew of botched FCA probe

Week in Brief: FCA comes under siege from all sides over ‘disorderly market’.

Recent Articles
  1. Surge of passive inflows sees BlackRock top sales chart
    Aug 04, 2014

    Surge of passive inflows sees BlackRock top sales chart

    BlackRock beats out Woodford Investment Management to claim top spot for net retail sales in latest Pridham Report.

  2. Equities| Aug 01, 2014

    GLG assets increase to $34.1bn

    Boost in assets driven by flows into European strategies and Japan Core Alpha fund.

  3. Man Group earnings nudge up as costs falls
    Aug 01, 2014

    Man Group earnings nudge up as costs falls

    Hedge fund reports overall assets under management reaching $57.7bn.

  4. Jupiter reunites former Swip manager with Clunie
    Jul 31, 2014

    Jupiter reunites former Swip manager with Clunie

    Ivan Kralj joins Jupiter to work with James Clunie (pictured) on the Jupiter Absolute Return fund.

  5. Hedge fund manager fails to shake off bulk of £3m fine
    From Regulation| Jul 30, 2014

    Hedge fund manager fails to shake off bulk of £3m fine

    Hegde fund manager’s misconduct deemed to be at the “most serious end of the scale”.

  6. Rlam plans absolute return bond launch
    Jul 25, 2014

    Rlam plans absolute return bond launch

    Asset manager confirms plans are in development for new vehicle for managers Paul Rayner and Darren Bustin.

  7. Rathbones ends legal dispute with £15m settlement
    UK| Jul 24, 2014

    Rathbones ends legal dispute with £15m settlement

    The wealth management company has paid £15m to settle a legal battle involving a former director of a Jersey trust.

  8. ATI launches two sustainable funds
    Jul 22, 2014

    ATI launches two sustainable funds

    Group moves to broaden Sustainable Future fund range bringing number of funds to five.

  9. Assets reach $3.3trn for alternative managers
    Jul 22, 2014

    Assets reach $3.3trn for alternative managers

    Research from Towers Watson shows a $0.2trn rise in assets since 2012.

  10. Blackstone buys £448m Max Property Group
    Jul 22, 2014

    Blackstone buys £448m Max Property Group

    Aim-listed property group was the largest European IPO when it was set up in 2009, raising £211m from investors.

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