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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.

From Pensions| Oct 16, 2014

Napf launches ‘made simple’ investment guides

New guides cover exchange traded funds, smart beta and private equity.

Investments| Oct 14, 2014

Coombs drops Ignis fund after Oxley departure

Multi-manager says departures of several team members meant the investment he had made was no longer the same.

Oct 10, 2014

Impax records 25% increase in assets

Environmental markets and resource efficiency specialist attributes increase to inflows from third party listed funds.

Oct 02, 2014

JPMAM chiefs call on active managers to show value

Greco and Quinsee say investors must be convinced to fight off passive industry.

Oct 02, 2014

Virgin Money announces £150m IPO

Completion of the floatation will precipitate final payment to the Treasury for the purchase of Northern Rock.

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Enterprise Investment Schemes - October 2014| Oct 13, 2014

A taxing question over renewables

Hydroelectric renewable energy can still benefit from EIS investing.

Oct 13, 2014

Mispriced shares generate big profits

What is event-driven investing and how does it differ from traditional strategies?

Oct 13, 2014

Taking advantage of the M&A boom

Event-driven investors could see opportunities in a pick up in M&A activity.

Multi-Asset Funds| Oct 13, 2014

Managers wary of private equity’s merits

With traditional asset classes under pressure, does private equity offer multi-asset investors an alternative?

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Special Reports

Sustainable Investing - October 2014

How sustainable are your portfolios?

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 Investments - September 2014

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

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

Investing for Outcomes - September 2014

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

Recent Articles
  1. Oct 16, 2014

    Common themes of socially responsible investment

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

  2. 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.

  3. Oct 16, 2014

    Historic performance objections

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

  4. 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.

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

    Guide to Socially Responsible Investment

    People make socially responsible choices on a daily basis.

  6. Oct 13, 2014

    Fund Review: Baring Global Agriculture

    The manager of the Barings Global Agriculture fund explains why exposure to chicken producers has boosted performance.

  7. Oct 13, 2014

    Fund Review: Pictet Agriculture

    Gertjan van der Geer tells Philip Scott why agriculture is a long-term “mega trend”.

  8. Oct 13, 2014

    Fund Review: Allianz Global Agricultural Trends

    Manager Bryan Agbabian explains how a bias to North America has helped the fund.

  9. Oct 13, 2014

    Fund Review: Agriculture

    Agriculture may be a niche sector, but there’s plenty of organic growth.

  10. Building recovery
    Oct 09, 2014

    Building recovery

    Looking to cultivate a culture of saving in the UK is no mean feat

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