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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.

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.

Analysis & Opinion
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.

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.

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?

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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.

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.

Recent Articles
  1. 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.

  2. Oct 16, 2014

    Common themes of socially responsible investment

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

  3. 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.

  4. Oct 16, 2014

    Historic performance objections

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

  5. 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.

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

    Guide to Socially Responsible Investment

    People make socially responsible choices on a daily basis.

  7. Oct 13, 2014

    Taking advantage of the M&A boom

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

  8. 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?

  9. Oct 13, 2014

    Fund Review: Pictet Agriculture

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

  10. Oct 13, 2014

    Fund Review: Allianz Global Agricultural Trends

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

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