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Investments| Apr 10, 2014

Standard Life Investments confirmed for Edinburgh roadshow

Scottish-based asset management giant will join leading fund groups and industry experts for 100 Club Roadshow.

Multi-Asset Funds| Apr 08, 2014

Standard Life’s Gars team digs into global mining

Global Absolute Return Strategies buys into mining as it spots upturn in global growth.

Global| Apr 07, 2014

Yen call pays off for Ignis bond team

Absolute return team’s decision to adopt long position on yen has proved fruitful in 2014.

Commodities| Apr 04, 2014

Schroders commodity chief Howell exits

Robert Howell to exit financial services industry with Geoff Blanning to lead commodities desk.

Apr 02, 2014

HMRC ‘threatening UK film investment’

HM Revenue and Custom’s crackdown on tax avoidance could threaten legitimate investment in British film, Mark Field has warned.

Apr 02, 2014

IFA ‘powerless’ to help trapped couple due to advice rules

Martin Bamford says he has been put in an “impossible position” by tougher guidelines on Ucis promotion.

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Exchange-Traded Funds - April 2014| Apr 14, 2014

ETPs’ popularity spawns a proliferation of acronyms

In the passive world (and, in particular, ETFs), if there is a stock or bond index, it can be tracked – either physically by trackers buying up...

Interview| Apr 07, 2014

“There will be solutions to our resource problems”

Nyree Stewart talks to Impax Asset Management’s listed equity boss on the pros and cons of ‘ethical label’ and having a multi-skilled team.

From Special Report: Hunt for Income - March 2014| Apr 01, 2014

What can income investors do to protect themselves?

Consider broadening equity exposure by investing across the market cap spectrum in stocks with strong operational momentum.

From Special Report: Hunt for Income - March 2014| Apr 01, 2014

Property is a good way to diversify an income portfolio

The asset class should be a staple for any income-seeking investor.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Energy Investing in the 21st Century

As you read this guide on an electronic device, look around you and realise just how many things require energy to work.

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’.

Special Reports

Ethical Investing - February 2014

Ethical investing may be a more mainstream concept, but what exactly is it?

FTAdviser Blog

Advisers’ £90,000 bill for recommending failed funds

FCA reveals total bill of £31.5m, which due to PI cover exclusions may fall largely onto firm reserves.

Special Reports

Wine Investing - December 2013

Could the fine wine market bounce back from its dramatic fall?

FTAdviser Blog

Why advice would be hard to fit with crowdfunding

One crowdfunding platform argues that the regulator’s distinction between ‘non-complex’ and ‘simple’ is all wrong.

Recent Articles
  1. ABI hits back over claims it knew of botched FCA probe
    FTAdviser BlogonRegulation| Apr 04, 2014

    ABI hits back over claims it knew of botched FCA probe

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

  2. First State cuts fee on five specialist funds
    Equities| Apr 01, 2014

    First State cuts fee on five specialist funds

    Annual charge on five funds, including Peter Meany’s £861.1m First State Global Listed Infrastructure, lowered from 0.85 per cent to 0.75 per cent.

  3. Investors in suspended fund offered a way out
    Mar 27, 2014

    Investors in suspended fund offered a way out

    Managing Partners Limited launches new fund with five-year lock-in for investors in the Traded Policies fund.

  4. Keydata investors receive further bond payout
    Mar 27, 2014

    Keydata investors receive further bond payout

    FSCS says top-up payments first announced in September 2013 have finally been made to all investors.

  5. Technology funds: Bubble ahead?
    Mar 25, 2014

    Technology funds: Bubble ahead?

    Investors would not be blamed for being cautious about investing in technology. Charlotte Richards assesses whether there is a bubble and if it is...

  6. Death of renewable VCTs exaggerated: Power
    Mar 25, 2014

    Death of renewable VCTs exaggerated: Power

    The reported demise of renewable energy-focused venture capital trusts has been overplayed, Gordon Power has said.

  7. Church House launches fund range into UK retail market
    Discretionary Management| Mar 25, 2014

    Church House launches fund range into UK retail market

    Private client manager brings in Sam Liddle from Albemarle Street Partners to bring its low volatility funds to financial advisers.

  8. Harlequin chair’s son jailed for fraudulent trading
    From Regulation| Mar 24, 2014

    Harlequin chair’s son jailed for fraudulent trading

    Investor money used to fund lavish lifestyle, City of London Police say.

  9. John Lappin| Mar 24, 2014

    Don’t lose sight of Keydata threat amid clean-fee focus

    With all the modernisation, has the risk of more ‘Keydatas’ been tackled?

  10. Commodities| Mar 24, 2014

    Snapshot: Risky area that can result in big rewards

    The tide has yet to turn for metals and energy commodities, but their softer cousin could be picking up.

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