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Latest News

Feb 03, 2016

Henderson duo fear second taper tantrum

UK Absolute Return managers concerned over US inflation spike.

Jan 25, 2016

Legg Mason diversifies with triple acquisition

Asset manager reveals moves across sectors including real estate and ETFs.

Tax Efficient Investments| Jan 20, 2016

Ships ahoy for EIS investors

Investment in ships through an EIS wrapper could “be a timely investment”, says an adviser.

Jan 12, 2016

Financial planner launches fund ‘with a conscience’

Strategy aims to invest in funds “with a conscience” and avoids human rights abuse and animal testing.

Dec 23, 2015

IFA demands level playing field for social investment

Former Bestinvest founder details his demands in response to the regulator’s call for input.

Tax Efficient Investments| Dec 22, 2015

Not enough comparison websites to do EIS and SEIS justice

Comparison site founder warns impartiality is so far thin on the ground for advisers requiring more information.

Analysis & Opinion

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Managing expectations

Convertible bonds offer the potential for lower drawdowns in periods of market downturn but they can also capture positive returns should markets...

SNAPSHOT: Gauging the value of private equity trusts

Investment Trusts| Feb 08, 2016

SNAPSHOT: Gauging the value of private equity trusts

Time to consider private equity investment trusts?

Fund review: GCP Infrastructure Income

Review| Jan 22, 2016

Fund review: GCP Infrastructure Income

Infrastructure fund launched by investment trust group.

In for the long haul

Jan 14, 2016

In for the long haul

Investors have the chance to benefit from private equity through listed PE companies, but they should hold for at least five years

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    Impax launches Environmental Leaders Fund

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  2. From Special Report: Outlook for 2016 - January 2016| Jan 11, 2016

    Oil price crash could be a blessing in disguise

    Big oil is an opportunity for change.

  3. From Special Report: Outlook for 2016 - January 2016| Jan 11, 2016

    Broadening the scope of CMBS loan issuance

    What is the outlook for commercial mortgage backed securities this year?

  4. From Special Report: Outlook for 2016 - January 2016| Jan 11, 2016

    Proceed with caution in Iran

    Investing in Iran’s growing economy offers potential.

  5. From Special Report: Outlook for 2016 - January 2016| Jan 11, 2016

    Why volatility can be a good thing for investors

    Don’t fear turbulence - it can generate impressive returns.

  6. From Special Report: Outlook for 2016 - January 2016| Jan 11, 2016

    Smart beta faces pressure to perform

    Innovation and performance must come to the fore as number of products rises.

  7. High net worth investors shift focus towards alternatives
    Dec 21, 2015

    High net worth investors shift focus towards alternatives

    Client survey finds younger generations more keen to invest in things like hedge funds and private equity.

  8. New Isa could flop as advisers plan to steer clear
    Savings & Isas| Dec 21, 2015

    New Isa could flop as advisers plan to steer clear

    Most firms not planning to actively offer the new scheme to their clients.

  9. Dec 17, 2015

    Time to seek its fortune on the high seas

    Industry expert opinion on a Time Investments EIS

  10. Carbon credit scam’s ‘Chuckle Brothers defence’ fails
    From Your Industry| Dec 17, 2015

    Carbon credit scam’s ‘Chuckle Brothers defence’ fails

    Director duo admonished by High Court liquidation of their supposedly prestigious investment firm.

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