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From Pensions| 08:37

Yorkshire raises red flag about pension cash going into P2P

One in five advisers have seen an increase in clients asking about P2P lending as an alternative investment.

Aug 28, 2015

Ex-Pru man tells court he didn’t offer advice

Former ‘Man from the Pru’ denies swindling three former customers who invested in his company.

Fixed Income| Aug 10, 2015

Lombard Odier Investment Managers moves into Cat Bonds

Swiss-based firm to expand fixed income offering with catastrophe bond strategies.

Aug 04, 2015

Aberdeen agrees to buy hedge fund specialist

Aberdeen has focused on growing its global alternatives platform

Multi-Asset Funds| Jul 31, 2015

Newton’s Stewart ramps up cash to 24% in Real Return fund

Manager admits to concerns about returns from main asset classes as he builds up cash level.

Jul 27, 2015

News analysis: Positives and pitfalls of peer-to-peer

P2P lending promises competitive rates for both lenders and borrowers, but its lack of FSCS cover remains a stumbling block.

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Investing Styles - August 2015| Aug 24, 2015

Leap off a topsy-turvy ride of investing

Why do so many investors relate to the roller coaster of investor emotions?

From Special Report: Investing Styles - August 2015| Aug 24, 2015

Improve the way you wield influence

Understanding the way people think can help improve the advice process.

Aug 24, 2015

Fund Review: Sustainability

Sustainable investing is moving from the concept of fringe ethical funds into the mainstream.

VCTs: Nothing ventured...

Aug 20, 2015

VCTs: Nothing ventured...

VCTs have undergone many regulatory changes, but offer consistent returns despite a high-risk environment, says Spriha Srivastava.

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Lessons learned from Keydata

In this White Paper, published in full, Lowes Financial Management talks about what went wrong.

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Now we must pay?

The EEA investors are taking the FCA to the European Court of Human Rights, but why is the regulator refusing to admit accountability?

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Growing need for more clarity around structured products

Retail investors do not understand structured products and, even worse, they usually overestimate returns.

Recent Articles
  1. Mining risks for better returns
    Aug 20, 2015

    Mining risks for better returns

    The growing popularity of digital currency means investors now have more choice. But it comes with a high degree of volatility, says Spriha...

  2. Lessons learned from Keydata
    FTAdviser Blog| Aug 13, 2015

    Lessons learned from Keydata

    In this White Paper, published in full, Lowes Financial Management talks about what went wrong.

  3. Aug 10, 2015

    Fund review: Energy

    Projected rise in demand for energy suggests a brighter future for a sector currently performing poorly.

  4. Aug 10, 2015

    Fund Review: Guinness Alternative Energy

    ‘Pure alternative energy play’ eyes growth as fossil fuel resources diminish.

  5. Five things about... Venture Capital Trusts
    Aug 05, 2015

    Five things about... Venture Capital Trusts

    Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) have gone through a number of changes but still remain an attractive option for investors.

  6. Aug 03, 2015

    Fund Review: Golden Prospect Precious Metals

    Keith Watson explains the process behind the precious metals investment trust.

  7. Metal madness: Investing in gold
    Jul 27, 2015

    Metal madness: Investing in gold

    In his latest blog, 7IM’s Ben Kumar asks: what is the fascination with gold?

  8. Jul 27, 2015

    Fund Review: Agriculture

    Green shoots of recovery are evident amid challenging agriculture sector.

  9. Jul 27, 2015

    Fund Review: Sarasin Food and Agriculture Opportunities

    Henry Boucher’s fund looks at the factors driving dietary changes.

  10. Global| Jul 27, 2015

    Fund Review: Baring Global Agriculture fund

    The fund’s manager is positioning his fund to benefit from the recent rally in crop prices.

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