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Latest News

Economic Indicators| 15:48

Lloyds sees increase in hobby investing

“Hobby” types of assets do not closely correlate with more traditional equity and bond markets, says Lloyds Private Banking chief.

Aug 15, 2016

Fund prices could rise with loss of EU rights

Loss of passporting rights is the main concern for fund managers in the alternative space.

From Pensions| Aug 11, 2016

Nest reveals social investment aims

Government-funded pension provider also wants to improve how markets operate and are regulated in jurisdictions where it invests.

Equities| Aug 11, 2016

Old Mutual Wealth H1 inflows increase to £3.2bn

But adjusted operating profit in the first half is 31 per cent lower than the previous year at £104m.

From Regulation| Aug 04, 2016

Tyrie raises concerns about gov’t P2P tax incentives

Regulator's former boss says nine out of 10 crowdfunding promotions have been withdrawn or amended in two years.

From Regulation| Aug 04, 2016

Treasury urged to clarify law to allow P2P in Sipps

Call comes after the FCA expressed concern that letting savers use their pension money to invest in peer-to-peer might shift the customer base.

Analysis & Opinion
Still small but definitely mighty

12:21

Still small but definitely mighty

The private equity sector may be small in stature, but can it continue to be big on growth?

Impact investing for retail investors

Aug 16, 2016 |

Impact investing for retail investors

Formerly an institutional area, social impact investing is booming among retail investors.

Sustain in order to gain

Aug 10, 2016

Sustain in order to gain

Evidence shows companies which adopt sustainable business practices are likely to do better than those that do not

Interview| Aug 08, 2016

“There’s phenomenal growth in investment opportunities”

The chief executive of Impax Asset Management talks to Nyree Stewart about two decades of environmental investing.

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Special Reports

Investment Adviser 100 Club - July 2016

Who’s in and who’s out of this year’s elite list of funds and asset managers?

Special Reports

Absolute Return – July 2016

Why UK retail investors are allocating to absolute return strategies.

Special Reports

Absolute Return – April 2016

Market volatility sparks surge in interest in absolute return funds.

Recent Articles
  1. Aug 08, 2016

    Fund Review: Sustainability

    Ethical decisions that are good for your conscience and your clients.

  2. Equities| Aug 08, 2016

    Fund Review: FP WHEB Sustainability

    The nine themes helping the team identify sustainable companies.

  3. When it’s time to play it safe
    Jul 27, 2016

    When it’s time to play it safe

    The absolute returns sector can look tempting when markets are volatile, but it pays to check the small print for charges that may not be...

  4. Jul 27, 2016

    Governments back green initiatives on alternative energy

    Andrew Wordsworth reviews The Green Bubble: Our Future Energy Needs and Why Alternative Energy is Not the Answer by Per Wimmer, published by LID...

  5. P2P lender launches social enterprise scheme
    Jul 21, 2016

    P2P lender launches social enterprise scheme

    Community Chest will allow investors to diversify and benefit from government tax breaks.

  6. Sanlam boss joins CoInvestor board
    From Your Industry| Jul 20, 2016

    Sanlam boss joins CoInvestor board

    Alternative assets platform hopes the senior appointments will help business through its early-stage growth.

  7. Getting income for clients using infrastructure
    Jul 19, 2016

    Getting income for clients using infrastructure

    How can infrastructure investments help to boost your clients’ regular cashflow?

  8. Anxiety compounds currency crisis
    From Special Report: | Jul 18, 2016

    Anxiety compounds currency crisis

    After enduring its most volatile period in more than 20 years, sterling is trying to regain its foothold.

  9. Investment Adviser 100 Club - July 2016
    From Our Publications| Jul 18, 2016

    Investment Adviser 100 Club - July 2016

    Who’s in and who’s out of this year’s elite list of funds and asset managers?

  10. Crunching data to find stellar players
    From Special Report: IA 100 Club Who's In - July 2016| Jul 18, 2016

    Crunching data to find stellar players

    The methodology behind the Investment Adviser 100 Club 2016.

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