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From Regulation| 11:26

Hedging product victims get £1.8bn redress so far

Regulator asks banks involved to remind customers they have until the end of March to complain.

Investment Trusts| Jan 27, 2015

Demand for new investment trusts is waning

Analysts at Winterflood and Numis see signs of initial public offering (IPO) “fatigue”.

Multi-Asset Funds| Jan 21, 2015

Ratings firm backs up brutal honesty threat in Gars review

Upstart ratings agency that promised to give ‘straight answers’ on fund quality lists catalogue of concerns with the £23bn Standard Life fund.

Multi-Manager Funds| Jan 21, 2015

T Bailey Growth managers boost tech and healthcare

Since its launch, the T Bailey Growth fund has focused on the growth prospects of individual nations or regions.

From Mortgages| Jan 19, 2015

Residential property crowdfunding platform launches

Investors will receive a monthly rental income and benefit from any capital growth, in direct proportion to their ownership.

Jan 14, 2015

Rathbones’ Coombs warns investors to be wary of oil ETFs

Bargain-hungry investors have been piling into oil exchange-traded funds (ETFs) but David Coombs warns they may not know exactly what they’re buying.

Analysis & Opinion
Fund review: Architas Diversified Real Assets

Review| Dec 23, 2014

Fund review: Architas Diversified Real Assets

Architas launched fund of funds exposed to real assets such as infrastructure and commodities.

A review of adviser outsourcing options

Multi-Asset Funds| Dec 22, 2014 |

A review of adviser outsourcing options

Defaqto Outsourcing Update: An year-end review of investment outsourcing options and trends.

From Special Report: Winter Investment Monitor - December 2014| Dec 15, 2014

Alternatives flourish in 2014

We take a look at investment trusts as an option for alternative investments.

Global| Dec 08, 2014

Snapshot: It’s wise to cast your net wide for income

Income investors need to take a broader view of the investment universe to reap the best dividends.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to With-Profits

These days the word most likely to appear before ‘with-profits fund’ is “closed”.

Special Reports

Infrastructure Research Report - December 2014

Infrastructure has had pride of place in most of Mr Osborne’s major budgetory announcements.

FTAdviser Blog

Why active management is really an expensive charade

Active fund management is only now, finally, being revealed for what it is...

Adviser Guides

Guide to ‘Strategic’ Bond Funds

‘Strategic’ bond funds are a relatively new breed of fixed interest fund.

Special Reports

Alternative Investing - November 2014

Further ECB action will serve to bolster the alternatives space.

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

Sustainable Investing - October 2014

How sustainable are your portfolios?

Recent Articles
  1. GLG fund kicked off wealth 150 after ‘torrid’ 2014
    Equities| Jan 12, 2015

    GLG fund kicked off wealth 150 after ‘torrid’ 2014

    Hargreaves Lansdown left with no technology funds on its recommended list after removing GLG Technology Equity.

  2. Impax assets increase to £2.9bn
    Jan 09, 2015

    Impax assets increase to £2.9bn

    The specialist investment manager assets move close to £3bn in the three months to December 31 2014 driven by inflows from US and European investors.

  3. Sipp deals loom for alternative lender ahead of freedoms
    From Pensions| Jan 08, 2015

    Sipp deals loom for alternative lender ahead of freedoms

    Retirement market described as now “more exciting” for the peer-to-peer market than Isas.

  4. Director disqualified for £1.7m landbanking scam
    From Regulation| Dec 31, 2014

    Director disqualified for £1.7m landbanking scam

    Man who ran three wound up companies banned for 14 years following investigation.

  5. Arch Cru decision exposed ‘regulatory arbitrage’
    Dec 19, 2014

    Arch Cru decision exposed ‘regulatory arbitrage’

    Case deemed “an example of regulatory arbitrage, as well as deplorable failure of fiduciary duties”.

  6. Arch Cru boss vows to fight on after High Court defeat
    Dec 19, 2014

    Arch Cru boss vows to fight on after High Court defeat

    High Court judge rules against failed funds’ chief executive and refused permission to appeal.

  7. SEC sets out plans for stress testing US asset managers
    North American| Dec 12, 2014

    SEC sets out plans for stress testing US asset managers

    Asset managers are likely to undergo stress tests and face increased scrutiny of their use of derivatives by funds.

  8. Investment Trusts| Dec 08, 2014

    Snapshot: Trusts are taking an alternative route

    Investment trust structure provides easier access to more niche investment opportunities.

  9. IMA members to commit £9bn in private placements
    UK| Dec 04, 2014

    IMA members to commit £9bn in private placements

    Aviva and Legal & General among IMA members that intend to invest in private placements over next five years.

  10. Gov’t to broaden social tax relief but with restrictions
    Dec 03, 2014

    Gov’t to broaden social tax relief but with restrictions

    Treasury will make it easier for qualifying investors and companies to use tax-advantaged VCTs by launching a digital process.

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