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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.

Jul 21, 2015

Managers ramp up cash exposure to 5.5%

Survey reveals average cash weighting among global managers is at its highest level since the financial crisis.

Investments| Jul 20, 2015

BNY Mellon identifies strong diversifiers

Group cites range of sub-asset classes as key investments for the next 12 months.

Jul 20, 2015

Alternative boutiques likely to become takeover targets

For the past decade, the alternative assets market has grown faster than its traditional peers.

Jul 15, 2015

Australian investment house buys Dexion Capital

Acquisition expands Australian boutique fund manager Fidante Partners’ presence in Europe.

From Regulation| Jul 14, 2015

Firm wound up over £3m missing investor funds

Company failed to maintain records which accurately recorded investors.

Analysis & Opinion
Metal madness: Investing in gold

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Metal madness: Investing in gold

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

Jul 27, 2015

Fund Review: Agriculture

Green shoots of recovery are evident amid challenging agriculture sector.

Jul 27, 2015

Fund Review: Sarasin Food and Agriculture Opportunities

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

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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Special Reports

Sustainable Investing - March 2014

Interest has been on the rise for some time, but most importantly returns are beginning to flow back to investors.

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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?

FTAdviser Blog

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. Sharing the wealth
    Jul 23, 2015

    Sharing the wealth

    The financial crisis of 2008 led many to look toward alternative finance. Julia Faurschou takes a look at peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding...

  2. Jul 22, 2015

    Mystery shopper: Poole

    Each week the mystery shopper seeks advice from independent and tied advisers in the UK. The aim is to find out whether advisers are delivering the...

  3. Impact of Mifid II on advisers
    From Regulation| Jul 21, 2015

    Impact of Mifid II on advisers

    Mifid II is coming and advisers need to be prepared.

  4. Global| Jul 20, 2015

    Fund Review: Jupiter Financial Opportunities

    Guy de Blonay explains his approach to investing in financials.

  5. Equities| Jul 20, 2015

    Fund Review: Sanlam Global Financial

    How this fund finds smaller financial companies with growth potential.

  6. Fund Selector: Applying absolute return
    Investments| Jul 14, 2015

    Fund Selector: Applying absolute return

    Absolute return funds have received criticism over high costs, but some can justify their fees.

  7. Jul 13, 2015

    Fund Review: Healthcare

    Rising elderly population proves the right medicine for healthcare sector.

  8. Jul 13, 2015

    Fund Review: Fidelity Global Health Care fund

    Manager Hilary Natoff explains how the healthcare landscape has changed since 2006.

  9. Fund Selector: Carnage of a strong dollar
    Investments| Jul 09, 2015

    Fund Selector: Carnage of a strong dollar

    Emerging markets with debt in dollars look vulnerable as the greenback starts strengthening.

  10. Jul 06, 2015

    Fund Review: Technology

    Tech’s prospects are ‘particularly good’, but investors are not buying it.

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