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Multi-Asset Funds| Mar 03, 2015

Architas launches Diversified Global Income fund

The new global multi-asset fund from Architas promises “significant exposure” to alternatives and targets income hungry investors.

Fixed Income| Feb 20, 2015

SLI sees £2.6bn outflows from flagship Ignis bond fund

Firm acknowledges the outflows from the Ignis Absolute Return Government Bond fund “will impact revenue in 2015”.

Feb 20, 2015

Man Group to acquire NewSmith

The alternative investment firm confirms plans to buy the equity investment boutique partially owned by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.

From Your Industry| Feb 16, 2015

Investors line up legal claim against former network AR

Around 180 people were involved with un-authorised deposit scheme, with more than £10m invested.

Global| Feb 11, 2015

BlackRock hires global head of impact investing

Deborah Winshel has joined BlackRock to lead the launch of its impact investing platform, for investors with social and environmental objectives.

From Your Industry| Feb 03, 2015

Execution-only broker applies for advice permissions

TD Direct Investing pricing revamp also sees all exit and transfer fees removed.

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: DFMs - February 2015| Mar 04, 2015

Indices see reduction in exposure to UK equities

Private client indices recorded steady growth in 2014.

From Special Report: Sustainable Investing - March 2015| Mar 02, 2015

Government pledges and renewable energy

While there are often visible earnings from government subsidies, intervention is a double-edge sword.

Feb 26, 2015

Making an impact

If impact investing is to reach a broader audience its products must offer similar financial returns to mainstream investments

Interview| Feb 23, 2015

‘There are large and profound product cycles starting’

The man in charge of Polar Capital’s biotechnology fund explains how an interest in medicine led to a career in the biotechnology sector.

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Guide to With-Profits

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

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.

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

Infrastructure Research Report - December 2014

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

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

Alternative Investing - November 2014

Further ECB action will serve to bolster the alternatives space.

Recent Articles
  1. Sustainable Investing - March 2014
    From Our Publications| Mar 02, 2015

    Sustainable Investing - March 2014

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

  2. From Special Report: | Feb 16, 2015

    VCTs and biotech trusts excel in 2014

    VCTs, emerging market funds and biotech vehicles led the investment trust world.

  3. Hedge fund managers ‘skin in the game’ can close pension gap
    From Pensions| Feb 02, 2015

    Hedge fund managers ‘skin in the game’ can close pension gap

    ‘Pensions gap’ affects roughly one in three of the UK’s working population.

  4. From Special Report: Pensions outlook - February 2015| Feb 02, 2015

    A pension becomes a genuinely versatile tool

    From April 2015 pensions will no longer die with you, providing you plan properly.

  5. InterviewfromUK| Feb 02, 2015

    ‘I’d like to say it was by design, but it wasn’t’

    Ellie Duncan talks to Harriet Steel, Hermes’s executive director, about working with hedge funds and how her architectural ambitions got sidelined.

  6. Mellon’s new trust to target biotech firms
    Feb 02, 2015

    Mellon’s new trust to target biotech firms

    Investment mogul plans to raise up to £100m for trust focusing on cutting-edge Europe-based biotech companies.

  7. Hedging product victims get £1.8bn redress so far
    From Regulation| Jan 29, 2015

    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.

  8. Demand for new investment trusts is waning
    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”.

  9. Ratings firm backs up brutal honesty threat in Gars review
    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.

  10. T Bailey Growth managers boost tech and healthcare
    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.

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