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Tax Efficient Investments| Apr 14, 2015

Not quite end of the road for tax-relieved renewables

Many EIS investors will now have financial planning needs around mitigating inheritance tax.

Apr 07, 2015

John Laing Infrastructure manager Marshall to retire

John Laing Infrastructure Fund investment team to be led by Andrew Charlesworth after David Marshall retires on July 1.

From Regulation| Mar 26, 2015

Five things you need to know about FCA approach to Mifid

An in-depth look at the latest UK regulatory response to the imposition of European Union retail finance rules.

From Regulation| Mar 26, 2015

Further boost for advice as FCA mulls ‘complex’ extension

Regulator considers extending definition which carries advice requirement or ‘appropriateness’ test.

Multi-Asset Funds| Mar 20, 2015

Are cautious funds too risky?

With falling government bond yields, cautious funds have never been ‘more risky’, advisers warn.

From Regulation| Mar 20, 2015

Insider dealer sentenced to 19 months and fined £100,000

After pleading guilty in November, former senior execution trader was also fined £100,000.

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: | Mar 30, 2015

Unfairly tainted CLOs offer safe and steady returns

What investors need to know about collateralised loan obligations, or CLOs.

From Special Report: Multi-Asset Investing - March 2015| Mar 26, 2015

Risk-averse portfolio? Time to think again

Doing nothing after 6 April is a wasted opportunity and risks seeing your capital eroded

From Special Report: Multi Asset - March 2015| Mar 24, 2015

Implications of the ‘post-Goldilocks’ economy

Forget bonds and look to commercial property for that Goldilocks strategy.

From Special Report: Multi Asset - March 2015| Mar 24, 2015

Solar offers ‘low-risk’, long-term yields

Is the sun shining on the returns from solar?

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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

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

Growing need for more clarity around structured products

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

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

Why active management is really an expensive charade

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

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.

Recent Articles
  1. From Special Report: Multi Asset - March 2015| Mar 24, 2015

    Building a defensive portfolio of Aim shares

    Why small-cap stocks may help form a strong, defensive portfolio.

  2. From Special Report: Multi Asset - March 2015| Mar 24, 2015

    Taking a market view to asset allocate

    US strength and falling oil prices should help propel market rebound.

  3. Adviser ‘de-risking’ may be doing more harm than good
    From Your Industry| Mar 18, 2015

    Adviser ‘de-risking’ may be doing more harm than good

    Manager’s analysis finds several strategies actually lead to less diversification and more risk for clients.

  4. This really is going to change everything
    Ashley WassallonYour Industry| Mar 13, 2015

    This really is going to change everything

    We are lethally addicted to traditional energy, chasing the dragon of fossil fuel emissions for short-term gain.

  5. Growing need for more clarity around structured products
    FTAdviser BlogonEquities| Mar 09, 2015

    Growing need for more clarity around structured products

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

  6. From Special Report: Tax Efficient Investing - March 2015| Mar 09, 2015

    Tax incentives for renewables to end

    Investments in renewable energy are also subject to tax reliefs.

  7. 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.

  8. Architas launches Diversified Global Income fund
    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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