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Dec 19, 2014

Arch Cru decision exposed ‘regulatory arbitrage’

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dec 02, 2014

Kames launches two absolute return funds

David Griffiths, David Pringle and Malcolm McPartlin to run two ‘market neutral’ UK equity funds.

Analysis & Opinion

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.

Investment Trusts| Dec 08, 2014

Snapshot: Trusts are taking an alternative route

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

From Special Report: Infrastructure - December 2014| Dec 01, 2014

Investment options: Where can you invest?

Investment in infrastructure was previously largely the preserve of governments and sovereign wealth funds

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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. Oil ‘short’ divested on Luke Newman fund
    Multi-Asset Funds| Dec 02, 2014

    Oil ‘short’ divested on Luke Newman fund

    Dramatic falls in oil prices spurs Henderson manager to reverse key short position in fund.

  2. Infrastructure Research Report - December 2014
    From Our Publications| Dec 01, 2014

    Infrastructure Research Report - December 2014

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

  3. From Special Report: Infrastructure - December 2014| Dec 01, 2014

    Adviser views: Good for income, but expensive

    Sector leader is HICL infrastructure fund, which trades on a premium of around 20 per cent to its net asset value.

  4. From Special Report: Infrastructure - December 2014| Dec 01, 2014

    Infrastructure ‘deficit’ opens door for investors

    Report from Standard & Poor’s indicated a £60bn ‘infrastructure investment deficit’ in the UK.

  5. Architas targets income hunters with real assets fund
    Dec 01, 2014

    Architas targets income hunters with real assets fund

    Architas Diversified Real Assets fund launched to tap into demand for income, which is expected following pensions reforms.

  6. Newton’s Paul Brain hit by short-term losses
    Fixed Income| Nov 26, 2014

    Newton’s Paul Brain hit by short-term losses

    Newton manager’s Global fund suffers after ‘premature’ move from European bonds.

  7. Boot out failing Absolute Return funds: Newman
    Investments| Nov 24, 2014

    Boot out failing Absolute Return funds: Newman

    Fund manager first to call for a toughening of the absolute return sector policy.

  8. Henderson Value Trust to increase dividend for 2014
    Investment Trusts| Nov 21, 2014

    Henderson Value Trust to increase dividend for 2014

    The restructuring of the portfolio has delivered a “far higher investment income”, leading to a proposed dividend increase to 3p per share.

  9. Aberdeen moves to rebrand entire Swip range
    Investments| Nov 20, 2014

    Aberdeen moves to rebrand entire Swip range

    Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (Swip) brand set to disappear as fund name changes planned for next week; subsequent mergers likely.

  10. Everything you need to know about Absolute Return funds
    Multi-Asset Funds| Nov 19, 2014

    Everything you need to know about Absolute Return funds

    Defaqto outsourcing update: A fund that promises to make money in any market is one that will attract attention.

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