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Investments| 11:43

Industry starts to pre-empt plans for fund fee reforms

Criticism of fund charges by FSCP prompts firms to consider implications of a single-fee regime.

10:58

FSB issues tighter banking standards

Banks will be required to hold more capital and monitor risk more closely under new standards.

Investments| 08:43

Analysts sceptical over Abenomics

Concerns are being raised over Shinzo Abe’s policies as Japan slips into technical recession.

Asia Pacific| Nov 20, 2014

BlackRock’s Swan builds up weighting in Korea

Manager eyes exceptionally cheap companies as economy has ‘started to reverse’.

From Mortgages| Nov 20, 2014

Lending at highest level since October 2008

Gross mortgage lending in October was 5 per cent more than in September (£18bn).

European| Nov 20, 2014

Weak demand hits manufacturing activity in Germany

German manufacturing activity has narrowly avoided contraction in November as manufacturers reported weaker demand.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,748 -0.04%
CPI inflation 1.3%
FTSE 250 15,717 +0.16%
Base interest rate 0.5%

Data delayed by at least 15 minutes

Analysis & Opinion

Emerging Markets| 08:56

Fund Review: Latin America

Removal of political instability will help Latin America find its rhythm.

From Special Report: Global Opportunities - November 2014| 08:55

Difficulty navigating bumpy economic terrain

Geopolitical turmoil across the globe leaves investors uncertain on the economic recovery.

From Special Report: Multi-Asset Investing - November 2014| Nov 14, 2014

Is the ‘safe haven’ asset still worth investing in?

Gold has disappointed in 2014, so is there still hope for the asset class.

From Special Report: Multi-Asset Investing - November 2014| Nov 14, 2014

Low interest rates and soaring debts trigger rise in bond...

Macro situation proves pivotal in outlook for bond market.

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Special Reports

Equity Income - September 2014

Investors will need to start thinking outside the box in their search for yield.

FTAdviser Blog

An iPhone in the hand is worth two Isas in the bush

I am fed up of hearing we are all going to live longer and have less cash than our grandparents.

Special Reports

Autumn Investment Monitor - September 2014

European Central Bank has taken action.

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

Investing for Outcomes - September 2014

In a post-RDR world investors demand a greater focus on outcomes.

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. China manufacturing activity under pressure
    Asia Pacific| Nov 20, 2014

    China manufacturing activity under pressure

    Manufacturing activity in China reached a six-month low in November, according to data from HSBC.

  2. Experts revise UK rate rise predictions
    Nov 19, 2014

    Experts revise UK rate rise predictions

    Likelihood inflation will fall below 1 per cent prompts economists to push back forecasts for UK rate. rise.

  3. ‘Material spread’ of views at Bank on rate rise question
    Investments| Nov 19, 2014

    ‘Material spread’ of views at Bank on rate rise question

    Monetary Policy Committee holds rates at historic lows but two members vote for 25 basis point increase.

  4. Reshoring gathers steam
    Investments| Nov 19, 2014

    Reshoring gathers steam

    PwC report estimates reshoring could create up to 200,000 new jobs in the UK alone within the next 10 years.

  5. IPO activity bolsters British Empire
    Investments| Nov 19, 2014

    IPO activity bolsters British Empire

    Trust benefits from an ‘abundance’ of corporate deals and listings in the past year.

  6. Fund Selector: Volatility is the new norm
    Investments| Nov 18, 2014

    Fund Selector: Volatility is the new norm

    Look upon falls in the market as opportunities to add to your favoured funds and regions.

  7. Market View: Inflation still on track to fall below 1%
    Nov 18, 2014

    Market View: Inflation still on track to fall below 1%

    Economists predict interest rates will stay on hold until late 2015, as “storm clouds are gathering on the horizon”.

  8. UK inflation rises to 1.3% in October
    Nov 18, 2014

    UK inflation rises to 1.3% in October

    Rate of inflation reverses recent downward trend, but Capital Economics warns the figure is a “blip”.

  9. Matthews lowers active bet size in UK Alpha fund
    Investments| Nov 18, 2014

    Matthews lowers active bet size in UK Alpha fund

    Schroders manager is ‘more comfortable’ with more holdings within flagship fund.

  10. Investors eye the opening up of China’s A share market
    Emerging Markets| Nov 18, 2014

    Investors eye the opening up of China’s A share market

    Shanghai Connect initiative provides ‘huge investment opportunity’ for investors.

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