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From Pensions| May 27, 2016

Treasury warns Brexit would erode state pension

Pension schemes benefit when funds can be invested across a stable, growing economy, according to the CBI.

From Mortgages| May 24, 2016

HMRC confirms property deal drop

Transaction figures spike in March and fall back in April, due to buy-to-let stamp duty deadline.

Asia Pacific| May 20, 2016

Asian markets lead the way higher

Stockmarkets in Asia had positive session after US stocks closed down.

From Mortgages| May 19, 2016

April lending highest since 2008, but still down on March

Commentators uncertain on outlook for the next couple of months.

May 19, 2016

US Fed looks at June rate rise

Most participants at April meeting judged a rate rise next month could be ‘appropriate’.

May 18, 2016

Investor sentiment on commodities turns positive: Lloyds

Ongoing nervousness in markets has contributed to a continued cautious response from investors.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,271 +0.08%
CPI inflation 0.3%
FTSE 250 17,232 +0.23%
Base interest rate 0.5%

Data delayed by at least 15 minutes

Analysis & Opinion
Polarised returns can pose a challenge

From Special Report: Outsourcing - May 2016| May 23, 2016

Polarised returns can pose a challenge

How easy is it to compare performance of outsourced solutions?

Fixed Income| May 09, 2016

Fund Review: Corporate Bond

Rising uncertainty in run-up to EU referendum could present opportunities in corporate bond sector.

Joining up the dots on UK’s GDP growth

From Special Report: Equity Income - May 2016| May 03, 2016

Joining up the dots on UK’s GDP growth

Investors need to be aware economic outlook remains uncertain.

Macro picture sees precious metal shine

From Special Report: Commodities - April 2016| Apr 25, 2016

Macro picture sees precious metal shine

Investors flock to the safe haven asset once more.

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Special Reports

Investing in Europe – March 2016

Economic risks in Europe this year are no worse than they were last year.

FTAdviser Blog

What global changes mean for investment

Morgan Stanley fund manager says investors should remain cautious at the beginning of the year.

Special Reports

Outlook for 2016: What’s in store?

US election and monetary policy to sway investor thinking.

Investments

2015 was year of transition: BlackRock

BlackRock fund manager highlights changes in 2015 that swept through markets around the world.

Special Reports

Winter Investment Monitor - December 2015

Macroeconomics to dominate markets.

FTAdviser Blog

Volatility characterised emerging markets in 2015

“The ‘Fed fear factor’ has been virtually omnipresent in 2015,” says John Peta of Old Mutual Global Investors.

Recent Articles
  1. Lenders warn property market set for ‘choppy’ period
    From Mortgages| May 17, 2016

    Lenders warn property market set for ‘choppy’ period

    House price, lending and interest rate data paints a varied picture, according to economists.

  2. Buy-to-let chain reaction pushes up house prices
    From Mortgages| May 16, 2016

    Buy-to-let chain reaction pushes up house prices

    Rightmove’s latest index shows average price of property coming to market in April was up by 1.3 per cent to a record high of £307,033.

  3. UK housing market dips for first time in 12 months
    From Mortgages| May 12, 2016

    UK housing market dips for first time in 12 months

    Despite increasing demand from buy-to-let investors, surveyors also report no noticeable increase in new landlord instructions.

  4. Royal London life and pensions business grows 52%
    From Pensions| May 12, 2016

    Royal London life and pensions business grows 52%

    Insurance giant says it will concentrate on a non-advised offering to customers who do not use financial advisers.

  5. Mas ceases marketing and brand building
    From Your Industry| May 11, 2016

    Mas ceases marketing and brand building

    The overall budget for 2016 to 2017 has been reduced by 7.5 per cent.

  6. JRP Group sales up by a third
    From Pensions| May 11, 2016

    JRP Group sales up by a third

    Group’s boss says defined benefit de-risking market looks “buoyant” while individual annuities are recovering.

  7. Investors reject 0.75% charge for active equity funds
    May 11, 2016

    Investors reject 0.75% charge for active equity funds

    Investors miss out on 90 per cent of the funds available in the market, according to FE figures.

  8. Buxton dumps on Trump as bigger worry than Brexit
    May 10, 2016

    Buxton dumps on Trump as bigger worry than Brexit

    Old Mutual Global Investors boss says he is “absolutely convinced “ Britain will not vote to leave the EU.

  9. House price growth slows after stamp duty rush: Halifax
    From Mortgages| May 09, 2016

    House price growth slows after stamp duty rush: Halifax

    House prices fall month-on-month, but still up year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter.

  10. Double blow delivered by end of Help to Buy
    From Mortgages| May 09, 2016

    Double blow delivered by end of Help to Buy

    Research sounds warning for high loan-to-value lending consequences when Help to Buy scheme ends.

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