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From Mortgages| Dec 19, 2014

Stamp duty reform to boost house prices - and house builders

Around ten per cent of investors are looking to gain more exposure to house builders due to stamp duty’s overhaul.

From Regulation| Dec 19, 2014

Government recovers a total £3.8bn from Icesave

Government says it’s on course to recover the full amount of its claim on the Landsbanki estate by 2017.

From Mortgages| Dec 18, 2014

Remortgaging bucks monthly downturn: Connells

Remortgaging valuation total for November up 10 per cent compared to October and by 3 per cent against last November.

From Mortgages| Dec 18, 2014

Annual mortgage lending steady at £16.9bn: CML

Reforms in stamp duty may modestly boost activity in the short-term.

Investments| Dec 18, 2014

Market woes batter Russian funds’ performance

Funds run by major houses including Barings, JPMorgan Asset Management and HSBC GAM have lost at least 45 per cent in 2014.

North American| Dec 18, 2014

US Federal Reserve “patient” ahead of raising rates in 2015

The Federal Market Open Committee has changed its tone over increasing interest rates next year.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,545 +1.23%
CPI inflation 1%
FTSE 250 15,889 +0.99%
Base interest rate 0.5%

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Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Winter Investment Monitor - December 2014| Dec 15, 2014

Industry grapples with regulatory changes

Mifid II has brought in many changes already.

From Special Report: Winter Investment Monitor - December 2014| Dec 15, 2014

“Equities are vulnerable... heading into 2015”

One multi-manager thinks equities are vulnerable to political uncertainty.

From Special Report: Winter Investment Monitor - December 2014| Dec 15, 2014

Executive pay should reflect firms’ ESG goals

Developing accountability mechanisms.

Predicting more of the same proved prescient

John Kenchington| Dec 15, 2014

Predicting more of the same proved prescient

There were major flaws in the market consensus this time a year ago.

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Special Reports

Winter Investment Monitor - December 2014

What can markets expect as 2015 approaches?

FTAdviser Blog

True platform due diligence requires deep data digging

Due diligence is not something you do to keep the regulator happy; it is what you do to protect your clients and your business.

Special Reports

Equity Income - September 2014

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

FTAdviser Blog

Investing should be as simple as ‘ABC’… and ‘D’

Many investment portfolios I see lack structure and carry far too much risk.

Special Reports

Autumn Investment Monitor - September 2014

European Central Bank has taken action.

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.

Recent Articles
  1. Switzerland’s central bank imposes negative interest rates
    European| Dec 18, 2014

    Switzerland’s central bank imposes negative interest rates

    The Swiss central bank has introduced negative interest rates and reaffirmed its minimum exchange rate.

  2. Scottish house prices recover from referendum fears
    From Mortgages| Dec 17, 2014

    Scottish house prices recover from referendum fears

    Biggest growth in the £1m+ price bracket, while stamp duty changes expected to boost demand lower down the chain.

  3. Oil continues to decline and weighs on Russia
    Investments| Dec 17, 2014

    Oil continues to decline and weighs on Russia

    The price of Brent crude oil fell below $60 per barrel, lumping pressure on an already challenged Russian economy.

  4. CML predicts growth in lending over next two years
    From Mortgages| Dec 16, 2014

    CML predicts growth in lending over next two years

    Industry body’s two year forecast sees transactions easing back modestly in 2015.

  5. Market View: Deflation will be avoided
    Dec 16, 2014

    Market View: Deflation will be avoided

    Rate hike next November “is looking more likely now”, economist says.

  6. Inflation drops to 12-year low as oil prices drag
    Dec 16, 2014

    Inflation drops to 12-year low as oil prices drag

    Food and alcohol prices also weigh on the figures as the UK nears deflation.

  7. FTAdviser BlogonEquities| Dec 16, 2014

    True platform due diligence requires deep data digging

    Due diligence is not something you do to keep the regulator happy; it is what you do to protect your clients and your business.

  8. New plans to cut public deficit and debt published
    Dec 16, 2014

    New plans to cut public deficit and debt published

    Chancellor says the deficit will be halved by the end of this parliament.

  9. FTSE 100 closes at lowest level of 2014
    Dec 16, 2014

    FTSE 100 closes at lowest level of 2014

    Index has now fallen by almost 9 per cent in six trading days, with oil-related stocks faring the worst.

  10. Co-op Bank fails Bank of England stress test
    From Regulation| Dec 16, 2014

    Co-op Bank fails Bank of England stress test

    Five lenders are ready to withstand a crash, Bank’s stress test finds.

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