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Investments| 08:43

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.

From Your Industry| 08:35

Friends Life’s shares rocket following merger talks

Under the terms of the offer, Aviva would acquire the entire ordinary share capital of Friends Life.

Economic Indicators| 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.

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.

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.

Investments| Nov 19, 2014

IPO activity bolsters British Empire

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

Analysis & Opinion

Alternative Investments| Nov 18, 2014

Fund Review: Royal London CIS Sustainable Leaders

Manager Mike Fox explains the benefits of the fund’s positive screening process.

Alternative Investments| Nov 17, 2014

Fund Review: Alliance Trust Sustainable Future Absolute...

Co-manager Simon Clements explains the sustainability of the portfolio’s holdings.

From Special Report: Alternative investing - November 2014| Nov 17, 2014

Returns from an age-old problem

An increasingly ageing population offers its own opportunities to investors.

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

Case studies - Multi-Asset Investing

Advisers give their views on what multi-asset strategy could work best in three different scenarios.

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Guide to Investing in Smaller Companies

UK Smaller Companies funds invest almost exclusively in equities, which comprise the bottom 10 per cent of the UK market.

Special Reports

Hunt for Income - November 2014

Where should investors be looking for income as they move away from the traditional asset classes.

FTAdviser Blog

Should IFAs be troubled by Jupiter’s ill-advised survey?

I am concerned that one of the major fund managers, Jupiter, may be encroaching on the adviser-client relationship.

Special Reports

Equity Income - September 2014

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

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

Absolute return - September 2014

What do you think about absolute return funds?

FTAdviser Blog

Should advisers be on the hook for big firm compensation?

Week in Brief: Sesame will not follow Ashley Law, GARs in TCF spotlight and Mas’ complex relationship with advisers.

Recent Articles
  1. Should IFAs be troubled by Jupiter’s ill-advised survey?
    FTAdviser Blog| Nov 18, 2014

    Should IFAs be troubled by Jupiter’s ill-advised survey?

    I am concerned that one of the major fund managers, Jupiter, may be encroaching on the adviser-client relationship.

  2. Pressure builds on fund groups over ‘single’ fund charge
    Nov 17, 2014

    Pressure builds on fund groups over ‘single’ fund charge

    Fund managers under pressure as industry welcomes FSCP paper.

  3. Trading fee furore may be overdone: Fitz Partners
    Investments| Nov 17, 2014

    Trading fee furore may be overdone: Fitz Partners

    Data from consultancy shows trading costs “still well under” level of management fees and assumption of impact ‘outdated’.

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

    Added flexibility does not always guarantee results

    Is more diversification and riskier assets always a good thing?

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

    How to choose the most appropriate fund for clients

    In a world of increased choice among multi-asset funds, what do investors need to know?

  6. Fund Selector: The art of talent spotting
    Investments| Nov 13, 2014

    Fund Selector: The art of talent spotting

    Finding the best managerial talent requires careful analysis of performance and experience.

  7. Nomura’s Hodges says rate rises as far off as 2017
    Fixed Income| Nov 13, 2014

    Nomura’s Hodges says rate rises as far off as 2017

    Dickie Hodges is positioning his fund for a ‘lower for longer’ environment, something which was suggested by this week’s inflation report.

  8. Virgin Money shares priced at 283p
    Nov 13, 2014

    Virgin Money shares priced at 283p

    Ahead of its listing, Virgin Money prices shares at 283p, giving it a market cap of £1.25bn.

  9. Rate rise bet dents SLI bond fund
    Alternative Investments| Nov 12, 2014

    Rate rise bet dents SLI bond fund

    Absolute return team decides to stick with its bet on US and UK bond yields increasing.

  10. Premier’s White delayed shift into FTSE 100 stocks
    Investments| Nov 12, 2014

    Premier’s White delayed shift into FTSE 100 stocks

    Premier manager instead targets ‘some interesting options from small companies’.

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