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Equities| Sep 19, 2014

Family firms likely to outperform the market

Study from by Madrid’s IE Business School shows companies under family control outperform their counterparts across Europe and the UK.

Investments| Sep 18, 2014

An independent Scotland? Here are some worst-case scenarios

Expect panic on the streets of London if Scots vote to secede, pensions boss warns.

Sep 17, 2014

Schroders’ Stewart pulls back Scottish bank holdings

Manager says she has exited credit default swap positions in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds because of referendum uncertainty.

Sep 17, 2014

Brooks Macdonald asset surge helped by acquisitions

Brooks Macdonald increases dividend payout by 15 per cent as funds under management rise.

Sep 17, 2014

IMA figures raise doubts over passives’ popularity

Data in IMA annual report seem to contradict belief that UK investors flock to trackers.

Economic Indicators| Sep 16, 2014

Fund Selector: A test of economic strength

The UK recovery looks sound, but the rest of the world may be vulnerable to US tightening.

Analysis & Opinion
Adviser Rant: Salmond’s sums add up to disaster

FTAdviser Blogon| Sep 16, 2014

Adviser Rant: Salmond’s sums add up to disaster

No vote argument is quite easy.

From Special Report: Autumn Investment Monitor - September 2014| Sep 15, 2014

The management fallout after M&As

The managers who have survived M&A activity in 2014.

From Special Report: Autumn Investment Monitor - September 2014| Sep 15, 2014

If consumers go on shunning advisers, we risk catastrophe

Overconfidence within financial services represents a growing risk

From Special Report: Autumn Investment Monitor - September 2014| Sep 15, 2014

Tensions and tapering

Equities remain the most popular asset class.

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Adviser Guides

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

Investing for Outcomes - September 2014

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

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.

Special Reports

Investing in Currencies - September 2014

In light of recent volatility in currency markets, what should investors be looking for?

Economic Indicators

Advisers can curb the bad investment instincts of clients

Clients are upping risk after a long period of gains in markets meaning advice has a chance to prove its worth.

Special Reports

Summer Investment Monitor - June 2014

As we near the end of the first half of 2014, a look back at markets shows some surprising and not so surprising trends.

FTAdviser Blog

Net closing in on dodgy Sipp transfer advice

Week in Brief: £500,000 fine was quickly followed by latest in a series on alerts.

Recent Articles
  1. Scotland could become ‘next Greece’, claims Miller
    Sep 16, 2014

    Scotland could become ‘next Greece’, claims Miller

    SCM Private founder Alan Miller says Scottish unemployment would rise if country goes it alone.

  2. Groups could divide funds should Scotland vote ‘Yes’
    Sep 16, 2014

    Groups could divide funds should Scotland vote ‘Yes’

    Funds may be subdivided to allow Scottish and investors in the rest of the UK to buy into separate versions of the product.

  3. L&G launches retirement income multi-asset fund
    Sep 15, 2014

    L&G launches retirement income multi-asset fund

    Fund targets a return of the base rate plus 3.5 per cent over a ‘full market cycle’.

  4. Scottish fund managers should be ‘frightened’
    Sep 15, 2014

    Scottish fund managers should be ‘frightened’

    In the event of a ‘Yes’ vote, firms are likely to cross the border, warns Lansons’ Hobbs.

  5. From Special Report: Autumn Investment Monitor - September 2014| Sep 15, 2014

    What LLPs must know about new HMRC rules

    HMRC rules have changed the nature of partnerships.

  6. Equities| Sep 15, 2014

    Fund Review: Axa Distribution fund

    Fit for more cautious investors.

  7. ‘Scotsie 100’ hammered by RBS and Hbos woes
    Sep 15, 2014

    ‘Scotsie 100’ hammered by RBS and Hbos woes

    Banking crisis would have ruined the 60-year return of a hypothetical Scottish share index.

  8. How messy would a Scottish divorce be?
    FTAdviser Blogon| Sep 12, 2014

    How messy would a Scottish divorce be?

    Week in Brief: Break-ups all over the place, with one in particular dominating the news this week.

  9. Scottish fears accelerate UK fund outflows
    Sep 12, 2014

    Scottish fears accelerate UK fund outflows

    Guardian/ICM poll puts ‘no’ compaign in a two-point lead, but undecideds make it too close to call.

  10. Polar launches healthcare fund for Mahony and Powell
    Equities| Sep 12, 2014

    Polar launches healthcare fund for Mahony and Powell

    Polar Capital Healthcare Blue Chip fund to invest in 25 to 30 of the largest healthcare stocks in the world.

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