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Investment Trusts| Dec 19, 2014

RIT Capital Partners in deal for GVO Investment Management

Specialist fund manager to be acquired less than 18 months after it was bought by Hansa Aktiengesellschaft.

Dec 18, 2014

WMA: Government shouldn’t lock retail investors out

The Government has been warned against locking retail investors out of the market following a review into the way shares in publicly-owned assets...

Investments| Dec 17, 2014

Multi-asset managers powered by US and Japan equities

Backing two of the major equity markets helped managers but some were boosted by contrarian calls.

Investments| Dec 16, 2014

Bulk of industry assets can now be switched automatically

A total of 97 per cent of platform assets under Tex transfer system.

Economic Indicators| 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.

Dec 16, 2014

Allianz GI launches four funds and 12 sterling share classes

Group launches four new funds and makes 12 others available to UK investors by starting sterling share classes.

Analysis & Opinion

Interview| Dec 15, 2014

‘There’s no shortage of people to tell me I’m being stupid’

Ellie Duncan talks to outspoken Oriel fund manager Patrick Barton about why everyone was “unbelievably sycophantic” when he was running a big fund.

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

Embracing the ‘big data’ opportunity

Why big data is an opportunity, not an inconvenience.

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

The importance of risk profiling

How do advisers ensure their asset models are fit for purpose?

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

Industry grapples with regulatory changes

Mifid II has brought in many changes already.

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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

Hunt for Income - November 2014

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

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

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

Absolute return - September 2014

What do you think about absolute return funds?

FTAdviser Blog

Why active management is really an expensive charade

Active fund management is only now, finally, being revealed for what it is...

Recent Articles
  1. 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.

  2. Fund industry rocked by corporate change in 2014
    Investments| Dec 16, 2014

    Fund industry rocked by corporate change in 2014

    Merry-go-round year sees a raft of corporate changes including Swip’s take over by Aberdeen.

  3. Europe most favoured investment region for 2015: AIC
    Equities| Dec 15, 2014

    Europe most favoured investment region for 2015: AIC

    Europe was followed by the US and Asia Pacific excluding Japan.

  4. Jupiter appoints head of UK sales
    Dec 15, 2014

    Jupiter appoints head of UK sales

    Kevin Scott will have a new area of responsibility within Jupiter’s sales team.

  5. 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.

  6. Bond returns could ‘struggle to be positive’
    Fixed Income| Dec 15, 2014

    Bond returns could ‘struggle to be positive’

    Managers claim low level of government yields are a red flag for asset class.

  7. Carney overhauls Bank’s announcement policy
    Dec 11, 2014

    Carney overhauls Bank’s announcement policy

    Governor Mark Carney makes biggest changes to announcement of interest rate decisions since the formation of the Monetary Policy Committee.

  8. Rise in asset class sentiment ahead of new year: Lloyds
    Economic Indicators| Dec 11, 2014

    Rise in asset class sentiment ahead of new year: Lloyds

    Eurozone asset class has seen one of its biggest monthly improvements.

  9. Polar Capital AUM under pressure from Japan outflows
    Dec 11, 2014

    Polar Capital AUM under pressure from Japan outflows

    Chief executive Tim Woolley called it a “challenging” first half as he suggested that movements in the Japanese market had hit results.

  10. FTSE 100 flirts with losses for year after tough trading
    Investments| Dec 10, 2014

    FTSE 100 flirts with losses for year after tough trading

    The index of the UK’s 100 leading shares fell more than 2 per cent yesterday meaning returns for the year are already flat.

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