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Investments| Apr 20, 2015

Katherine Garrett-Cox under fire over £1.3m salary

Corporate governance body PIRC slams Alliance Trust boss’s payouts.

Investments| Apr 20, 2015

Newton manager Metcalfe doubles pharma weighting

Rebranded UK Income portfolio now has 18 per cent of its assets in the pharmaceutical sector.

Investments| Apr 20, 2015

Alliance Trust ‘out of order’ for biased AGM voting form

Board criticised for ‘dictatorial’ approach over rival bid to add new directors.

Investment Trusts| Apr 17, 2015

Alliance Trust appeals to shareholders in letter

Chairman Karin Forseke asked shareholders to question who they trust to run Alliance Trust in a letter that urges them to vote against a shake-up.

Investments| Apr 15, 2015

Industry view: The art of being unpopular

Research indicates that when taking a contrarian position, patience is an underrated virtue.

Investments| Apr 15, 2015

Charles Stanley eyes division sales in focused push

Group says it will be looking to sell Charles Stanley Securities and Charles Stanley Financial Solutions to focus ‘entirely’ on wealth management.

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Pensions Update - April 2015| Apr 20, 2015

The politics of pensions

Will political meddling in pensions continue?

Apr 13, 2015

Fund Review: UK Smaller Companies

Demand for income and lacklustre results hit UK smaller companies.

Apr 13, 2015

Fund Review: River and Mercantile UK Equity Smaller...

Philip Rodrigs explains how he finds smaller companies with valuation, potential and timing.

Apr 13, 2015

Fund Review: Schroder UK Dynamic Smaller Companies

This recently reopened fund favours a bottom-up stockpicking approach.

More on UK Investments
Special Reports

Multi-Asset - March 2015

Political uncertainty makes asset allocation tricky in 2015.

FTAdviser Blog

Passive road is almost as rocky as an active one

Passives are a simple way to get exposure to markets without trying to understand a fund managers process.

Special Reports

Investing in Small and Mid-Caps - February 2015

UK economy moving ahead, but not large-sized companies.

FTAdviser Blog

Growing need for more clarity around structured products

Retail investors do not understand structured products and, even worse, they usually overestimate returns.

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

Politicians should fess up and apologise

Many ordinary citizens use perfectly legitimate methods to pay less tax.

Recent Articles
  1. Blow for Alliance Trust as PIRC backs proposed directors
    Investments| Apr 14, 2015

    Blow for Alliance Trust as PIRC backs proposed directors

    Corporate governance consultancy PIRC backs proposed new board members, a view which supports Investment Adviser campaign.

  2. Expect further consolidation in mutual sector
    From Your Industry| Apr 14, 2015

    Expect further consolidation in mutual sector

    Industry body calls for regulatory review taking into account building societies and mutuals differences.

  3. Fund Selector: Never mind the ballots
    Investments| Apr 13, 2015

    Fund Selector: Never mind the ballots

    External events will drive market returns, regardless of how the election pans out.

  4. BG deal threatens Shell’s dividends
    Equities| Apr 13, 2015

    BG deal threatens Shell’s dividends

    Anglo-Dutch oil giant’s £47bn takeover plan rattles UK equity income investors.

  5. Wilson exits after review prompts Investec reshuffle
    Investments| Apr 13, 2015

    Wilson exits after review prompts Investec reshuffle

    Investec Asset Management on hunt for new head of UK retail while sales director Charlie Wilson (pictured) is made redundant.

  6. IMF at risk of stifling industry with over-regulation: IA
    Global| Apr 13, 2015

    IMF at risk of stifling industry with over-regulation: IA

    Report says that oversight of the asset management industry should be strengthened.

  7. Seneca IM overhauls senior management
    Multi-Asset Funds| Apr 13, 2015

    Seneca IM overhauls senior management

    David Thomas becomes chief executive whilst Peter Elston appointed to lead six-strong investment team.

  8. From Special Report: ETFs - April 2015| Apr 13, 2015

    ETFs march on as costs fall further

    Lower cost ETFs prove irresistible to investors.

  9. Mercia launches virtual share exchange for investors
    Apr 13, 2015

    Mercia launches virtual share exchange for investors

    Platform designed to make investing into EIS and SEIS discretionary funds more accessible.

  10. It’s time to make managers’ pay more transparent
    John Kenchington| Apr 13, 2015

    It’s time to make managers’ pay more transparent

    More clarity about pay would help advisers make a judgement call on the issue.

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