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StructuredProductReview unveils adviser research platform

18 December 2014 1:00 pm | By Michael Berry

Lowes Financial Management has opened up its in-house structured product portfolio monitoring system to advisers in a bid to widen their appeal. 

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Tilney Bestinvest cuts £1.4bn BlackRock UK Special Sits to 3 stars

18 December 2014 11:12 am | By Michael Berry

Tilney Bestinvest has stripped two stars from the £1.4bn BlackRock UK Special Situations fund because of poor performance this year.

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Fed alters tones on rates but rise not expected until at least April

18 December 2014 9:02 am | By Adam Lewis

Expectations for a rise in US Interest rates have been pushed back till April after FOMC statement.

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Aviva Investors offloads Asia Pac property business

17 December 2014 2:54 pm | By Michael Berry

JP Morgan Asset Management has bought the Asia Pacific property business from Aviva Investors.

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Wealth managers 'singled out' in FCA review

17 December 2014 11:31 am | By Michael Berry

Wealth managers are risking the regulator’s stick with their opaque disclosure of costs, Bovill says.

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Apple suspends sales in Russia on currency woes

17 December 2014 8:48 am | By Michael Berry

Apple has suspended sales in Russia because of the fantastic fall in the rouble, BBC reports. 

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CPI inflation likely drop further after 12-year low of 1%

16 December 2014 10:04 am | By Michael Berry

Inflation has fallen to 1 per cent, its lowest level since June 2002, Office for National Statistics figures show.

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Neptune's Robin Geffen reveals his heavy bets for 2015

16 December 2014 8:50 am | By Michael Berry

Neptune’s Global equity funds are looking to the US, Japan and India to drive returns next year, as the UK faces the hardest election in “generations”.

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Russia hikes bank rate to 17% to protect rouble

16 December 2014 8:26 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Central bank moves to counter fall against the dollar.

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Cofunds hands advisers Q3 2015 sunset clause comms deadline

15 December 2014 4:41 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Platform will convert unresponsive investors by February 2016. 

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Ex-Swip fixed income CIO heads to Aviva Investors

15 December 2014 11:29 am | By Michael Berry

Aviva Investors has hired Mark Connolly, formerly of Swip, as its fixed income chief investment officer.

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Pensioner bonds to pay up to 4%

12 December 2014 4:38 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

One-year bonds to pay 2.8 per cent while three-year bonds will pay 4 per cent.

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London & Colonial targets pension freedoms with guaranteed drawdown launch

12 December 2014 4:06 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Adviser-led product aims to meet post-Budget appetite for flexibility and certainty.

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US consumer confidence hits seven year high

12 December 2014 3:41 pm | By Adam Lewis

US consumers are at their most confident since January 2007, according to a survey from the University of Michigan.

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More advisers outsource post-RDR as smaller clients are left behind

12 December 2014 1:24 pm | By Philip Scott

Almost one in five advisers have asked clients who have less than £50,000 to invest to leave.

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Square Mile hits out at IMA for failing to defend active managers

12 December 2014 11:24 am | By Philip Scott

Richard Romer-Lee says trade body is not doing enough to fly the active management flag.

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EU policymakers lock horns over controversial trusts plans

12 December 2014 9:30 am | By Tessa Norman

Proposals could see details of those using simple trust structures made public. 

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US House of Representatives passes $1.1trn budget bill hours before potential shutdown

12 December 2014 8:31 am | By Philip Scott

Budget eventually passed by passed by 219 votes to 206.

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RWC to open Nissay Japan fund to wholesale market

11 December 2014 1:01 pm | By Adam Lewis

RWC is to launch a Ucits version of an institutional Japanese fund it has run in association with Japan-based Nissay Asset Management since 2005.

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Openwork to add income proposition to Omnis multi-asset range

11 December 2014 10:14 am | By Adam Lewis

Openwork has announced plans to expand its Omnis Graphene multi-asset fund range, adding an income solution alongside its existing Cautious, Balanced and Adventurous risk-rated model portfolios.

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MetLife UK plans 2015 guaranteed Isa launch

11 December 2014 10:00 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Customers will be able to choose capital or income guarantee.

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Three directors jailed over £23m biofuels fraud

11 December 2014 | By Tessa Norman

Fraudulent scheme promoted biofuel investments to UK investors. 

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OECD issues warning on pension freedoms

11 December 2014 | By Sam Brodbeck

Organisation recommends deferred-life annuities to meet demands for flexibility and guarantees.

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Nutmeg to launch personal pension

11 December 2014 | By Sam Brodbeck

Pension will be administered by Hornbuckle, with launch early next year.

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Greek snap election and weak Japanese data send global markets down

10 December 2014 9:07 am | By Michael Berry

European markets took a pounding yesterday as the Greek prime minister called a snap election after failing to push through the necessary reforms to stay on track for the nation’s bailout package.

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Two senior executives exit Woodford IM

10 December 2014 8:32 am | By Tessa Norman

Executives set to leave this month after less than a year at the firm. 

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Tesco shares plummet after profit warning

9 December 2014 8:52 am | By Michael Berry

Supermarket giant Tesco’s full year profits set to be hammered following revelations of the accounting scandal.

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Tilney Bestinvest's Lewis: Why the world's banking crisis lingers

8 December 2014 3:57 pm | By Michael Berry

Mario Draghi’s monetary machinations are futile because of the eurozone’s undercapitalised banks and miserly German spending, Tilney Bestinvest chief investment officer Gareth Lewis says.

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L&G reveals post-Budget investment strategy

8 December 2014 12:27 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Mastertrust will offer members three investment options three years before retirement.

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OECD issues warning on pension freedoms

8 December 2014 12:20 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Organisation recommends deferred-life annuities to meet demands for flexibility and guarantees.

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NCI: Crippling regulation costs are holding back new boutique launches

8 December 2014 10:16 am | By Adam Lewis

New start-ups cannot support the financial costs of rising regulation says NCI report.

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Japan's recession worse than expected but a return to growth likely

8 December 2014 8:35 am | By Adam Lewis

GDP declined at an even faster pace than expected falling by 0.5 per cent in Q3.

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Nutmeg to launch personal pension

8 December 2014 8:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Pension will be administered by Hornbuckle, with launch early next year.

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Latest US job numbers exceed expectations

5 December 2014 3:33 pm | By Philip Scott

November’s rise marks the biggest jump in three years

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Hargreaves Lansdown’s CFO Tracey Taylor to exit

5 December 2014 2:43 pm | By Philip Scott

Leaves discount broker after 15 years with the firm

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UK elections threaten returns in 2015 warns Rathbones' Coombs

5 December 2014 2:33 pm | By Philip Scott

The UK’s political backdrop is set to be the biggest threat to investment returns in 2015

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Invesco’s Barnett warns of dangers of dividend traps

5 December 2014 10:29 am | By Philip Scott

But the Invesco Perpetual Income and High Income fund manager remains upbeat on 2015’s payout prospects

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Vanguard calls for greater boardroom shareholder contact

5 December 2014 9:00 am | By Sam Macdonald

Vanguard has called for dramatic changes to the relationships between company directors and shareholders

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Top Aviva investor slashes stake ahead of Friends deal

5 December 2014 8:53 am | By Devraj Ray

One of Aviva’s largest institutional shareholders has cut its investment by more than two-thirds.

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Co-op Bank cancels vote on bonuses

5 December 2014 8:48 am | By Natalie Holt

The Times reports a statement has been sent to investors saying improving bonuses “may no longer be appropriate”.

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