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Providers 'committed' to with-profits following L&G exit

30 January 2015 2:07 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Increase in customers using with-profits in retirement, says LV=.

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FE unveils Alpha Manager 'Hall of Fame' in 2015 update

30 January 2015 12:31 pm | By Michael Berry

Fidelity has narrowly trumped Henderson to sport the most FE Alpha Managers in the fund researcher’s latest update.

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Axa IM's Thomas ditched in giant-slaying FE Alpha Manager list update

30 January 2015 12:25 pm | By Michael Berry

A parade of high profile managers has been chopped from the FE Alpha Manager list in its latest update, including Axa IM’s Nigel Thomas.

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Eurozone inflation collapses to all-time low

30 January 2015 11:44 am | By Philip Scott

Concerns rise that the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme is likely to prove too little, too late.

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Charles Stanley sees 7% rise in group AUM

30 January 2015 11:39 am | By Philip Scott

Total client funds are up 2 per cent year-on year to £20.5bn.

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Solar bond investors face £7.5m losses after firm enters administration

30 January 2015 10:06 am | By Devraj Ray

Secured Energy Bonds, launched in 2013 with promises of 6.5 per cent interest payments, has fallen into administration.

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Spanish economic growth beats expectations but deflationary pressures persist

30 January 2015 10:06 am | By Philip Scott

The economy expanded by 0.7 per cent in the final three months of 2014.

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Morningstar hires Brooks Macdonald sales manager to boost DFM business

29 January 2015 11:04 am | By Michael Berry

Morningstar Investment Management has hired former Brook Macdonald sales boss Mark Watson to push its managed portfolios across the country.

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Standard Life targets pension freedoms with retirement-focused DFM launch

29 January 2015 10:31 am | By Tom Selby

Standard Life Wrap has launched a retirement-focused DFM offering for advisers as the platform looks to boost its pension offering following the Budget reforms.

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New Greek PM pledges no default while defying 'policy of subjection'

28 January 2015 5:20 pm | By Philip Scott

Athens Stock Exchange slides and Greek debt yields rise as Alexis Tsipras’ government plants its feet against austerity.

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Which UK stocks could benefit from lower oil prices?

28 January 2015 2:15 pm | By Philip Scott

Greene King, Next and Merlin Entertainment could be major beneficiaries, Hargreaves Lansdown senior analyst Laith Khalaf says.

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UK retail funds' AUM bust through £800bn

28 January 2015 12:12 pm | By Philip Scott

Investment Association statistics show record sales of trackers, while UK Equity Income was the top seller driven by flows into Neil Woodford’s fund.

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Threadneedle UK fund earns back Square Mile 'A' rating

28 January 2015 11:06 am | By Philip Scott

Fund analyst removed the rating following Simon Brazier’s departure last year.

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Henderson Smaller Companies beats benchmark despite 'difficult' run

28 January 2015 10:58 am | By Philip Scott

The investment trust’s net asset value has dropped 1.2 per cent, while the smaller companies benchmark has fallen by 4.6 per cent over the six months to 30 November. 

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Brewin's commission slumps 23% in final quarter of 2014

28 January 2015 9:15 am | By Michael Berry

Brewin Dolphin’s commission income was battered by a slump in trading caused by greater volatility, but the wealth manager has boosted its assets under management.

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Markets slump on poor GDP data and Greek uncertainty

28 January 2015 8:59 am | By Michael Berry

Markets dipped lower again yesterday, with both the S&P 500 and the Euro Stoxx 50 closing more than 1 per cent lower.

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BlackRock survey: 40% of babyboomers not saving for retirement

27 January 2015 2:11 pm | By Beth Brearley

BlackRock’s babyboomer survey has revealed 40 per cent of those aged 55 to 74 have not started to save specifically for retirement.

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UK GDP growth slows but still posts 7-year record 2.6%

27 January 2015 10:58 am | By Michael Berry

British GDP growth slowed in the final quarter of last year, but the headline output is the best since 2007 at 2.6 per cent – even if some of that owes to “unsustainable stimuli”.

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Brooks Macdonald's discretionary AUM rises to almost £7bn

27 January 2015 9:31 am | By Michael Berry

Brooks Macdonald boosted its discretionary managed funds by 4.1 per cent in the final quarter of 2014, taking it just shy of £7bn. 

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Opec says oil could hit $200 a barrel

27 January 2015 9:10 am | By Devraj Ray

Oil-producing cartel has maintained production levels despite a nearly 60 per cent fall in prices since June.

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Russian debt slashed to junk by rating agency

27 January 2015 8:50 am | By Michael Berry

Standard & Poor’s has slashed Russia’s credit rating to junk – the first time in a decade – sending the rouble sinking further. 

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M&G Recovery positions becoming more illiquid - Morningstar

26 January 2015 1:02 pm | By Michael Berry

The much-criticised M&G Recovery fund is becoming increasingly illiquid, Morningstar says.

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European stocks steady after Greek election as 'Troika' showdown looms

26 January 2015 10:52 am | By Michael Berry

The European stockmarkets have been unaffected by Greek left-wing alliance Syriza’s win, but how things develop from here could differ widely, investors say. 

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Aviva: Advisers underestimating clients' life expectancy

26 January 2015 10:18 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Nationally-agreed life expectancy figures should be included in Pension Wise, says Aviva.

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Insight poaches Aviva economist David Hillier

26 January 2015 10:11 am | By Michael Berry

Insight Investment has hired former-Aviva Investors economist David Hillier as a portfolio manager on its global multi-asset strategy team.

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Strong sterling drags UK dividend growth to four-year low

26 January 2015 9:16 am | By Michael Berry

Regular UK dividend growth slowed sharply last year to just 1.4 per cent, the lowest rise since 2010.

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Euro hits 11-year low as Syriza romps home in Greece

26 January 2015 8:46 am | By Michael Berry

Greece’s left wing opposition has ridden a wave of discontent over the country’s non-existent recovery to a convincing electoral victory yesterday.

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Which funds topped the Tilney Bestinvest 'Spot the Dog' list?

24 January 2015 8:00 am | By Michael Berry

The number of underperforming funds named in the Tilney Bestinvest Spot the Dog report has spiked by a fifth on last year to 60.

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Ian Kennedy named as Hermes COO

23 January 2015 3:46 pm | By Philip Scott

Kennedy co-founded of InvestMe Financial Services in Dubai before returning to London to work for Hermes Investment Management.

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George Soros retires: 'this time it's final'

23 January 2015 1:44 pm | By Michael Berry

George Soros, the man who broke sterling, is retiring from trading for good to focus on “political philanthropy”, the Times reports. 

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Ashcourt Rowan appoints Gregor McNie as investment director

23 January 2015 12:57 pm | By Philip Scott

McNie joins the group from Brewin Dolphin.

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Miton bleeds a third of its assets in 2014

23 January 2015 12:01 pm | By Michael Berry

Miton Group shed £1bn of assets last year, with the retirement of Bill Mott from the PSigma business sparking more than £330m in redemptions.

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Euro Stoxx gains on improving eurozone PMI

23 January 2015 11:09 am | By Philip Scott

Latest survey takes the index to its highest level since August, although French manufacturing confidence is still in decline.

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China's manufacturing sector still struggling to return to growth

23 January 2015 9:11 am | By Philip Scott

Latest PMI reading however illustrates minor improvement across the industry.

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Experts call for caution on ECB's QE injection

22 January 2015 4:40 pm | By Adam Lewis

The European Central Bank’s €1.1trn quantitative easing programme may neither prevent an extended bout of deflation nor revive the eurozone economy.

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ECB announces €60bn a month QE programme to fight deflation

22 January 2015 2:23 pm | By Adam Lewis

The European Central Bank has announced a programme of quantitative easing to the tune of €60bn a month until the end of September 2016.

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Report: Guaranteed drawdown key to meeting post-Budget demands

22 January 2015 11:57 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Investment products that give certainty of income as well as flexibility should be the winners from the new pension freedoms.

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OMGI's Message doubles down with 40% in financials

22 January 2015 9:05 am | By Michael Berry

Stephen Message has taken a massive bet on financials, allocating almost 40 per cent of his Old Mutual UK Equity Income fund to them.

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SJP adviser numbers surge as assets pass £50bn

22 January 2015 8:55 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Funds under management hit record £52bn.

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Morningstar downgrades 'struggling' M&G Recovery fund

21 January 2015 5:17 pm | By Philip Scott

Mike Dobell’s £5bn fund has been demoted from gold to bronze.

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