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US oil production hits record high in 2014

30 March 2015 3:42 pm | By Valentina Romeo

Oil output in 2014 increased by 16.2 per cent – the highest growth rate since 1940.


RBS investment bank chief quits after one month

30 March 2015 2:20 pm | By Laura Suter

Rory Cullinan was put in charge of the investment bank last month.


UBP to buy RBS' Coutts International

27 March 2015 10:07 am | By Valentina Romeo

Union Bancaire Privée wins bidding war for the RBS’ international private bank operations.


David Barral to exit as Aviva/Friends deal agreed

27 March 2015 9:00 am | By Natalie Holt

Aviva UK boss will leave in May despite attempts to keep him in the business.

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FCA reviews independence standards as Mifid II deadline approaches

26 March 2015 2:29 pm | By Valentina Romeo

The FCA is reviewing the standards advisers must reach to hold themselves out as ‘independent’ ahead of the introduction of Mifid II reforms.

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BlackRock's small and mid-cap head Cox quits

26 March 2015 1:25 pm | By Laura Suter

Ralph Cox will take a “substantial career break”.

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FCA eyes DFM rebates ban in Mifid II overhaul

26 March 2015 11:14 am | By Laura Suter

The FCA has released a discussion paper on Mifid II.

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FCA wins landmark appeal against exotic investments

26 March 2015 8:25 am | By Laura Suter

Court of Appeal ruled in the FCA’s favour.


Jupiter European Special Situations ditched from Wealth 150

25 March 2015 12:38 pm | By Laura Suter

Poor performance and high fees blamed.


OMGI recruits Threadneedle's Peta as head of emerging markets debt

25 March 2015 9:23 am | By Valentina Romeo

John Peta joins from Threadneedle as the new head of emerging market debt.


HSBC to relocate retail banking head office to Birmingham

25 March 2015 8:42 am | By Valentina Romeo

HSBC is to relocate the head office of its ring-fenced retail and business banking operations to Birmingham.


Budget VCT rule changes could be applied retrospectively

24 March 2015 3:57 pm | By Laura Suter

The Budget changes may take effect straight away.


Inflation hits record low of 0%

24 March 2015 9:58 am | By Laura Suter

The annual rate of inflation has fallen to its lowest ever – 0 per cent. The drop is steeper than predicted.


Equitable Life boosts with-profits payouts

24 March 2015 9:42 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Capital distribution rises to 35 per cent.

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FCA hikes budget to £479m

24 March 2015 9:00 am | By Laura Suter

The industry will pay more for the regulator this year.


LV= reveals with-profits bonus rates as investment returns surge

23 March 2015 1:42 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

But investment returns rise to 11.4 per cent.


Miton eyes cost cutting for multi-asset funds

23 March 2015 1:16 pm | By Valentina Romeo

CF Miton Defensive and Cautious Multi Asset Funds will invest more directly in securities.


HSBC Global AM recruits LGIM passives head

23 March 2015 12:00 pm | By Valentina Romeo

Joseph Molloy will be HSBC Global Asset Management head of passive equity.


Fund groups hit out at Labour's 'damaging' tax plans

23 March 2015 8:42 am | By Valentina Romeo

Labour wants to reintroduce the stamp duty reserve tax and remove intermediaries relief.

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FTSE 100 hits record 7,000 mark

20 March 2015 3:22 pm | By Laura Suter

The UK’s blue-chip index sets new high.


Alliance Trust hits back at activist hedge fund

20 March 2015 11:17 am | By Philip Scott

The 127-year-old investment trust urges shareholders to vote against proposals from Elliott Advisors

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TSB agrees £1.7bn takeover bid from Spanish bank Sabadell

20 March 2015 8:59 am | By Philip Scott

Challenger bank will continue to operate under the TSB brand.


Budget 2015: Osborne tinkers further with VCTs and EISs

18 March 2015 3:30 pm | By Philip Scott

Future EIS or VCT cash injections will be limited to firms less than 12 years old


Budget 2015: UK bank levy to rise

18 March 2015 1:59 pm | By Valentina Romeo

The increased bank levy will raise £5.3bn across the forecast period.


Barclays pays bosses £16.5m in shares

18 March 2015 8:52 am | By Natalie Holt

Payout is half the amount awarded by the bank last year.

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Regulators give green light to Aviva/Friends deal

18 March 2015 8:29 am | By Natalie Holt

FCA and PRA have granted regulatory approval for the takeover to go ahead.


FCA's Amos: Don't overdo it on data

17 March 2015 4:08 pm | By Valentina Romeo

FCA’s William Amos tells asset managers more isn’t always better with data.

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Hargreave Hale appoints ex-Odey chief to board

17 March 2015 1:09 pm | By Valentina Romeo

Former Odey chief joins Hargreave Hale as non-exec director.


Aldermore shares up 17% since IPO

13 March 2015 2:19 pm | By Devraj Ray

Shares have been trading conditionally since 10 March and opened to retail investors today.


Steve Webb warns over provider 'capacity issue' during April surge

13 March 2015 9:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Product innovation held back by race to comply.


Shawbrook Bank to float in April

12 March 2015 1:55 pm | By Devraj Ray

Lender reportedly hoping to be valued at £1bn.


Brooks Macdonald plans to double FUM by 2020

11 March 2015 10:25 am | By Valentina Romeo

Brooks Macdonald’s half-year results reveal ambitious growth plans for the fund business.


Investment falls see LV= profits slump 76%

11 March 2015 9:07 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Life business makes £11m loss following pension reforms.


True Potential launches savings dashboard for pension freedoms

11 March 2015 9:01 am | By Sam Brodbeck

True Potential has launched a pension and savings dashboard to help advisers plan and manage client assets.


BlackRock slashes price of 'flagship' ETF to 7bps

10 March 2015 3:56 pm | By Valentina Romeo

BlackRock renews its focus on UK investors with price cut to flagship FTSE 100.


Close Brothers profits up 16% but net inflows plummet

10 March 2015 2:39 pm | By Valentina Romeo

Close Brothers operating profit before tax up 16 per cent helped by AM and banking units.

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Charles Stanley in talks over securities arm sale

10 March 2015 12:07 pm | By Beth Brearley

Charles Stanley is in talks to sell its securities division, with a US firm set to take ownership.

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Vanguard names John James head of UK and Europe

10 March 2015 11:17 am | By Beth Brearley

Vanguard has appointed John James as head of the group’s UK and European businesses, replacing Thomas Rampulla.


Aldermore eyes £651m valuation in IPO launch

10 March 2015 11:02 am | By Devraj Ray

Challenger bank will launch on to the London Stock Exchange this week.


M&G reports record £446m profit but UK outflows rise £1bn

10 March 2015 10:34 am | By Valentina Romeo

Company has made profit for the fifth year in a row despite £1.7bn net outflows.

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