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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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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”.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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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