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Artemis Pan-European Absolute Return: long and short opportunities in Europe

Paul Casson, manager of the Artemis Pan-European Absolute Return Fund, explains why he likes Irish housebuilders but is shorting banks – and how one Spanish TV company is going against media trends.

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Landlords take on West Brom over future of tracker rate mortgages

The future of tracker mortgages hangs in the balance pending the outcome of the long-running court case involving landlords challenging rate hikes by West Bromwich Building Society. Whichever side wins, there will be a legal precedent set which will affect whether lenders can raise their interest rates without a rise in Bank of England base […]


Malcolm McLean: Govt must come clean on the future of the state pension

We now have our new flat-rate or single-tier state pension up and running, available for all those reaching state pension age from 6 April. But just how good is this new pension going to be? According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, there is a “considerable risk of disillusionment” likely to creep in as people […]

Mark Devlin: Getting ready for the residence nil rate band

Fred and Daphne, aged 70, are comfortably retired and have £20,000 of excess pension income building up in their bank account. They also own a house worth £850,000 and have £75,000 in their bank accounts. As they have been building up excess income, last year they jointly placed £300,000 of their accumulated wealth into a […]

US equities: opportunities for short sellers expand

Optimism is as American as baseball and apple pie. And since the financial crisis, being optimistic about US equities has paid off: they have outperformed every other major developed market by a comfortable margin. Yet while there remain plenty of good reasons to be optimistic about US equities, Stephen Moore, manager of the Artemis US […]


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