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Aviva Investors to reopen £1.5bn property trust

Aviva Investors is to reopen its property trust five months after trading was suspended in the fallout from the Brexit vote. The only property trust to remain closed following the raft of suspensions earlier this year as spooked investors rushed to the exit, dealing in the £1.5bn Aviva Investors Property Trust will resume on 15 […]


Steve Webb: The self-employed are in a pensions crisis

When it comes to workers in employment, the last four years has seen a radical transformation in pension scheme membership. Thanks to auto-enrolment, there are now six million more people saving into a pension than there were in 2012, with that number set to rise further as the smallest firms and those formed since work […]


AFH acquires Lancashire IFA firm

Consolidator AFH has added £16.5m in funds under management by acquiring Lancashire IFA David Rushton Associates. The acquisition price of £298,125 represents just 1.8 per cent of total funds under management at David Rushton with £157,500 paid on completion of the deal. A further £140,625 will be paid over the next 26 months in two lots, dependent on performance. […]


ECB warns UK equities most vulnerable to a crash

UK shares are expensive and more vulnerable to a crash than equities in most other major global markets, the European Central Bank has warned. Figures in its Financial Stability Review report published this week showed that the UK was the most overvalued market in October, followed by the US, Europe, emerging markets and China. It used […]

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Tech giants: how big is too big?

How big is too big? Facebook, Amazon and Google continue to present very attractive investment opportunities, despite recent regulatory concern about their size argues Neptune’s Ali Unwin. Read more here Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide for future performance. The value […]


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