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Fraudster jailed over £1.4m investment scam

A fraudster called the “controlling mind” in a £1.4m boiler room scam has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Samrat Bhandari, one of four men previously operating the scheme, also cannot hold a director position at a firm or company for 12 years. Bhandari, who was convicted after a 49-day trial […]

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FCA ramps up warnings over online investment scams

The FCA is warning the public to be vigilant protecting themselves from online investment fraud, with figures showing investors lost an approximate daily amount of £87,410 to binary options scams last year. Latest data from the FCA’s Scam Smart campaign shows the kind of investor being targeted by online investment scams is changing. The regulator says those under 25 […]

Investors withdraw from Woodford’s signature fund

Investors have pulled almost £2bn out of Neil Woodford’s signature fund since May. The Woodford Equity Income fund has seen assets under management drop from a peak of £10.15bn in May to £8.2bn in December as investors showed their disappointment in the manager’s performance, the Financial Times reports. Some of the fund’s key holdings including […]

Bonds going bust? Not so fast….

In recent months bond bears have been reinvigorated, and market commentary suggesting “the end of the bond (bull) market is near” has become commonplace. We think these comments are premature. Explaining the global government bond sell-off October has seen renewed pressure on global government bonds, initially provoked by a Bloomberg article suggesting that the ECB […]

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