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Chancellor George Osborne may be forced to sell the public stake in Royal Bank of Scotland at a loss because maintaining its state ownership would be bad for the bank and the economy, the outgoing head of the Treasury says. In an interview with the FT, Sir Nick McPherson said it will be “tricky” for […]

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FundsNetwork fails to address fund charges discrepancies

Fidelity FundsNetwork has failed to explain the discrepancies between ongoing fund charges quoted on the disclosure document and the platform’s website. The headline ongoing charge figure displayed on FundsNetwork often appears higher for a number of popular funds, data obtained by research firm Datalaya shows. On the M&G Episode Defensive fund the investor factsheet, as […]

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BlackRock profits fall 20% as market turmoil hits fees

BlackRock’s profits fell 20 per cent in the first quarter of the year amid market swings, after job cuts at the firm were revealed. In its first quarter results, published today, net income at the giant money manager decreased to $657m (£464m) from $822m for the same quarter a year ago. BlackRock chief executive Laurence Fink says: […]

Technology & Fear

By Ali Unwin, Chief Technology Officer & Manager of the Neptune Global Technology Fund Fear has always been a key ingredient for technological experimentation and adoption, and today is no different. But when and where are these fears justified? asks Ali Unwin, Chief Technology Officer and Manager of the Neptune Global Technology Fund  Click here […]

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White paper — In Focus: Ebola Virus Disease

Jelf Employee Benefits focuses on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and what this means for businesses with operations in West Africa. This will be of particular interest to those with employees either travelling to, or living within, West Africa, the area affected by the most catastrophic outbreak of Ebola to date.

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