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Gold shines out among safe havens ahead of vote

As we await the outcome of the EU referendum, uncertainty is in the air in the UK. If this was not enough to lift gold inflows, alternative safe haven assets are losing their lustre. Flows figures show rotation out of equity funds amounting to $3.3bn (£2.2bn) and high yield bond funds ($3.2bn) into precious metals, […]

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BoE: Buy-to-let lending outstrips first-time buyers

Buy-to-let mortgage borrowing outstripped first-time buyers for the first quarter since the crisis, according to new figures from the Bank of England. New buy-to-let mortgages were 21.1 per cent of all lending in the first quarter, while first-time buying was 16.9 per cent. Remortgages were 25.3 per cent of all lending, other mortgages made up […]

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‘One in 50 cases missold is acceptable’: Ex-Financial Ltd chief Charlie Palmer opens up

Former Financial Ltd chief executive Charlie Palmer has defended how he operated the troubled business, including a board policy anticipating one in 50 clients would experience misselling. In an interview with Money Marketing he gives his side of a story that saw the network face the full force of the regulator’s microscope and eventually be […]

Artemis Global Income: Making sense of global markets

The rally in cyclical ‘value’ stocks paused for breath in February, as investors took a more cautious tone and switched their attention back to defensive areas. In this article, Jacob de Tusch-Lec, manager of the Artemis Global Income Fund, explains how he has positioned the portfolio, given the many economic, geopolitical and policy risks that […]

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