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Nobody expected Lehman collapse

The Treasury says the UK’s insolvency and regulatory regimes were not fully adapted to deal with the collapse of Lehman Brothers because such an event had not been anticipated by any country. A discussion paper set out the Government’s ideas on how to strengthen the UK’s ability to deal with the failure of an investment bank in the future.

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Manager focus: Richard Wiseman

An overweight position in financials lifted performance of the Insight Investments European Small Cap fund by 23% in April alone. Richard Wiseman, the manager of the fund, sold some of his defensive positions to move to 30% in European financial small-caps in February as he felt the downward trend in financials was overdone. These stocks […]

Sales boosted by a sunny April

British retail sales rose in April thanks to the effects of some sunshine and Easter.According to the British Retail Consortium Retail (BRC) Sales Monitor, like-for-like British retail sales (which do not include sales from new shops) rose 4.6% in April compared with the same month last year. Putting the figures into context, the BRC says […]

Neptune launches Japan Institutional Fund

By Chris Taylor, Investment Director, Head of Research Neptune is excited to announce the launch of the Japan Institutional Fund on 22 June, having disclosed to the market in March its intention to offer the product. The Fund will be managed by the highly-regarded Chris Taylor, Head of Research and manager of the long-running Japan Opportunities Fund. It will invest in the same underlying stocks as the Japan […]

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