The past two years have presented a difficult environment for value investors. The stocks that have powered the market over that period are steady, defensive names, such as British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands and Reckitt Benckiser. They are well run companies but they are also well owned. The prices you are asked to pay for […]
A further 44 financial services firms have been required by the FCA to complete urgent reviews to address possible ties to the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal. The firms were required to report back to the regulator last weeK. Earlier this month, the FCA wrote to around 20 firms, giving […]
Three companies behind a gold mining investment scheme promising investors returns of 12 per cent a year have been shut down following an investigation by the Insolvency Service. Continental Mining Opportunities, registered in Panama, sold partnerships to investors in a company called Montana Leon. Montana Leon was said to own a 30 per cent stake […]
Barclays is in exclusive talks with private equity firm AnaCap Financial Partners over a deal to sell its French retail banking operations. The French arm includes a network of 74 branches, a life insurance business, and wealth and investment management operations. AnaCap holds stakes in challenger bank Aldermore, as well as banks in Belgium, Malta, […]
By Kacper Brzezniak Every year, starting around November, investment banks (and fund managers) begin to drip out their outlooks for currencies, rates, economies, you name it, for the following year. The consensus has been largely wrong for the past four or five years; those multiple rate hikes never came, the bond market is still alive […]
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