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Brewin profits jump as new advisers targeted

Discretionary fund manager Brewin Dolphin has recorded another £38m in profits for the first half of the year, despite a drop in assets under management. The DFM blames “lower investment returns” for a slight fall in total assets from £40.1bn to £39.7bn. However, profits were up 20 per cent, as net inflows from advisers reached £900m […]

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FOS penalises adviser over not reviewing Ucis investments

An adviser must compensate a client for failing to monitor the performance of Sipp investments in two unregulated collective investment schemes. A Financial Ombudsman Service decision says Welsh advice firm Sebastian & St James International Financial Advisers is responsible for the reduction in the client’s pension. In October 2011 the client, Mr P, met an […]

Peter Hargreaves jumps into Rich List top 50

Peter Hargreaves has jumped to 42nd position on the Sunday Times Rich List, a climb of nine places from last year, after seeing his wealth grow £849m to £3.2bn. Hargreaves is no longer on the HL board but has kept a 32.2 per cent stake in the company – the value of which has reportedly […]

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India: Modi, reform and the oil price fall

Nearly 12 months since sweeping to power, prime minister Narendra Modi has overseen a significant turnaround in India, which is now on track to become one of the most pro-growth, pro-investment economies in Asia. While the market has rallied 48 per cent over the last year in response to Modi’s reform agenda, what is the potential for further progress?

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