When Richard Branson made his foray into the world of unit trusts in 1995 with his index tracker, no one questioned his grasp of fund management despite Virgin being better known for taking on the likes of British Airways and Coca-Cola.
Fidelity International UK retail managing director Gary Shaughnessy is upbeat about the opportunities in the market at the moment.
This week HSBC caused a bit of a stir in the UK mortgage market by revealing it would be dedicating £1bn to 90 per cent lending.
Lighthouse Group has reported a loss of £8.5m in 2008, down from a profit of £1.9m the previous year, mainly due to the re-evaluation of businesses it acquired during the year.
Having stabilised at around $65 a barrel, many investors are questioning if the price of oil will rise, and when. Richard Hulf provides his view. Richard Hulf, manager of the Artemis Global Energy Fund, sets out his thoughts about how the oil price may move through the next six months. At the start of the […]
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