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Smith & Williamson quashes talk of acquisition

Smith & Williamson has denied it is still an acquisition target, saying its current focus is on organic growth. In September last year, merger talks between Rathbones and Smith & Williamson broke down. The firm then said in December that any plans it had to list on the London Stock Exchange would not come to […]

The investment clock

While Trump blazes blond in the political foreground, it’s easy to overlook the economic background to the new political dimension of 2017. Political risk will be a feature of the year: the unpredictable and untested Trump administration has already created uncertainty, which is unlikely to diminish, especially if protectionist rhetoric starts to outweigh promises of […]

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