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By Mike Abbott, Head of Wealth at Sable Group   2014 was a bad year for active managers: according to a recent article in the FT it was the worst on record...

£17m fine for Aviva Investors
Thursday 26 March 2015

Aviva Investors has been fined £17.6m by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for systems and controls failings.   The FCA says these failings led to Aviva Investors’ failure to manage conflicts of interest fairly...

'Investor confidence in asset classes jumps, but caution remains' - Lloyds
Thursday 26 March 2015

February saw a large increase in investor confidence, following a dip last month, according to Lloyds Bank’s latest Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index...

UK equity markets are looking through electoral uncertainty, but for how long?
Thursday 26 March 2015

By Michael Stanes, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management   It was widely expected that 2015 was the year that election uncertainty in the UK would hold back the UK equity market and stall corporate investment...

Former foreign market traders sentenced to prison after defrauding investors
Thursday 26 March 2015

Following prosecution by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), two former traders have been sentenced for defrauding investors.    After conviction in early January, Alex Hope and his co-defendant, Raj Van Badlo, have been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court...

Possible investment fallouts from May’s general election
Thursday 26 March 2015

With fewer than 100 days to go until the general election in May, Nick Hungerford, CEO and founder of Nutmeg, shares his views on the likely fallouts for investment portfolios:   Markets are likely to view a Conservative victory as better for the long-term economic and investment outlook    “This is due to a number of factors, but put simply, amounts to Conservatives being lower debt, lower spending and Labour being higher debt, higher spending...

Woodford Investment Management to raise £200m through new trust
Thursday 26 March 2015

Woodford Investment Management LLP has announced announces its intention to launch Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc.    The Trust will target £200 million of funds by means of a placing and offer for subscription of ordinary shares...

Where next for Greece after Syriza's election victory?
Thursday 26 March 2015

By Azad Zangana, Senior European Economist and Strategist at Schroders   The recent Greek election resulted in the far-left Syriza party winning the most votes and parliamentary seats...

Crowdcube Co-Founder named as one of Britain’s Most Influential Entrepreneurs
Thursday 26 March 2015

The co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, has been named by Debrett’s as one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential People.    Darren Westlake was named in the list published in The Sunday Times...



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Thursday 26 March 2015

Since 2005 the moon has moved fifteen inches further away from the earth and if you laid out every iPhone sold you could wrap them around the world, twice, representing a decade of massive change...

Visa Technology Europe is constantly working on making paying using Visa easier, quicker and safer

Thursday 26 March 2015

Nicolas Huss, the Chief Executive Office at Visa Technology, talks us through the latest ideas currently being worked on by Visa...

Increasing tenant demand means landlords won’t want to be left behind in 2015

Thursday 26 March 2015

Recent research has revealed that more than half of landlords are looking to expand their property portfolio in 2015...

Are you aware of the risks that could threaten your lettings business?

Thursday 26 March 2015

There are many reasons why you choose to let your property, but being a landlord is not without challenges and there is risk...

Suite Properties: We buy, we sell, we finance

Thursday 26 March 2015

At Suite Properties we buy and sell properties as well as finance all manner of property transaction...



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