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The UK’s most famous tropical garden - The Eden Project - is the latest in a line of big names to crowdfund for investment and has raised its target of £1...

Over half of UK investors planning ‘ethical ’investments
Monday 20 October 2014

New research shows that 64% of UK investors are planning to invest in ethical funds over the next few years.    The study, undertaken by TD Direct Investing, found that despite the high numbers intending to invest responsibly, 57% said they need more information about the performance of these stocks before investing...

FCA campaign to target those at risk of investment fraud
Monday 20 October 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a national campaign to warn people about investment fraud and how to spot a potential scam.   High-pressure selling and boiler room tactics for products such as land-banking schemes, carbon credits and rare earth metals are some of the most common scams, according to the organisation...

‘Eurozone deflation biggest risk facing investors’ - Schroders
Monday 20 October 2014

Last month’s Schroders Institutional Investor Conference – hosted by Neil Walton, head of the UK Business Development Group – allowed a range of industry members to discuss key issues, with some interesting results...

Investor sentiment points to confidence in UK property, as Japanese shares dip
Monday 20 October 2014

Between September and the start of October, the Japanese Shares asset class was the only asset class to display a negative month-on-month performance, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index, falling four percentage points to -3%...

Standard Life lifts Multi-Asset Manager of the Year award
Monday 20 October 2014

Standard Life Investments has been crowned Multi-Asset Manager of the Year at the Financial News 2014 Awards for Excellence.    The firm beat off competition from BlackRock Investment Management; Baillie Gifford; Investec Asset Management and Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, after impressing a judging panel of around 80 industry judges...

Virgin Money Holdings proceeds with IPO
Monday 20 October 2014

Last week Virgin Money Holdings announced its intention to proceed with an initial public offering (IPO).    The challenger bank intends to raise 150 million pounds from a stock market listing - it will pay 50 million pounds to the UK Treasury under the terms of its purchase of nationalised lender Northern Rock in 2011...

Former stockbrokers fined and banned for failing to protect client money
Monday 20 October 2014

Two former stockbrokers have been banned and fined by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for serious failings regarding client money protection.    David Gillespie and David Welsby were Managing Director and Financial Director of wealth management firm Pritchard Stockbrokers...

Government announces partnership with JustInvesting
Monday 20 October 2014

This week the Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced a partnership with JustInvesting – an online platform for venture investors...



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Luxury student accommodation draws investors to Liverpool

Monday 20 October 2014

The attention of property investors from all over the UK is being drawn to X1 Liverpool One, a selection of purpose-built luxury apartments located in the heart of Liverpool City Centre...

House Prices Predicted to Fall Soon, So Sell While You Can

Monday 20 October 2014

If you’re considering selling your house or your home is on the market and you’re currently taking viewings, you should be trying to pursue a sale now, as market research conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has found that house prices are likely to fall by a year-on-year rate of 0...

Hewlett-Packard Separating into Two Companies

Monday 20 October 2014

In a move that many might deem shocking, Hewlett-Packard – the IT company that is more commonly known as HP – is splitting itself down the middle and turning itself into two companies...

The Future in the Cards

Monday 20 October 2014

I have never been one to believe in the ability of a 'psychic', well, I lie, there has been the odd one that has made me think "What if...

Risk Aversion Strategies in Financial Investment

Monday 20 October 2014

The big news of the moment is that Scotland has decided to remain in the UK. Of course, this means a lot of things for a lot of different people, but for investors, it shows that the Scotts are taking a rational, sensible approach to their economy...



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