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UK equity markets are looking through electoral uncertainty, but for how long?

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

Following prosecution by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), two former traders have been sentenced for defrauding investors...

Possible investment fallouts from May’s general election

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

Woodford Investment Management LLP has announced announces its intention to launch Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc...

Where next for Greece after Syriza's election victory?

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

The co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, has been named by Debrett’s as one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential People...

Defaqto’s 2015 Diamond and Star Ratings now live

This month Defaqto has announced the launch of the 2015 Diamond Ratings and Star Ratings. These ratings – used by many investors and advisers - provide independent, robust and trusted assessment of the quality of financial products and funds – including a wide range of advised product areas as well as funds and fund families...

A third of Brits would invest more if it was easier to transfer money

A third of people in the UK, equivalent to almost 15 million adults, would save more if the process of opening savings / investment products and transferring money was made easier, according to the latest findings released by a grouping of companies from across the UK financial services industry...

Top tips for the DIY investor

By Gaspar d’Orey, CEO and co-founder of Zercatto   The stock market is complex, and can often seem alien to those who aren’t familiar with its more intricate workings...

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

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

Unauthorised forex investment fraudster convicted

Last week Alex Hope – an unauthorised investment trader – was found guilty of one charge of fraud at Southwark Crown Court...

UK inflation fall will help boost growth, says Schroders

Today’s Office for National Statistics figures report a fall in annual CPI inflation from 1% to 0...

Starting 2015 with a smart investment strategy

2014 was a tumultuous year for markets. Not only did the FTSE All-share drop sharply in autumn, the end of the year brought research revealing that active managers had their worst year since at least 1989...

Marks and Spencer recommended as a ‘buy’, despite mixed results

Marks and Spencer recently posted figures for Q3 2014 with food sales up by 0.1% and merchandise sales registering a fall of 5...

Investec wealth & investment appoints non-executive director

Investec Wealth & Investment (“IW&I”) has announced that Dr Tim May has been appointed to the IW&I Board as a non-executive director and a member of the remuneration and audit committees...

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

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

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

Autumn Statement reaction: Issues and impacts for savers and investors

This week chancellor George Osborne gave his Autumn Statement in front of the House of Commons. The announcement to receive the most headlines was the reforming of the stamp duty system after 300 years...

Mayor of London to invest £25m in tech start-ups through LCIF

The Mayor of London will invest £25m in tech start-ups through the London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF), which this week announced its six partners who will bring the total of the fund up to around £80m...

Coutts launches 2015 Investment Outlook

Wealth management firm Coutts has launched its 2015 investment outlook named: ‘On and off the Beaten Track’...



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