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Big brands back Ecobuild for growth in 2015

Thursday 24th April 2014

As the Government unveiled eight major new renewable energy projects yesterday, representing a staggering £12billion of investment by 2020, it seems market confidence is high as big brands from across the energy market have invested in Ecobuild, a global event for the sustainable design, construction and energy sector...

Cloud funding: Liverpool raises cash to turn flyover into urban park

Thursday 24th April 2014

Campaigners have succeeded in their first step to turn a derelict flyover in Liverpool into an urban sky park...

Investor confidence in bonds and international equities shows strong growth

Wednesday 16th April 2014

Investor confidence in bonds and non-European equities has increased this month, according to the Lloyds Bank Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index, with European investors’ lack of action in the European market partially due to increased caution because of the recent situation in Ukraine...

UK’s family businesses will contribute £218 billion a year to the UK economy by 2018

Wednesday 16th April 2014

First generation family-owned SMEs are set to see revenues rise 21% from £540 billion a year to £661 billion by 2018, according to a new report by Barclays Business...

Appeal dismissed in favour of FCA and investors

Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Court of Appeal has dismissed, on all counts, an appeal by David Banner-Eve and Asset Land L.I...

Review shows advisory firms not clear enough on their charges and services

Thursday 10th April 2014

Too many advisory firms are not being clear enough with consumers on advice costs, the type of service they offer and what on-going services they provide...

Oversubscribed investment fund closed this week

Thursday 10th April 2014

Atlantic-Pacific Capital, the global placement agent and advisory firm, has announced this week the final closing of oversubscribed Activum SG Fund III, L...

Investment expert offers ISA tips

Tuesday 1st April 2014

Stuart Welch, CEO of TD Direct Investing, offers some top tips for those that already have or are considering an ISA:   “As we head towards the end of the ISA season, making the most of your allowance is something many investors will be looking to capitalise on...

Thorntons Investments appoints Chief Investment Officer

Tuesday 1st April 2014

Tayside and Edinburgh investment firm Thorntons Investments Services has appointed a new Chief Investment Officer...

Santander UK fined £12.4m for investment advice failings

Tuesday 1st April 2014

Santander UK Plc was last week fined £12,377,800 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) after the regulator uncovered serious failings in the way it offered financial advice from its bank...

Property is back!

Thursday 27th March 2014

We’ve all seen the figures and read the endless reports about the property market coming back to life...

London Stock Exchange observes increase in retail IPO activity

Tuesday 18th March 2014

The London Stock Exchange has welcomed seven new retail companies to its markets, raising £2...

Is it time to acknowledge emerging markets again?

Tuesday 18th March 2014

By Jade Fu, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management   Following the recent sell-off in emerging markets, there is a view developing that now is the time to invest...

Last minute ISA ideas for 2013/14 Tax year

Tuesday 18th March 2014

By Adrian Lowcock, senior investment manager at Hargreaves Lansdown Adrian offers his last minute ISA ideas as this year’s deadline approaches...

Square Mile Investment strengthen with appointment of head of risk based solutions research

Tuesday 11th March 2014

Square Mile Investment Consulting & Research (Square Mile), the research and consulting company, have announced the appointment of Alex Farlow, as Head of Risk Based Solutions Research...

Crowdfunding investors will be better protected, says FCA

Tuesday 11th March 2014

People looking to lend money or invest through crowdfunding will be better protected under new rules confirmed last week by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)...

Diversifying savings could increase returns, says Zurich Investment Manager

Tuesday 11th March 2014

Last week marked the sixth anniversary of the Bank of England’s implementation of the 0.5 per cent interest rate, and Zurich Private Capital’s UK-based Investment Manager has advised savers to look to advancing economies in order to achieve higher returns...

Pensioners face 55% tax penalty for excessive saving

Friday 7th March 2014

People who are saving significant amounts towards their retirement through a pension will be penalised with a 55 per cent tax rate when the lifetime allowance threshold (LTA) is reduced from £1...

True Potential launches ‘impulse saving’ feature

Wednesday 5th March 2014

Technology and Financial Services firm True Potential Investments has launched a new service that aims to make it easier for clients to save, enhancing relationships between advisers and their clients...

Former CIB Partners CEO banned by FCA

Wednesday 5th March 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned Arnold Eber, the former Chief Executive Officer of CIB Partners Limited (CIB), from performing any function in relation to any regulated activity in the financial services industry...

New portal for Buy to Let sector needs funding

Wednesday 26th February 2014

New Buy to Let (BTL) listing site, BUY2LET.com, has been established by a group of property professionals to create a portal to enabling estate agents and vendors of residential property investments to reach the national and international buyers market...

Deadline for Bernard Madoff investment claims is this Friday

Wednesday 26th February 2014

Investors with investments linked to Bernard Madoff have been reminded that the deadline for submitting compensation claims is this Friday, 28th February 2014...

ING IM Renta Fund hits €5 billion

Wednesday 19th February 2014

ING Investment Management International announced this week that the ING (L) Renta Fund Global High Yield has surpassed the €5 billion mark in assets under management (AUM)...

FCA wins case against Capital Alternatives

Wednesday 19th February 2014

The High Court has ruled that two investment schemes, promoted by Capital Alternatives and a number of other firms, were collective investment schemes...

True Potential adds Threadneedle Income Strategies to its platform

Tuesday 11th February 2014

True Potential Investments has added four Threadneedle Income Strategies to its Wealth Platform, featuring an exclusive price cap...

Transition Management providers warned by FCA

Tuesday 11th February 2014

Over £165 billion of assets invested in pensions and other large funds are transferred between investment managers, markets and products every year by 13 specialist transition management (TM) providers...

Investor confidence in UK shares continues to rise

Tuesday 11th February 2014

After a strong year for UK shares, the Lloyds Bank Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index survey shows private investor confidence in UK shares asset class has remained high, but there has also been a small flight to safety away from Japan and Emerging Markets...

FCA launches MMR webcast

Wednesday 5th February 2014

The FCA has developed a webcast of the material presented at last year’s Mortgage Market Review (MMR) workshops...

Mobile augmented reality revenues to exceed 1bn USD annually by 2015

Wednesday 5th February 2014

A new report from Juniper Research has found that annual revenues from mobile augmented reality (AR) services and applications will reach 1...

£9 Billion Australian asset management firm opens doors in UK

Wednesday 5th February 2014

Following the announcement in September 2013 that Oakwood Global Finance LLP and Engage Credit Limited had been acquired by Australian lender, third party loan servicer and asset manager Pepper Group, the company is this week completing its integration by combining the Oakwood and Engage businesses and changing the name of the UK business to Pepper (UK) Limited...



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