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Scotland says no to independence: Investment update

Friday 19th September 2014

As the Scottish public said no to the chance of becoming an independent country with the ‘No’ campaign claiming 55 per cent of the vote, a range of industry insiders have commented on the fall-out for investors and savers: Mark Dampier, Head of Investment Research, Hargreaves Lansdown commented: “From an investor’s perspective, it is a relief to resolve this uncertainty and the markets look to react accordingly...

Growing appetite for institutional investment in residential property, says Mill Group

Wednesday 17th September 2014

Despite an increase in the number of organisations investing in private rented residential property, market fragmentation and supply shortages are preventing larger-scale investment, according to research from property investment managers Mill Group...

P2P lending industry now worth over £2 billion, figures show

Wednesday 17th September 2014

The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending industry in the UK is now worth over £2 billion, according to figures from AltFi Data...

Identifying Emerging Investment Options for 2015

Monday 15th September 2014

While there is genuinely no such thing as a safe investment, it is possible to minimise risk and optimise your chances of earning a considerable return on your outlay...

Should investors worry about the Scottish referendum?

Thursday 11th September 2014

A week today the people of Scotland will go to the ballot box to decide on the future of their country, consumer investment platform Trustnet Direct has taken a look at the impact of the referendum on investors:   Market volatility    It's no secret that financial markets detest uncertainty, so it would be no surprise to see some skittish behaviour for London-listed stocks as the date of the vote nears...

Two out of top three investments are UK asset classes, says Investor Sentiment Index

Thursday 11th September 2014

At the start of this month two of the three top-performing asset classes in terms of consumer confidence were Sterling-denominated, according to the monthly Lloyds Bank Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index...

easyProperty goes crowdfunding ahead of next week’s launch

Wednesday 10th September 2014

Less than a week before launching, easyProperty, the new online estate agent from easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and property entrepreneur Rob Ellice, has announced a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube...

New appointments at Morningstar Investment Management

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Morningstar Investment Management Group has announced the appointment of Diane Earnshaw as Head of UK Consulting and Edward Fane as Senior Investment Consultant and Portfolio Manager...

CF Miton UK Value Opportunities Fund surpasses £100m AUM

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The CF Miton UK Value Opportunities Fund has passed through £100 million in assets under management (AUM)...

Economic optimism inspiring young AIM investors

Thursday 28th August 2014

A year on since the Chancellor allowed AIM stocks in ISAs, new research analysing UK investor attitudes to AIM found that younger audiences – those aged 30-44 – are taking the lead in investing in the Alternative Investment Market (AIM)...

Emerging market equities most attractive asset class, say institutional investors

Thursday 28th August 2014

Institutional investors regard emerging market equities as the most attractive in terms of risk and return over the next six to twelve months, a new report has suggested...

Skandia to close two funds

Thursday 28th August 2014

Skandia has this week announced that it will be closing its versions of the Invesco Perpetual Income and High Income funds, and will be moving investors in these funds into their new version of Woodford Equity Income on October 9th 2014...

Emerging Crowd announces new investment platform

Thursday 14th August 2014

A UK-based equity crowd investment platform aimed at unlocking the huge growth potential of strong, well-managed companies in emerging and frontier markets is soon to be launched by Emerging Crowd, a recent announcement stated...

Investors urged to take interest rate rise in their stride

Thursday 14th August 2014

A leading investment analyst has urged investors to ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ as the day for UK and U...

Leading fund managers chose their best investment books for holiday reading

Wednesday 6th August 2014

With holiday season in full swing, Hargreaves Lansdown has asked a selection of leading fund managers to share their favourite books on investing, for investors looking for some stimulating but entertaining reading on their summer holidays...

Tribunal upholds Dynamic Decisions CEO fine

Wednesday 6th August 2014

The Upper Tribunal has upheld the judgement made by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on former hedge fund CEO Alberto Micalizzi...

Miton’s Bill Mott to retire at the end of the year

Thursday 31st July 2014

Miton fund manager Bill Mott has announced he will retire at the end of 2014, bringing to an end a 37-year career in fund management...

Camden pair smash crowdfunding target 12 hours after appearing on Dragons’ Den

Wednesday 30th July 2014

Two entrepreneurs who turned down an unprecedented offer on BBC show Dragons’ Den to instead appeal for funding from the online community hit their £20,000 funding target in less than 12 hours...

Financial Group hit with FCA recruitment ban

Wednesday 30th July 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has made use of its suspension powers for the first time, banning two of the Financial’s Group subsidiaries from recruiting new Appointed Representatives (ARs) and individual advisers for a total of four and a half months...

Investors expect interest rates to rise

Wednesday 30th July 2014

According to Hargreaves Lansdown’s Investor Confidence Survey, 90% of investors expect UK interest rates to rise within the next 12 months...

FCA begins prosecution against Phillip Boakes for unauthorised investment scheme

Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today commenced a criminal prosecution against Phillip Boakes for 13 alleged offences relating to an unauthorised investment scheme he operated between 1 October 2004 and 4 June 2013...

‘India's budget shows positive signs’

Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Now the dust has settled after the announcement of the first budget under India's new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Craig Botham, Emerging Market Economist for Schroders, gives his thoughts on its implications for India's economy and markets...

FCA offers guidance on the boundary between different investment advice models

Wednesday 16th July 2014

Guidance to support firms which want to provide simplified advice or sales without a recommendation has been published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) this month...

Investor sentiment in property still top, despite monthly downward swing

Wednesday 16th July 2014

Investor confidence in UK property saw the second-biggest month-on-month downward swing this month, down six percentage points, according to the Lloyds Bank Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index...

‘Risk-targeted funds likely to be popular with smaller investors in a post-RDR world’

Wednesday 16th July 2014

Smaller investors are likely to find risk-targeted fund propositions more attractive in a post-RDR environment, a panel of industry experts has concluded...

World’s greatest investors’ methods explored in new book

Wednesday 9th July 2014

A new book by portfolio manager Frederik Vanhaverbeke explores the strategies of the world’s greatest investors...

It wasn’t me – the 'self-serving bias' of the financial sector

Wednesday 9th July 2014

By Guido Baltussen, Senior Quantitive Investment Strategist at ING Investment Management   Investors who make big profits like to slap themselves on the back, but as soon as they start making a loss they all too often point the finger at unfavourable market conditions and bad luck...

Aviva Investors launches multi-strategy capability range

Wednesday 9th July 2014

Aviva Investors has this month announced the launch of its multi-strategy capability range.    The Aviva Investors Multi-Strategy Target Return capability aims to deliver a return of 5% per annum above the Bank of England base rate over any rolling three-year period by investing in a globally diversified multi-strategy portfolio...

Introducing NISAs – the new tax-efficient investing account

Monday 7th July 2014

The government offers generous tax breaks to encourage you to save, and one of the most popular and accessible is a NISA...

‘8 in 10 don't understand the New ISA’

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

After yesterday’s launch of the New ISA (NISA), alarming research by TD Investing has revealed that 77% of Brits has little or no understanding of the £15,000 New ISA allowance...



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