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The Eden Project raises £1.5m in just 20 hours

Thursday 16th October 2014

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...

FCA campaign to target those at risk of investment fraud

Thursday 16th 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...

Luxury student accommodation draws investors to Liverpool

Friday 10th 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

Friday 10th 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

Friday 10th 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...

Investor sentiment points to confidence in UK property, as Japanese shares dip

Thursday 9th 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%...

Virgin Money Holdings proceeds with IPO

Thursday 9th October 2014

Last week Virgin Money Holdings announced its intention to proceed with an initial public offering (IPO)...

The Future in the Cards

Thursday 9th 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...

‘Private sector growth strong but easing from recent highs’ - CBI

Wednesday 1st October 2014

Private sector growth continued to perform strongly in the three months to September, with expectations for a mild pick up in the next quarter, according to the latest Growth Indicator from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)...

Schroders strengthens investment adviser capabilities with academic hires

Wednesday 1st October 2014

Schroders has announced the appointments of Duncan Shand and Fred Dopfel, who have joined to take up the newly created roles of Senior Advisers within the £55 billion/$98 billion Multi-Asset business...

‘EEA Life Settlements Fund investors should consider complaint’ - FCA

Thursday 25th September 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned those who invested in the EEA Life Settlements Fund to consider making a complaint to the firm they were advised by as they are likely to have been mis-sold the product...

Investor report says demand for gold is strong in all stages of economic cycle

Thursday 25th September 2014

Gold demand benefits from all stages of the economic cycle – in times of expansion as well as times of duress – according to a new paper published by the World Gold Council...

RBS announces Citizens IPO pricing

Thursday 25th September 2014

Yesterday the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBSG) announced the final pricing of the initial public offering (IPO) of Citizens Financial Group, Inc...

Risk Aversion Strategies in Financial Investment

Thursday 25th September 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...

Operating in a Volatile Market: Are You Making the Most of the Vix?

Wednesday 24th September 2014

Whether you’re completely new to trading and investment, or you’re a seasoned investment veteran, it’s always good to learn new techniques that can help you to be a safer investor...

Three Methods of Investing that Won’t Bankrupt You

Wednesday 24th September 2014

It is often claimed that all forms of investment are inherently risky, and although this might be the case, it must also be understood that some forms of investment are more risky than others...

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...



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