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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...

TSB Banking Group joins London Stock Exchange

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

After the intention to float was announced at the beginning of June, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) last week officially welcomed TSB Banking Group its Main Market...

Standard Life celebrates decade of ethical investing

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Global investment manager, Standard Life Investments is celebrating ten years of ethical investing in the £206...

Defaqto launches Auto-Enrolment Star Ratings

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Defaqto, an independent researcher of financial products, has launched new Auto-Enrolment Star Ratings to help financial advisers and small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) navigate the auto-enrolment wave...

Credit Suisse and Yorkshire Building Society fined by FCA

Wednesday 18th June 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined both Credit Suisse International (CSI) and Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) for failing to ensure financial promotions for CSI’s Cliquet Product were clear, fair and not misleading...

‘Increased global confidence boosts entrepreneurs' hiring plans’

Thursday 12th June 2014

Over three quarters (76%) of the world's top entrepreneurs plan to increase the size of their workforce in the next year, according to the third EY Global Job Creation Survey of 250 EY World Entrepreneur of the Year finalists...

The changing face of the FTSE 100

Thursday 12th June 2014

The FTSE 100 index, which reached its 30th birthday this year, is within touching distance of its all-time high of 6,930, reached in December 1999...

Psyche of British Investors unveiled - and it's good news for the UK Property Market

Wednesday 11th June 2014

A recent survey has found that property continues to be the investment category of choice for UK investors...

Millionaires reveal their top five investing mistakes

Wednesday 4th June 2014

A poll by one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory firms has found that failing to diversity is the most common mistake made by millionaire investors...

West Midlands SMEs bank on new £56million growth fund

Wednesday 4th June 2014

Businesses across Greater Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country have been given the opportunity to access finance for growth and job creation as part of a £56million Mezzanine Fund launched last week...

‘Brazil and India's first quarter GDP figures miss expectations’

Wednesday 4th June 2014

By Schroders' Emerging Markets Economist, Craig Botham    Private sector drives Brazilian slowdown:   Brazil’s first quarter GDP came in at 1...

What if..?

Monday 2nd June 2014

Although property is by far the most secure investment vehicle, offering the highest returns, many people still have their misgivings...

Next 12 months a 'critical period' for UK property investments, says expert

Wednesday 21st May 2014

The next twelve months will be a 'critical period' for those wishing to make money from UK property investments, a housing expert, Ian Samuels has warned this week...

Indiegogo announces investments from Sir Richard Branson, Max Levchin and more

Wednesday 21st May 2014

Crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo has this week announced new investments from some of the most prominent names in technology and innovation including Sir Richard Branson, Mex Levchin (Paypal Co-Founder) and Megan Smith (Entrepreneur) ...

Major firm invests alongside the crowds

Thursday 15th May 2014

Acting as a significant milestone for the fast-growing crowdfunding industry, a major venture capital firm has this month joined together with the crowds to invest in a dynamic new startup...

Anaplan raises $100 Million in financing

Thursday 15th May 2014

This week Anaplan announced it has completed its Series D round of $100 million in financing, bringing total investment in the company to $150 million...

True Potential adds Goldman Sachs Asset Management to Wealth Platform

Wednesday 7th May 2014

True Potential Investments has added a new Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) income strategy fund to its Wealth Platform; it has been reported this week...

Investors home in on Build-to-Rent opportunities due to lack of traditional investment stock

Wednesday 7th May 2014

Many investors are looking to broaden their horizons by utilising Build-to-Rent opportunities; due to the lack of existing investment stock resulting in a change of strategy for many, CBRE has reported...

‘AIM stocks stamp duty removal effectively halves costs to investors’

Thursday 1st May 2014

By Stuart Welch, CEO of TD Direct Investing    After the removal of stamp duty from AIM shares on Monday of this week, Stuart Welch of TD Direct Investing believes that consumer investment costs could be halved...

Schroders appoint Head of Global Equities

Thursday 1st May 2014

Schroders has this week announced the appointment of Alex Tedder as Head of Global Equities.   He will join the firm in June 2014 from American Century Investments where he was Senior Vice President and Co-head of Global and Non-US Large Cap Strategies...

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...



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