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Equities

Dividends strong despite market volatility

Tuesday 27th September 2011

Despite continued uncertainty across equity markets, UK dividends are solid and are expected to remain so into 2012, according to managers of the JPMorgan Claverhouse Investment Trust and JPMorgan Income and Capital Trust...

Markets stay optimistic despite unrest

Thursday 10th March 2011

With unrest in the Middle East and the high oil price unlikely to quell concerns about inflation and growth, investors may well be feeling cautious about markets...

Russian IOB stock dividend futures launched on EDX London

Thursday 20th January 2011

EDX London, London Stock Exchange Group’s international derivatives market has this week gone live with dividend futures on six Russian International Order Book underlyings...

Alert as new boiler room 'master list' seized

Wednesday 17th March 2010

By Mike Jones The Financial Services Authority (FSA) and City of London Police (CoLP) have contacted 1000 people across the UK to warn them that their personal details are on a "master list" being used by fraudsters to target and sell them worthless shares...

Halifax Share Dealing offers commission-free time

Wednesday 17th March 2010

By Mike Jones Execution-only broker Halifax Share Dealing is rewarding customers by removing the £11...

Aegon Asset Management launches UK Equity Absolute Return Fund

Monday 1st March 2010

By Mike Jones Aegon Asset Management is launching a UK Equity Absolute Return Fund which aims to capitalise on the group's successful UK equity investment process from its award-winning UK equity team...

Share fraud scam alert

Friday 26th February 2010

By Mike Jones The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has issued a warning following the dramatic increase in overseas fraudsters selling shares using the names, registration numbers and addresses of FSA authorised firms and individuals...

Barings warns of fragile US economic recovery

Thursday 25th February 2010

By Mike Jones Baring Asset Management’s latest global economic research reveals that the US recovery is still well below "normal" for the current point in its economic cycle...

Chinese consumption trends still strong

Monday 22nd February 2010

By Mike Jones After a difficult start to the year caused by a moderate rise in the reserve requirement ratio for banks, China’s stock market has rallied during the first of half of February...

Baring Emerging Markets Fund makes short-term plays in Korea and technology

Thursday 18th February 2010

By Mike Jones Paul Wimborne, manager of the Baring Emerging Markets Fund, believes outstanding investment opportunities currently lie in emerging market companies with global exposure in regions such as Korea, but is cautious on Brazil in the short-term...

Investment managers optimistic about markets in 2010

Wednesday 17th February 2010

By Mike Jones Fund managers are confident that higher equity returns and positive, albeit modest, economic growth will manifest a continued global recovery, according to a survey conducted by global professional services firm Towers Watson...

Ashburton Japan Equity Fund awarded S&P A (New) rating

Wednesday 10th February 2010

By Mike Jones Jersey-based investment manager Ashburton has been awarded an A rating by Standard and Poors for its Japan Equity Fund...

Global equity markets outlook - Threadneedle

Tuesday 9th February 2010

By Mike Jones Global equity markets posted strong returns from March 2009 onwards, resulting in the best calendar-year return from the MSCI AC World Index since its inception in 1987...

Hedge fund manager banned and fined GBP 140k for 'mis-marking'

Thursday 4th February 2010

By Mike Jones The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has banned a London based hedge fund manager and fined him £140,000 for deceiving investors by mis-marking funds he managed and misleading the FSA during the investigation...

2009 record year for fund sales - IMA

Wednesday 3rd February 2010

By Mike Jones The Investment Management Association has published figures for the fund management industry for December and the full year of 2009...

FTSE 100 opens down after Monday's rise

Tuesday 2nd February 2010

By Mike Jones The FTSE 100 Index fell slightly this morning following yesterday's 1.1% rise. Takeover speculation fuelled Monday's increase with a potential bid for Northumbrian Water increasing shares elsewhere in the sector...

Ashburton reveals increase to Japanese equity weighting

Monday 1st February 2010

By Mike Jones Asset management firm Ashburton has increased its Japanese equity weighting. Tristan Hanson, manager of asset allocation and strategy at Ashburton, said: "Early in the year we increased the equity weighting of Japan relative to other regions within our Multi Asset and Asset Management Funds...

European equities fall again

Friday 29th January 2010

By Mike Jones Stock markets in the Euro-Zone broadly fell for the sixth day in the last seven. Generally better-than-expected European Commission confidence readings did little to halt the slide...

Mirae Asset’s Emerging Market SICAVS registered for UK distribution

Thursday 28th January 2010

By Mike Jones Mirae Asset Global Investments, one of Asia’s leading asset-management companies, has announced that its SICAV range of funds focused on Emerging Markets and the Asia-Pacific region, has been registered for UK distribution...

UK Innovation Investment Fund launches environmental fund

Wednesday 27th January 2010

By Mike Jones The UK Innovation Investment Fund is off the ground with the first closing of the £125million Hermes Private Equity environmental innovation fund...

Sharp recovery predicted in corporate profitability

Tuesday 26th January 2010

By Mike Jones Neil Rogan, Head of Global Equities at Gartmore, is anticipating a sharp recovery in corporate profitability in the coming months...

Markets edge up after stocks plunge 3pc on week

Monday 25th January 2010

By Mike Jones Global stock indexes fell more than 3% last week as markets reacted to the announcement by US President Barack Obama to limit risk-taking by banks...

Risk appetite at 4-year high as investors embrace equities

Friday 22nd January 2010

By Mike Jones Investors have rediscovered their risk appetite and are putting cash reserves to work across the equity markets, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers for January...

Sector growth sees global private wealth management market hit USD 7trillion in equities

Thursday 21st January 2010

By Mike Jones The global private wealth management market now manages an estimated US $7.11trillion in equities as the sector continues its journey back into the asset class following the global economic turmoil...

Halifax Share Dealing launches Fantasy Trader to help investors refine strategies

Wednesday 20th January 2010

By Mike Jones Halifax Share Dealing has launched Fantasy Trader - giving investors an opportunity to trade on real stock markets, with a virtual £10,000 through a practice share dealing account...

Citigroup targets UK IFA market with new fund

Tuesday 19th January 2010

By Mike Jones The retail structured product division of global financial services firm Citigroup is targeting the UK independent financial adviser (IFA) market with a new fund...

UK technology companies prepare to go public

Monday 18th January 2010

A number of UK technology companies are preparing to go public this year. The moves signal an end to a three-year drought, the FT reports...

European markets post gains despite U.S retail

Friday 15th January 2010

By Joshua Raymond, market strategist at City Index   European markets recovered lost ground on Thursday after two days of losses after investors speculated that Intel's earnings may supersede expectations...

2009 most dramatic equities recovery ever

Thursday 14th January 2010

Doom and gloom abounded in the first quarter with market falls of over 20 per cent, but investor confidence returned and the market raced away, rising over 40 per cent from the low point, according to Hargreaves Lansdown...

Reforms insufficient to stave off another global crisis, say bankers

Wednesday 13th January 2010

The next financial crisis will strike within the first half of this decade, according to the majority of the world’s senior banking and compliance officers...