Citywire Money: making the most of your money

Risk and Return: Sharpe ratios to the rescue!

by Robert St George on Jul 23, 2014 at 08:00

Risk and Return: Sharpe ratios to the rescue!

Nobel prize-winning economist William Sharpe devised a useful measure to show if investments add value. We show how to use them on investment trusts.

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The Expert View: Royal Mail, IG Group and Beazley

Jul 23, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Premier Oil and UBM.

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Wednesday Papers: StanChart expansion grinds to a halt

Jul 23, 2014 at 04:22

And a dispute over two warships France is building for Russia is threatening to overshadow a high-stakes meeting of EU foreign ministers.

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Overnight Markets: Wall Street gains on earnings data

Jul 23, 2014 at 04:25

The S&P 500 hit an intraday record boosted by better-than-expected inflation and housing reports and amid upbeat earnings reports.

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How to keep your finances healthy for a long retirement

Jul 22, 2014 at 16:22

People often underestimate how long they will live. Professor Les Mayhew suggests how to think about this positive fact and prevent it becoming a negative in retirement.

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New Model Adviser®: for professional financial planners

Gov't cuts deferred state pension increase rate

Jul 22, 2014 at 13:31

Increases to defered state pension payments will be sharply cut.

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Advisers hit out at guidance guarantee levy proposals

Jul 22, 2014 at 07:56

Advisers angry they may foot 30% of the guidance bill.

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Sipp complaints rise as overall FOS cases fall

Jul 22, 2014 at 08:02

The FOS has seen a sharp drop in new complaints.

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Alliance Trust launches new ethical funds

Jul 22, 2014 at 13:06

Alliance Trust has launched two new ethical funds.

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Citywire Wealth Manager: for investment professionals

Empower me! 10 ways wealth management has to change by 2030

Jul 22, 2014 at 07:00

The credit crisis, regulation, technology and ethics are changing the face of of wealth management. University professor and ex-Citibank private banker Dr Teodoro Cocca gets his crystal ball out and takes us to 2030.  

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Ex-JP Morgan Cazenove banker loses battle against £450k FCA fine

Jul 22, 2014 at 10:22

Ian Hannam has lost his two-year battle against a £450,000 fine imposed by the FCA for market abuse.  

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Arbuthnot to sell structured products business

Jul 22, 2014 at 08:05

Arbuthnot Latham is to sell Gilliat Financial Solutions following the structured product arm's return to profitability.

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Barclays Glasgow wealth boss moves south to lead Bournemouth

Jul 22, 2014 at 08:01

Craig Jamieson is to leave his post in Glasgow to spearhead the firm's push in the south.

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Citywire Global: for international fund selectors

Best of the best in biotech: the top performing groups revealed

Jul 23, 2014 at 08:01

DISCOVERY: Citywire Global uncovers the strongest performers over both the short-term and long-term in the specialist sector.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street gains on earnings data

Jul 23, 2014 at 04:25

The S&P 500 hit an intraday record boosted by better-than-expected inflation and housing reports and amid upbeat earnings reports.

Equity manager quits French boutique to join rival

Jul 22, 2014 at 13:29

Paris-based investor steps down from two funds and assumes role at independent investment firm.

Russia, oil, tapering: how macro tensions will impact Asian bonds

Jul 22, 2014 at 13:14

Nikko AM's investment director Bertram Sarmago reveals the dangers facing the region's fixed income sector.

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