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FTSE steady amid caution over Russia sanctions

by Daniel Grote on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:00

FTSE steady amid caution over Russia sanctions

Investors fear more punitive EU sanctions against Russia. Capita gains after strong results. Bank of England ponders interest rates.

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Risk and Return: Sharpe ratios to the rescue!

Jul 23, 2014 at 08:00

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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What’s behind the rise of shareholder activism?

Jul 23, 2014 at 13:59

It has been a busy year for shareholder activism with a number of firms facing investor revolts over executive pay.  

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Chelverton's Taylor buys Jupiter and River & Mercantile

Jul 23, 2014 at 13:35

Top performing equity income investor's enthusiasm for fund managers and good dividends overcame his distaste for flotations.

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A global income newcomer HINTs at its potential

Jul 23, 2014 at 08:30

James Carthew assesses a global equity income investment trust that has been a little overlooked by investors.

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New Model Adviser®: for professional financial planners

Succession acquires eighth IFA boosting assets by £100m

Jul 23, 2014 at 11:54

Succession has acquired a Halifax-based advice firm for £3m.


FCA imposes recruitment ban on network Financial Ltd

Jul 23, 2014 at 10:49

FCA has imposed a recruitment ban on network Financial.


FCA: focus on culture over compliance

Jul 23, 2014 at 10:44

The FCA says firms need to focus on culture over compliance.


IFAs attack 'confusing' FCA simplified advice guidance

Jul 23, 2014 at 08:12

The FCA's guidance failed to achieve what it set out to do according to advisers.


Citywire Wealth Manager: for investment professionals

FCA launches criminal proceedings against forex trader

Jul 23, 2014 at 10:02

The FCA has started a criminal prosecution over an unauthorised investment scheme.

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Brewin revenues fall on trail switch

Jul 23, 2014 at 08:15

Brewin Dolphin’s revenues took a tumble over the 12 months to the end of June, as its switch out of trail and move to a national rate card took its toll.

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Woodford takes 19% stake in biotech minnow

Jul 23, 2014 at 10:17

Neil Woodford, the best UK investor of his generation, has taken a big chunk of biotech minnow Synairgen

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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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Citywire Global: for international fund selectors

What Saudi Arabia's market opening means for foreign investors

Jul 23, 2014 at 13:41

Citywire Global canvassed three leading EM specialists to uncover the impact of the landmark move to open up its stock market.

US equity duo exits Mirabaud AM

Jul 23, 2014 at 13:11

Swiss asset management firm appoints equity income duo to run $124 million fund as existing lead managers depart.

On the rise in Japan: five most improved equity managers revealed

Jul 23, 2014 at 12:29

Citywire Global reveals the Japanese equities managers who posted the biggest turnarounds in performance over the past two years.

Jeremy Grantham: M&A ‘explosion’ will raise bubble fears

Jul 23, 2014 at 12:18

A long-term uptick in financial deals will push markets to the brink, but the veteran investor is not concerned about a crash.


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