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Income Investor 6: the A to Z guide to retail bonds

by Daniel Grote on Jul 29, 2014 at 11:51

Income Investor 6: the A to Z guide to retail bonds

Retail bonds have been enjoying a resurgence over recent years. This month's Income Investor showcases the popular investments.

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Has supersized Gars bitten off more than it can chew?

Jul 29, 2014 at 08:00

Standard Life Gars, the biggest fund in the country, is one of three giants in the 'absolute return' sector. How would these funds do in a downturn?

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Electra fends off activist Bramson's restructuring plans

Jul 29, 2014 at 13:03

Electra Private Equity investment trust rebuffs activist shareholder Edward Bramson's attempts to overhaul strategy.

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Woodford launch fuels record equity income fund sales

Jul 29, 2014 at 13:17

UK Equity Income fund sector records higher sales in June than previous five months combined thanks to Neil Woodford's fund launch.

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FTSE edges up ahead of US data and Russia action

Jul 29, 2014 at 10:58

Tougher sanctions against Russia and an onslaught of US data weigh on investors' minds as FTSE inches up.

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New Model Adviser®: for professional financial planners

Succession acquires Hertfordshire-based IFA for £4.9m

Jul 29, 2014 at 13:53

Succession has moved closer to its £7 billion target after another acquisition.

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Woodford launch fuels record equity income fund sales

Jul 29, 2014 at 13:57

UK Equity Income fund sector records higher sales in June than previous five months combined thanks to Neil Woodford's fund launch.

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FSCS declares four IFAs in default following Sipp investigation

Jul 29, 2014 at 11:01

Four firms have been declared in default by the FSCS.

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Financial Ltd fights off rivals' attempts to poach advisers

Jul 29, 2014 at 09:48

Network Financial has been fighting off rival firms from poaching its adviser firms.

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Citywire Wealth Manager: for investment professionals

The 15 charts revealing wealth managers' key investment calls

Jul 29, 2014 at 13:10

With all the talk of a looming sell off in risk and the uncomfortable rise in bond yields, we ask our readers where their convictions lie in our latest wealth manager survey.  

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Odey refuses to hand over Sky shares in takeover

Jul 29, 2014 at 14:37

Crispin Odey is critical of BSkyB’s approach for Sky Deutschland, stating that he will not sell his shares in the deal.

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Standard Life denies it's in talks to buy London HQ

Jul 29, 2014 at 14:25

The Edinburgh-based firm has dimissed reports it is looking to buy a London base as the Scottish independence vote looms.   

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Woodford effect: UK equity income attracts record inflows in June

Jul 29, 2014 at 12:23

UK equity income funds attracted a record inflow of £1.4 billion in June, buoyed by star manager Neil Woodford's high profile fund launch.

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Citywire Global: for international fund selectors

Gold explorers on mining giants’ buy-list, says Templeton’s Land

Jul 29, 2014 at 13:54

The US group’s mining specialist believes there could be a rise in M&A activity within the gold and precious metals industry.

Markets are priced to perfection, says total return credit chief

Jul 29, 2014 at 13:27

Pictet’s Raymond Sagayam adopts defensive stance as he believes there is little margin for error in credit markets.

Asian equity star: battle for China’s smartphone market is hotting up

Jul 29, 2014 at 13:15

Citywire AA-rated Elizabeth Soon believes major players will struggle to crack the underpenetrated market as local firms up their game.

Morgan Stanley teams up with Asian boutique for fund launch

Jul 29, 2014 at 12:58

Asset manager adds Hong Kong-based group’s Japan-focused cyclicals hedge fund to alternative funds platform.

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