Citywire Money: making the most of your money

Aviva agrees £5bn deal to buy rival Friends Life

by Daniel Grote on Nov 21, 2014 at 18:16

Aviva agrees £5bn deal to buy rival Friends Life

Deal would be the biggest for insurance sector in more than a decade.

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Markets surge on China rate cut and ECB hopes

Nov 21, 2014 at 16:10

Markets surge on surprise China interest rate cut and hints of more stimulus from the ECB. The Accumulator rounds up the week.

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Contracted out? Watch out for your state pension

Nov 21, 2014 at 15:03

Workers who opted out of national insurance contributions may not qualify for the full flat-rate state pension when it is introduced. 

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Trust cuts Barnett price but performance fee still hairy

Nov 21, 2014 at 14:52

Perpetual Income & Growth, the best of Mark Barnett's three big investment trusts, has saved shareholders a lot of money, but is it enough? 

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Quindell surges as mystery short seller revealed

Nov 21, 2014 at 10:03

Shares up 60% after Quindell dismisses reports of sale of Nationwide Accident Repair Services stake. FT reveals short seller.

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New Model Adviser®: for professional financial planners

Sunday Papers: Sun sets on Opec oil dominance

Nov 23, 2014 at 07:04

And airlines are facing steep increases in their insurance bills in the wake of the two Malaysia Airlines crashes earlier this year.

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Saturday Papers: BoE probes money auction rigging fears

Nov 22, 2014 at 05:47

And world stock markets soared yesterday as China’s central bank moved to head off a sharp slowdown in growth with its first cut in interest rates for two years.

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Aviva in talks to buy Friends Life in £5bn deal

Nov 21, 2014 at 17:32

Aviva is in talks to buy rival insurance giant Friends Life in a £5 billion deal.

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Markets surge on China rate cut and ECB hopes

Nov 21, 2014 at 16:10

Markets surge on surprise China interest rate cut and hints of more stimulus from the ECB. The Accumulator rounds up the week.

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Citywire Wealth Manager: for investment professionals

Wealth Manager Top 100 2014: the next 25 forces in fund selection

Nov 21, 2014 at 12:25

In the second installment of our annual survey we introduce the next 25 key figures in fund selection.

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Wealth Manager Top 100 2014: the first 25 powerhouses

Nov 20, 2014 at 11:15

We reveal the first 25 names in alphabetical order from our annual survey on the most influential people in fund selection across the private client industry.  

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Goldman Sachs' top 10 investment themes for 2015

Nov 21, 2014 at 10:46

The investment bank reveals the 10 themes it expects to dominate the landscape in 2015.

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SLI signs US diplomat and ex-IMF man for Gars team

Nov 21, 2014 at 11:18

Chris Faulkner-MacDonagh and Alex Wolf will boost SLI's multi-asset team to 49.

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Citywire Global: for international fund selectors

Large-caps no longer ignoring shareholders, says Japan equity star

Nov 21, 2014 at 14:30

Citywire A-rated Ruth Nash believes a cultural change has taken place with Japan's biggest players now willing to dish out dividends.

Climbers in converts: four most improved managers revealed

Nov 21, 2014 at 14:26

Citywire Global uncovers the managers riding the wave of increased interest and record issuance in the global convertible bonds sector.

Florence on film: photos from Citywire Italy 2014

Nov 21, 2014 at 11:12

FLORENCE: A selection of shots from the two-day event for fund selectors and investment professionals held in the Tuscan capital.

Head of multi-management quits Oddo AM for rival group

Nov 21, 2014 at 09:40

Fund manager and unit head leaves firm group after 16 years to join Paris-based group in director role.

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