Citywire Money: making the most of your money

Shell's slick performance props up flagging FTSE

by Daniel Grote on Jul 31, 2014 at 10:40

Shell's slick performance props up flagging FTSE

Prospect of US interest rate rise weighs on investors. Afren tumbles after boss suspended. Argentina defaults on debt.

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10 things you need to know about retail bonds

Jul 31, 2014 at 07:00

Where to find them, what you'll pay and how they are different to bond funds. All this and more!

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HINT: 'We will never own GlaxoSmithKline'

Jul 31, 2014 at 08:06

Ben Lofthouse, manager of Henderson International Income (HINT), on looking outside the UK for income and tobacco stocks. 

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The Expert View: Taylor Wimpey, Pace and Rightmove

Jul 31, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Jupiter and Greggs.

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Thursday Papers: US economy roars back with 4% growth

Jul 31, 2014 at 04:09

And bank bonus clawbacks could damage City’s competitiveness and impose direct costs of more than £260 million on the country’s banks, the industry has warned.

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New Model Adviser®: for professional financial planners

Lloyds sets aside £225m over investment advice and incentives

Jul 31, 2014 at 10:28

Lloyds Banking Group has a £225m provision to cover potential redress for investment and protection sales and incentive schemes.

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FCA warns banks over failing to put clients first

Jul 31, 2014 at 10:21

Banks and brokers are failing to deliver best execution, FCA finds. 

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Personal Touch profits rise 21% despite adviser number drop

Jul 31, 2014 at 10:13

Personal Touch Financial Services has reported a 21% rise in its pre-tax profits.

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SFO to pay Robert Tchenguiz £1.5m

Jul 31, 2014 at 10:31

The SFO will pay out £1.5m to the property tycoon.

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Citywire Wealth Manager: for investment professionals

The twists and turns in the life of Barclays' wealth business

Jul 31, 2014 at 10:36

We chart the key events that mark Barclays Wealth & Investment Management's interesting course over the past five years.

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Schroders hikes dividend 50% as wealth stars in record first half

Jul 31, 2014 at 08:10

The acquisition of Cazenove Capital fuelled a surge in revenue and performance at Schroders' wealth arm.

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Threadneedle unveils multi-asset income fund for pensions revolution

Jul 31, 2014 at 10:09

Toby Nangle will launch the Global Multi Asset Income fund, which he believes will offer investors a solution in the changing world of pensions.

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The top 10 least taxed countries in the world

Jul 30, 2014 at 13:28

International expatriation specialist Bradly Hackford has revealed the top 10 countries with low tax burderns across the world.  

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Citywire Global: for international fund selectors

Pictet unveils European long/short equity fund

Jul 31, 2014 at 10:22

Swiss asset management group launches market neutral-focused strategy for its total return team.

EM corporates manager exits US group for rival

Jul 31, 2014 at 09:28

Sector specialist with 20 years market experience exits Western Asset to assume senior role at New Jersey-based firm.

US equity bull run is far from over, says veteran Cowart

Jul 31, 2014 at 08:30

The 40 year market veteran believes investors have shrugged off macro concerns and there is still plenty of value to be found in US equities.

Natural talent: three most improved global resources managers

Jul 31, 2014 at 08:01

Citywire Global shines a light on the specialist investors posting the strongest turnaround in performance over the past year.

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