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Woodford buys 10% stake in activist Crystal Amber

by Dylan Lobo on Jan 29, 2015 at 11:10

Fund manager Neil Woodford leads investors in giving activist investment trust more firepower for its campaigns.

Shell leads FTSE lower after slashing spending

by Daniel Grote on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:26

But oil major keeps dividend intact and pledges to do same in next quarter.

M&G Global Basics shrinks by £1.8bn in 14 months

by Jonathan Yarker on Jan 29, 2015 at 08:00

M&G Global Basics has seen its assets shrink by 42% in the 14 months since Randeep Somel took the helm of the now £2.5 billion fund.

The Expert View: Imagination, Johnson Matthey and Ashtead

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 29, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including AG Barr and Brewin Dolphin.

Apple's record profit lifts tech but Greece weighs on Europe

by Daniel Grote on Jan 28, 2015 at 17:22

A record $18 billion quarterly profit from the iPhone maker buoys investors and edges the FTSE 100 higher, despite heavy falls in Greece.

Passive and property investors push fund sales to four-year high

by Jonathan Yarker on Jan 28, 2015 at 16:25

Over £20 billion poured into investment funds last year, helped by a surge of interest in index-tracking and property funds.  

Peer-to-peer lending trust raises £250m

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:02

P2P Global Investments underlines the interest in alternative lending after raising £250 million in an over-subscribed C-share issue.

The Expert View: HSBC, Easyjet and Aveva

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 28, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Carpetright and Fenner.

Witan’s Bell to chair new US activist trust

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 27, 2015 at 17:36

US activist fund manager Gamco Investors lines up heavyweight board for launch of Gabelli Value Plus Trust.

Baker Steel looks to super-size on commodities trough

by Daniel Grote on Jan 27, 2015 at 17:21

Investment trust says commodities close to trough and plans £80 million acquisitions with £100 million fund raising that could fuel further deals.

Diary of a Dumb Investor: my star stock is in freefall!

by Dumb Investor on Jan 27, 2015 at 13:28

After crowing about my record last week, one of my star stocks has taken a tumble. I should have known this would happen!

Slowing growth heaps pressure on Bank to hold rates

by Daniel Grote on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:50

Weakest growth in two years fuels expectations interest rates will be kept on hold throughout 2015.

The Expert View: IAG, Flybe and Spire Healthcare

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 27, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Abcam and Sphere Medical.

FTSE edges higher as markets shake off Greek worries

by Daniel Grote on Jan 26, 2015 at 17:54

Energy stocks rally on Opec comments that oil may have bottomed while European markets rise despite Syriza victory.

Pattullo cuts 'floaters' as rates remain stubbornly low

by Daniel Grote on Jan 26, 2015 at 17:40

Henderson Diversified Income manager cuts floating rate bonds to record low as interest rates show little sign of rising.

Capita: cheap oil, strong dollar to boost dividends

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 26, 2015 at 17:35

Total dividend payments to shareholders will fall this year, says Capita Asset Services, but the underlying picture is encouraging.

Hedge fund fraudster jailed for 13 years

by David Campbell on Jan 26, 2015 at 15:41

Investors in Magnus Peterson's Weavering Macro Fixed Income fund thought to have lost £350 million.

Aberdeen howls as Widows makes it top 'Dog'

by Jonathan Yarker, Gavin Lumsden on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:40

Aberdeen Asset Management has highest number of badly performing funds says Tilney Bestinvest in its 'Spot the Dog' study.

The Expert View: Whitbread, Capita and First Group

by Daniel Grote on Jan 26, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Close Brothers and Miton.

Murray's Stout warns over sterling collapse

by Daniel Grote on Jan 23, 2015 at 17:13

Manager heads into 2015 with lowest shares exposure in six years, warning conditions ripe for UK balance of payments crisis.

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