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Chris Mills attempts to pinch Strategic Equity Capital

by Daniel Grote on Feb 21, 2017 at 14:52

Managers of smaller companies trust rebuff veteran investor after he approaches shareholders following exit of Stuart Widdowson.

Pound's fall hides UK's lagging dividend performance

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:52

Report by fund group Henderson highlights weak pound's impact on UK dividends, which trailed growth in other markets last year.

Vanguard calls for 'health warnings' on pricey funds

by Joshua Thurston on Feb 21, 2017 at 09:38

Expensive funds should carry warning that high charges can damage investors' financial health, says low-cost funds provider.  

HSBC drags down FTSE as profits plunge

by Daniel Grote on Feb 21, 2017 at 09:24

Bank tumbles to bottom of FTSE 100 after reporting 62% drop in profits, hurt by private banking restructuring.

SME Loan Fund plans break with GLI in bid for scale

by Daniel Grote on Feb 21, 2017 at 08:30

Small direct lending trust plans to sever ties with founder GLI Finance in attempt to boost assets.

The Expert View: Unilever, Merlin and Tullow Oil

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 21, 2017 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including BGEO and Hammerson.

Asia stock markets trade mostly higher

by Himanshu Singh on Feb 21, 2017 at 03:15

Toshiba shares gained amid reports the troubled conglomerate wants to raise at least $8.8 billion.

Tuesday Papers: Failed Kraft bid ‘a wake-up’ call for Unilever

by Himanshu Singh on Feb 21, 2017 at 03:08

And Greece's creditors dash hopes for quick deal as debt inspectors prepare to return to Athens.

Peter Spiller: the king of capital preservation

by Danielle Levy on Feb 21, 2017 at 00:01

Fund manager Peter Spiller has run defensive Capital Gearing Trust for 35 years, making him the original 'multi-asset' global investor.

Unilever slides as Kraft Heinz abandons $143bn chase

by Danielle Levy on Feb 20, 2017 at 14:56

Hostile response spooks Kraft backers Warren Buffett and Jorge Paulo Lemman into pulling support for bid, sending Unilever shares lower.

Bad BAT tax reform would 'decimate' US importers

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 20, 2017 at 13:41

Trump administration plans for radical ‘border adjustment tax’ (BAT) would be massive policy error for the US, fund managers warn.

Alpha Real dismisses £25m bid for property trust

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 20, 2017 at 12:32

IMPT's largest shareholder believes the Hansteen offer 'substantially undervalues' the trust's portfolio

UK's biggest fund faces ‘critical year’ as consultants weigh performance

by Selin Bucak, James Phillipps on Feb 20, 2017 at 11:10

The £26 billion Standard Life Investments’ (SLI) Global Absolute Return Strategies (Gars) fund has avoided a key ratings downgrade but questions remain over its size.

RBS tops FTSE as Williams & Glyn sale shelved

by Daniel Grote on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:51

RBS jumps to top of FTSE 100, offsetting Unilever's slide, as investors welcome plans to shelve sale of Williams & Glyn branches.

4 shares the pros are buying and selling

by Michelle McGagh on Feb 20, 2017 at 05:00

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Kromek, FIH, IQE and Brooks Macdonald.

Monday Papers: EU targets UK’s €60bn exit bill before trade talks

by Himanshu Singh on Feb 20, 2017 at 02:41

And spurned Kraft Heinz called off its £115 billion pursuit of Unilever two days after takeover offer.

 

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