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Why there's no pension 'freedom' for the public sector

by Michelle McGagh on Mar 03, 2015 at 15:21

Public sector workers have a month to move their pensions and take advantage of the new 'freedom' reforms. Experts hope they won't do it.

Foreign & Colonial doubles up in Europe

by Gavin Lumsden on Mar 03, 2015 at 14:00

We knew Foreign & Colonial was investing more in the US. Now the new manager of the country’s oldest investment trust reveals a push into Europe.

Why I'm sticking to my guns on passive funds

by Mike Deverell on Mar 03, 2015 at 13:04

Falling costs mean many investors aren't paying the premium they once were for active funds. But Mike Deverell still thinks passives are better.

Barclays drags FTSE into red as compensation mounts

by Daniel Grote on Mar 03, 2015 at 13:27

FTSE 100 gives up early gains for third straight session as positive construction figures fail to sustain momentum.

Alpha Real: the journey of a bargain property trust

by James Carthew on Mar 03, 2015 at 07:27

James Carthew traces the exotic history of Alpha Real Trust and suggests how the property fund could become better known.

Bank of England sacked currency dealer for many breaches

by Jonathan Yarker on Mar 03, 2015 at 15:55

Bank of England governor Mark Carney reveals why its former chief currency dealer was sacked despite being cleared by a forex rigging inquiry.

The Expert View: RBS, Smith & Nephew and Virgin Money

by Michelle McGagh on Mar 03, 2015 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Amlin and Trinity Mirror.

Tuesday Papers: Greece in talks for third bailout of up to €50bn

by Himanshu Singh on Mar 03, 2015 at 03:05

And Google is set to launch US mobile network as the tech group acts in response to frustration over internet speeds.

Overnight Markets: Nasdaq hits highest level since 2000

by Himanshu Singh on Mar 03, 2015 at 03:01

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones also scaled records after economic data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy.

Ex-Caledonia manager takes on Jupiter Global fund

by James Phillipps on Mar 02, 2015 at 16:21

Jupiter Asset Management plans global equities push with appointment of Stephen Mitchell from Caledonia Investments.

Warren Buffett: 'dawdling' over Tesco cost me $444 million

by Daniel Grote on Mar 02, 2015 at 15:26

'An attentive investor would have sold Tesco shares earlier,' says 'Sage of Omaha' in 50th annual letter to shareholders.

Rothschild: we face greatest geopolitical risk since WW2

by David Campbell, Gavin Lumsden on Mar 02, 2015 at 13:33

Lord Rothschild, chairman of RIT Capital Partners, says global fund has 'moderate' exposure to shares amid heightened world tension.

FTSE turns red as Tullow tumbles and oil slides

by Daniel Grote on Mar 02, 2015 at 13:04

Tullow Oil shares hit by Ghana and Ivory Coast boundary dispute, while miners give away gains and energy stocks fall further.

Government looks for 'nasty surprises' in pension charges

by Daniel Grote on Mar 02, 2015 at 12:30

Department for Work and Pensions probes 'dark corners' of the pensions world as it tackles transaction costs in company schemes.

Investment trusts for Mario's European recovery

by Gavin Lumsden on Mar 02, 2015 at 11:10

Europe is a strong sector for investment trusts, but which of the dozen available funds do experts like best? 

5 shares the pros are buying

by David Campbell on Mar 02, 2015 at 05:01

A roundup of trades by professional investors. This time we look at Game Digital, Utilitywise, Conviviality Retail, Gfinity and Tavistock Investments.

Monday Papers: Vanguard tops mutual fund survey

by Himanshu Singh on Mar 02, 2015 at 02:59

And billionaire investor Warren Buffett admits that investment in Tesco was a ‘huge mistake’ that cost him $444 million.

Asian stocks edge up after China rate cut

by Himanshu Singh on Mar 02, 2015 at 02:55

China’s Shanghai Composite Index slips 0.2%, pulling back from a four-week high to trade near the flat line following the release of PMI data.

Sunday Papers: 'Unsustainable' debt and deficit will be disastrous for UK, says Clarke

by Himanshu Singh on Mar 01, 2015 at 07:01

And loss-making RBS set to pay former boss Stephen Hester £1 million two years after he left.


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