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Diversity crisis: just 10% of fund managers are women

by Gavin Lumsden, Chris Sloley on May 31, 2016 at 12:00

Investment industry under pressure to eradicate ‘macho’ culture after Citywire reveals just 10% of world’s fund managers are women.

RIT Capital makes merger approach to Alliance Trust

by Gavin Lumsden on May 31, 2016 at 16:46

Alliance Trust reveals strategic review as it confirms RIT Capital Partners’ merger approach to create £5 billion global investment giant.

Pound and FTSE fall as polls show voters shifting to 'Brexit'

by Daniel Grote on May 31, 2016 at 16:32

Sterling loses ground against the dollar and FTSE 100 drops as two polls show swing towards a 'leave' vote in upcoming EU referendum.

Witan investment trust gets boost from Aviva exit

by Gavin Lumsden on May 31, 2016 at 14:07

Witan has offloaded the £234 million stake held by Aviva Investors that has hung over its share price this year.

Selftrade adds platform charge after Equiniti takeover

by Michelle McGagh on May 31, 2016 at 12:23

Selftrade investors pay platform charge for the first time, under new cost structure following Equiniti takeover.

Neil Woodford set to buy Time Out stake

by Dylan Lobo on May 31, 2016 at 10:54

Star manager expected to buy stake as media group prepares to list on Alternative Investment Market, according to Sky.

4 shares the pros are buying and selling

by Michelle McGagh on May 31, 2016 at 05:00

A roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Ascential, Chesnara, Inchcape and Thomas Cook.

Tuesday Papers: Hedge funds commission Brexit exit polls

by Himanshu Singh on May 31, 2016 at 04:12

And EDF's Hinkley Point deal over radioactive waste sparked anger as ministers refused to disclose agreement.

Asian stocks mostly higher on Japanese data

by Himanshu Singh on May 31, 2016 at 04:06

Traders digested better-than-expected industrial output data from Japan and worse-than-expected data from South Korea.

Asia shares mixed after Yellen's rate remarks

by Himanshu Singh on May 30, 2016 at 04:29

Japan's Nikkei gained, as the yen weakened and expectations rose that the government would delay a sales tax hike scheduled for April next year.

Monday Papers: Big oil groups raise net debt

by Himanshu Singh on May 30, 2016 at 04:23

And French finance minister warned of no deal for Google tax after Paris raids.

Sunday Papers: Bayer-Monsanto merger could create a monster

by Himanshu Singh on May 29, 2016 at 05:22

And Tata may halt the sell-off and retain the business in Port Talbot after weeding out bidders.

Saturday Papers: Yellen points to summer rate rise

by Himanshu Singh on May 28, 2016 at 07:01

And austerity policies do more harm than good, International Monetary Fund study concludes.

Got a 'defined benefit' pension? Watch out for scammers!

by Michelle McGagh on May 27, 2016 at 16:03

Fraudsters are encouraging those with defined benefit pensions to move their money into dubious investments.

Shares snap out of doldrums and wipe out 2016 losses

by Daniel Grote on May 27, 2016 at 15:42

Our Accumulator data table shows a strong week for global stock markets that saw many drag themselves out of the red for the year.

Investment Trust Watch: Europe sell-off reignites

by Daniel Grote on May 27, 2016 at 12:48

Not for the first time this year, European investment trusts look cheap as they once again fall out of favour.

Brexit the focus for Davies after Jupiter trust revamp

by Jonathan Yarker on May 27, 2016 at 10:56

Star manager Steve Davies has his eye on the EU referendum after overhauling the former Jupiter Global trust to fit a UK mandate.

AXA sells Sun Life and pensions business to Phoenix

by Daniel Grote on May 27, 2016 at 10:15

French insurer continues to offload UK businesses, selling pensions division and Sun Life protection business to insurance consolidator.

Broker offers to buy out 'death bond' investors

by Jonathan Yarker on May 27, 2016 at 07:00

Broker Southey Capital will buy out investors in the stricken EEA Life Settlements fund but is offering only a third of NAV in some cases.

The Expert View: Daily Mail, United Utilities and Paysafe

by Michelle McGagh on May 27, 2016 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including PayPoint and Tate & Lyle.

 

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