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FTSE falls as Russian troops move near Ukraine

by Daniel Grote, Gavin Lumsden on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:12

(Update) The FTSE 100 shed its gains after Russia's defence minister warned the West to stop its 'military machine' in eastern Europe.

Income: time to diversify as the zero rate era draws to a close

by John Stopford on Apr 24, 2014 at 12:55

John Stopford, portfolio manager of the Investec Diversified Growth fund, assesses the likelihood of base rate rises and the effect this could have on income investors.

Hard acts: do fund managers suffer the Moyes effect?

by Daniel Grote on Apr 24, 2014 at 10:04

Following in the footsteps of a great manager can be tough task, as David Moyes' experience at Manchester United shows.

Investment trusts: Utilico’s Jillings is building bridges in emerging markets

by Max Skjönsberg on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:53

Utilico Emerging Markets investment trust manager Charles Jillings has bypassed the emerging markets bad news story by specialising in the infrastructure space.

Hitch a ride: the fund picker’s guide to the universe

by Caspar Rock on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:46

Architas chief investment officer Caspar Rock has six golden rules when it comes to fund selection. Make sense of the vast fund universe by following this guide.

Primark's US ambitions prop up FTSE

by Daniel Grote on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:28

Associated British Foods the star FTSE performer as it announces the launch of Primark stores in the US.

Adviser Profile: Robin Melley of Matrix Capital

by Tim Cooper on Apr 22, 2014 at 13:19

Robin Melley is aiming to grow Matrix Capital tenfold by reeling in more niche business, following the national contract the firm landed with NS&I.

Pharma stocks deal FTSE shot in the arm

by Daniel Grote on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:17

FTSE 100 jumps 0.9% higher over bid speculation for AstraZeneca and an asset swap by GlaxoSmithKline. 

Insurers prop up flagging FTSE as Ukraine fears weigh

by Daniel Grote on Apr 17, 2014 at 11:32

Insurers notch up gains but the FTSE 100 is weighed down by nerves over tensions between Russia and the West.

Look beyond London to take the commercial property prize

by Max Skjönsberg on Apr 16, 2014 at 15:20

There is a revival of interest in commercial property, which is offering attractive yields, but fund manager Don Jordison is among those warning investors to buy wisely and leave prime central London to the oligarchs.

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