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'Good active managers justify additional costs’

Stuart Cardozo explains his preference for active managers in uncertain times.

Pound slumps as Carney casts doubt on May hike

Pound continues decline as Bank of England governor Mark Carney suggests interest rate rise in May is not a foregone conclusion.

Retail woes: UK sales slump as Debenhams halves dividend

UK retail sales fall by more than expected in March, while profits crash at Debenhams, forcing halving of the dividend.

MPS lowdown: Why Close Brothers is giving Gars a chance

The co-head of Close Brothers’ managed portfolios says he favours fund managers with a vested interest in their organisation’s success, while looking to growth in the tech sector.

Oliver Stone of Fairstone: why we are moving into alternatives

Why the head of research sees attractions in absolute return funds

Asset allocation: how 10 advisers invest their clients' money

Last week we looked at how advisers charge their clients for their services. In this gallery, we take a look at ten advisers' asset allocations.

FTSE jumps as pound slumps on surprise inflation fall

Surprise fall in inflation to 2.5% weighs on pound, helping overseas earners drive the FTSE 100 higher.

AA delivers boost to Woodford as shares soar

Shares surge on bullish comments from boss, boosting fund manager Neil Woodford, the roadside recovery group's largest single shareholder.

'Some stocks are cheap for a reason': how to avoid value traps

Some low-rated shares have real upside potential, others are going nowhere fast. We outline what fund managers do to separate the wheat from the chaff

Aberdeen Standard equity restructure sees six fund managers exit

The restructure follows the mega-merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management last year.

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23 Comments Play Webb: I was not reassured after 1825 bought my IFA

Webb: I was not reassured after 1825 bought my IFA

After Standard Life's consolidator arm 1825 bought out his financial adviser, Steve Webb reveals his concerns about restricted advice and product recommendations.

Play Three years of freedoms: 'we had 150 days to reinvent pensions'

Three years of freedoms: 'we had 150 days to reinvent pensions'

In this exclusive video, we take a look at how the retirement industry prepared for the start of the pension freedoms on the 6 April 2015.

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Adviser profile: Stuart Cardozo and Shane Gorman of SWC Independent

Adviser profile: Stuart Cardozo and Shane Gorman of SWC Independent

Stuart Cardozo has tackled recent regulatory changes at SWC Independent by hiring energy sector specialist Shane Gorman and shifting the firm’s focus to advising offshore oil workers