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Polar Capital is launching a trust designed to take advantage of the improved conditions in the financials sector for former New Star manager Nick Brind.
Improving economic data and strong fundamentals in resource efficency and environmental markets helped the firm deliver a £1.5 million profit in the last six months.
iShares is this month closing its first ETF product in over a decade and with ETF closures running at record levels, do investors need to be more selective in what they buy?
Citywire A-rated Bryn Jones escaped last week’s bond sell-off having identified financial problems at Co-operative bank before its downgrade to 'junk'.
CVC wants to launch a new investment trust so it can act as a feeder into an existing unlisted fund, which will invest in a diversified portfolio of European sub-investment grade debt instruments.
(Update) Ex-BlackRock star Mark Lyttleton was arrested in an insider dealing probe, according to Sky News.
A roundup of some of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including HSBC and Jelf.
Hargreaves Lansdown's Lee Gardhouse has landed just shy of £1 million after selling 100,000 shares in the firm.
First State to soft close its top performing Global Emerging Markets Leaders fund to new investment.
The team at Ruffer Investment Company struggle to make sense of the recent sell off in gold but has no intention of selling its exposure to the precious metal.
Dan Daldry is promoted to co-manage Swip’s flagship absolute return bond fund
Japan's Nikkei 225 jumps 3.6% and the FTSE 100 nears its all-time high as investors celebrate last week's US jobs figures.
Frontier markets have huge untapped potential – where else can you have the fun of investing in the likes of Nigerian banks and Iraqi oilfields in the same portfolio?
Fears about growth in China have resurfaced after figures for the first quarter disappointed investors, making the once thriving tiger look more like a pussycat. But nearby Macau is bucking this trend thanks to its thriving gaming industry.
The focus may be on unsustainably low sovereign debt yields, but Invesco Perpetual’s co-head of fixed interest Paul Causer has warned that high yield is overvalued and investors in ‘cocos’ are at significant risk of losing capital.
(Update) Brokers have welcomed the news that Citywire AAA-rated Dean will take on the trust when Schroders completes it acquisition of Cazenove Capital in July.
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