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Saturday Papers: BlackRock challenges UK pension providers

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 19, 2014 at 05:21

And Barclays faces a barrage of shareholder anger over excessive pay following another troubling year for the bank.

Pritchard’s £3 million shortfall may widen as fresh claims lodged

by Eleanor Lawrie on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:02

Defunct stockbroker Pritchard, which was acquired by WH Ireland in 2012, faces further ‘significant’ client claims which, if agreed, could increase its £3 million cash shortfall.

M&G’s Rhodes sells BlackRock for Aberdeen income opportunity

by Dylan Lobo on Apr 17, 2014 at 10:42

Citywire + rated Stuart Rhodes is concerned about US valuations and has started to see some compelling opportunities in emerging markets after the sell off.

What the UK’s wealthy think of the RDR

by Danielle Levy on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:15

A study by Pershing reveals that wealthy clients understand the outcomes of the RDR but view advice as more expensive since the regulation was introduced.

The Expert View: William Hill, Aviva and Ashtead

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 18, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Songbird Estates and Synergy Health.

Friday Papers: RBS cleared of forcing clients into insolvency

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 18, 2014 at 04:48

And America’s two largest former investment banks report increased earnings but Morgan Stanley's profits rise and Goldman's fall.

Overnight Markets: S&P 500 and Nasdaq rise on earnings

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 18, 2014 at 04:45

Shares eked out modest gains as results from General Electric and Morgan Stanley beat estimates.

MRB: fortune is still rewarding the brave on equity

by Peter Perkins on Apr 18, 2014 at 00:01

Investors need to keep a close eye on China, but avoid overestimating the probability of an adverse outcome

Sarasin renames AgriSar fund and lowers fees

by Robert St George on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:46

Sarasin has rebranded its AgriSar fund as the Food and Agriculture Opportunities fund.

Aberdeen co-founder takes wealth firm public to fund acquisitions

by Robert St George on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:39

European Wealth, the firm founded by Aberdeen co-founder George Robb, has staged a reverse takeover of its parent company that will see it list on AIM.

How this top US fund is playing the shale boom in 7 stocks

on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:26

Ed Cowart and John Pandtle, managers of the Nordea 1 - North American All Cap fund, reveal the stocks they back to benefit from the US energy revolution.  

Canaccord Wealth's Jukes: why bitcoin could cause disruption

by Elsa Buchanan on Apr 17, 2014 at 11:56

Robert Jukes, global strategist at Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management offers an insight into his investment thinking and outlines the potential impact of the rise of crypto-currencies.

FCA bans two advisers for Sipp switch into unregulated products

by Dylan Lobo on Apr 17, 2014 at 11:37

The regulator has banned the pair for moving Sipp clients into unregulated and high risk products such as diamonds and overseas property.

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.

Neuberger Berman launches emerging market debt ‘blend’ fund

by Robert St George on Apr 17, 2014 at 09:23

Neuberger Berman is to launch a new fund that will invest in both hard and local currency emerging market bonds, Wealth Manager can reveal.

Co-op files £2.5bn loss after 'disastrous' 2013

by David Campbell on Apr 17, 2014 at 09:20

Interim chief executive describes 2013 as 'disastrous' after the loss, which fell at the top end of expectations.

Google and IBM disappoint, raising tech crash fears

by James Phillipps on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:01

Shares in Google slumped by 6%, wiping $22 billion off the value of the company after it failed to meet analyst expectations, despite growing its profits by 3% in the first quarter.

Brooks Macdonald closes in on £6bn discretionary milestone

by James Phillipps on Apr 17, 2014 at 07:37

Brooks Macdonald defied flat markets and saw discretionary funds under management rise by 4.2% to £5.92 billion over the first quarter.

Bob Smoker steps down from Brown Shipley after nearly 40 years

by Elsa Buchanan on Apr 17, 2014 at 07:01

Veteran Brown Shipley's executive director, Bob Smoker, is leaving the firm after 37 years of service.

Ashcourt Rowan recruits area director from RBS

by Robert St George on Apr 17, 2014 at 07:00

Ashcourt Rowan has named John Spink as area director for its financial planning arm.

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