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AA-rated Lofthouse: 'maverick' tobacco settlements won't stop M&A

by Robert St George on Jul 24, 2014 at 13:51

Henderson International Income trust manager Ben Lofthouse shares his thoughts on recent developments in the tobacco sector in this video.

Slump in Kingfisher shares weighs on FTSE

by Daniel Grote on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:01

B&Q owner falls 7.5% on disappointing sales. FTSE flat as investor caution prevails amid geopolitical tension.

Ashcourt Rowan boosts team with triple hire

by Robert St George on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:59

Ashcourt Rowan has bolstered its investment management and advisory teams with three new hires.

How is regulation feeding the outsourcing trend?

on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:59

New research from Knadel shows that wealth management firms are outsourcing in a way they haven’t before.

Polar’s Yakas: banks have little choice but to increase payouts

by Robert St George on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:31

John Yakas and Nick Brind, managers of the £184 million Polar Capital Global Financials trust, have argued that banks will soon have to begin returning capital to shareholders.

Hargreave Hale boosts team with Bestinvest hire

by Danielle Levy on Jul 24, 2014 at 09:44

Hargreave Hale has added to its London team with the hire of Jeannette Cottrell from Bestinvest, where she worked as a senior investment adviser.

Brooks Macdonald's AUM surge 28% as DPZ effect kicks in

by James Phillipps on Jul 24, 2014 at 08:23

Brooks Macdonald's assets under management rose by 28% year-on-year, bolstered by the acquisition of DPZ Capital in April.

Close Brothers' loan book growth outstrips AUM rise

by James Phillipps on Jul 24, 2014 at 08:11

Close Brothers saw assets under management rise by 4% to £9.7 billion, while its loan book surged by 8% to £5.2 billion in the five months to the end of June.

Rathbones' profits surge 33% despite £15m legal payout

by James Phillipps on Jul 24, 2014 at 08:00

Rathbone Brothers is to pay £15 million to settle a long-running legal dispute involving its former Jersey trust subsidiary and an ex-employee.

Bundesbank boss urges Britain not to quit EU

by James Phillipps on Jul 24, 2014 at 07:01

Bundesbank supremo Jens Weidmann has urged Britain not to quit the European Union, even quoting The Beatles to sell the mutual economic benefits of the country retaining its membership.

The Expert View: Renishaw, Capita and Johnson Matthey

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 24, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Provident Financial and Poundland.

Thursday Papers: Carney highlights interest rate rise risks

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 24, 2014 at 03:18

And Big Six energy suppliers could be broken up by investigation into profits and prices, as Competition and Markets Authority sets out its concerns about the sector.

Overnight Markets: S&P 500 hits record on Apple results

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 24, 2014 at 03:14

However, Boeing weighed on the Dow and conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip kept the broader market's gains in check.

Property funds return to favour but don't fear a bubble yet

by Helen Harjak on Jul 24, 2014 at 00:01

After falling dramatically out of favour during the financial crisis, commercial property funds are once again winning the hearts and minds of investors

FTSE steady amid caution over Russia sanctions

by Daniel Grote on Jul 23, 2014 at 14:50

(Update) Profits warning hits GlaxoSmithKline. FTSE 100 edges higher despite fear of more punitive EU sanctions against Russia.

Is it time to harvest income from agricultural land?

by James Phillipps on Jul 23, 2014 at 14:34

UK farmland prices are expected to continue hitting record highs over the next year, albeit at a slower rate than seen over the last 18 months.

Trust Insider: a global income newcomer HINTs at its potential

by James Carthew on Jul 23, 2014 at 14:27

The global equity income sector only used to have a couple of members but in recent years it has been expanding as new funds have been launched and others have broadened their remits

Dan Roberts: my top 5 bulletproof divi stocks

by Robert St George on Jul 23, 2014 at 13:55

Fidelity Global Dividend fund manager Dan Roberts highlights five stocks he is backing to prosper in a volatile market.

Jeremy Grantham: M&A ‘explosion’ will raise bubble fears

by Chris Sloley on Jul 23, 2014 at 13:49

A long-term uptick in financial deals will push markets to the brink, but the veteran investor is not concerned about a crash.

Woodford takes 19% stake in biotech minnow

by David Campbell on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:17

Neil Woodford, the best UK investor of his generation, has taken a big chunk of biotech minnow Synairgen

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