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Catley Lakeman investment arm prepares US fund launch

Atlantic House Fund Management is looking to raise $20-30 million (£13-19.4 million) at launch.

Boiler room gang jailed over £3m investment scam

The fraudsters made more than £3 million from gold mining and pharmaceutical shares has been jailed after spending the money on luxury cars.

Rise of $1bn club: a microscope on the giant hedge fund industry

Alternative asset research firm Preqin gets under the bonnet of the $3 trillion hedge fund industry to uncover some interesting trends.  

Snowden: Spike in transactions does not equate to liquidity rush

Viewing the surge in fixed income trading volumes as an indication of improving liquidity is ‘dangerous’, warns Kames Capital’s AA-rated Stephen Snowden.

Behavioural Finance: is the Chinese bubble about to blow?

China is a puzzle. It might look like a bubble, but what to do? Timing and impact are hard to assess.

HMRC vows crackdown on 'highly aggressive' tax avoidance scheme

The Treasury could lose up to £20 million from a ‘highly aggressive’ tax avoidance scheme that exploits the government’s employment allowance.

Ex-Deutsche and Brooks duo launch discretionary firm

Goldlake Capital offers advisory and discretionary services for private clients, charities and foundations

Hargreaves Lansdown: £400bn festering in ‘dinosaur’ funds

Research from Hargreaves Lansdown has uncovered £400 billion wallowing in what it dubs ‘dinosaur’ funds.

GAM hires Henderson finance MD as CFO

Richard McNamara will join GAM in the second half of the year, replacing Mark Suter.

The Expert View: Sports Direct, Icap and ITV

Our daily roundup of analyst comment on shares, including Kingfisher and Zoopla.

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Has ‘sales’ become a dirty word in wealth management?

Has ‘sales’ become a dirty word in wealth management?

Two industry insiders warn that sales needs to come back into focus for firms at a time when cost-income ratios are 'astronomically high'.

1 Comment The case for buying FX-hedged ETFs

The case for buying FX-hedged ETFs

Currency hedged ETFs have attracted many investors trying to protect against volatility but is the timing right?

Smart beta: viable pure passive alternative or sales gimmick?

Smart beta: viable pure passive alternative or sales gimmick?

Wealth managers are split on whether smart beta strategies have a place in portfolios.