Investment trust inflows up 112% as RDR takes effect
Over the year to July investment trust purchases via platforms rose 48%, reaching £422.9 million.
Rupert Robinson joins SVG and iimia founders to launch fund group
Former Schroders Private Bank chief executive Rupert Robinson has teamed up with several other industry veterans to launch a new asset management business.
MAS funding under fire following guidance snub
Advisers have questioned the funding of MAS after the Treasury dropped the organisation from delivering the guidance guarantee.
Stanhope hires Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce chief
Stanhope Capital has boosted its advisory board with the hire of Martin Naville, former CEO of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.
Merchants Trust appoints ex-Times editor in management reshuffle
Director Henry Staunton, also chairman of WHI Smith, is retiring from the trust's board after six years.
FTSE dips but Tesco rises on profit probe hopes
Reports suggest Tesco won't have to restate previous years' accounts when it updates investors on the inquiry into overstated profits.
Close Brothers nets £36 million on German bank disposal
Close Brothers has sold its German securities business to Oddo & Cie for €46 million (£36 million).
M&A activity at multi-year high, but value of failed deals close to 2008 peak
Although 2014 has seen the highest level of successful M&A since the financial crisis, the value of deals that failed to complete are also on track to reach their highest level since 2008, according to the FT.
Tesco's dodgy accounting went on for over a year but blackhole lower than thought
Tesco's internal investigation into the £250 million accounting scandal is understood to have found that a small number of executives conspired to inflate sales and the financial blackhole may actually be smaller than was initially feared.
7 shares the pros are buying and selling
A roundup of trades by professional investors covering FirstGroup, Augean, Aveva, Paragon, Spirent, Weatherly and WH Ireland.
WMR: Why Russia will lose this war
Author and journalist Adam Lebor believes a perfect storm is brewing when it comes to the Russian economy. .
WMR: Gerard Lyons warns Asia is the real risk, not Russia & Ukraine
Chief economic adviser to London mayor Boris Johnson outlines the geo-political risks in Asia and explains why the risk of another eurozone crisis must not be underestimated.
Profile: The adviser that tempted Robin Minter-Kemp on board
It is rare to meet an impassioned individual who is willing to bang the drum for investment advisory right now
Profile: Matthew Hoggarth - how tech underpins Thesis’ success
Thesis' head of macro research explains why the company is overweighting cash