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China trust suspended after manager goes AWOL

by Robert St George on Jul 25, 2014 at 11:01

Trading in the £66 million ARC Capital fund has been suspended amid a breakdown in communication between its investment manager and board.

RBS soars on profits surprise and UK recovery

by Daniel Grote on Jul 25, 2014 at 10:21

RBS delights the City with a fall in bad debts as the UK economy achieves the 'milestone' of growing beyond pre-crisis levels.

Mystery claims delay Pritchard payout

by Eleanor Lawrie on Jul 25, 2014 at 07:56

Thousands of clients of failed stockbroker Pritchard could face a further nine-month wait before their money is returned

RBS issues profit warning on 'significant litigation issues'

by David Campbell on Jul 25, 2014 at 07:35

RBS has warned that the company is still struggling to escape the legacy of its recent past saying that it is facing ‘significant conduct and litigation issues that will likely hit our profits going forward’

Lloyds says close to Libor settlement that could reach £300m

by David Campbell on Jul 25, 2014 at 07:32

Lloyds has confirmed that it is close to reaching settlement with regulators over Libor abuses following a Financial Times report that the company will pay a fine of up to £300 million

The Expert View: Standard Chartered, Kingfisher and EasyJet

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 25, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including GlaxoSmithKline and Mitchells & Butlers.

Old Mutual’s Nickols: Undiscriminating sellers are hurting small-caps

by Robert St George on Jul 24, 2014 at 14:01

Dan Nickols, manager of the Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies fund, has blamed small-cap tourists for the sector’s recent weakness.

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.

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.

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.

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

River and Mercantile assets swell 12% in first half

by Robert St George on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:00

Assets under management at River and Mercantile have hit £18.1 billion, up by more than a tenth since the start of the year.

£400k revenue growth leaves Charles Stanley directors 'disappointed'

by Danielle Levy on Jul 23, 2014 at 08:43

Charles Stanley posted paltry asset and revenue growth over the three months to the end of June, impacted by poor commission income.

The Expert View: Royal Mail, IG Group and Beazley

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 23, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Premier Oil and UBM.

What’s behind the rise of shareholder activism?

by James Phillipps on Jul 22, 2014 at 13:42

It has been a busy year for shareholder activism with a number of firms on the end of revolts.  

FTSE jumps as Ukraine tensions show signs of easing

by Daniel Grote on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:09

Sentiment improves as Ukrainian separatists agree to hand over black boxes of crashed plane. Tesco gives back yesterday's gains.

Arbuthnot to sell structured products business

by Dylan Lobo on Jul 22, 2014 at 08:05

Arbuthnot Latham is to sell Gilliat Financial Solutions following the structured product arm's return to profitability.

The Expert View: Tesco, big pension providers & Babcock

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 22, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Sage and Schroders Real Estate.

Tesco leaps as Clarke quits but alert weighs on FTSE

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 21, 2014 at 11:38

Tesco shares rise after the ousting of chief executive Phil Clarke but the FTSE 100 falls amid caution at events in Ukraine and Gaza.

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