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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.

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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.


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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

Six best ideas from this star European equity fund

by Wealth Manager Team on Apr 17, 2014 at 07:00

Stuart Mitchell has had an outstanding 12 months on the SWMC European fund and here he identifies six stocks he hopes can keep him on track.  

Former Schroders multi-asset boss joins UBS

by Chris Sloley on Apr 16, 2014 at 13:16

Gregor Hirt takes up CIO role within Swiss group’s global investment team one month after leaving Schroders.

Towry chief Fisher to be replaced by Prudential UK head

by Danielle Levy on Apr 16, 2014 at 10:52

Towry chief Andrew Fisher is to leave and will be replaced by Prudential UK head Rob Devey.

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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.

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.

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.

Together we're stronger: how M&A is transforming the wealth sector

We asked five wealth managers how they think mergers are affecting the boutique sector.


Take a look at our new-look Investment Trust Insider. In this issue we take a microscope to the battered commodities sector to determine whether superb valuation opportunities are emerging. We also highlight 16 dividend 'heroes' and shine a light on the UK small cap stars.


Canaccord Wealth's Jukes: why bitcoin could cause disruption

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.

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