RBS still in ‘purgatory’ as FTSE 100 falters

RBS still in ‘purgatory’ as FTSE 100 falters

The FTSE 100 fell 0.7% to 7,221 as RBS rounded off a busy week of UK bank results with a staggering £7bn loss, while Standard Life failed to wow with weaker gross inflows.

Published : 24, Feb 2017
Jupiter scraps 'box profits' amid harsher regulatory scrutiny

Jupiter scraps 'box profits' amid harsher regulatory...

Jupiter Fund Management has announced several key changes to its charges in its final results, amid mounting pressure from industry watchdogs on fee clarity.

Published : 24, Feb 2017
OMGI still positive on Barclays

OMGI still positive on Barclays

Old Mutual Global Investors remains positive on the prospects for Barclays, in contrast with the negative market reaction to the bank’s annual results on Thursday.

Published : 23, Feb 2017
Barclays shares slip back despite reporting profit spike

Barclays shares slip back despite reporting profit...

Shares in Barclays were a fraction of a percent down at 234p by midday on Thursday despite the bank reporting full year profits close to three times the amount recorded the previous year.

Published : 23, Feb 2017
Rathbones profits fall 14.5% but managed funds on the up

Rathbones profits fall 14.5% but managed funds...

The market rise in the latter half of 2016 helped push Rathbone Brother’s funds under management up 17.1% in 2016, although the costs of acquisitions and a head office relocation saw overall profits fall 14.5%.

Published : 23, Feb 2017
Lloyds a ‘compelling story’ – Quilter Cheviot

Lloyds a ‘compelling story’ – Quilter Cheviot

Lloyds Banking Group now represents a ‘compelling story’ for investors, according to Quilter Cheviot.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
HSBC forecast misses leave analysts split on its prospects

HSBC forecast misses leave analysts split on its...

HSBC kicked off a week in which all the major British banks are due to report with several missteps in its final results, leaving analysts split on the stock’s prospects moving forward.

Published : 21, Feb 2017
Brooks Macdonald signs up to Panacea DFM service

Brooks Macdonald signs up to Panacea DFM service...

Brooks Macdonald has become the first discretionary fund manager to sign up to Panacea Adviser, an online resource for financial advisers and paraplanners.

Published : 20, Feb 2017
Unilever’s shares spike 14% after rejecting Kraft Heinz approach

Unilever’s shares spike 14% after rejecting Kraft...

Shares in Unilever reached an all-time high Friday afternoon of 3,838.5p after it declined a $143bn (£112bn) takeover bid from the Kraft Heinz Company.

Published : 17, Feb 2017
Rolls-Royce shares slump on record loss

Rolls-Royce shares slump on record loss

Markets gave Rolls-Royce the cold shoulder following a mixed set of results, which included both a record loss for the group and higher than anticipated revenue growth.

Published : 14, Feb 2017
Heartwood reports 16% rise in assets

Heartwood reports 16% rise in assets

Heartwood Investment Management has reported a rise in asset of 19% in 2016.

Published : 13, Feb 2017
Henderson’s retail arm suffers £4.6bn outflow

Henderson’s retail arm suffers £4.6bn outflow

Henderson Group has posted negative retail flows for 2016 as Brexit-related volatility continued to impact performance.

Published : 9, Feb 2017
Rio Tinto rides commodities recovery to deliver 12% earnings climb

Rio Tinto rides commodities recovery to deliver...

Rio Tinto delivered a strong set of final results, bolstered by the recovery in the sector and changes to its dividend and business strategy.

Published : 8, Feb 2017
Hargreaves Lansdown new business slips but profits remain robust

Hargreaves Lansdown new business slips but profits...

Hargreaves Lansdown has reported it increased profits by 21% and added 40,000 clients to its’ books in the second half of last year, but also saw a 16% drop in flows of new money.

Published : 8, Feb 2017
BP swings to profit but pricing environment remains a threat

BP swings to profit but pricing environment remains...

Though BP rebounded from its substantial loss last year and was bullish on the future, analysts question the group's preparedness to face pricing volatility.

Published : 7, Feb 2017
Wealth firms band together to educate IFAs

Wealth firms band together to educate IFAs

Five of the top UK wealth management groups have joined forces to create DFM Alliance, a consortium designed to offer financial advisers more clarity, education and best practice guidelines around outsourcing.

Published : 6, Feb 2017
Hargreaves’ Khalaf still positive on Shell as investors wait for BG impact

Hargreaves’ Khalaf still positive on Shell as...

Royal Dutch Shell will remain an attractive income generator for investors even after Thursday’s lower than anticipated annual figures release, according to Hargreaves Lansdown senior analyst Laith Khalaf.

Published : 2, Feb 2017
AstraZeneca continues to flounder – Edentree IM

AstraZeneca continues to flounder – Edentree IM...

AstraZeneca’s shareholders will have seen little in this morning’s Q4 results statement to cheer them, according to EdenTree Investment Management fund manager Ketan Patel.

Published : 2, Feb 2017
Aberdeen outflows hit £10.5bn; more expected

Aberdeen outflows hit £10.5bn; more expected

Aberdeen Asset Management was hit by £10.5bn outflows in fourth quarter of 2016, including £4.2bn equity redemptions from an unamed UK wealth manager and sovereign wealth fund.

Published : 2, Feb 2017
New Skagen CIO focused on boosting flagship fund performance  

New Skagen CIO focused on boosting flagship fund...

“My number one job is to give the portfolio managers the freedom, space and tools to do their job well,” says Skagen CIO, Alexandra Morris.

Published : 1, Feb 2017

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