Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ threat wipes $1trn from global markets

Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ threat wipes $1trn from...

The drastic fall across global markets following president Donald Trump’s threats against North Korea are a sign of how pronounced downturns can be from lofty market highs, Rowan Dartington’s Guy Stephens says.

Published : 16, Aug 2017
Pressure is off BoE as wages stagnate and employment rise

Pressure is off BoE as wages stagnate and employment...

Pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates was handed another blow on Wednesday unemployment fell and UK earnings growth, while beating expectations, failed to outpace inflation.

Published : 16, Aug 2017
IA: FTSE bosses improving on pay but more work needed

IA: FTSE bosses improving on pay but more work...

Shareholders “flexing their muscles” over remuneration packages has led to an improving attitude among FTSE directors towards pay, but there is still “some way to go” on the issue, the Investment Association says.

Published : 16, Aug 2017
Barnett named head of Kleinwort Hambros board after Newbury quits

Barnett named head of Kleinwort Hambros board...

Stuart Barnett has been appointed chairman of the Kleinwort Hambros board of directors following the retirement of Warwick Newbury.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Profit expectations fall to lowest level in nearly three years

Profit expectations fall to lowest level in nearly...

Global fund managers are becoming increasingly bearish on corporate profits, with the amount thinking they will improve over the next 12 months falling to the lowest level since November 2005, according to the latest BofA Merrill Lynch fund manager survey.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
OMGI launches first Cocos fund

OMGI launches first Cocos fund

Old Mutual Global Investors has announced the launch of the Old Mutual Financial Contingent Capital Fund, marking the asset manager's first foray into the contingent convertible (Coco) bond market.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Jupp takes control of Quilter Cheviot regional office

Jupp takes control of Quilter Cheviot regional...

David Jupp is set to takeover running Quilter Cheviot’s Birmingham hub from Sean Rafferty, head of the office for the past 12 years.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Widening FTSE profit gap sparks fears firms spinning results

Widening FTSE profit gap sparks fears firms spinning...

The gap between stated and adjusted profit in FTSE 100 companies is at a 10-year high, according to AJ Bell which has raised fears firms are intentionally “muddying the waters”.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
UK gilt funds shine in FE’s passive crown ratings

UK gilt funds shine in FE’s passive crown ratings...

More than half of passive UK gilt funds have been awarded FE’s top accolade for their index-tracking ability, compared with just 18% of global equity funds.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Murky future for UK companies despite bumper profits

Murky future for UK companies despite bumper profits...

The picture for UK companies looks “murkier” despite them posting bumper profits in the last financial year, according to the latest data from The Share Centre.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
Lloyds Bank may expand into wealth management and pensions

Lloyds Bank may expand into wealth management...

UK high street bank Lloyds, which owns Scottish Widows, may be about to announce a major push into pension and investment products as part of a three-year growth plan.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
Four funds lose Sanlam's ‘White List’ status

Four funds lose Sanlam's ‘White List’ status

Sanlam has removed four funds from its list of top-rated UK equity income funds – the White List – in its latest biannual study of the sector.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
Allianz GI rolls out global equity fund as part of UK push

Allianz GI rolls out global equity fund as part...

Allianz Global Investors has announced its Global Equity Insights fund will be available to UK retail investors, a sign of its commitment to the UK market.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
Stonehage Fleming appoints senior director

Stonehage Fleming appoints senior director

Stonehage Fleming has announced the hire of Eva Sheppard as a senior director in its investment management division.

Published : 14, Aug 2017

Six of the best US ETFs

Passive funds have enjoyed a stellar time in the US as valuations ride higher and higher. Here, IG Group's Oliver Smith looks at the six best ETFs to access booming US markets.

Published : 11, Aug 2017
Coutts loses out in Ombudsman fight

Coutts loses out in Ombudsman fight

A couple who claimed Coutts mismanaged their discretionary portfolios have won a fight for compensation after taking their case to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).

Published : 11, Aug 2017
Charles Stanley: The ‘bears are wrong’, equity bull market is not dead

Charles Stanley: The ‘bears are wrong’, equity...

The global equity bull market has further to run, despite industry concern it has reached a peak, according to Charles Stanley.

Published : 11, Aug 2017
Potter: Booming multi-asset funds not a ‘one stop solution’

Potter: Booming multi-asset funds not a ‘one stop...

Investors need to stop viewing 'Rubik's Cube' multi-asset funds as a one stop solution to deal with all their needs, BMO’s Gary Potter has said.

Published : 11, Aug 2017
Kames’ fixed income duo to join Liontrust

Kames’ fixed income duo to join Liontrust

Kames Capital fixed income specialists David Roberts and Phil Milburn will join Liontrust early next year to run three new bond funds, the firm announced today.

Published : 11, Aug 2017
FCA: Platforms’ best-buy lists favour affiliated funds

FCA: Platforms’ best-buy lists favour affiliated...

Best-buy fund lists compiled by direct-to-consumer platforms favour affiliated funds and those paying higher commission, research by the Financial Conduct Authority has found.

Published : 10, Aug 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Is it time to clear out the clutter of small funds?
PA ANALYSIS: Is it time...

Small and expensive, are funds that have failed to...

PA ANALYSIS: Buyer beware best buy 'affiliated' funds?
PA ANALYSIS: Buyer beware...

Is there a potential conflict of interest arising from...

PA ANALYSIS: Will Kames survive departure of Milburn and Roberts?
PA ANALYSIS: Will Kames...

Liontrust’s capture of Kames Capital’s prized fixed...

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