AIC: Shunning of investment trusts a ‘market failure’

AIC: Shunning of investment trusts a ‘market failure’...

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has urged the FCA to improve competition and tackle a ‘market failure’ in the asset management industry.

Published : 24, Feb 2017
Fresh EM inflows as funds continue winning streak

Fresh EM inflows as funds continue winning streak...

Rising commodity prices and assurance of continued low interest rates saw emerging market equity funds welcome fresh inflows for the seventh week running, their longest winning streak since last September.

Published : 24, Feb 2017
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
BNP Paribas poaches Barclays man for multi-asset role

BNP Paribas poaches Barclays man for multi-asset...

Guillermo Felices has joined the Colin Graham-led BNP Paribas Investment Partners’ Multi Asset Solutions team as a senior market strategist.

Published : 24, Feb 2017
Canaccord appointment bolsters south-east Asia expansion plans

Canaccord appointment bolsters south-east Asia...

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management (CGWM) has announced the appointment of David Scammell to its UK international sales team.

Published : 24, Feb 2017
Woodford says there are ‘bigger challenges than Brexit’

Woodford says there are ‘bigger challenges than...

Neil Woodford is gearing up to launch his third fund at a time when he sees “more opportunities than he has in a long time” for UK equities, but there are “bigger challenges than Brexit” to contend with.

Published : 23, Feb 2017
Neptune’s Unwin reveals ‘hidden fruit’ set to reap benefits of cloud tech

Neptune’s Unwin reveals ‘hidden fruit’ set to...

Microsoft is one of Neptune Investment Management’s ‘hidden fruits’ that looks set to be a big winner from a boom in ‘cloud’ technology, according to fund manager Alastair Unwin.

Published : 23, 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
US tops newly-launched 'Political Stability Index'

US tops newly-launched 'Political Stability Index'...

Charles Stanley has launched a new Political Stability Index to help investors assess the level of risk in the major developed stock markets.

Published : 23, Feb 2017
Quarter of UK income funds depend on single stock for tenth of yield – Geffen

Quarter of UK income funds depend on single stock...

A quarter of all UK equity income funds depend on just one stock to deliver more than 10% of their yield, according to “staggering” research outlined by Neptune Investment Management chief executive Robin Geffen.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
Trusts switching in droves to quarterly dividends

Trusts switching in droves to quarterly dividends...

Yield-hungry investors have had their demands met by an increasing number of investment companies paying out quarterly dividends, new research from the Association of Investment Companies has shown.

Published : 22, 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
Chelsea FS names and shames global funds in ‘RedZone’

Chelsea FS names and shames global funds in ‘RedZone’...

Global equity and bond funds were the worst performing category over the last three years, with 39 funds listed in Chelsea Financial Service’s latest RedZone table.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
Julius Baer expands UK footprint

Julius Baer expands UK footprint

Swiss private bank Julius Baer has made three new appointments to its London team as part of ambitious plans to grow its UK operation.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
US private sector slows after election bounce

US private sector slows after election bounce

Private sector growth slipped back from the highs of January as the post-election bounce seen across the US economy was reined in.

Published : 21, Feb 2017
Boards’ ‘lack of conviction’ does not sit well with investors - Canaccord

Boards’ ‘lack of conviction’ does not sit well...

Action is still needed to improve the “apparent lack of conviction” of some boards who do not hold shares in the investment company they oversee, according to Canaccord Genuity’s latest ‘Skin in the Game’ report.

Published : 21, 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

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