Economics / Markets

        UK Q2 GDP revised up to 0.9%

        Professional Adviser | 30 Sep 2014 | 13:26

        The Office for National Statistics has revised second quarter growth figures in the UK up from 0.8% to 0.9% in its final estimate.


        Bill Gross leaves PIMCO for Janus Capital

        Famed fixed income investor Bill Gross is leaving PIMCO, the company he co-founded, to join global investment house Janus Capital Group.

        Professional Adviser | 26 Sep 2014 | 13:42

        Neil Woodford: Industry charging active fees for index performance

        Neil Woodford has criticised his own industry for charging customers too much and paying managers too high a price for tracker-style performance, in an interview with the BBC.

        Professional Adviser | 26 Sep 2014 | 08:13

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      Behavioural finance: Why conventional wisdom has been surprised this year

      By simply being aware of the existence of behavioural biases, we can go some way to avoid falling victim to them. Dave Fishwick examines those surrounding bond markets this year

      Professional Adviser | 24 Sep 2014 | 10:53

      The alternative asset classes best accessed via ETFs

      Utilising trackers in the right places can reduce overall portfolio volatility and improve returns. But the products are not without their risks. Christopher Aldous examines the case...

      Professional Adviser | 24 Sep 2014 | 10:34

      Sector report: Mastering fund selection in the 40-85% Shares sector

      The range of options in this already wide and disparate sector is expanding, making comparing and choosing funds even more difficult. Ken Rayner offers some tips...

      Professional Adviser | 24 Sep 2014 | 10:17

      Asset Allocators' Soapbox: A whistlestop tour of global opportunities

      In the midst of a challenging year for investors, James McDaid shares his thoughts on where the best opportunities can be found, as well as where to avoid…

      Professional Adviser | 24 Sep 2014 | 10:08

      FCA to investigate Tesco after £250m accounting error

      The Financial Conduct Authority will conduct an investigation into Tesco after the firm overstated its estimated half-year profits by £250m.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Sep 2014 | 13:24
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      Banks lead the way as UK market jumps on Scottish no vote

      Shares in the largest Scottish companies - in particular the banks - helped power the FTSE 100 higher this morning after the results of the Scottish referendum revealed the country had voted to remain part of the UK.

      Professional Adviser | 19 Sep 2014 | 08:13

      'A victory for democracy': Twitter reacts to Scotland vote

      Here we bring you the best reaction from the twittersphere as the UK digests the results of Scotland's historic referendum.

      Professional Adviser | 19 Sep 2014 | 07:59

      Industry reaction as Scotland rejects independence

      Fund managers, economists, and currency traders waited with bated breath for the outcome of the historic referendum in which Scotland would decide its future - whether inside or outside the UK.

      Professional Adviser | 19 Sep 2014 | 07:49
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      Cameron pledges new powers but 'no re-runs': We have heard the settled will of the Scottish people

      Prime Minister David Cameron has said there will be "no re-runs" of the Scottish referendum which saw a decisive vote in favour of the country remaining part of the UK in what he said was a demonstration of the "settled will of the Scottish people".

      Professional Adviser | 19 Sep 2014 | 07:41
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      Sterling strengthens as Scotland says 'No' to independence

      Scotland has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, as the results of its historic referendum on independence show voters decisively rejected breaking away from the 300 year old union.

      Professional Adviser | 19 Sep 2014 | 06:48

      ‘Decade of economic decline’ predicted for independent Scotland

      An independent Scotland would result in its economy struggling for at least ten years, according to a poll of leading fund managers.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Sep 2014 | 07:48
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      Where did the smart money go in August?

      While the spectre of volatility is certainly looming, investors are not seeing any immediate reasons to panic just yet. Cherry Reynard reports...

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 11:17

      Mark Polson: Why I'm voting no

      Mark Polson may very well suit up for a truly independent Scotland, but, he writes, true independence isn't quite what Scots are being offered...

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 10:19

      Asset Allocators' Soapbox: Why debt is the biggest risk of all to markets

      The prospect of rising interest rates seems to be a question of when, not if. But what if debt burdens are found to be too crushing? It is a real possibility, writes Andrew Milligan

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:23
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      PA Portfolio: How investment managers are preparing ahead of Scots vote

      With hours to go before the Scots hit the polling booths, Professional Adviser asks commentators how they are preparing portfolios...

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 13:54

      RBS may have to plug £5.6bn pensions deficit if Scotland votes Yes

      Royal Bank of Scotland could be forced to plug a £5.6bn deficit in its pensions scheme if Scotland votes Yes on Thursday.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 08:06
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      OECD sees global economy held back by slow eurozone

      A slow recovery among nations using the euro is holding back the global economy, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has said.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 07:39



    Is the abolition of the 55% pensions death tax a further nail in the coffin of the annuity market?