Tesco downgraded by two rating agencies

        Professional Adviser | 24 Oct 2014 | 07:43

        The bad news continued for embattled retailer Tesco yesterday after its credit rating was downgraded by two key agencies.


        Where did the smart money go in September?

        Few could find any real reasons for the sell-off in the FTSE 100 last month but it appeared to justify investors’ caution. Cherry Reynard reports

        Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:47

        Woodford: Aggressive sell-off in equities almost over

        Investors are “in the teeth” of a severe sell-off – but one which may be over relatively quickly, according to equity income manager Neil Woodford.

        Professional Adviser | 17 Oct 2014 | 10:45

    Other Equities articles


      Old Mutual Wealth secures £585m Quilter Cheviot deal

      Old Mutual Wealth has finalised a deal to acquire Quilter Cheviot for £585m.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Oct 2014 | 07:58

      FTSE opens higher after sliding into correction territory

      The FTSE has opened 1% higher as it begins to recover from its worst one-day fall in 16 months on 15 October.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 08:05

      Richard Pease quits Henderson to set up new firm

      Henderson director of European equities Richard Pease is leaving the firm to join new venture Crux Asset Management, taking his £1.1bn European Special Situations fund with him.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 11:17

      IPOs: How to spot the winners and losers

      The UK IPO market is on course for a record-breaking year but the hype has led to some questionable valuations. Mark Boucher explains how to separate the wheat from the chaff

      Professional Adviser | 10 Oct 2014 | 10:57

      Jupiter reports £1bn net inflow; completes sale of private client arm

      Jupiter Fund Management saw a net inflow of more than £1bn into its fund range in the nine months to September, a period in which it concluded the sale of its private client business to Rathbones.

      Professional Adviser | 10 Oct 2014 | 08:04
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      Sector report: Why is global equity income so unloved?

      Amandine Thierree asks why investors are still so reluctant to look abroad for dividends, despite a wealth of opportunities…

      Professional Adviser | 08 Oct 2014 | 16:40

      Asset Allocators' Soapbox: The problems with P/E and P/B ratios

      While such multiples are useful, they should not be relied upon in isolation. Chris-Tommy Simonsen on why equity investors need to look beyond the numbers...

      Professional Adviser | 08 Oct 2014 | 15:35

      Liontrust assets to top £4bn after income mandate win

      Liontrust's assets under management are to climb above £4bn imminently after the group won a £320m UK equity income mandate.

      Professional Adviser | 08 Oct 2014 | 10:25

      Woodford sells decade-long holding in 'expensive' Reckitt Benckiser

      Neil Woodford has ended a 10-year investment in Reckitt Benckiser after the shares became "too expensive" to justify holding any longer.

      Professional Adviser | 07 Oct 2014 | 13:57

      Asset Allocators' Soapbox: Why excessive CEO pay has to stop

      Unnecessarily high senior management wages are a significant deal breaker when it comes to equity investing. Charles Heenan takes a look at some solutions...

      Professional Adviser | 02 Oct 2014 | 10:32

      Virgin Money woos income investors with IPO plans

      Challenger bank Virgin Money has announced plans for an initial public offering this month, committing to a progressive dividend policy in the process.

      Professional Adviser | 02 Oct 2014 | 07:58

      FCA to probe Tesco £250m profits accounting error

      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has opened an investigation after Tesco admitted it had overstated its half-year profits by £250m.

      Professional Adviser | 01 Oct 2014 | 07:56

      Fund Focus: Philip Saunders on why he likes 'unfashionable' equities

      Philip Saunders, co-manager of Investec Diversified Growth, tells Maria Merricks why, despite general consensus, he will be backing equities for the next 12 months.

      Professional Adviser | 29 Sep 2014 | 11:05

      Wilmot exits Newton's £1bn Equity fund

      Newton's Richard Wilmot, manager of the group's £1bn UK Equity fund, is to leave the company, Investment Week can reveal.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Sep 2014 | 10:47

      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

      Measure up: The myriad ways advisers benchmark client portfolios

      What is your threshold for success on investment portfolios for clients? Simple question - no easy answer. Laura Miller delves into the various methods advisers use to measure themselves against the market...

      Professional Adviser | 25 Sep 2014 | 11:00

      Old Mutual Global Investors's Bradbury to retire

      Old Mutual Global Investors' Ashton Bradbury is to retire from the group at the end of the year.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Sep 2014 | 13:46



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