Brooks Macdonald to create fixed income unit after £11m acquisition

Professional Adviser | 14 Apr 2014 | 10:02

Brooks Macdonald's asset management business has acquired Jersey-based DPZ in a deal that will add a further £360m to its discretionary AUM.


Where did the smart money go in March?

With equities and bonds now nearing the end of five- and ten-year bull markets respectively, there are relatively few places left to invest. Cherry Reynard reports.

Professional Adviser | 11 Apr 2014 | 07:08

PA Portfolio: Is emerging market debt now a buy?

Emerging market debt was far from the place to be in 2013, but has it redeemed itself so far this year? Rebecca Jones asks three experts for their view.

Professional Adviser | 03 Apr 2014 | 08:00

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John Redwood asks: Is inflation really dead?

John Redwood, chairman of the investment committee at Charles Stanley Pan Asset, asks whether investors ought to reconsider their stall...

Professional Adviser | 03 Apr 2014 | 08:00

Sector report: Should high yield be on your radar?

Despite strong performance, the IMA Sterling High Yield sector has been overlooked by investors. Charles Younes, fund analyst at FE, explains why a re-evaluation is needed...

Professional Adviser | 02 Apr 2014 | 21:55
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Standard Life Investments secures £390m deal for Ignis

Standard Life Investments (SLI) has agreed a £390m deal to acquire Ignis Asset Management from Phoenix Group.

IFAonline | 26 Mar 2014 | 07:22
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ISA season 2014: Where is the hot money going?

Cherry Reynard uncovers the themes and funds proving most popular with ISA investors this year...

IFAonline | 25 Mar 2014 | 09:52
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ISA season 2014: Advisers share their top fund picks

Advisers and multi-managers tell Maria Merricks which funds they are backing for adventurous, balanced and cautious investors this year

IFAonline | 25 Mar 2014 | 09:06

'How could a rational investor ignore it?': Active advocate plants the flag

Simon Evan Cook, manager of Premier multi-asset funds, respects the 'average investor' argument in the active v passive investment debate, but he argues it sidesteps a crucial factor...

IFAonline | 21 Mar 2014 | 15:07

Budget 2014: Chancellor announces £10bn in pensioner bonds

Pensioners will be able to buy bonds from the government with ‘market leading rates’ to a maximum investment of £10,000, the chancellor has announced.

IFAonline | 19 Mar 2014 | 14:30

F&C loses £15bn Friends Life mandate

Friends Life is to pull a further £15bn of assets from F&C Asset Management by the end of the year, as it awards several mandates to a new investment manager.

IFAonline | 18 Mar 2014 | 10:14

SLI launches GARS spin-off Global Focused Strategies fund

Standard Life Investments has soft-launched a more aggressive version of its £20bn Global Absolute Return Strategies (GARS) fund and will roll it out widely in the next few months, Investment Week understands.

IFAonline | 17 Mar 2014 | 09:56

Best seller: Reassessing absolute return funds

UK investors put the most money into absolute return funds for over four years in January, according to the latest available figures. Laura Miller investigates what is behind the surge

IFAonline | 13 Mar 2014 | 12:03
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Fund groups offered Hargreaves 600 cut price funds

Hargreaves Lansdown received over 600 individual deals on fund prices before it decided which funds would make it onto its new Wealth 150 + list, Investment Week can reveal.

IFAonline | 13 Mar 2014 | 08:16

F&C warns of 'significant' headwinds after £19bn net outflow

F&C Asset Management has warned it faces "signicant" short term headwinds following the loss of its strategic partnerships, as it urged shareholders to approve a £700m takeover deal.

IFAonline | 13 Mar 2014 | 08:16

Where did the smart money go in February?

Investors have a decision to make: stick with the expensive developed world or take a risk on cheaper emerging markets. Cherry Reynard reports...

IFAonline | 13 Mar 2014 | 08:02

Soapbox: Why equities and credit warrant attention

Stronger economic growth will ensure corporate bonds and equities remain firmly on investors’ radars this year, writes UBS Wealth Management’s Bill O’Neill..

IFAonline | 13 Mar 2014 | 08:00

Sector Report: Liquidity is the elephant in the room for corporate bonds

While investors should be wary of the market’s ability to absorb future outflows, certain funds remain worthy of strong consideration. City Financial’s Anthony McDonald explains.

IFAonline | 13 Mar 2014 | 08:00

Prudential UK profits flat after rush to sell onshore bonds pre-RDR

Profits at Prudential UK fell flat last year, barely upticking from the year before, as the rush to sell onshore investment bonds subsided following the introduction of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).

IFAonline | 12 Mar 2014 | 10:00

Adviser Masterclass: Maintaining risk profiles in changing market conditions

Should you re-jig clients' asset allocation in volatile market conditions or is it better to sit tight and leave it be? Rebecca Jones investigates...

IFAonline | 07 Mar 2014 | 14:15


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