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        Rathbones' CEO: Risk targeted funds make managers work harder

        Professional Adviser | 24 Oct 2014 | 12:45

        Long-time proponent of risk targeted investments Rathbones' chief executive Mike Webb has said the method makes fund managers work harder for investors, and can help advisers stay on the right side of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).


        Asset Allocators' Soapbox: Is an emerging markets crisis on the cards?

        There is no denying that emerging markets' growth advantage over the developed world is shrinking. But just how real is the risk to investors? Jeremy Lawson examines the case

        Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 11:05

        Alternative beta: Shielding investors from volatility

        As investors push the boundaries in search of accessible diversifiers, alternative beta should become a more significant part of their' toolkit. Olivia Mayell examines the strategies

        Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 11:00

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      Sector report: Searching for signs of encouragement in Japan

      Foreign investors, historically a key driver of the Japanese stock market, are looking for clues as to whether the time is right to commit themselves again. Stewart Smith takes a look

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:50

      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

      ‘But I don’t like change’: The emotional aspects of deciding whether to outsource

      Outsourcing investment decisions is a tough decision for many advisers, writes Lawrence Cook...

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:20

      Barclays eyes ‘discretionary direct’ service as part of 2015 platform revamp

      Barclays is seeking to include a D2C discretionary investment service offering model portfolios to clients in its relaunched consumer platform proposition, Professional Adviser's sister title Investment Week understands.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 09:48

      Dickie Hodges to join Nomura Asset Management

      Former Legal & General (L&G) head of high alpha fixed income Dickie Hodges is to join Nomura Asset Management as he returns to the industry.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Oct 2014 | 11:06

      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
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      DFM Tilney adds ‘agency' option for advisers to select mandate

      Discretionary fund manager Tilney for Intermediaries is giving advisers the option of conducting the risk profile and suitability checks in-house before handing over investment responsibility.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 13:45

      Fund Focus: Peter Walls on why he is protecting against discount downside

      While reasonably confident on the outlook for markets, Peter Walls, manager of Unicorn Mastertrust, tells Maria Merricks why and how he is protecting against discount downside...

      Professional Adviser | 08 Oct 2014 | 17:25

      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

      Fund Focus: Robin Hepworth on why he is prepared to go against the grain

      Robin Hepworth, manager of the Ecclesiastical Higher Income fund, tells Maria Merricks where he is finding the holy grail of undervalued income opportunities...

      Professional Adviser | 02 Oct 2014 | 11:02

      Why smart beta might not be such a smart bet...

      Neil Cowell attempts to lift the lid on the much talked about active/passive hybrid...

      Professional Adviser | 02 Oct 2014 | 10:53

      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
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      SJP drops PIMCO and soft-closes two income funds in latest overhaul

      St James's Place has dropped PIMCO's team as manager of its multi-asset fund as part of a number of changes to its investment range.

      Professional Adviser | 29 Sep 2014 | 10:58

      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

      Fidelity cuts fees on passive multi-asset range

      Fidelity Worldwide Investment has cut fees on its passive multi-asset range in another aggressive pricing move.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Sep 2014 | 15:24



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