AIC answers advisers' ten most common questions
Investment trusts special: What advisers need to know about gearing
With over 400 investment trusts available to investors, how do you pick the best one for your clients? Stephen Peters, investment trust analyst at Charles Stanley, offers his tips.
Investment trusts have an inbuilt advantage over of their open-ended peers in the run up to RDR, writes F&C's Ed Morse.
Mint Financial has refused to comply with a Financial Ombudsman ruling to compensate investors in a failed Intregity Maximiser plan for 18 months while it haggles over how much to give the elderly couple.
Online trading company London Capital Group (LCG) faces compensation claims of up to £5.5m if over a hundred investor complaints to the FOS succeed, according to a solicitor working on the case.
F&C's Peter Hewitt looks at what has driven investment trusts' general trend of long-term outperformance.
Gearing levels in landlords portfolios are at their lowest levels since May 2005, indicating high credit quality among buy-to-let investors, according to Paragon Mortgages.
Residential landlords have protected themselves from the higher cost of borrowing - triggered by rising interest rates - by reducing the gearing of their portfolios, according to buy-to-let lender Paragon.
IFAs will have access to the new 90% geared £2bn Symmetry Property Fund being launched through a joint venture private equity deal between Bank of Scotland Corporate and property investment company aAIM Group.
There is real, albeit currently low, risk of systemic meltdown which could spread across financial markets because of leveraged position, research into hedge funds by credit ratings agency Standard & Poors' suggests.
Actuary AJ Bell has sounded a warning about proposals in the Finance Bill on gearing levels for SIPPs once the new pensions regime starts on A-Day April 2006.
Residential buy-to-let landlords on average are only carrying 41% loan-to-value gearing a survey commissioned by Paragon Mortgages suggests.