02 February 2015
Chancellor George Osborne's major shake-up of pensions, announced in last year's Budget, came as a major shock to the financial services industry.
29 January 2015
BlackRock has changed the name and investment objective of its Global Bond fund, managed by Scott Thiel, who will also gain two co-managers.
21 January 2015
Catherine Raw [pictured], co-manager of the BlackRock World Mining trust, explains why investors should not ignore the asset class after its lacklustre performance in recent years
20 January 2015
Nine of the world's biggest fund managers are preparing to set up their own 'dark pool' for equity trading in an effort to avoid interference from high frequency traders.
16 January 2015
The British Assets trust will be renamed BlackRock Income Strategies if proposals to overhaul the company are approved by shareholders.
12 January 2015
Fund buyers and investors face a challenging 2015 as they weigh up how to diversify in the face of crowded trades and elevated valuations, market commentators have suggested.
09 January 2015
Investment trust analysts at Winterflood have recommended some of the largest companies in the industry to help investors navigate their way through the year ahead.
23 December 2014
This year has been a difficult one for many active funds, but, as ever, a select group of portfolios continue to be backed en masse by buyers looking to deliver outperformance for clients.
15 December 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned former BlackRock managing director Jonathan Burrows for dodging rail fares worth £43,000.
12 December 2014
Changing economic conditions mean fundamentals won’t always be the core driver of markets, which is why corporate bond managers must be more active and nimble to generate returns in 2015, says Simon Blundell, manager of the BlackRock Corporate Bond fund.
09 December 2014
Oliver Wallin, multi-manager investment director at Octopus Investments, has called for more providers to offer hedged share classes on their funds.
13 November 2014
BlackRock Continental European Income fund manager reveals how to make money from the periphery and find income in times of low growth.
13 November 2014
One has to admire the courage of David Baker and Trevor Steel at resources-focused fund manager Baker Steel.
06 November 2014
Wealth managers are adding to Europe following the market correction of the last few weeks, despite concerns remaining about the threat of deflation in the region.
30 October 2014
BlackRock is set to replace F&C as manager of the British Assets trust after the company's board proposed a change of objective in order to target pension savers.
Melissa Gallagher, head of investment trusts at Allianz Global Investors, analyses the role investment trusts can play in pension planning as more investors avoid annuities.
Mary-Therese Barton, senior investment manager at Pictet Asset Management, analyses if the Mexican government’s determination to implement its structural reforms and maintain economic stability is helping or hindering the market.
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