18 March 2013
Most people don’t know what investment management is and even fewer understand what asset managers do. But what this industry does is really important, both for individuals and the economy as a whole.
26 November 2012
Today's censure of Capita Financial Managers (CFM) by the FSA is a damning indictment of the firm's failings - and a vindication of advisers' pleas.
16 March 2012
Hector Sants’s shock decision to quit the FSA at the end of June brings to an end a fractious eight-year relationship with financial advisers.
04 January 2012
The US Fed made a landmark move to increase visibility on the future level of interest rates this week but a similar policy is unlikely to be introduced in the UK any time soon.
05 August 2011
One of my favourite films from the early 1980s is “The Long Good Friday”. Despite the fact that Bob Hoskins' character is a top London gangster, one warms to his personality. And, in the final scene of the film, one even has pity for his predicament.
18 April 2011
Warren Buffett, Bill Gross and UK fund stars including Jim Leaviss have seen their warnings on US treasuries proved right as S&P downgraded its outlook for US credit.
23 March 2011
It is always dangerous for an opposition party to mix its metaphors when it criticises the Budget.
07 May 2010
Election drama and political uncertainty may be exercising the market in the UK, but sharp falls overnight in stock markets round the world were a reaction to a different factor: the surprising complacency demonstrated by the European Central Bank (ECB) as the bloc's economic outlook deteriorates almost by the day.
07 May 2010
So what do out of work MPs do now? Get a job in financial markets?
20 April 2010
Whitechurch explains how to ensure your investment portfolio prospers following any outcome on May 6.
08 April 2010
If there is any consensus amongst investors, strategists and financial commentators, it is that in the run-up to polling day sterling will weaken further, gilt yields will rise and the equity market will fall.
24 March 2010
Notes from the Budget: Alistair Darling does it very well. I’ve sat through many, and he delivers clearly, directly, smoothly.
24 March 2010
Today’s Budget may have seemed like a long, drawn-out, predictable litany of banker-bashing and pre-election tax breaks, but hidden deep among the tedium was at least one bold announcement – that financial capability is to be taught as part of maths GCSE.
22 January 2010
So if Wayne Rooney is worth more than the boss of Goldman Sachs, and don't forget he reckoned Goldman's are doing God's work, then how much is Neil Woodford worth?
16 November 2009
It was very kind of the Government to make the announcement a few weeks ago that it was going to allow product placement on television - not on the BBC of course, because God forbid the Beeb should not be seen as being impartial.
Sheldon MacDonald, senior investment manager at Architas, looks at the prospects for global equities markets for the rest of 2013 and beyond.
Annabelle Williams talks to Fen Sung, manager of the Premier China Enterprise fund, about the stocks that could benefit from a relaxation of China’s one-child policy.
Although US equity markets have continued to reach new all-time highs this year, sentiment towards the prospect of a sustained US economic recovery has become more tentative in the past few weeks.
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