20 June 2014
UK pharmaceutical group Shire saw shares jump 10% by mid-morning, after it revealed it rejected a £27bn bid approach from a US group.
20 June 2014
Polar Capital is looking to expand its number of investment teams, adding it has been encouraged by "unsolicited approaches", after nearly doubling assets under management in its last financial year.
17 June 2014
The FTSE 100 was higher by mid-morning despite this morning's data from the ONS revealing a greater than expected fall in the rate of CPI inflation.
12 June 2014
Neil Woodford’s new fund is a focal point of investor interest at the moment, but those looking to diversify their UK equity income exposure have a number of alternatives.
11 June 2014
Sebastian Lyon, manager of the Troy Trojan fund, has warned investors are becoming more complacent than they have been at any point since the financial crisis erupted, leaving them vulnerable to a shock event.
23 May 2014
The MSCI Asia-Pacific has hit its highest level in 12 months after a US session which saw small caps move off recent lows.
19 May 2014
Shares in pharma giant AstraZeneca plunged this morning after the group rejected a fresh offer from US firm Pfizer.
14 May 2014
Neil Woodford's new income fund will aim to deliver high single digit returns annually, despite a 'challenging' economic backdrop he predicts will weigh on markets.
06 May 2014
Fears China’s burgeoning shadow banking sector is heading for a hard landing are growing. Annabelle Williams talks to managers about the potential knock-on effects on the investment market.
02 May 2014
US giant Pfizer has made an improved offer to buy AstraZeneca, the UK's second largest pharmaceuticals company, raising its bid to £50 a share.
29 April 2014
M&G's Tom Dobell has been upping his stake in the firm he described as formerly the "worst-run company" in the FTSE 100 in anticipation of a change of fortunes for the business.
28 April 2014
Schroders has appointed Alex Tedder from American Century Investments as head of global equities.
28 April 2014
Standard Life Investments' head of global equities David Cumming has said the group has finally lost patience with banks over bonuses, prompting last week's shock decision to publicly oppose Barclays' remuneration plans.
24 April 2014
Former New Star manager Patrick Evershed has reportedly been jeered at Barclays' AGM today after attempting to defend the bank's bonus proposals.
23 April 2014
Alan Custis and Alan Clifford have stuck with insurers amid early signs the sector is rebounding from the sharp falls sparked by Chancellor George Osborne's move to change the pensions landscape.
Investors need to sharpen their focus on geopolitical tensions in investment decisions and face the reality of rising risk premia, explains William Davies, head of global equities at Threadneedle Investments
Political conflicts in Russia and the Middle East show no signs of ending, yet emerging markets have continued on an upward curve. Has investor complacency has set in?
Contrary to the concerns of some investors, US equities are not overvalued, says Hector Kilpatrick, from Cornelian Asset Management
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