Dotcom bubble 2.0?
With discounts on listed private equity trusts almost back to long-term averages, value in the sector can be hard to find. But Ben Williams, investment manager at Saunderson House, argues the improving merger and acquisition market is likely to benefit...
The government's privatisation of the Royal Mail was underpriced by £180m, a report commissioned by Business Secretary Vince Cable has suggested.
The year that was...an investment A to Z
Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies manager Dan Nickols has noted the "rich source of ideas" represented by the IPO market ahead of 2015's listing season.
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has raised $8bn (£5.1bn) in its first approach to the bond markets to raise capital.
It has been a volatile year for mid caps, with the FTSE 250 falling 6% between March and April. But F&C's £20m UK Mid-Cap fund has considerably outperformed over the past year, maintaining the return profile it has enjoyed over three and five years.
Strong growth in e-commerce has justified lofty valuations of online firms in China recently, but Lombard Odier Asia equity portfolio manager, Zhikai Chen, explains why investors are better served in financials.
Is it worth accessing medical tech stocks via crowdfunding?
How Romania’s growing GDP is outpacing the EU
Georgia, Senegal, and Ghana could be the next candidates to be upgraded to MSCI frontier market status, according to LGM Investments' Thomas Vester.
Challenger bank Virgin Money has priced its shares at the bottom of their range as it relaunches its delayed IPO.
A raft of pulled IPOs in October point to a more rational environment for new listings, managers suggest.
ITs in 2014: Narrowing discounts and an income focus
UK 'challenger bank' Aldermore is set to float later this month, with a share price which values the business at around £800m.
Challenger bank Virgin Money has announced plans for an initial public offering this month, committing to a progressive dividend policy in the process.
Lloyds Banking Group is to sell another 11.5% stake in its TSB business, leaving it with a 50% holding in what promises to become a challenger to the UK's existing retail banking industry.
Investors are set to snap up cheaper IPOs after a series of flops at the start of the summer, Unicorn managers Fraser Mackersie and Simon Moon have forecast.
Taxpayers lost out on roughly £1bn in the Royal Mail initial public offering due to poorly-priced shares, MPs have said.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has bowed to mounting pressure for an inquiry into the privatisation of the Royal Mail, ahead of a critical report due on Friday.
Twenty investment trusts have scrapped performance fees so far this year as pressure from open-ended rivals causes boards to take action.
Fund managers are turning away from the IPO hype which has seen many companies list this year, to concentrate instead on ‘overshadowed' mid-cap stocks.
Ian McVeigh and Steve Davies, managers of the £1.1bn Jupiter UK Growth fund, have said domestic investors should be wary of a number of ‘disruptive events' which could impact share prices over the next 12 months.
Two-thirds of UK fund managers believe interest rates will rise before the second half of 2015, despite the more cautious tone set most recently by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, a study has found.