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Brown: Refusing UK debt would make Scotland ‘international outcast’

2 September 2014 1:55 pm | By Pamela Morris

Defaulting on its share of UK debt would result in “dire consequences” for a country that is reliant on international trade, says former PM Gordon Brown.

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Opinion

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    Brian Tora: Advisers need to use investment trusts wisely

    1 September 2014 8:00 am

    Until comparatively recently, all but a very few advisers considered investment trusts to be outside their remit.

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    Daniel Ben-Ami: Break the eurozone consensus

    29 August 2014 12:39 pm| By Daniel Ben-Ami

    The world’s top economic policymakers contine to blame others for the economic mess they have played a key part in creating.

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    The Platforum: Strategic decisions and legacy platforms

    28 August 2014 4:00 pm

    Some advisers’ clients may be held on a platform for historical reasons rather than being the adviser’s actual platform of choice. 

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    Vanessa Drucker: Equal before the law in New York

    28 August 2014 2:12 pm| By Vanessa Drucker

    This blog has previously noted that no high ranking financial executives have been prosecuted for behaviour that helped precipitate the 2008 credit crisis. But on a different note, Dominique Strauss-Kahn could not exploit his status to avoid arrest in Manhattan - even though he was already widely expected to become the next French president.

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Fund Strategy

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Schroders' Brookes already preparing for the recovery aftermath

Fund Strategy - July 2014 | By Philip Scott

The global economy is further down the recovery road than people think, says Schroders’ Marcus Brookes, who is already prepared for the aftermath. He speaks to Philip Scott

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John Chatfeild-Roberts: Yield trip full of surprises

17 June 2014 1:24 pm | By John Chatfeild-Roberts

The strength of government bond markets has surprised many this year.

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Nick Poyntz-Wright: Why the FCA is concerned about adviser fee disclosure

13 June 2014 3:29 pm | By Nick Poyntz-Wright

As it approaches its next phase of thematic review, the FCA has discovered that many firms’ approach to disclosure was “going into a restaurant and being asked to order without being allowed to see the menu or the price list”.

Analysis

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Asset Allocation: Patience a virtue for JPM as it puts faith in Japan

1 September 2014 8:00 am | By Michael Berry

The JP Morgan Fusion fund of funds range has doubled down on Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s planned third arrow.

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Why past performance numbers don’t add up

28 August 2014 9:00 am | By Amanda Newman Smith

Negative numbers from the financial crisis are dropping out of investment funds’ five-year numbers but what does this mean for investors?

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Fund manager profile: Jacob de Tusch-Lec

Fund Strategy - Apr 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Hooked on investment at 13, the Artemis Global Income fund manager revels in the competitiveness of the ‘game’

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Wealth manager interview: Gareth Lewis, Bestinvest

Fund Strategy - Apr 2014 | By Julie Minett

”We are now five years-plus post-Lehman and a lot of people are already forgetting the lessons”

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