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FCA: We came under 'massive' political pressure over Co-op/Lloyds deal

1 October 2014 2:40 pm | By Samuel Dale

FCA director says the regulator is under political pressure “all the time” and it would “ratchet up” towards the election.

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Fund Strategy


A world away from global

Fund Strategy – Sept 2014 | By James Smith

The case for having a Global Equity Income sector is surely obvious: it offers a broader investment universe than UK Equity Income. But some high-flying funds have only a 10% allocation to countries outside Europe, the US and the UK. James Smith investigates why so many steer clear of emerging markets

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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.


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”.



Can Alibaba sustain its magic carpet ride?

26 September 2014 12:34 pm

Alibaba’s IPO on the NYSE last week was the largest ever debut listing on the bourse, and its $68 a share price quickly soared a peak of $93.89 on the first day’s trading.


Investors say union will bring 'relief' to markets

19 September 2014 12:53 pm | By Pamela Morris in Edinburgh

But some industry experts warn of more turbulence to come for sterling, economic growth and a possible postponed interest rate rise as political uncertainty over devolved powers looks set to continue.

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Tom Dobell

Fund manager profile: Tom Dobell

Fund Strategy - May 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Supporting the underdog, going against the crowd and playing a long game are the keys to success for the M&G Recovery fund’s manager


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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