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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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    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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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.


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”.



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.


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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