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2019 Articles

Rathbone Brothers warn of profit margin squeeze
Rathbone Brothers warn of profit margin squeeze
Shares in Rathbone Brothers fell sharply this morning after reporting its profit margin will narrow over the next two-to-three years. [...]
October 17, 2019
Watchdog hits back at claims it was 'asleep at the wheel' over Woodford
Watchdog hits back at claims it was 'asleep at the wheel' over Woodford
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has defended itself against accusations it was ‘asleep at the wheel’ ahead of the collapse [...]
October 16, 2019
Why the Woodford fund shutdown is a problem for investment managers
Why the Woodford fund shutdown is a problem for investment managers
If the Neil Woodford scandal has been a slow-motion car crash, this must be the part where it finally hits [...]
October 16, 2019
Timeline: Here's when everything went wrong for Neil Woodford
Timeline: Here's when everything went wrong for Neil Woodford
The removal of Neil Woodford from his flagship Equity Income Fund and the announcement of the fund’s closure marks a [...]
October 15, 2019
Q&A: Why was the Woodford fund suspended?
Q&A: Why was the Woodford fund suspended?
The decision to sack Neil Woodford as manager of his flagship Equity Income Fund (WEIF) and liquidate the fund’s assets [...]
October 15, 2019
Woodford Equity Income investors may not get money back for a year
Woodford Equity Income investors may not get money back for a year
When administrator Link announced this morning that Neil Woodford’s flagship Equity Income Fund would be closed down, the firm said [...]
October 15, 2019
'Sorry saga': Neil Woodford sacked as Fund shut down
'Sorry saga': Neil Woodford sacked as Fund shut down
Former star stockpicker Neil Woodford has condemned the decision to shut down his flagship Equity Income Fund (WEIF) and fire [...]
October 15, 2019
'Sorry saga': Neil Woodford's flagship fund to be wound up
'Sorry saga': Neil Woodford's flagship fund to be wound up
Neil Woodford is to be fired from his flagship fund, which will shortly be wound up, the administrator charged with [...]
October 15, 2019
European direct lending investment on course for record year
European direct lending investment on course for record year
Investment by European direct – or non-bank – lenders is predicted to soar to record levels by the end of [...]
October 14, 2019
KKR acquires majority stake in broadband provider Hyperoptic for £500m
KKR acquires majority stake in broadband provider Hyperoptic for £500m
Global investment firm KKR has acquired a majority stake in the UK’s largest residential gigabit broadband provider. KKR bought the [...]
October 14, 2019
Softbank seeks control of Wework
Softbank seeks control of Wework
Softbank is reportedly preparing a financing package for Wework that would give it control over the cash-strapped shared office space [...]
October 14, 2019
St James’s Place partners threaten rebellion over cancelled cruises
St James’s Place partners threaten rebellion over cancelled cruises
Partners at wealth manager St James’s Place (SJP) have threatened to stop selling investments for the rest of the year [...]
October 13, 2019
Merian Global agrees first acquisition since spinoff
Merian Global agrees first acquisition since spinoff
Merian Global Investors has agreed to acquire Kestrel Investment Partners’ multi-asset business, in its first acquisition since its management buyout [...]
October 10, 2019
Is Brexit making Britain a bargain for foreign investors?
Is Brexit making Britain a bargain for foreign investors?
The pound has been one of the biggest casualties of Brexit so far. Sterling has lost around 10 per cent [...]
October 9, 2019