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  • Funds | Astus Financial Planning Ltd.
    from February as the investment firm implements a major overhaul following pressure from activist investor Elliott Advisors Jupiter gets 496 million pound inflow fillip in volatile quarter Thu 2016 01 14 08 42 LONDON Reuters British fund firm Jupiter Fund Management took in half a billion pounds in net new money during the December quarter buoyed by demand for its bond funds and a positive market performance European earnings to trounce U S in Q4 with 30 percent surge Wed 2016 01 13 09 02 LONDON Reuters European companies earnings are expected to grow at their fastest rate in four years significantly outpacing their U S peers as a weaker euro and signs of economic recovery swell profit margins Hedge funds post worst annual return since 2011 Wed 2016 01 13 09 00 LONDON Reuters Hedge funds in 2015 posted their lowest annual return for four years amid heightened volatility and a weak market industry data tracker Eurekahedge said on Tuesday Ever so slowly the euro zone economy awakes Mon 2016 01 11 09 27 LONDON Reuters Moribund Decrepit Sclerotic Popular words to describe the economy shared by the 19 countries of the euro zone but perhaps no longer apt Euro zone bond investors get that Helsinking feeling Fri 2016 01 08 15 16 LONDON Reuters An economy in recession rocked by anti austerity protests hefty debt issuance and worries about its top credit rating the year is not shaping up well for Finland s bond market Harmonic Capital co founders to leave 1 9 billion macro hedge fund Fri 2016 01 08 11 55 LONDON Reuters The founding partners of London based 1 9 billion hedge fund firm Harmonic Capital Partners are set to leave in July a spokeswoman at the firm told Reuters Investors dump U S stocks seek bond safe haven Fri 2016 01 08 11 48 LONDON Reuters Investors dumped stocks and fled for the safety of bonds in the week to Jan 6 which saw 2 3 trillion wiped off global equity markets and the worst opening week for the S P 500 index Bank of America Merrill Lynch BAML said on Friday Exclusive Blackstone to launch hedge fund platform Senfina in Britain Fri 2016 01 08 09 22 LONDON Reuters Blackstone Group is planning to bring its multi manager hedge fund platform Senfina Advisors to Britain three sources with direct knowledge of the move told Reuters British retirees cash out more savings after rule changes Fri 2016 01 08 09 20 LONDON Reuters Most British savers retiring between July and September last year fully cashed out their pension pots after rule changes the financial markets regulator said feeding concern they are not seeking financial advice Osborne warns of dangerous cocktail of threats for 2016 Thu 2016 01 07 12 33 LONDON Reuters Chancellor George Osborne warned on Thursday that the economy faced a dangerous cocktail of threats from abroad and he urged against complacency after two years of solid growth British retirees cash out

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    fund manager BlackRock Inc said on Sunday setting a new record for the industry Ending of China s super boom spells pain with no end seen yet Fri 2016 01 01 13 11 SINGAPORE Reuters A decade old commodity boom came crashing to an end in 2015 hurting energy and mining companies and punishing prices as China s industrial rise and appetite for raw materials slowed The outlook for 2016 is not much better Britain s banking regulator ditches review of industry culture Thu 2015 12 31 13 42 LONDON Reuters A public review of Britain s banking culture has been scrapped just months after it was announced with the UK regulator saying on Thursday it had opted instead to work with lenders individually to address any concerns Barclays in 13 75 million U S settlement over mutual funds Wed 2015 12 30 08 51 Reuters Barclays Plc will pay more than 13 75 million to settle U S regulatory charges that it let retail brokerage customers make unsuitable mutual fund transactions including more than 6 100 fund switches over a five year period Wall Street in 2016 What could possibly go wrong Tue 2015 12 29 08 27 NEW YORK Reuters By all rights 2016 should be a good year for the U S stock market Slowing UK growth leaves Bank of England unhurried on rates Thu 2015 12 24 07 19 LONDON Reuters Britain s economic growth has slowed markedly according to data on Wednesday that supports expectations the Bank of England will not raise record low interest rates any time soon Sage of Manchester Buffett inspired investor tops UK stock picking league Wed 2015 12 23 14 44 LONDON Forget the financial fortress of London anyone looking for Britain s best stock picker this year should have hopped on a train north to Manchester Oil traders recall 2008 holiday bounce but see no gift for bulls Wed 2015 12 23 13 43 NEW YORK At the tail end of 2008 the last time oil prices traded at 35 a barrel some vacationing oil traders missed out on an abrupt 16 surge that helped define the bottom of a five month crisis induced collapse UK economic growth revised down Wed 2015 12 23 09 48 LONDON Britain s economy grew less strongly than previously thought in much of 2015 according to official data that is likely to surprise the Bank of England as it ponders when to raise interest rates British investors raise equity holdings cut bonds Tue 2015 12 22 12 21 LONDON Reuters British investors increased their equity holdings at the expense of bonds and cash in December a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday and raised their Japanese equity exposure to the highest level since the poll began European funds cut U S exposure after Fed raise global bond holdings Tue 2015 12 22 12 18 LONDON Reuters European funds cut their allocations to U S stocks and bonds in December as the Fed kicked off

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    Central Bank although markets are unlikely to get back to this year s highs a Reuters poll found Almost half of hedge fund firms plan 2016 fund launch Mon 2015 12 14 10 16 LONDON Reuters Almost half of hedge fund firms plan to roll out a new hedge fund by the end of next year despite regulations challenging how they market the Alternative Investment Management Association AIMA said on Monday UK watchdog puts pressure on fund managers to get involved in companies Mon 2015 12 14 08 43 LONDON Reuters Britain s best corporate practice watchdog will name and shame fund managers from July that don t fully comply with its stewardship code aimed at increasing their involvement in companies they invest in Women in London s financial sector expect lower bonuses than men Mon 2015 12 14 07 20 London Reuters Women working in financial services in London have much lower expectations for their annual bonuses than their male colleagues reflecting the fact that they are less well represented in more lucrative jobs a survey has found More money enters hedge funds in December Fri 2015 12 11 10 12 LONDON Reuters Investors pumped money into the 3 trillion hedge fund industry in December data from the world s second biggest hedge fund administrator showed on Thursday seeking to capitalise on an increase in market volatility Fed to guide on rate hike path with fresh language forecasts Fri 2015 12 11 10 11 SAN FRANCISCO Reuters Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen next week has to decide not only whether to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade but also how to assure markets on the likely path of future rate hikes UK investor Neil Woodford sells Rolls Royce stake Thu 2015 12 10 10 14 LONDON Reuters British income focused investor Neil Woodford said on Wednesday he had sold his stake in Rolls Royce citing problems in the firm s military aerospace marine and civil aerospace businesses FCA says may fine wealth managers deemed not up to scratch Wed 2015 12 09 13 04 LONDON Reuters Britain s financial regulator has identified five wealth managers whose investment portfolios are so out of line with client needs that they could be fined and a third party appointed to restructure them it said on Wednesday Bond investors eager for return of Russian companies to scarcity plagued market Wed 2015 12 09 08 26 LONDON Reuters Russian companies planning a return to global bond markets in 2016 after a long absence may expect an eager welcome from fund managers who are starved of new emerging debt issues and reckon such deals will remain scarce Could private equity fill the mining M A vacuum Wed 2015 12 09 08 26 LONDON Reuters Expectations of a takeover frenzy in global mining have been dashed by falling commodity prices leaving the field open for private equity funds looking to deploy billions of dollars BT pulls 8 4 billion pound bond mandate

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    exit with a broader offer to the general public Will ECB s Draghi ever raise rates Maybe in 2019 Thu 2015 12 03 16 50 LONDON Reuters Assuming European Central Bank president Mario Draghi sees out his mandate he will step down in October 2019 And financial markets reckon there s a fair chance he will complete his eight year tenure without ever having raised interest rates Will ECB s Draghi ever raise rates Maybe in 2019 Thu 2015 12 03 16 50 LONDON Reuters Assuming European Central Bank president Mario Draghi sees out his mandate he will step down in October 2019 And financial markets reckon there s a fair chance he will complete his eight year tenure without ever having raised interest rates UK pension funds urge firms to disregard certain regulator guidance Thu 2015 12 03 13 32 LONDON Reuters A group of British local government pension schemes has escalated its effort to change the way companies report by asking boards of the biggest 350 listed firms to disregard certain guidance from the accounting regulator UK pension funds urge firms to disregard certain regulator guidance Thu 2015 12 03 13 32 LONDON Reuters A group of British local government pension schemes has escalated its effort to change the way companies report by asking boards of the biggest 350 listed firms to disregard certain guidance from the accounting regulator Europe listed Brazilian assets rise on Rousseff impeachment move Thu 2015 12 03 12 29 LONDON Reuters Brazil s London listed exchange traded equity fund jumped more than 4 percent and company ADRs also rose on Thursday after the parliament of Latin America s biggest economy began impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff Europe listed Brazilian assets rise on Rousseff impeachment move Thu 2015 12 03 12 29 LONDON Reuters Brazil s London listed exchange traded equity fund jumped more than 4 percent and company ADRs also rose on Thursday after the parliament of Latin America s biggest economy began impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff Online estate agent Purplebricks to list Thu 2015 12 03 11 34 LONDON Reuters Purplebricks Group Plc a British online estate agency backed by fund manager Neil Woodford said it expects to list on London s junior Alternative Investment Market with a market value of 240 million pounds 360 million Online estate agent Purplebricks to list Thu 2015 12 03 11 34 LONDON Reuters Purplebricks Group Plc a British online estate agency backed by fund manager Neil Woodford said it expects to list on London s junior Alternative Investment Market with a market value of 240 million pounds 360 million Hedge fund Insch Capital gets November boost from gold strategy Thu 2015 12 03 10 18 LONDON Reuters Hedge fund Insch Capital Management s Goldilocks fund is up 27 2 percent in the year to date fuelled by a 6 06 percent return in November from its gold investment strategy Kintore performance data seen by Reuters showed Hedge fund Insch Capital gets November

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    Orion Resources sees more pain for copper gold Wed 2015 12 02 09 47 LONDON Reuters Copper and gold are set for more price weakness as bear markets across the commodities sector are likely to last three more years metals and mining fund Orion Resources said on Tuesday Hedge fund firm BlueCrest Capital Management to go private Tue 2015 12 01 13 49 LONDON Reuters BlueCrest Capital Management the 8 billion hedge fund firm founded by billionaire Michael Platt said on Tuesday it would return all outside capital to investors and run the firm as a private partnership More big writedowns seen in mining sector Blackrock Tue 2015 12 01 13 24 LONDON Reuters Mining companies will be forced to post a new wave of writedowns and dividend cuts due to the slide in metals prices an executive from the world s biggest fund manager said on Tuesday Bank of England s Carney says UK banks job almost done on capital Tue 2015 12 01 12 05 LONDON Reuters British banks including HSBC and Lloyds have almost completed the job of building up their defences against a future financial crisis Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday as he set out details of new capital requirements Anglo Swiss fund firm CdR Capital to pass 2 billion milestone Tue 2015 12 01 08 10 LONDON Reuters Investment manager CdR Capital co founded by ex Bluecrest portfolio manager Steve Smith is looking to expand into the United States and Latin America with two deals that will help it pass 2 billion in assets LTCM co founder launches online investing for world s wealthy Tue 2015 12 01 08 10 LONDON Reuters Victor Haghani co founder of defunct hedge fund Long Term Capital Management has launched an online fund management service aimed at the world s wealthy The Great Divide how markets are shaping up ahead of Fed ECB Mon 2015 11 30 16 55 LONDON Reuters The U S Federal Reserve and European Central Bank are expected to deliver sharply contrasting policy decisions next month reflecting how the world s two largest economies have moved from the Great Recession to the Great Divide British investors raise UK equities cut U S Europe in portfolios Reuters poll Mon 2015 11 30 12 04 LONDON British investors allocations to UK equities rose to 16 month highs in November but they dumped U S stocks and bonds ahead of a likely interest rate rise there next month a Reuters poll of investors showed Global funds raise U S equity holdings eye emerging markets for 2016 bounce Reuters poll Mon 2015 11 30 12 02 LONDON Reuters Global investors raised allocations to U S and British equities in November and lifted weightings of selected emerging market assets to multi year highs as some managers positioned for a potential rebound in the sector Aberdeen sees investors pulling funds on emerging market jitters Mon 2015 11 30 09 40 LONDON Reuters Aberdeen Asset Management reported a

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    Fri 2015 11 20 10 35 Markets may be underestimating wage inflation in the United States next year putting further upward pressure on the dollar already the world s most crowded trade the chief investment officer of Standard Life Investments said on Thursday Cross border sell off in summer stock slide third biggest ever Fri 2015 11 20 10 34 LONDON Reuters The global stock market sell off in late summer was one of the most dramatic bouts of risk aversion in recent history with only the 1987 crash and 2008 crisis triggering greater cross border selling Barclays said on Thursday Europe attractive for 2016 euro could firm Baring AM Fri 2015 11 20 10 33 LONDON Reuters A combination of further monetary stimulus and an improvement in economic growth makes Europe an attractive market for 2016 Baring Asset Management said on Thursday adding that the euro could bounce if QE subsequently tapers off Hedge fund exit requests rise in November Fri 2015 11 20 10 30 LONDON Reuters Investors flagged their intention to shift more money out of hedge funds in November as they adjusted positions before the year end data showed on Friday Emerging markets the comeback kid for 2016 Fri 2015 11 20 10 27 LONDON NEW YORK After a miserable few years emerging markets are in line for a strong rebound in capital flows in 2016 some of the world s biggest investors predicted this week although they warned that the benefits will not be shared evenly Activist investor ValueAct raises Rolls Royce stake to over 10 percent Thu 2015 11 19 13 53 LONDON Reuters Activist investor ValueAct has raised its stake in Britain s Rolls Royce to more than 10 percent a move which could ramp up pressure on the company to sell its marine engine unit UK fund industry s assets hit fresh record of 7 1 trillion pounds Thu 2015 11 19 10 15 LONDON Reuters The total value of assets managed by Britain s investment management industry hit a fresh record of around 7 1 trillion pounds in the first half of 2015 and year on year growth should top 9 percent an industry body said on Thursday Fed rate rise self defeating Amundi says Thu 2015 11 19 09 45 Any short term rise in U S interest rates won t translate into a tightening cycle and will prove short lived under pressure from global deflation according to one of Europe s biggest investors which also predicts unlimited euro zone stimulus Irish billionaire Desmond urges Ladbrokes shareholders to reject Coral merger Thu 2015 11 19 09 45 DUBLIN Reuters Irish billionaire Dermot Desmond has written to fellow shareholders in British bookmaker Ladbrokes to urge them to reject a proposed merger with rival Gala Coral at a shareholders meeting next Tuesday Exclusive Buffett s banker Trott looks to Europe with London office Thu 2015 11 19 09 44 LONDON NEW YORK Reuters Warren Buffett s favoured banker Byron Trott is planning

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    regulatory environment where capital demands are ever increasing Top StanChart shareholder Aberdeen backs plan to raise capital Tue 2015 11 03 11 50 LONDON Reuters Standard Chartered s second largest shareholder Aberdeen Asset Management said on Tuesday it backed the bank s plan to raise fresh capital Barings AM upgrades equities exposure on U S optimism Tue 2015 11 03 11 49 LONDON Reuters Baring Asset Management upgraded equities to preferred from neutral on Tuesday citing higher expected economic growth in the U S economy JLT issues profit warning as pensions business slows Tue 2015 11 03 10 32 LONDON Reuters Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group Plc cut its 2015 profit forecast after a shake up in Britain s pensions market hurt one of its key revenue drivers sending its shares down Morningstar cuts rating on Mobius Templeton EM fund Tue 2015 11 03 09 46 LONDON Reuters Fund research company Morningstar said on Monday it had cut its analyst rating on Templeton s Emerging Markets Investment Trust to Neutral after the departure of Mark Mobius as the fund s lead manager Royal London new business buoyed by pensions protection Mon 2015 11 02 07 48 LONDON Reuters Royal London the UK s largest mutual life pensions and investment company said the value of its new business rose 35 percent in the year to September buoyed by sales of pensions and protection products As downturn bites Australia s miners could turn to crowdfunding Mon 2015 11 02 07 38 SYDNEY Reuters A pair of former miners are hoping to launch a crowdfunding website in Australia for small mining companies struggling to raise capital via traditional outlets as lenders turn their back on the sector Global funds boost euro zone bond holdings on QE hopes Fri 2015 10 30 12 12 LONDON Reuters Global investors ramped up holdings of euro zone bonds and raised Japanese equity allocations in October on expectations of further bond buying and stimulus from the ECB and the Bank of Japan a Reuters poll showed on Friday Wall St stock pickers get hints from Fed strong dollar Fri 2015 10 30 10 02 NEW YORK Reuters Shares in U S industrial companies and exporters may come under pressure through year end as the prospect of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve strengthens the dollar and weighs on Corporate America analysts said EU parliament approves rules shining a light on shadow banking Fri 2015 10 30 10 00 LONDON Reuters Financial transactions using shares or other assets to secure credit will come under greater scrutiny after the European Parliament approved a new law on Thursday to shine a light on the so called shadow banking sector Aviva new business rises 25 percent after Friends Life buy Fri 2015 10 30 09 58 LONDON Reuters British insurer Aviva s value of new business rose 25 percent in the first nine months of 2015 following this year s acquisition of Friends Life making its shares the top gainer in

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    a quick return to higher prices Portugal agrees Plan B deficit cuts Fri 2016 02 12 14 00 Investors continue to penalise government bonds despite Lisbon s commitment to EU budget rules Abe still hunting for 2 inflation Fri 2016 02 12 13 51 Global economic shock threatens the progress made by Japan s Abenomics European bank stocks recover Commerzbank up 16 9 Fri 2016 02 12 11 27 US and European junk bonds tumble Fri 2016 02 12 10 36 Investors reject high yield issues in flight to haven assets Short sellers eye London property stocks Fri 2016 02 12 09 59 Nervous Russians and poorer Middle Eastern buyers spell trouble for high end property Murderous markets have many suspects Fri 2016 02 12 08 31 Twelve guilty parties had a hand in the current market turmoil Japan stocks swoon as yen surges Fri 2016 02 12 07 31 Topix benchmark has worst week since financial crisis in 2008 Yen stays resilient after negative rates Fri 2016 02 12 07 17 Yen stays resilient after negative rates Is it just growth pains ailing US stocks Thu 2016 02 11 17 16 Momentum trades of 2015 are dead as biotechs lose 25 Negative rates haunt global bank stocks Thu 2016 02 11 16 26 The rout is disconcerting but the financial world is not about to end Gold surges to 1 260 an ounce Thu 2016 02 11 16 26 Investors hope bullion might offer respite amid financial market volatility Rush for havens as market turmoil hots up Thu 2016 02 11 16 25 Fears over long term negative central bank rates Why negative rates may dominate in 2016 Thu 2016 02 11 16 05 Sweden s Riksbank ups the ante by cutting main repo rate to 0 5 Gold

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