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What’s behind the rise of shareholder activism?

by James Phillipps on Jul 22, 2014 at 13:42

It has been a busy year for shareholder activism with a number of firms on the end of revolts.  

FTSE jumps as Ukraine tensions show signs of easing

by Daniel Grote on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:09

Sentiment improves as Ukrainian separatists agree to hand over black boxes of crashed plane. Tesco gives back yesterday's gains.

Arbuthnot to sell structured products business

by Dylan Lobo on Jul 22, 2014 at 08:05

Arbuthnot Latham is to sell Gilliat Financial Solutions following the structured product arm's return to profitability.

The Expert View: Tesco, big pension providers & Babcock

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 22, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Sage and Schroders Real Estate.

Tesco leaps as Clarke quits but alert weighs on FTSE

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 21, 2014 at 11:38

Tesco shares rise after the ousting of chief executive Phil Clarke but the FTSE 100 falls amid caution at events in Ukraine and Gaza.

Wealth firm's acquisition spree boosts profit by 50%

by Dylan Lobo on Jul 21, 2014 at 11:09

Bromsgrove-based AFH Financial has seen profit jump to £540,000 following a series of acquisitions.  

Firms face 'steep' levy to fund free pensions guidance

by Dylan Lobo on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:18

Financial Services firms could face a steep rise in their levies after the Treasury guaranteed free guidance people in the wake of the dramatic overhaul to pensions.

WH Ireland’s recruitment drive puts £3bn FUM target in sight

by Robert St George on Jul 21, 2014 at 09:19

The private wealth arm of WH Ireland is closing in on £3 billion of funds under management (FUM) after a hiring spree.

Tesco turns to Unilever veteran as CEO Clarke exits

by Dylan Lobo on Jul 21, 2014 at 07:59

Dave Lewis will leave Unilever after 28 years to take up the challenge of turning around the struggling supermarket's fortunes.

The Expert View: GlaxoSmithKline, Standard Chartered and British Land

by Daniel Grote on Jul 21, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Homeserve and Advanced Computer Software.

AbbVie buys Shire; FTSE recovers after Ukraine plane crash

by Daniel Grote on Jul 18, 2014 at 14:45

AbbVie seals deal to buy Dublin-based pharmaceutical group. FTSE moves into positive territory after earlier losses on Ukraine plane crash.

Coutts considers sale of overseas division

by David Campbell on Jul 18, 2014 at 07:51

RBS is considering the sale of subsidiary Coutts' overseas operations as part of a review of its wealth management services

Walker Crips hires four investment managers

by David Campbell on Jul 18, 2014 at 07:50

Walker Cripps has recruited a further four investment managers following the hires of Barclays brokers Steven Moss and Mark Entwistle and Charles Stanley broker John Fletche

UK banks facing break-up as full competition enquiry launched

by David Campbell on Jul 18, 2014 at 07:48

UK banks are again facing potential break up after the Competition and Markets Authority recommended an investigation into the £8 billion current account and £2 billion business account markets

The Expert View: AO World, SSE and Computacenter

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 18, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Next Fifteen and Xaar.

FTSE falls as Ukraine plane crash and Russia sanctions weigh

by Daniel Grote on Jul 17, 2014 at 16:47

(Update) Reports of plane crash in eastern Ukraine led to further slump in shares after latest US sanctions against Russia.

Head of wealth management exits Close Bros

by Robert St George on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:16

Andrew Fay, head of wealth management at Close Brothers Asset Management, has left the firm.

The Expert View: Icap, UBM and Big Yellow

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 17, 2014 at 05:01

Our daily roundup of the best analyst commentary on shares, also including Euromoney and Speedy Hire.

Redmayne’s Nicola Loudon flies nest to Charles Stanley

by James Phillipps on Jul 16, 2014 at 14:33

Charles Stanley has added to its team in Leeds with the hire of Nicola Loudon from Redmayne Bentley.

FTSE rebounds as China growth provides boost

by Daniel Grote on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:46

The FTSE 100 has rallied after strong Chinese growth figures. Meggitt jumps on takeover speculation.

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