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FE launches retail investment platform Trustnet Direct

FE (Financial Express) has launched Trustnet Direct, a direct to consumer investment guide and transactional platform that helps retail investors achieve their financial goals.

Schroders' Brookes shares his 2014 ISA tips

Following the announcement in the budget that the ISA limit will be increased to £15,000 in 2015, Marcus Brookes Head of Multi-Manager at Schroders, shares his views on a number of sectors and some of the funds available for ISA season.

Asian Insurers invest £40 million into Schroder UK Property Fund

Schroder UK Property Fund (SPF) has announced the first investment into the fund by Asian institutions since it converted to a PAIF in July 2012.

Pension funds increase focus on risk and volatility

Over four-fifths (83%) of pension funds now have exposure to multi-asset strategies, according to the latest industry poll by Baring Asset Management (“Barings”).

Fidelity makes ‘Price Promise’ to all personal investing customers

Fidelity Personal Investing has announced the Fidelity Price Promise to all its customers: if they find the same fund cheaper with our key, comparable, competitors, Fidelity will refund the difference.

Latin America set for better equity performance in 2014

With the spotlight turning to the World Cup and Elections in Brazil, Will Landers, senior portfolio manager of BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust plc, believes it will be a more positive year for the region, with Brazil in particular benefitting from a number of supportive factors.

Schroders sees continued global demand for income

Schroders announces that assets under management in Schroder ISF Global Multi-Asset Income have reached $4 billion since the fund launched less than two years ago, with flows coming from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Schroders announces launch of QEP Global Value Plus fund

Schroders announces the launch of a new fund, Schroder ISF QEP Global Value Plus.

Standard Life Investments launches Short Duration Credit Fund

Global asset manager, Standard Life Investments has announced that it has enhanced its corporate bond offering with the launch of the Short Duration Credit Fund.

Schroders EURO Credit Conviction fund

Schroders has announced the launch of Schroder ISF EURO Credit Conviction, a new fund which aims to achieve a higher yield than core euro corporate bond funds by focusing on the ‘best ideas’ generated by the Schroders European and UK credit team’s proven investment approach.

Kames launches new Active Value Fund

Kames Capital has launched a closed-ended version of the successful Active Value Property Fund with founding investor commitments of £115m.

UK focused funds popular with Barclays stockbrokers fund investors

Analysis from Barclays Stockbrokers has revealed fund investors continued to purchase UK focused funds last month, with 11 of the top 20 purchased funds by clients having a UK focus.

Schroders Global Recovery fund

Schroders has announced the launch of Schroder ISF Global Recovery, a new fund which will invest in global companies which have suffered a severe set-back in either share price or profitability, but where the long term prospects are forecast to be good.

Schroders launches innovative Insurance Linked Securities Fund

Schroders has announced the launch of SIF - Core Insurance Linked Securities, which has the flexibility to invest in both catastrophe bonds and other insurance-linked securities (ILS) instruments.

Nationwide widens choice for investors

Nationwide has added five new equity funds to its investment panel to expand customer choice.