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Dividend opportunities in Europe outpace the UK

The income landscape has changed significantly in the last three years and UK investors searching for returns could look to European equities for a greater choice of yield, according to Alice Gaskell and Andreas Zoellinger, co-managers of the BlackRock Continental European Income Fund.

Schroder Indirect Real Estate Fund celebrates benchmark outperformance over 10 years

Schroders is announcing the 10 year anniversary of its Schroder Indirect Real Estate Fund (SIRE), an open-ended UK Multi-Manager property fund of funds.

‘Making investing easier’ app launched by AXA Wealth

A new investment app has been launched today by AXA Wealth to help clients view their current investment portfolio on the move.

Schroders launches Paulson Merger Arbitrage fund on GAIA platform

Schroders has announced that it is planning to launch another externally-managed fund on its GAIA platform , Schroder GAIA Paulson Merger Arbitrage (‘The Fund’), subject to regulatory approval.

TD steps up its offering for DIY investors

TD Direct Investing has announced it is making fund investing more accessible to DIY investors following enhancements to its proposition. As well as unveiling its new ‘Fund Selector’ tool, the company is reducing its charges – sending a signal that it is serious about supporting investors and helping consumers to better navigate what is a complex fund world.

Schroder UK Property Fund completes £34.10 million Steel Park acquisition

Schroder UK Property Fund has acquired Tata Steel’s UK distribution hub, The Steel Park, Wednesfield in Wolverhampton from Threadneedle Property Investments Management for £34.10 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 9.00%.

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.