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Schroders launch the Flexible Retirement Fund ahead of 'pensions freedom day'

Schroders responds directly to the government pension changes with the launch of a unique pre-retirement solution.

RLAM increases property assets with transfer of Co-op’s property portfolio

Royal London Asset Management announces the increase of its property assets by almost 50% as a result of the transfer of The Co-operative Asset Management’s (TCAM) £1.6 billion property portfolio from AXA Real Estate to RLAM’s in-house property team on 28 November 2014.

Threadneedle plans to launch Global Opportunities Bond Fund in UK

Threadneedle Investments, a leading international asset manager, is planning to launch the Threadneedle Global Opportunities Bond Fund (OEIC) in H1 2015 subject to FCA approval.

Schroders launches Global Multi-Asset Fund for UK investors

Schroders is launching a global multi-asset income fund to offer more flexibility and choice for those investors seeking income as they approach and go into retirement.

Baring Dynamic Capital Growth Fund

Baring Asset Management announces it has converted the Baring Portfolio Fund into a more flexible multi asset product. The fund is renamed as the Baring Dynamic Capital Growth Fund and was made available from 1 November 2014.

Triodos Renewables plc launches crowdfunded share issue

Triodos Renewables has launched a major £5 million share offer. The money raised will be directly invested in constructing new UK renewable energy generating assets, allowing the company to further grow its renewable electricity generation capacity.

Risk off! Six tips on how to ‘de-risk’ your investment portfolio

With the FTSE 100 experiencing its steepest fall in 16 months last week, many investors will be looking to minimise the damaging effect this may be having on their portfolio.

Octopus raises £130m for commercial property debt fund

Octopus Investments, has raised £130 million to launch the Commercial Real Estate Debt Fund, a closed-ended limited partnership that will offer its institutional investors a credit-based exposure to the highly attractive UK commercial property market.

LGIM prepares Multi-Index funds for greater bond volatility

With interest rates on each side of the Atlantic expected to rise over the next 12 months, the Legal & General Investment Management Asset Allocation team has continued to diversify its bond holdings in its risk-targeted Multi-Index fund range to help manage interest rate risk and bond volatility.

Investing to get easier as AXA Wealth launches new investment range

A new range of investment options are launched by AXA Wealth titled Intelligent Investment Choices, which will offer advisers a choice of fund ranges to serve the differing investment needs of their clients.

While the city sleeps investment companies see biggest gains of the year

With summer finally over and 8 months of performance behind us, how is the performance of the investment company sector shaping up so far? The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has taken a look at performance over the year to date.

Octopus launches £20 million fundraising for AIM VCTs

Octopus Investments (‘Octopus’), one of the UK’s leading retail fund management companies specialising in smaller company investing, has announced the launch of a £20 million joint fundraising by the two Octopus AIM Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) with scope for the offer to be extended to £30 million.

Schroders QEP Global Emerging Markets Fund for UK investors

Schroders has launched an onshore version of the Schroder ISF QEP Global Emerging Markets in order to make the existing strategy more widely available to UK retail investors.

Private clients advised to reduce UK and European equities

Investec Wealth & Investment (IW&I), UK private client investment managers, is advising clients to reduce their holdings of UK and European equities.

Doubts over China remain despite stabilising growth

Despite today's GDP figures topping expectations, Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist at Schroders, comments on why he remains cautious on China.