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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.

Wind powers market-beating 7.5% for canny crowdfunders

People looking to get a better return on their money can take advantage of one of the biggest opportunities to profit from the growth in clean energy in the UK to date, with a loan-based crowdfund from Trillion Fund, the renewable energy crowdfunding platform.

Fixed income investors cannot be as passive in the near future, say Schroders

Investors in fixed income cannot be as passive in the coming years as they could be throughout 2012 and 2013 according to Gareth Isaac, co-manager of the Schroder Strategic Bond Fund.

All eyes on Brazil

As all eyes turn to Brazil this week for the World Cup kick off, Threadneedle’s Latin America fund manager Daniel Isidori reflects on the current pressures the country is facing and his portfolio positioning in Brazilian stocks:

Fidelity cuts index tracker charges for UK retail investors

Fidelity Worldwide Investment has announced that it is lowering the cost of index tracker investing by further cutting charges across its newly launched equity index range.

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.