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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.

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.