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Standard Life secures super-clean share classes from leading fund groups

Standard Life has announced that it has, subject to the conclusion of contractuals, received confirmation of ‘super-clean' preferential fund terms from 15 major fund groups.

Multi-asset funds outperform investor expectations

Multi-asset fund returns have beaten investors' expectations over the past three years, according to research from Prudential.

Removal of capital gains tax burden makes the switch cleaner

Stuart Welch, CEO, TD Direct Investing welcomes new HMRC legislation that removes capital gains tax burden from investors switching to clean funds: "The passing of amendments to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) legislation last week, means that investors wishing to move from bundled share classes to rebate-free or ‘clean' share classes will be able to do so without incurring capital gains tax (CGT) at the time of switching.

JPMAM launches Global Convertibles Income investment company

J.P. Morgan Asset Management announces the launch of JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund Limited by way of a placing and an offer for subscription.

Investor appetite for infrastructure funds continues to grow

Investec Wealth & Investment (“IW&I”) has increased its clients’ overall exposure to infrastructure funds by over £40m over the last 12 months and by £60m over two years.

A fund for US recovery: AXA Framlingon American Growth

It seems the US economy is back on track. Recent data from the US Department of Commerce shows consumer spending picking up and house prices recovering.It is no surprise the US market has powered ahead in response.

Ten reasons to give ethical investment the green light

Socially responsible investment (SRI) allows people to align their personal beliefs regarding environmental, social and ethical concerns with their financial objectives.

A fund for a careful outlook - CF Miton Strategic Portfolio

The world is undertaking a huge financial experiment according to Martin Gray, manager of the CF Miton Strategic Portfolio Fund.

What next for gold?

Following the worst sell off in gold for 30 years many investors are scratching their heads.

iShares expands European corporate bond range with financials ETF

iShares, the exchange traded funds (‘ETF') platform of BlackRock, has announced the expansion of its European corporate bond suite with a new bond ETF focused on financial issuers.

Henderson Global Technology fund

Andy Parsons, head of investment research at The Share Centre, picks Technology as the growth sector for investors and names the Henderson Global Technology fund as a sector favourite.

UK avoids triple-dip recession

Initial estimates for Q1 GDP show the UK narrowly avoided an unprecedented triple-dip recession. UK output expanded by 0.3% in the three months to March, having contracted by 0.3% the previous three months.

Schroders’ Global Multi-Asset Income adds retail GBP hedged share class

Schroder ISF Global Multi-Asset Income has added a retail GBP hedged share class, which will allow UK retail investors to access the fund for the first time in local currency.

Seedrs passes the £1 million funded milestone in just 9 months

The UK online platform for investing in startups - Seedrs - has just passed the £1 million mark in the funding that startups have raised since it launched in July last year.

Fund managers tip the US to lead global recovery in 2013

After a strong start for equity markets this year, the US is widely tipped to be the star performer for the rest of 2013, a Fidelity Personal Investing survey of leading fund groups has revealed.