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An early Christmas gift from Abundance

Those who invest through Abundance receive, twice a year throughout the term of the investment, a cash payment made up of a return of a portion of their original capital

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Which wine is best for investors?

As investment managers, The Wine Investment Fund (TWIF) needs to look at the potential returns associated with each wine they invest in, but also at the risk associated with these

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Entry barriers stifling alternative investments

Recently, the Alternative Investment Managers Association cited the requirement for an ever increasing amount of entry capital and high back office costs as the greatest barriers to growth. The sector

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Stanley Gibbons launches rare books index

The index will help guide investors and collectors looking to build a rare book portfolio as part of a long-term investment strategy. The index of first editions includes Ian Fleming’s

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Commercial property rental growth returns

Commercial property prices have risen nearly 20% since the start of 2014 and market yields have fallen. Yet according to LGIM, yields are now consistent with the level they would

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Global warming’s impact on portfolios

In its latest report, the BlackRock Investment Institute has looked at the likely impact of climate change on investors and investment outcomes. Climate change risk has arrived as an investment issue.

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Is there value from oil?

If you are anything like me, you get too many emails every single day and, in a futile attempt to keep on top of them, have a ‘to read later’

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Top performing ethical funds

The ethical funds sector has grown notably in recent years with more and more people keen to make their money not only grow – but also work towards social and

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Don’t blame China for commodities crash

And so there we have it, quarterly Chinese growth of 6.9% on an annualised basis compared to market forecasts of 6.8% and the government’s target of 7%. Signs of weakening

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Octopus enters affordable housing market

The business has been created as a joint venture with QSH, a developer specialising in building affordable homes in the UK with little or no government subsidy. It will initially