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Fund in focus: Neil Woodford and Invesco Perpetual

Less well known is that he also invests in embryonic companies, providing them with much-needed funding – and that these investments form part of his Invesco Perpetual Income and High


Fidelity Special Situations fund manager steps down

Mark Dampier, head of investment research at Hargreaves Lansdown, said the transition to Wright looked “well organised” so investors willing to take a long term view and ride out periods


Aberdeen Asset Management fined £7.2m

The failure applies to client money placed in Money Market Deposits with third party banks between September 2008 and August 2011. The average daily balance in MMDs affected by this


Global growth recovering as emerging markets slow

The international think tank said growth is proceeding at “encouraging rates” in North America, Japan and the UK. The euro area as a whole is out of recession, although output


Retirement mortgage is a downsizing alternative

The rate is fixed at 4.75% for five years after which the interest-only loan transfers onto a standard variable rate. The “retirement mortgage” is designed to fill the gap left


European equity funds most popular in July

European open-end funds posted inflows of €26.8bn in July, reversing the sentiment shown in June 2013 when investors withdrew some €35bn from long-term funds. Save property funds and commodity funds

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Mansion tax could drop to £1.25m properties

Knight Frank said the proposed mansion tax would fall short of its revenue targets if set at the current proposal for a £2m threshold. It claims the proposed threshold and


Vodafone investors set for £40bn dividend

A deal at $130bn is worth around £84bn to Vodafone shareholders or 174p per share and our research suggests an investor holding £5,000 of Vodafone shares might receive £2,000 if


UK smaller companies top performance tables

Gold funds also bounced back last month while IMA Global Emerging Markets & IMA Asia Pacific Ex Japan were the worst performing sectors. Top performing funds August 2013 Name IMA sector

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Naked Wines launches bond yielding 7%

Naked Wines hopes to raise £3m through its The Naked Fine Wine Bond although the maximum it can raise is £5m. The funds will be invested in independent winemakers over