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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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