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Provident Financial deals further blow to Woodford and Barnett

3 Comments Provident Financial deals further blow to Woodford and Barnett

Shares in doorstep lender slump on profit warning, dealing another blow to big fund manager backers Neil Woodford and Mark Barnett.

Terry Smith bags £12m as Fundsmith sends £88m to Mauritius

Star fund manager Terry Smith in line for £12 million payout from record profits but Fundsmith's payments to linked Mauritius company means that doesn't tell the whole story.

Woodford amasses £24m as profits hit £42m despite troubles

Woodford Investment Management generates £41.7 million annual profit despite slump in performance from UK's most famous fund manager.

Fund manager Richard Buxton steps down as Merian boss

Buxton steps down from role after four years during which he led management buyout, but will continue as a fund manager.

Aviva repositions UK Growth Fund in UK equity revamp

Aviva has overhauled its UK Growth fund and rebranded two other funds, as it seeks to make its UK equity range ‘more clearly targeted and differentiated’

Gervais Williams’ horror stock Yu warns of deeper losses

Energy supplier Yu Group, backed by veteran small cap fund manager Gervais Williams, warns of even bigger profits shortfall amid FCA investigation.

Barnett & Woodford-backed Burford basks in wealth deal

Burford Capital shares jump 18% after litigation financier backed by fund managers Mark Barnett and Neil Woodford unveils $1 billion partnership with sovereign wealth fund.

Fund managers count cost of Patisserie Valerie scandal

While some have taken part in rights issue at 50p per share, others have been unwilling to lend further backing to beleaguered baker.

Nick Train dares to dream Pearson can come good

Citywire AA-rated manager has twice been forced to apologise to investors over the stock, but a healthier 2018 builds hopes of more sustained recovery.

The funds hit by Interserve's 'wipeout' rescue plan

Shares in construction group have halved today but for the few fund managers still holding the stock, most of the damage had already been done.

Woodford buys more Kier as shares fall below rights issue price

Neil Woodford ups stake in embattled construction company as shares fall below 409p level at which rights issue has been priced.

Strike strife won't dent Europe star's Ryanair backing

Shares in Ryanair have lost nearly a quarter of their value this year but Citywire AA-rated Tom Walsh is sticking by the budget airline group.

Kames bonds boss Snowden takes team with him to Artemis

Artemis profits at the expense of fund group rival, bolstering fixed income capabilities while exodus from Kames delivers blow to bonds offering.

Neptune's Rob Burnett leaves to set up own fund firm

Neptune European Opportunities manager will launch Lightman Investment Management, with Thomas Smith taking on his old fund.

Woodford dealt fresh blow as Kier dives on rights issue

Shares in construction company dive 32% on news, hurting biggest backer Neil Woodford.

Barnett's AJ Bell payday underlines Woodford's struggles

Neil Woodford's sale of his AJ Bell stake earlier this year means he will miss out on the likely flotation payday for Mark Barnett's Invesco income funds.