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Passive popularity means IFAs must focus on coaching clients

Robo-advice has the ability to automate fund selection for clients at rock-bottom prices, so IFAs should concentrate on their role as financial planning experts, an academic study concludes

Investors pin hopes on Trump's tax plan for next rally

Markets pause for breath after French election rally, with US president Donald Trump's plans for tax cuts eyed.

Analysts back SJP for 'significant growth' in 2017, still positive on Whitbread

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including CityFibre and Gemfields.

Jupiter sees £1.4bn net inflows in Q1 buoyed by Europe & Asia

Jupiter Fund Management reported total net inflows of £1.4 billion into its mutual funds in the first quarter with demand for its Asia and European strategies ‘particularly strong’.

Value investing makes comeback as market performs unexpectedly

Investors have always enjoyed using value investing because it offers a chance at glory but it represents less of a gamble than before as the market allows for steadier strategies.

Woodford-backed digital bank recruits will.i.am

Challenger bank Atom has appointed the global music star as a strategic board adviser.

Whitbread and Carpetright fall on UK consumer fears

Restaurant and pub group and carpet retailer warn over trading conditions, adding to fears over UK consumer confidence.

Asia Pacific: Investors tread carefully in Asia

With North Korean leader Kim Jong-un riled up and China taken on over its trade policy, Asia is falling victim to the headstrong approach of US president Donald Trump

My asset allocation: Adding to value-oriented stocks

Samantha Owen, of Beckett Investment Management Group, stays overweight emerging markets and has reduced interest rate sensitivity and exposure to the UK

Vive l'Europe! Markets soar on French election relief

Stock markets and FTSE 100 surge as centrist Emmanuel Macron wins first round of voting in French presidential elections.

Video pick
2 Comments Play Aberdeen chief: Standard Life deal gives us chance to own distribution

Aberdeen chief: Standard Life deal gives us chance to own distribution

As Aberdeen Asset Management prepares its historic merger with Standard Life, Aberdeen’s chief executive Martin Gilbert sat down with Citywire to answer our questions on the company’s future, and his own.

Play Bond manager Binns focuses on capital preservation

Bond manager Binns focuses on capital preservation

Paola Binns says her Royal London Sterling Credit fund has performed well over the medium term and explains the philosophy of investing heavily in asset-backed securities and banks.

NMA Profile
1 Comment Adviser Profile: Saran Allott-Davey and Chris Jordan of Heron House Financial Management

Adviser Profile: Saran Allott-Davey and Chris Jordan of Heron House Financial Management

Cover star veterans Saran Allott-Davey and Chris Jordan have proved their pedigree, offering an ongoing service at Heron House Financial Management that can compete with the rest of the field.