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Pound's jump knocks FTSE on strong retail sales

Rebound in retail sales after March's cold snap puts the brakes on the pound's sell-off, hurting the FTSE 100.

Cover star investing: 'We need to educate clients about passive and active'

Having left a network last year, Essendon Financial Planning now offers clients a wider range of investments

AJ Bell launches passive global growth fund

AJ Bell has launched a passive global growth fund as it expands the level of inhouse investment products it offers

My asset allocation: Shane Bennett of Cathedral Financial Management

The research analyst sees opportunities in infrastructure funds, despite Labour's pledge to abolish private finance initiatives.

Trump talk and oil's fall knocks FTSE from high

FTSE 100 knocked from all-time high as US president Donald Trump says he's 'not satisfied' with progress of trade talks with China.

‘Ignore them at your peril’: GAM's Hepworth on tech companies

But he has reduced exposure to the UK, trimmed back on the US and avoided western sovereign debt

Multi-asset: Weighing up absolute return funds

Their low correlation with other asset classes makes absolute return funds attractive to managers, but the additional fees and complexity involved can prove off-putting for some investors.

FTSE hits fresh all-time high as trade war put 'on hold'

US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin says trade war with China has been placed 'on hold', sparking FTSE 100 rally to fresh all-time high.

Manager interview: 7IM's search for the sweet spot between active and passive

Alessandro Laurent applies rigorous stock selection rules to create well-diversified portfolios in his Seven Investment Management Equity Value funds

Wingar: ‘You should be concerned with providers who don’t charge enough'

Future Asset Management’s Graham Wingar gets active in the air and in his investment approach.

Video pick
16 Comments Play 'How can you sleep at night owning these shares?' CEO Tapes

'How can you sleep at night owning these shares?' CEO Tapes

Do not miss the first two minutes of this film as Richard Buxton reveals how he was challenged by a client for owning shares in a certain company.

5 Comments Play Fees roundtable: 'If one in three says you're too pricey, that's about right'

Fees roundtable: 'If one in three says you're too pricey, that's about right'

How much is too much when it comes to paying for advice? Step forward Alan Smith, Kay Ingram and Vijay Thakkar to discuss charging, fees and the advice gap.

NMA Profile
10 Comments Adviser profile: Catherine Morgan and John Ward of Essendon Financial Planning

Adviser profile: Catherine Morgan and John Ward of Essendon Financial Planning

A chance meeting between Catherine Morgan and John Ward led to the pair setting up Essendon Financial Planning as an independent firm.