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INVESTMENT SCHOOL: Which tracker fund should you follow in your Isa?
For instance, fund manager M&G's UK index tracker fell by 29.1 per cent in 2008 according to fund researcher Morningstar.
Isa watch: investment options for your tax-free allowance
This multi-asset investment trust aims to beat a composite index made up of eight parts FTSE All Share to two parts FTSE World ex-UK indices. Manager Phil Doel can invest in corporate bond and global companies, although he has a majority weighting ...
Share schemes deliver returns of up to 750pc
Share Incentive Plans are a completely different animal to Sharesave, not least because they are riskier, as you own the shares outright from day one. If the company goes bust, you lose all your money. But they do offer generous tax breaks ...
Numis set to take over Hoare Govett index
The index fell by 11.3 per cent last year, compared with a 6.7 per cent fall in the FTSE All-Share. However, a �1 investment in the index in 1955 would have grown to �3,459 today, compared with �648 for the same investment in the FTSE All-Share.
'UK economy may not recover for more than five years'
Mark Slater is part of a City dynasty in the making. Son of legendary stock picker Jim Slater, Mark has apparently inherited his father's knack for returns.
How to include recession-resistant 'sin stocks' in your portfolio
... exposure to sin stocks. Companies such as BAT, the drinks manufacturer Diageo, British Aerospace, Rolls-Royce and BP are large FTSE 100 stocks that will be held by most diversified funds. ... There are now a variety of types from which to chose ...
Private groups win �620m asylum contracts
All three companies already provide immigration, detention and removal services to the UK Border Agency but the deals underscore the dominance of G4S and Serco as the favoured suppliers of security to the UK government. ... The FTSE 100 company, the ...
Small companies can be beautiful
Investing in UK-listed smaller companies that have a global reach can help diversify risk, as revenue streams are not reliant solely on the already squeezed UK consumer. But Brian Dennehy of Dennehy Weller & Co issues a word of caution - not all small ...
FTSE 100 claws back most of 2011 losses
FTSE 100 claws back most of 2011 losses. The FTSE 100, the UK's leading index of shares, ended the first quarter of the year up 3.5pc - wiping out about two-thirds of the losses investors suffered in 2011.
Davies calls women directors quota 'mistake'
“The reality is that we have insufficient number of women of the executive committees of all British listed companies,” Lord Davies said.