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Barclays chief Bob Diamond refuses bonus as banking giant faces record ...
Once described by Lord Mandelson as the 'unacceptable face of banking', Mr Diamond is one of the world's richest bankers, having amassed an estimated wealth of around �95 million.
Bob Diamond: Barclays boss worth �105m at heart of Libor scandal
From there he moved to Morgan Stanley in 1979 to work as a bond trader, taking the first step into the markets on his long and lucrative journey from growing up in Concord, Massachusetts, where he was one of a nine children, to the pinnacle of global ...
Barclays paying $453 million to settle Libor probe  Reuters
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It's time to get over the gilt complex
"As a diversification, gilts have their place," says Edward Smith, global head of strategy at Collins Stewart Wealth Management.
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Verizon introduce radical new pricing plans allowing customers to share data ...
It's a joint venture of New York-based phone company Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group PLC, a British cellphone company with wide international interests.
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Are global bond funds a good place to be?
Bonds have assumed increasing importance in investors' portfolios recently, creating a need for further diversification from sterling-denominated issues.
Should investors embrace the profits of sin?
"For example, on climate change, if scientists are right and we need to reduce global emissions to the extent suggested, there will be huge costs and opportunities associated with that. If that happens, it would be factored into security pricing due to ...
How to minimise risk in a small cap portfolio
He points to GB Group - an online ID verifier - as a good example of a company that fits these criteria. Scott, who heads up the Kestrel Opportunities fund, invests in the smallest of small cap companies, which are primarily listed on the FTSE AIM index.
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Stocks that could win gold at the Olympics
French also has a positive stance on Ladbrokes (LAD): "Any share price weakness should be viewed as a [buying] opportunity," he states, especially following the dismissal of its head of trading. While trading has long been a weakness in Ladbrokes with ...
New wind farm plans threaten Wales' natural beauty, protestors claim
Mr Rhys stressed Wales would be turning its back on a massive economic opportunity if the protestors get their way. The turnover derived from wind-related activity in the sector in Wales is �123.5m.
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Trusts to fill emerging market void
"You've got some extremely strong options available; notably the Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies trust, which Angus Tulloch is beginning to take control of following the announcement of Susie Rippingall's retirement, as well as the Aberdeen trusts ...
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