Investment: Loser’s game

With as few as 10 per cent of US active managers beating their benchmark in 2014, they are having to employ new tactics

US regulator probes ETF pricing

NY Fed fears unit prices might not always reflect underlying asset values

Barclays limits potential Asia clients

UK lender in ‘merciless’ review of activities in the region

China eases rules for foreign banks

Move largely symbolic as Beijing makes good on reform pledges

Wanda frontrunner for Infront Media deal

Chinese conglomerate nears €1bn deal for Swiss sports marketer

No room for fare-dodgers

City has to get the little things right before we can trust it again over the big stuff

Roberto Quarta

Cost-cutter Quarta at Fort Sorrell gates

Investors will want to see if the chairman-designate stands up to the founder

US funds to stand by Russia despite losses

Lazard, GMO and Oppenheimer are among those most exposed

City Insider: To Russia with love

A peripatetic financier, banker popularity and George Osborne’s Christmas card

London super-sewer is a waste of money

Review of plans for Thames Tunnel suggests it is unnecessary

To Russia with love

A peripatetic financier, the popularity of bankers and George Osborne’s Christmas card

Myners calls for digital auction of shares

Tender proposed for shares via an electronic offer system

Goldman elevates Murdoch banker to key job

John Waldron promoted to co-head of investment bank

New York tops year’s market for IPOs

Alibaba flotation ensures lead in global hunt for returns

Asian IPOs end 2014 on a high

Hong Kong notches up its strongest performance in three years

Alibaba flies flag in banner year for IPOs

Several records shattered as debuts hit highest since dotcom boom

London’s IPO price falls curb enthusiasm

Bumper year finishes skewed towards first half

Digital upstarts risk crashing back down

Advantages may prove shortlived as competition intensifies

Specialist funds caught in Russia crisis

Investors hoped a long resources boom would translate into sustained retail spending growth

EU caps debit and credit card fees

Draft law seeks to end protracted battle with payment groups


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