Smart beta gains traction with investors

Hybrid strategy combines active and passive management elements

Centre Point moves to high-rise living

Sixties tower block to become luxury flats

Key dates as Syriza seeks debt relief

Negotiations between Athens and creditors likely to be fraught

Santander to offer services through Post Office

Response to government pressure to increase accessibility

Bettencourt case set to grip France

Ten go on trial in Paris accused of exploiting L’Oreal heiress

Abe takes to fairways to pitch pay rises

Prime minister courts corporate leaders at Japan’s country clubs

FCA to target peer-to-peer marketing

Concerns products being sold as ‘risk-free’ savings accounts

Axis-PartnerRe deal reshapes reinsurance

Merger is latest sign of industry consolidation

Andreessen to invest $58m in TransferWise

London start-up holds competitive bid process for backers

Illustration for 'Automated algorithms offer greater choice, but risks remain'

Human investment managers risk obsolescence

Computerised hedge funds will ‘dominate’, says Braga

StanChart steps up hunt for CEO successor

Bank hires headhunters to replace Peter Sands

Estate agents challenge Rightmove and Zoopla

Estate agents hope new portal will help them regain market share

Ackman breaks into hedge fund top 20

US activist investor’s Pershing fund delivers 33% for year

Anne Stausboll, Calpers: the $300bn woman

The mighty US pension fund boss squeezing fund managers’ fees

Bharara challenges insider trading ruling

Future prosecutions hinge on outcome of US Attorney’s challenge

Jain clashes with Lew and Carney over regulation

Officials reject Deutsche chief’s fears over liquidity crisis

Week in Review, January 24

Forex brokers, Microsoft, Total and Swedish jet scandal featured

Blue skies create a reinsurance tragedy

Reinsurers can be considered ‘climate refugees’, says John Dizard

Bank watchdog reviews sovereign debt rules

Basel Committee on Banking Standards pushes risk on government bonds up agenda

BBVA boosts capital with Chinese deal

Spanish lender sells stake in China Citic Bank for €1.46bn

Rich will split homes to avoid tax, say experts

Wealthy homeowners explore ways to minimise value as mansion levy looms

New property portal launches

OnTheMarket criticised as attempt to stifle competition

GE boosted by aviation and power units

Immelt continues shift from finance to industrial operations

Concern grows over banks’ exiting EMs

Lenders also talking of sharing data to combat terrorism

Weavering founder’s fall from grace

Hedge fund founder Peterson jailed at end of complex case

Barclays bites back against NY watchdog

Previously unquestioned law enforcer has hit a dark pool hurdle

BNYM may raise fees on big deposits

Bank looks to offset rising cost of negative interest rates in Europe

Russian banker warns west over Swift

VTB chief says country building alternative payment system

Weavering founder jailed for 13 years

Hedge fund manager handed tough sentence

Bank of England warns on cyber attacks

Review highlights risk of hacking by nation states

UBS avoids losses after franc decision

Switzerland’s big banks appear to have avoided the worst of the tumult

Kepcorp bids to take Keppel Land private

Property subsidiary offered up to S$3.6bn

Goldman and JPMorgan chiefs’ pay tops $20m

Blankfein package lower at $24m and Dimon’s flat at $20m

IronFX confirms interest in Alpari UK

Unit filed for administration after wracking up huge losses

City Insider: Sorrell parties in Davos

Paul Marshall changes tune, RBS and other charities and Bond returns to high street

Silk Road suspect said ‘keep my secret’

Court hears Ross Ulbricht operated online drug marketplace

Italy’s popolari banks: courting

Reform paves way for M&A, but don’t count on it happening

Barclays fights back in dark pool case

Lawyers dispute NY attorney-general’s attempt to bolster suit over high-frequency trading

ECB unleashes larger than expected QE

Asset purchases to total €60bn a month until September 2016

Quindell talks to Slater & Gordon on sale

Insurance claims processor’s shares rise on news


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