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British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, poses with his budget box in Downing street this morning ahead of the budget today. ©Charlie Bibby/FT
The UK’s abolition of forced annuitisation is likely to have a large impact on fixed income
A Stradivarius violin is pictured at the restoration and research laboratory of the Musee de la Musique in Paris, on December 3, 2009. For centuries, historians of music, instrument makers and chemists have been trying to decipher how Antonio Stradivari, working in the small Italian town of Cremona three centuries ago, was able to make violins whose acoustic qualities have never been surpassed. According to a French-German study published on December 4, 2009, on five violins stored at the Musee de la Musique (Cité de la Musique), the varnish applied on the violins had red pigments added. AFP PHOTO PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images) ©AFP
Hedge funds are struggling to return assets locked into illiquid ‘side pockets’ during the crisis

Fund managers fret as Facebook pushes into financial services

Tech groups seen as future competitors

Composite image of the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. app logo and Google+ app icon on mobile phone

Tech giants pose threat to fund houses

High demand for internet companies to offer fund products

A curiosity shop of esoteric assets

Hedge funds struggle to return assets in illiquid ‘side pockets’

2014’s worst hedge fund performers so far

Alternative managers made their weakest opening since the crisis

Fundsmith CEO down on global growth

Investment house believes economic recovery may be slowing

India election a boon for fund managers

Investment community hopeful for vital economic reforms

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Aventicum launches second boutique

Legg Mason bets on financials revival

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Libyan wealth fund to appoint managers

New head of the LIA outlines plans to raise standards


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