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Concerns over high fees and lacklustre performance intensifies

China turbulence casts shadow on Africa

Fears grow for rare economic bright spot

Investors head for cash and gold

Outflows from equity funds were the highest on record

Volatile markets: Questions every investor needs to ask

What should your strategy be following ‘Black Monday’?

Low interest rates are the problem, not the solution

From poor productivity to the NHS cash crisis, a 0.5% base rate isn’t the answer

Taking China seriously

Looking through short-term swings, where is the economy moving?

US funds compare notes on torrid August

EM managers such as Hasenstab of Franklin Templeton post losses

The wild world of robot investing

Automated computer programs have changed how markets function

Private equity ‘secondaries’ evolve

It is becoming simpler to trade historically illiquid asset class

BlackRock buys ‘robo-adviser’

Fund manager acquires adviser that generates automated portfolios

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