Private equity ‘secondaries’ evolve

It is becoming simpler to trade historically illiquid asset class

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Steady ahead: Mario Draghi said the market had to get used to 'such periods of high volatility' ©AP
European Central Bank’s bond buying is crowding out pension funds in this debt market
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Concerns over high fees and lacklustre performance intensifies

BlackRock buys ‘robo-adviser’

Fund manager acquires adviser that generates automated portfolios

Predictions will be around forever

Forecasts are often wrong but that does not stop us loving them in our urge for a vision of the future

An engineer surveys an underground reservoir for Thames Water, in which China Investment Corp owns a stake

China turmoil boosts UK’s allure

‘[Uncertainty] makes case for more diversification by investors’

Summers and Dalio flag return of QE

Industry figures argue Fed should restart bond buying plan

Investors urged to keep calm

Warnings against knee-jerk selling

History lessons ruffled by quirky indices

Simple errors have largely been eliminated but oddities remain

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Tech investor Hommels raises €350m fund

Early backer of Skype and Facebook joins ranks of big VC groups

Africa private equity group raises $1.4bn

Record sum reflects search for higher returns in new markets

Kurds defy Iraq and pursue oil sales

Distracted by insecurity, Baghdad turns blind eye

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