Small-cap Week, November 1

Imagination Technologies, Utilitywise, Entu and Gulf Marine Services featured

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Security guards stand outside the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. The Federal Reserve drained $25 billion in temporary reserves from the banking system when it arranged overnight reverse repurchase agreements, or repos. Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/Bloomberg News ©Bloomberg
Few investors believe hedge fund managers and private equity firms are worth the fees they charge
Neil Woodford who has set up WIM. Photograph: Rosie Hallam ©Rosie Hallam/FT
Switching funds when a top manager or respected team moves jobs is a difficult decision
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