Opportunities in flawed private equity

The very best PE firms do us all a favour by building leaner, more competitive businesses

Time for investors to get back into oil

We may have reached the bottom for prices in hard-hit sector

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Financing steps out of the shadows

Royalty structures in various sectors can deliver attractive returns

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Why Smart Beta is big business

This system has found form and shape within ETFs with an utterly confusing array of terms

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Why I’m hanging on to resources stocks

Volatility represents a massive long-term buying opportunity

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Investment ‘brain food’ — an online menu

New sources of data, from niche to mainstream

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A niche sector from the ground up

A riskier replacement for index-linked gilts

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Concern over ‘mainstream’ mini-bonds

Rates are puny — and will you get your money back?

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China’s woes are overplayed — it’s an opportunity

Beijing will not allow growth to flag, boosting the rest of Asia

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Frontier markets can reward the specialist

Lack of liquidity need not be a barrier to good returns

Three ideas for juicier yields

Many infrastructure funds are starting to look pricey

Infrastructure route to returns

Europe needs a vast infusion of capital into new roads, schools, airports, energy and housing

Passive bond solutions

Over-concentration is a big problem in bond indices, but some new ETFs have addressed it

Witan actually delivers

Most of its rivals simply stack up fees. This one is different

Help online for DIY investors

Websites to make stockpicking easier for private investors

Oil at issue for retail bonds

Are EnQuest bonds, trading at half their face value, a buy for contrarian investors?

Second time lucky in biotech

Using funds rather than picking stocks has improved my returns

A crowded market, but promising

Crowdfunding remains almost exclusively UK-based

Traded life policies are alive

It is still possible to invest in ‘death futures’, which are usefully uncorrelated to equity returns

Banking on African growth

Bob Diamond’s new venture is worth backing

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