No tech please – we’re British

But the UK’s technology sector is more dynamic than many think

Concentrated portfolios ‘key to outperformance’

Funds with too many holdings tend to hug the benchmark


Boardroom trades April 19

Latest directors’ deals at Abcam, Robert Walters, Fastjet and Lookers

Nationwide removes Invesco fund after Woodford departure

Platform considers switch option for existing investors

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IC: April 19 highlights

Companies analysis from our sister publication

ABI investment unit to join IMA

Investment industry bodies to merge

Investment trusts ramp up gearing

Groups review credit facilities

Hargreaves Lansdown complaints rise fivefold

Royal Mail oversubscription led to most consumer gripes

How to invest in international equities

Different ways to buy overseas shares

IMA plans benchmark for ‘implicit’ fund costs

Industry body calls for fund cost disclosure

Consumer financial complaints down 15%

FCA data show fall in gripes against UK high street banks

Octopus launches VCT top-up offer

Additional £13.5m offer for Titan VCTs follows oversubscription

‘Widespread’ failings over fee disclosure

Regulator’s ‘wake-up’ call to financial advisers

Flying ‘Pigs’ surge ahead

Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain outperform

Stars in their eyes

Star fund managers are the galacticos of finance

Strong inflows to ‘Darwinian’ VCT market

Fundraising for 2013/14 up by more than a quarter

TD Direct cuts platform fees

Reductions take headline charges below those of Barclays and Fidelity

Insurance redress hopes downplayed

Probe not looking at mis-selling or removing exit fees

Boardroom trades March 29

Latest directors’ deals at Resolution, Just Retirement, Lookers, Circle Oil and Cairn Energy

Investing in higher education

Student numbers are growing worldwide, but profiting is not easy