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Is it wrong to say a fund manager has lost his touch just because he has lagged over a particular period? Or might it be the case that their original success was little more than luck, and they have now been found out?

Neil Woodford and Crispin Odey, two of the UK’s most successful money managers over the last three decades, are under serious pressure after enduring (...)

Yields between 2 and 3 per cent represent the “sweet spot” for stocks, Merrill Lynch cautioned in a report last week. Photograph: iStock

Stocks have rebounded nicely since the heavy selling in early February, recently enjoying their biggest weekly gain in five years. But last Wednesday’(...)

Wall Street sign in front of the NYSE. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global stock markets had plenty to cheer in 2017, with most major international indices advancing around 20 per cent. Will the current mood of “ration(...)

AIB CEO Bernard Byrne, middle, rings the bell at the Irish Stock Exchange in June following the bank’s successful stock market listing. Advisers to the flotation earned millions of euros in fees.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Securities firms Davy, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch are understood to have made €1.7 million each acting as the leading financial f(...)

 The belief that bear markets favour active management is erroneous, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.

The reputation of active fund managers has been battered since the bull market began in 2009, with years of underperformance prompting ordinary invest(...)

The Central Bank called in May for greater clarification on ETF ownership and pricing. Photograph: Alan Betson

Record-breaking inflows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) this year are fuelling fears that the tide of money surging into passive investment is helpi(...)

The Square shopping centre in Tallaght.

Tallaght shopping centre Nama has appointed agents Cushman & Wakefiled and Jones Lang LaSalle to sell the Square shopping centre in Tallaght, acc(...)

The world’s largest investment firm, BlackRock Inc, reported second-quarter results on Monday which failed to impress Wall Street

The world’s largest investment firm, BlackRock Inc, reported second-quarter results on Monday which failed to impress Wall Street as it cut fees to lu(...)

Robo-advisors’ big selling points are their ease of access and affordability.

Robo-advisers – online services that quickly construct and manage low-cost portfolios for ordinary investors – have been making waves internationally (...)

Laurence Fink, BlackRock chief executive: “The old way of people sitting in a room picking stocks, thinking they are smarter than the next guy . . . that does not work anymore.” Photograph: The New York Times

Score one for the machines. From the moment Laurence Fink, the chief executive of BlackRock, created the largest fund company in the world by snapping(...)

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