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The burning issues: Centrica Combined Common Investment Fund’s Chetan Ghosh

The burning issues: Centrica Combined Common Investment Fund’s Chetan Ghosh

Chief investment officer Chetan Ghosh explains to portfolio institutional the reasons behind the fund’s growing appetite for inflation- linked assets, some of the changes the fund has undergone in the past year and the advantages of having an in-house investment team.

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Time to concentrate? How investors are giving up on diversification

Time to concentrate? How investors are giving up on diversification

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PPF welcomes government’s £10m UK Coal loan

PPF welcomes government’s £10m UK Coal loan

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has welcomed the government’s £10m loan to UK Coal to help fund the closure of its two deep mines over the next 18 months.

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Legal advice paves way for LGPS tobacco divestment

Legal advice paves way for LGPS tobacco divestment

The UK’s local government pension schemes can choose to omit controversial investments such as tobacco stocks from their portfolios as long as it “does not risk material financial detriment to the fund”, according to new legal advice.

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A mug’s game

Clearly, the next move in policy will be a rise in the official policy rate, which has remained at that record low for more than five years. Given the strength of the UK economy, the Bank of England (BoE) may well be the first major developed country central bank to take this momentous step. The financial markets are currently expecting this move in late 2014 or early 2015.

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Bring me sunshine

"UK economy showing first rays of sunshine” - Danny Alexander

Today we take a step back from the short-term fluctuations and intent focus of the markets on the monetary policy dynamics of the US and eurozone that have dominated market analysis of late and take a look at the UK.

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