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    Sure, investment returns grab the headlines, but fees fatten the top and bottom line, which makes expansion into other services tempting.

  • Leaving the Street to Go Solo Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 11:52 AM ET
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    Wall Street’s shedding jobs, so why not start your own business. You may be an investment guru but are you a general manager?

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    Fund managers used to be able to charge high fees even if their mutual funds underperformed markets, but now they need to find new ways to win back investors who have piled out of traditional actively-managed funds in a big way over the past decade, research from HSBC shows.

  • 10 Things You Should Know About Your Financial Adviser Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 3:11 PM ET
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    Choosing an adviser could be the most important financial decision you make in your lifetime, so be thorough and smart.

  • Temasek Reconsiders StanChart Stake Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 7:19 PM ET
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    Singapore investment fund Temasek has sounded out potential buyers for its £6 billion stake in Standard Chartered, potentially reigniting talk of a takeover of the emerging markets bank, The Financial Times reports.

  • Sandy Weill: The Guy Who Made the Bank Monster Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 11:44 AM ET
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    So the inventor of the financial superstore has finally turned against his creation.

  • Dimon Will Survive, Lending Will Get Worse: Trump Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 8:49 AM ET
    Chairman and President of the Trump Organization, Donald Trump, speaks to several GOP women's group at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino April 28, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Banks are only lending money to those who don't need it, a trend that likely will be exacerbated by the recent JPMorgan Chase big trading loss, real estate magnate Donald Trump said.

  • Wedding Insurance: Protecting Against 'I Do' Mishaps Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 1:48 PM ET
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    Wedding insurance has become an increasingly popular option after several high-profile instances of severe weather disrupted bridal plans last year. A shaky economic climate has also fueled interest in the policies.

  • What Do Rising Rates Say About Markets Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 8:36 PM ET
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    Like shifting sands, financial markets are rapidly realigning, and that trend will be the thing to watch Thursday, when inflation data and the latest jobless claims are released.

  • Bank Tests Could Be Net Positive for Stocks Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 7:54 PM ET
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    The Fed sounded the all clear for most major U.S. banks, and its stress test results could be positive for stocks Wednesday, even though four of the 19 institutions failed.

  • Prudential Loves London; Brussels, Not So Much Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 6:42 AM ET
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    The management of UK-based Prudential has made no decision on whether to relocate outside of the European Union but is watching with apprehension Brussels' plans to introduce new regulation for insurers, CEO Tidjane Thiam told CNBC.

  • Bullish Hedge Funds Hike Their Bets in 2012 Rally Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | 7:14 PM ET
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    Hedge funds are cranking up their bets in equities and credit in 2012's buoyant markets in the belief that the euro zone, U.S. and Chinese economies will fare better than many were fearing last year.

  • Stock Gains Turn Hedge Fund Losers Into Winners Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 10:36 PM ET
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    Last year's hedge fund losers may be turning into winners again. Several of the largest hedge funds that ended last year deep in the red, jumped to good starts in January, giving their wealthy investors reason to believe savvy traders are getting back their magic touch.

  • Jim Cramer: Is Financial Rally Real or Phony? Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 9:51 AM ET
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    What’s behind the recent rally in financial stocks? An era of good feeling, Jim Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”

  • Banks Are the 'Grenade,' Not the Canary in a Coalmine Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 6:38 AM ET
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    Banks are the key to fixing Europe's ongoing economic crisis, and they must be helped to lend while recapitalization of European financial institutions takes place early next year, analysts said on Tuesday.

  • 'The Right Answer Was No Treaty': David Cameron Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 11:41 AM ET
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    UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday defended his decision to veto European Union treaty changes at last week's summit of EU leaders, saying he was faced with a choice of treaty change without safeguards for Britain, or no treaty.  

  • Latvia's Biggest Bank Fights Off Deposit Run Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 5:14 AM ET
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    Latvia's largest bank is scrambling to contain a run among depositors gripped by fears of the bank's imminent collapse.

  • OECD Warns of Developed World Funding Crisis Sunday, 11 Dec 2011 | 6:49 PM ET
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    Markets and governments face an uphill struggle to fund themselves next year amid extreme uncertainty over the eurozone and the global economy, as new figures reveal that the borrowing of industrialised governments has surged beyond $10tr this year and is forecast to grow further in 2012. The Financial Times reports.

  • British Prime Minister Says UK Will Never Join Euro Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | 3:26 AM ET
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    British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing criticisms of leaving the UK isolated after he said he would not agree to a new European Union treaty.

  • 'Legal Loan Sharks' Target UK's Working Poor Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 5:36 AM ET
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    US lenders pushing short-term loans that charge up to 5,000 per cent interest per year are targeting low-income UK borrowers abandoned by high street banks.  The Financial Times reports.