Aim investors on target to pocket more than £1bn in dividends

Concerns likely to be raised about shareholders getting funds that could be investedDividends paid out to investors by small and medium-sized firms on the junior stock market jumped 24% to a new a record total of £633m in the first six months of 2019.A…

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Justin Welby: investors must pressure firms to act on climate crisis

Archbishop of Canterbury says fund managers are not doing enough to press for changeThe archbishop of Canterbury has criticised the investment industry for inaction over the climate crisis and called on fund managers to push companies to reduce their i…

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City regulator intervenes as Burford alleges market manipulation

Litigation finance firm hits back after attack by Muddy Waters hedge fundThe City regulator has begun “wide-ranging enquiries” following the US hedge fund Muddy Waters’ attack on the UK-listed Burford Capital last week that sent its shares plummeting b…

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City urged to attach ‘climate risk’ reports to pensions

MPs want mandatory climate reporting within three years to avoid risk to investmentsBritain’s biggest companies, investors and pension funds must come clean to investors on the financial risks they face due to the climate crisis, MPs have said.The envi…

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