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Redmayne-Bentley's stockbrokers and investment managers provide regular commentary - below you can view some of our recent coverage.

Online press articles

Britain's FTSE falls as slump in copper clobbers miners [14 January 2015]
LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Britain's top share index fell nearly 2 percent on Wednesday, with a plunge in metals prices on global growth concerns prompting jittery investors to exit mining stocks. 
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Wealth firm is victorious [5 December 2014]
STOCKBROKING and investment management firm Redmayne-Bentley, which provides the T&A share information, has been named best full service stockbroker at the Investors Chronicle & Financial Times Awards 2014.
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BusinessTalk TV: Who benefits from falling oil prices [5 December 2014]
IT’S BEEN a volatile few weeks on the stock market and oil prices are falling. Is this bad news for investors but good news for drivers?
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BUY IT; BIN IT: The construction shares to snap up - and those to ditch [19 November 2014]
Investment Manger, Neil Craze gives his ideas on investments to bin and buy.
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Investment firm keeps air aid flying [5 November 2014]
Redmayne-Bentley has been presented with a Yorkshire Air Ambulance 'Corporate Partner Award', in recognition of the firm’s continued support of the charity.
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Volatility returns? Wealth managers' verdict on the death of QE [30 October 2014]
With the era of US quantitative easing now drawn to a close, Investment Week spoke to five wealth managers including Redmayne-Bentley's Joel Dungate about the possible consequences.
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After Tesco shares take hammering ... Are other FTSE 100 stalwarts at risk of a downward spiral? [27 September 2014]
Redmayne-Bentley's Neil Craze, amongst others commented on a handful of FTSE 100 stalwarts that once formed the bedrock of millions of small investor portfolios thanks to a reliable stream of profits and dividends, which are looking vulnerable.
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FTSE index ends higher, BHP up on listing news [24 September 2014]
Investment Manager David Battersby, commented on the recent performance of the market.
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Five wealth managers reveal their top investment trust picks [12 August 2014]
Five wealth managers reveal their top investment trust picks, including Carl Baxter, Investment Manger at Redmayne-Bentley.
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Stockbroker hits out over Card Factory IPO [23 April 2014]
Following the announcement from Card Factory that it intends to float on the London Stock Exchange, Redmayne-Bentley's senior partner Keith Loudon calls for changes to be made, to allow greater access for retail investors to initial public offerings and listings.
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Call to open up IPOs [7 April 2014]
Redmayne-Bentley's senior partner, Keith Loudon, talked to Shares Magazine about how the London Stock Exchange could do more to help retail investors get a greater share of initial public offerings.
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FTSE rises on positive company updates, trades near record high [6 March 2014]
Redmayne-Bentley's David Battersby takes a look at how the Ukrainian situation has affected the stock market and investor behaviour.
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Is investing in China in the year of the horse a stable bet? [30 January 2014]
As we enter the Chinese New Year of the Horse, Redmayne-Bentley's Phil Wong takes a look at the Chinese economy.
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How to find the best manager for your wealth [23 January 2014]
Redmayne-Bentley's Lauren Charnley discusses wealth managers and the different things you need to consider when picking one.
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2014: the year the world got back to normal? [21 December 2013]
Redmayne-Bentley, amongst others, give their views on what factors will affect the stock market in 2014.
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A spotlight on Redmayne-Bentley’s quiet growth [6 December 2013]
Redmayne-Bentley's managing partner David Loudon, speaks to Investment Week about how the firm has grown over the last three years and it's plans for the future.
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Oil Prices Fall On Iran Nuclear Agreement [25 November 2013]
Redmayne-Bentley's David Battersby comments on oil prices following news that Iran has reached an agreement on nuclear energy.
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Royal Mail IPO could be over-subscribed [19 September 2013]
Redmayne-Bentley's head of operations, Tim Archer comments on the Royal Mail initial public offer (IPO).
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Morgan Stanley launches 10 year index-linked retail bond [13 September 2013]
Morgan Stanley has launched a 0.6 per cent index-linked retail bond with a duration of 10 years.The issue will run until 26 September and will begin trading on the stock market on 4 October. The investment bank has signed up Redmayne-Bentley to distribute the new bond, which will be available to residents of the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Read more...
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Wealth Management: Find the perfect partner [29 August 2013]
In the internet age of execution-only platforms it is easy to overlook the benefits of an advisory or discretionary wealth management relationship. Not everyone wishes to take a hands-on approach and build their own portfolio and that is where bespoke services come into their own.Choosing a provider, where relationships often last a lifetime, requires the involvement of the heart as well as the head. Finding the right individual broker for you is absolutely vital so you need to dedicate enough time to pick the perfect person for the job.In order to help you in your search, Shares has drafted in Redmayne-Bentley’s head of investment services Georgina Mitchell. She covers all the important questions you need to ask when you are looking for the advisory or discretionary service which best fits your needs.
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Syria fears keep oil price high as markets slide [28 August 2013]
With the possibility of military action against Syria continuing to shake up markets and the price of oil surging higher, Redmayne-Bentley's Nick McGregor takes a look at what this means for investors.
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Summer holiday shares for your portfolio [22 August 2013]
Newly released figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealed that retail sales in the UK were up 1.1 per cent in July from the previous month. The weather has been largely accredited with the increase, with Britons enjoying the hottest summer for seven years.
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Isa investors flock to Aim [7 August 2013]
A change in legislation means investors can now access shares from the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) through their Isa.
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New ISA rules mean more choice for investors [5 August 2013]
From today (August 5) investors will be free for the first time to include shares traded on the Alternative Investments Market (AIM) in their ISAs.Until recently investors were only able to hold stocks and shares that were listed on traditional, established and registered stock exchanges, like the London Stock Exchange, in their ISAs.
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How can I sell shares in this American software company? [27 July 2013]
Redmayne-Bentley's Rob Kilner rose to the challenge when he was asked how to go about selling shares which appear on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
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Leeds Met honours Yorkshire achievers [16 July 2013]
Some of Yorkshire's greatest achievers are to receive honorary degrees from Leeds Metropolitan University this month. Redmayne-Bentley stockbroker and former Lord Mayor of Leeds Keith Loudon is to receive an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration, while David Parkin, founder and director of TheBusinessDesk.com and former Yorkshire Post business editor, will be awarded an honorary Master of Business Administration.
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Property developer Helical Bar launches 6% retail bond [5 June 2013]
UK based property investment and development company Helical Bar (LON:HLCL) has launched a seven-year retail bond paying 6 per cent a year.
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There’s no birthday party like a Stock Exchange opening party [22 May 2013]
Redmayne-Bentley's senior partner, Keith Loudon, celebrated his recent 80th birthday in style by opening the main markets of at the London Stock Exchange.
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Stock Exchange honour for long-serving broker Keith Loudon [22 May 2013]
Redmayne-Bentley's Keith Loudon, marked his recent 80th birthday yesterday with a trip to the capital to open the main markets at the London Stock Exchange.
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BP to ask for Cameron's help as oil spill costs escalate [16 May 2013]
Redmayne-Bentley's Malcolm Bracken comments on the escalating oil spill claim costs caused by BP in the Gulf of Mexico.
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BP and Shell price fixing [probe [15 May 2013]
Redmayne-Bentley's Nick McGregor comments on the EU Commissions unexpected investigation into potential crude oil price rigging.
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Provident Financial issues 6 per cent retail bond [11 March 2013]
Provident Financial has issued its fourth retail bond, with a coupon of 6 per cent. The Bradford-based money lender, which is listed on the FTSE 250, has launched the issue with an eight-and-a-half year duration, with applications open until 22 March.
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BP and Gulf states set for trial over oil spill [25 February 2013]
BP is set to begin a civil trial over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill that became the US's worst environmental disaster. The UK oil giant will be pitted against the US states that were affected by the spill and the Department of Justice. It faces the biggest civil fine in history. Read more...
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Britain's FTSE rebounds, led by miners [22 February 2013]
LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Britain's blue chip shares rebounded on Friday, with investors using the previous session's sharp sell-off to dip their toes back into the market at cheaper levels and technical charts offering some support.Miners , which have been among the few sectors to lose ground over the past month, were among the top performers, recovering some poise alongside higher metals prices. Read more...
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Kingfisher Reports Small Increase In Group Sales, But B&Q Sales Stall [21 February 2013]
B&Q owner Kingfisher reported a slight increase in sales of 1.5% for the last quarter, but profits were under pressure as British consumers continued to struggle in this tough economic climate.Ian Cheshire, group chief executive, told the markets on Thursday that poor weather and weak consumer confidence had made life hard for Kingfisher, which also owns the Screwfix catalogue company.
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Debenhams' December Sales Hit Record Numbers As British Retail Consortium Reveals High Street Is Still Struggling [8 January 2013]
Department store giant Debenhams has reported a 5% rise in its December sales for 2012, the highest number of sales in its history for the month.The trend mirrors Debenhams' strong performance for the end of 2012; for the 18 weeks up to 5 January, like-for-like sales were up 2.9%, and, as with other retailers, online growth was a key driver, rising more than 39%.
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BBC Ten O'clock News [16 November 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley's oil analyst, Nick McGregor comments on the record fine that BP has agreed to pay for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Stobart launches 5.5% retail bond [13 November 2012]
Carlisle-based transport and logistics company Stobart Group has launched a six-year retail bond paying a coupon of 5.5%. The interest will be split into two payments each year, paid out to investors in June and December. The first interest payment will be made on 4 June 2013.
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HMV Reveals 15 Pop Up Stores In Time For Christmas [12 November 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley's Lauren Charnley looks at HMV's plans to target Christmas shoppers with short-lease pop up stalls across the UK.
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How to choose the investments that increase your returns [5 November 2012]
A Redmayne-Bentley client, amongst others discusses different ways to invest their hard earned money.
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They pay up to 7% but are retail bonds worth a risk? [13 October 2012]
Phil Wong of stockbroker Redmayne-Bentley in Leeds says retail bonds are bringing new investors into the stock market.‘We’re seeing buyers who are moving from cash,’ he says. ‘They need an income and they don’t see any savings accounts catching their eye on the High Street.’ Read more...
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Direct Line IPO Goes Live, Analysts Predict Steady Trading [11 October 2012]
Direct Line's initial public offering today represents good value for those looking to buy, according to stock analysts.Investment experts have said the shares, which were originally priced at 175p and go on sale today, are at the right price - with some stock brokers even saying they are "priced to go".It's estimated that 15% of the stock will go to private shareholders, and shares had already experienced a short rally this morning, rising 3% to 181p in conditional trading on Thursday morning, according to Reuters.
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Direct Line narrows IPO price range [9 October 2012]
Royal Bank of Scotland plans to price the stock market listing of its Direct Line insurance business at between 170 pence and 177.5p, in the lower half of its initial range, sources close to the transaction told Reuters.The British bank, which is 82 percent owned by the government following a 2008 bailout, had initially set a price range of between 160p and 195p, but this has been narrowed ahead of the offer closing on Wednesday.
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Tesco in need of a little help [3 October 2012]
Tesco profits have dropped for the first time in nearly 20 years as it battles supermarket rivals to win back British shoppers. The retailer launched a £1billion turnaround plan in the UK after delivering a shock profits warning in January, and admitted it was struggling in a price war which has seen stores shower customers with money-off vouchers.
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Inflation falls in August [18 September 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley's Lauren Charnley, looks at today's inflation rate news and what the future holds.THE headline rate of inflation returned to its downward trend in August, new figures revealed this morning. CPI inflation fell from 2.6% to 2.5% while the broader RPI measure fell from 3.2% to 2.9%.
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Bank confirms Direct Line sell-off [15 September 2012]
INSURER Direct Line looks set to join the stock market after Royal Bank of Scotland confirmed what could be the biggest flotation for more than a year.RBS, 81 per cent owned by the taxpayer, will brave tough markets with an initial public offering (IPO) of Direct Line shares over the next few weeks.RBS is being forced to sell Direct Line, owner of the Churchill, Privilege and Green Flag brands, as a condition of taking state aid in its 2008 bailout.
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London stock market float of the year: RBS to offload insurer Direct Line, worth an estimated £3bn [14 September 2012]
Royal Bank of Scotland will float its Direct Line insurance arm on the stock market in what looks set to be the biggest IPO in London this year. The highly-anticipated move comes as a result of the lender's £45billion 2009 bailout, with European Union regulators ruling it had to offload the insurer as a condition of receiving the enormous sum. Around 25 per cent or more of Direct Line Group - which includes the Churchill brand represented by the famous 'Oh, yes!' nodding dog - will be offered in the initial public offering (IPO), with additional tranches to follow.
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Direct Line, Churchill, Green Flag and Privilege Shares To Be Offered To Private Investors [14 September 2012]
Private investors will get the chance to buy shares in some of the biggest household names in insurance after RBS announced it will put its insurance arm on the stock market.The 80% state-owned bank is being forced to sell its interest in the Direct Line Group, which includes the Direct Line, Green Flag, Chuchill and Privilege brands, under a European-imposed condition of the £45bn bailout it received in 2009.
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Beazley unveils bond paying 5.375% [11 September 2012]
Specialist insurer Beazley has launched a seven-year corporate bond with a 5.375% coupon. Interest will be paid twice a year and the minimum investment is £2,000. The bond will mature on 25 September 2019.Redmayne-Bentley's Phil Wong, runs his eye over the bonds prospects.
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Beazley unveils 5.375 per cent bond [7 September 2012]
Specialist insurer Beazley has launched a seven-year corporate bond with a 5.375 per cent coupon. Interest will be paid twice a year and the minimum investment is £2,000. The bond will mature on 25 September 2019.Phil Wong, a stockbroker at Redmayne-Bentley, comments on the issue: ‘If previous issues are anything to go by this offering could see similar levels of strong interest.
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Barclays results 'above expectations'. [7 September 2012]
Specialist insurer Beazley has launched a seven-year corporate bond with a 5.375 per cent coupon. Interest will be paid twice a year and the minimum investment is £2,000. The bond will mature on 25 September 2019. Read more...
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Foreign Investment In UK Water Companies Won't Affect Consumers [15 August 2012]
A takeover of listed UK water companies in the immediate future is unlikely, despite share price spikes and market rumours, analysts have told the Huffington Post.Share prices of listed water companies increased yesterday, with the UK's largest provider United Utilities rising to 4.9%, with smaller rivals Severn Trent and Pennon also experiencing spikes.
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Inflation rises in July [14 August 2012]
THE headline rate of inflation rose to 2.6% in July, according to new figures released this morning. The surprise rise in CPI inflation, from 2.4% in June, will raise fresh questions about forecasts that it is on track to return to the Bank of England's 2% target.
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How Much More Will Sir Stelios Take? EasyJet's Founder Defeated Over Motion To Oust Chairman [13 August 2012]
EasyJet founder and major shareholder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has failed to secure enough votes to oust the airline's chairman, Sir Michael Rake.
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Central Banks Dash Hopes [4 August 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley's investment manager, Craig Melling, talks about the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank and the mounting pressure on the EuroZone.
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Europe’s car market: driving into the sunset ? [21 July 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley's investment manager David Battersby explores the issue of why Europeans are not buying new cars and vehicle registrations are continuing to fall. Carmakers are having to cut their costs, close plants and make lay offs. What’s is the future for Europe’s car market?
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Icap unveils fixed-rate bond paying 5.5% [12 July 2012]
FTSE 100-listed financial services broker Icap has launched a six-year retail bond paying 5.5%. The corporate bond, which will pay the coupon twice-yearly on 31 July and 31 January, could also benefit from an uplift in interest rate of 1.25% boosting the coupon to 6.75% if the bond's credit rating drops significantly.
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Invest to help the younger generation [25 June 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley's Lauren Charnley features in an article that advises that it’s never too soon to start investing. Despite the current serious global economic difficulties, the long-term benefits of saving for decades forward are immense.Many parents and grandparents want to help children with such future expenses as education or for a deposit on their first property or to buy their initial car.
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MPC split on QE minutes reveal [20 June 2012]
BANK of England governor Mervyn King wanted to pump an extra £50bn into the economy but was outvoted by members the Monetary Policy Commitee. Minutes of the MPC's June meeting show four members of the committee voted to increase the Bank's QE programme but five wanted to see no change.
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Breaking News: Inflation continues downward path [19 June 2012]
INFLATION continued to fall last month as the CPI rate fell 0.2% to 2.8%. The significant decline in May was reinforced by a 0.4% fall in the RPI (Retail Prices Index) rate which includes housing costs, which is now at 3.1% compared with 3.5% in April. The Office of National Statistics said lower fuel and alcohol prices has been key factors in the fall.
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MPC resists QE call [7 June 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley's Lauren Charnley takes a look at the Monetary Policy Committee's decision to resist the temptation to pump more money into the economy today. The decision not to embark on a fresh round of quantitative easing cames just hours after new data on the services sector was more upbeat than expected.
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Facebook share sale, cause for celebration? [28 May 2012]
The first week after the IPO was not easy for Facebook and others in the financial world. Trading did not start when it should have and the shares did not go up. The Nasdaq had to pay for its mistakes and Facebook and Morgan Stanley are being sued by some shareholders for allegedly hiding reduced profit forecasts. Who are the winners and the losers after the IPO? We try to find the answer to that with David Battersby from Redmayne-Bentley.
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10 companies that could boost your income [25 May 2012]
Income-seekers have had a tough time of late. With interest rates on deposits at an all-time low, people relying on their savings for income have seen their pots shrink, and then shrink again.To combat this malaise, many savers have ditched their deposit accounts in favour of the world of investments, which, although riskier, is a more likely way to get a decent yield.
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Inflation figures show fall [22 May 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley's Phil Wong takes a look at inflation, as it resumed its downward path in April with the headline rate hitting 3%. The fall will come as a relief to the Bank of England after last month's unexpected rise in CPI inflation to 3.5% cast doubt on its projections.
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Where to find 40 years of rising income [4 May 2012]
Those willing to accept some degree of capital risk but who demand long-standing proof that fund managers can deliver rising income should consider five investment trusts which have each increased their dividends every year for more than four decades.
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Tesco offers income-seekers new 5pc bond along with the bread and baked beans [3 May 2012]
Tesco Bank, part of Britain’s biggest supermarket, is launching a new 5pc fixed rate bond offering investors the chance to pick up an inflation-beating income along with their bread and baked beans.
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Redmayne-Bentley reviews Morrisons first quarter 2012 results [3 May 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley's Carolyn Black, Investment Manager, provides some analysis of Morrisons first quarter 2012 results as the UK's fourth largest supermarket posted it first drop in sales since 2004.
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Barclays results 'above expectations'. [26 April 2012]
David Battersby, Banking Analyst at Redmayne-Bentley reflected on Barclays first quarter profits and told the BBC that the bonus question has largely been resolved and, "we now move forward with getting returns to shareholders up".
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Tesco to slash new store openings in £1bn effort to stem UK profits drop [18 April 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley's Lauren Charnley gives her view on th Tesco's finacial results released today. Tesco is to slash the amount of new store space it opens by over a third as it focuses on getting old outlets up to scratch and winning back disgruntled customers.The supermarket giant unveiled a £1billion revival plan after admitting it needed to raise its game in the wake of a drop in UK profit.
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FTSE dips as ex-dividends, banks drag on miner gains [18 April 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley's investment manager, Craig Melling takes a look at the FTSE on Wednesday afternoon.The nation's leading share index dipped into negative territory on Wednesday, pulled down by a set of ex-dividend stocks, while fears of another blow-up in the euro zone crisis kept investors nervy ahead of a Spanish debt auction.
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Breaking News: Inflation rises by 0.1% [17 April 2012]
THE headline rate of inflation rose to 3.5% in March. Figures published this morning showed CPI inflation rose by 0.1%. The new figure raises questions over whether the increase in prices will slow as quickly as the Bank of England has forecast. Coverage of the inflation data is brought to readers of TheBusinessDesk.com in partnership with stockbrokers Redmayne-Bentley.
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Facebook – forging an empire [16 April 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley's David Battersby provides expert commentary on Facebook's acquisition of Instagram for $1bn.
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Top body links with school to provide financial training [13 April 2012]
Students at a Morley school are to become the first outside London to be able to take a course that will open up the world of finance to them.Bruntcliffe School has just announced a sponsorship deal with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment that will enable pupils talented in mathematics to take the CISI’s Certificate.
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Redmayne-Bentley looks at some at the most frequently traded shares in recent weeks and considers why they have been so popular [11 April 2012]
With the Easter weekend almost upon us, Redmayne-Bentley takes a look at some at the most frequently traded shares over the last couple of weeks and consider why they’ve been so popular.
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BBC Radio 4 Moneybox Live [11 April 2012]
Listen again to Redmayne-Bentley's Carolyn Black talking about Cash ISAs, stocks and shares, gilts and bonds along with Vincent Duggleby and a panel of guests as they answer listeners' saving and investment queries.
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Profile: Georgina Mitchell [20 March 2012]
GREED and fear are said to drive the stock market, which means widows and orphans should give it a wide berth, according to some sceptics.At the very least, some would claim that share-dealing isn’t for those who lack the appetite for the cut and thrust of day trading.This is a gross-oversimplification, according to Georgina Mitchell, the head of investment services at Redmayne Bentley, an independent stockbroker which has been part of Yorkshire’s business landscape for more than a century.
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Best Wealth Managers Announced [19 March 2012]
At a presentation at The Mansion House last week, the winners of this year’s City of London Wealth Management Awards were announced.The Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo presented the winners with their respective Awards. In addition, Brian Winterflood presented Keith Loudon with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Loudon, a Senior Partner at Redmayne Bentley, has occupied a leading position in stockbroking, both regionally and nationally for over 50 years and has an unrivalled understanding of the stockbroking industry.
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Provident Insurance launches inflation-beating bond [19 March 2012]
Provident Insurance has unveiled an inflation-beating bond paying a coupon of 7 per cent. The five-year corporate bond will pay the interest twice-yearly in April and October. The bond will mature on 4 October 2017.
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Cameron and Obama launch plan to drive down petrol prices by opening oil taps as PM tells U.S. students 'our fuel costs would make you faint' [16 March 2012]
David Cameron and Barack Obama have been discussing an unprecedented international deal to force down the price of fuel. In talks at the White House, the president is understood to have raised the idea of both the U.S. and Britain authorising a release of strategic oil reserves to increase supply.But no deal has yet been reached. Both leaders are under increasing pressure over spiralling prices at the pumps.
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Breaking news: MPC holds on QE [8 March 2012]
THE Monetary Policy Committee decided not to pump more money into the economy at its last meeting before the Budget. It confirmed forecasts from analysts that it would hold its position after expanding its quantitative easing programme by £50bn last month.
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ISA Q&A: Where to put your money [2 March 2012]
Which funds should you place inside your stocks and shares Isa? Where can you get the best interest rate on your cash Isa savings? And how much can you shelter tax free?These are just some of the questions we can answer in our live Q&A taking place at midday on Wednesday March 7. Glen Cummins, investment manager at Redmayne-Bentley, will answer FT readers’ queries during the live online Q&A. Matthew Vincent, FT Money editor, and reporter Elaine Moore, the FT’s savings reporter, will also take part. Email your questions with the subject titled “Isas” to ask@ft.com.
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Brent gains on ECB loan hopes, Iran fears [29 February 2012]
Reuters) - Brent crude oil gained more than $1 per barrel on Wednesday, snapping two days of sharp falls, on expectations that more than $500 billion of cheap loans from the European Central Bank will spur buying of riskier assets.Fears about supply disruption from Iran also pushed prices back towards 10-month highs.Front-month Brent rose $1.15 to $122.70 a barrel by 1055 GMT, after sliding $2.62 on Tuesday to settle at $121.55.
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BP 'Close' To Deal On Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill [27 February 2012]
A multi-billion pound trial to decide who pays for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been delayed by one week, to give BP more time to reach a settlement with tens of thousands of claimants.The start date was pushed back by the trial judge on Sunday night, less than 24 hours before the case was due to get underway in a New Orleans federal court.
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HSBC reveals bumper £13.8bn profits - and the boss is in line for a pay award of £7.2m [27 February 2012]
HSBC has unveiled a 15 per cent jump in profits to £13.8 billion last year and revealed boss Stuart Gulliver will receive a pay package of £7.2million.Rapid growth in Asia and a resilient performance in the UK helped to drive profits, which were among the biggest ever reported by a British company.The banking giant, which makes an estimated 90 per cent of its money outside Britain and has benefited from its exposure to emerging markets in Asia, said UK pre-tax profits rose 17.2 per cent to £1.5billion.
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BP: Extra week to reach oil spill deals [27 February 2012]
BP has an extra week to try to reach settlements with some of the many people wanting compensation after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A judge has agreed to postpone the start of the court case in New Orleans. Nick McGregor, an oil analyst at stockbrokers Redmayne Bentley, analyses the current state of the case.
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MPC considered more QE [23 February 2012]
TWO members of the Monetary Policy Committee wanted to see a £75bn expansion of quantitative easing at this month's meeting, it has emerged. The minutes from the meeting of the Bank of England's rate-setting committee show that David Miles and Adam Posen disagreed with the eventual decision to grow the QE programme by £50bn.
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Inflation warning as pound hits year's low against euro after Bank of England looks set to plough more cash into economy [22 February 2012]
The UK risks importing inflation and sending energy prices back up, one analyst warned today after sterling hit its lowest level against the euro this year.The pound was hit by evidence that the Bank of England is set to inject more cash into the economy than had been expected, falling from €1.195 to €1.183, and was also a cent down against the dollar.
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BBC Radio 4: Money Box Live [15 February 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley's Carolyn Black joins the Money Box Live panel of investment managers and independent financial advisors to discuss investments in the light of a remarkebly strong start to the year measured by a rise of more than 5% on the FTSE 100 index and in the Dow Jones in the United States.
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Breaking news: Inflation falls in January [14 February 2012]
INFLATION fell for the fourth month in a row in January, new figures show. The CPI inflation rate fell to 3.6%, down from 4.2% in December as the impact of last year's VAT rise dropped out of the year on year comparison.
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Jisa to become most popular method of saving for children [11 February 2012]
The savings habit should be encouraged as early as possible and a Junior ISA is an ideal way, allowing even babies to have an account opened in their name. Launched by the Government last November, the Junior Individual Savings Account (or Jisa for short) replaces the Child Trust Fund (CTF). All children under 18 are eligible who did not qualify for the CTF, which amounts to an estimated six million.
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Breaking news: MPC acts to boost growth [9 February 2012]
THE Bank of England today launched a fresh round of quantitative easing to try and stimulate the UK economy. The Monetary Policy Commitee gave the green light to a £50bn expansion of the Bank's QE programme taking the overall total to £325bn.
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Meet the Isa millionaires [3 February 2012]
Ignore your tax-free Isa allowance at your peril – you could be missing out on a million-pound fortune. Savers who have religiously salted away their full annual Pep and Isa allowance over the past 25 years have amassed a tidy fortune; there are dozens of Isa millionaires across the country.
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Facebook unveils $5bn stock market flotation plans [2 February 2012]
Phil Wong comments on Facebook, the world's largest social networking site, and its announced plans for a stock market flotation.Facebook said it would seek to raise $5bn (£3.16bn, 3.8bn euros), about half the amount many analysts expected.
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Analyst: BP's 'Small Victory' in Siberia Carries 'Great Weight' [26 January 2012]
BP's "small victory" in a Siberian arbitration court is actually a significant step forward for the firm in Russia, according to a UK-based oil analyst who follows the company closely. The court, in the West Siberian city of Tyumen, rejected an appeal Thursday by minority shareholders in BP's Russian joint venture, OAO TNK-BP, in a multi billion-dollar lawsuit, which was described by Dow Jones as a "small victory" for the U.K. oil major.
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Coryton job fears after owners Petroplus go bankrupt [24 January 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley's Nick McGregor comments on the Coryton oil refinery in Essex and the 1,000 jobs that are under threat after Swiss owner Petroplus said it would file for bankruptcy.The refinery, which supplies 20% of fuel for south-east England, halted sales on Monday and told staff it was not sure when supplies would restart.
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Breaking news: Inflation falls in December [17 January 2012]
THE fall in the headline rate of inflation accelerated in December dropping to 4.2%. The decline in the consumer prices index from 4.8% is the biggest monthly drop since it hit a three year peak in September last year of 5.2%.
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TheBusinessDesk.tv: Experts offer investment hope [13 January 2012]
THE uncertain market is creating opportunities for wise investors, according to experts from Redmayne-Bentley. An audience of leading business figures heard expert analysis on the economy and insight into investment opportunities from a panel of Redmayne-Bentley experts at an event in association with TheBusinessDesk.com yesterday.
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Breaking news: MPC stands firm on QE [12 January 2012]
THE Monetary Policy Committee today resisted calls to inject more money into the economy. A series of gloomy forecasts and data on the economy, including disappointing manufacturing figures this morning, were not enough to convince the Bank of England committee to expand its QE programme for the second time in three months.
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Redmayne-Bentley tips oil and gas to win in 2012 [5 January 2012]
Redmayne-Bentley is tipping oil and gas as its favourite equity sectors for 2012 as market uncertainty rumbles on.
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Redmayne-Bentley goes for oil and gas stocks in difficult year [5 January 2012]
Stockbroker Redmayne-Bentley has tipped oil and gas as its favourite equity sectors for 2012 as a potential shake out in the markets, political upheaval, Greek exit and credit ratings downgrades could lead to yet another volatile year ahead.
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Oil price rises on global economy hopes [3 January 2012]
The oil price has risen sharply on optimism about the global economy as well as fears over Middle East tension.Brent crude closed at $112.27 a barrel, up $4.89 on the day, while US crude was up $4.13 to $102.96.
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2012 share tips [3 January 2012]
Oil and gas companies are among the stocks fancied for success by brokers in 2012 in our annual share tipping competition.BG Group, Enquest, Nautical Petroleum and IGas Energy are among those selected for glory in our 2012 Stockbrokers' Challenge.Others entering the contest hope to strike gold with mineral exploration stocks.
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How do you ride the market rollercoaster? [28 December 2011]
An element of volatility in a company’s share price is considered normal; you would expect a share price to rise on very good company or industry sector news and fall on bad news.
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More QE 'likely in New Year' [21 December 2011]
ANALYSTS expect the Monetary Policy Committee to consider a fresh round of quantitative easing in the New Year after the minutes of its last meeting were published.
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Breaking news: Inflation falls below 5% [13 December 2011]
The headline inflation rate continued to fall away in November hitting 4.8%. The decline in the annual CPI rate continues the trend seen last month when inflation fell from 5.2% to 5%.
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No move for interest rates or QE [8 December 2011]
The Bank of England today held back from pumping more money into the economy as it also held interest rates at their record low of 0.5%. The Bank raised its Quantitative Easing programme to £275bn in October amid fears over the strength of the economic recovery.
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New 7% bond is tempting but not without risks [7 December 2011]
The new seven-year bond from ICG is well worth a look as it can be held within an ISA or Sipp, making the return tax free, says Lorna Bourke.
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Inflation busting: Tesco Bank launches RPI-linked bond [30 November 2011]
Tesco Bank's RPI-linked bond offers protection against inflation, with both capital and the 1% interest rate linked to changes in the RPI.
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Why not buy before share prices rise? [25 November 2011]
After the FTSE 100 index of Britain's biggest shares suffered its longest losing streak in nearly nine years, it might be profitable to remember that the best time to invest is when you least feel like doing so.
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Redmayne-Bentley Junior ISA [25 November 2011]
Money.co.uk provide details of Redmayne-Bentley's brand new Junior ISA available from 1st November.
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MPC considers New Year QE [25 November 2011]
David Scott, Investment Manager, comments on the MPC's latest decision to maintain interest rates and QE at their current levels this months.
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Redmayne-Bentley acquires Park Square’s client book [25 November 2011]
Redmayne-Bentley has acquired the client book of Park Square Stockbrokers and has taken on two of its investment professionals.
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A new way to save for your children [29 October 2011]
Next week marks the launch of the new Junior Isa, a government-backed savings scheme designed to get parents investing money on behalf of their children
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Inflation expected to drop following high [19 October 2011]
David Scott of Redmayne-Bentley, said: "The rise in CPI Inflation to 5.2%, due to increased energy costs, was well flagged and matched the 5.2% recorded in September 2008, just after oil rocketed to $147 a barrel.
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Inflation hits three-year high [18 October 2011]
David Scott of Redmayne-Bentley, said: "The rise in CPI Inflation to 5.2%, due to increased energy costs, was well flagged and matched the 5.2% recorded in September 2008, just after oil rocketed to $147 a barrel.
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How to earn a return on your investments [17 October 2011]
If you want a better return on your money than the paltry interest rates on offer from banks and building societies, there is no shortage of options.
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Bank of England launches 'QE2' [6 October 2011]
THE Monetary Policy Committee launched a fresh round of quantitative easing today on the back of concerns about the strength of the UK recovery.
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Time flies when stock watching [22 September 2011]
Denis Oppong-Gyapong, Redmayne-Bentley Exter branch manager gives an insight into his working week.
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MPC prepares for more QE [22 September 2011]
David Scott of Redmayne-Bentley commented that "There were no real surprises in this announcement as the MPC are clearly worried about the slowing UK and global economy.
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Interest rate concern as inflation rises [14 September 2011]
Tim Whitehead, from Redmayne-Bentley, said the rise in CPI was broadly in line with market expectations.
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Yorkshire experts in warning to Bank over money printing [7 September 2011]
David Scott, senior stockbroker at Redmayne Bentley, added: “Quantitative easing is not the ‘get out of jail free’ card that everyone thinks it is.”
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Share prices at region’s firms hammered in market panic [9 August 2011]
Carolyn Black, an investment manager at Leeds-based Redmayne-Bentley Stockbrokers, said the market turbulence was a “well-needed shake-out”.
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Murdoch 'Playing Long Game' To Land BSkyB [12 July 2011]
David Battersby of Redmayne-Bentley said that News Corp's move had effectively bought it time to "remove political heat" from the situation.
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Sid rediscovers shares beat slow motion bank robbery [20 June 2011]
Phil Wong of stockbrokers Redmayne-Bentley pointed out: “Despite the recent retreat in equity markets, stocks and shares are still appealing to private retail clients.
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Commodities plunge: Blip or turning point? [6 May 2011]
Commoditity prices have been very, very firm without necessarily a huge justification, says analyst Nick McGregor of stockbrokers Redmayne-Bentley.
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DIY pensions and dividends save the day at Standard Life [28 April 2011]
But Phillip Wong of stockbrokers Redmayne-Bentley reckons better value can be found elsewhere. He said: “Based on valuation grounds and with the sector...
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Appointments: New head of regulation at Redmayne-Bentley [20 April 2011]
STOCKBROKING and investment management firm Redmayne-Bentley has hired Mark Decker as head of regulation, working alongside the firm’s compliance team at its head office in Leeds.
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Takeover targets named after Buffett's $9bn bid [16 March 2011]
Phillip Wong of stockbrokers Redmayne-Bentley, said: “As the world’s fourth-largest tobacco company, Imperial Tobacco (IMT) has underperformed its closest FTSE 100 rival, British American Tobacco (BATS).
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Libya unrest leads to rise in oil price [22 February 2011]
"I think markets are more twitchy than they normally would be, mainly because there isn't a huge amount of over-capacity in the market and therefore any interruption to supply from a major producer could see prices spike considerably higher," said Nick McGregor, oil analyst at Redmayne-Bentley.
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Vodafone pulls FTSE lower, offsets insurer gains [10 February 2011]
"In general we are struggling for direction, we're hovering between the 5,900-6,100 level, underpinned by a reasonably benign macro environment," said Tim Whitehead investment manager at Redmayne-Bentley.
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Tesco Bank launches generous bond - but it won't be for everyone [10 February 2011]
Investors only have a few days left to decide whether this is suitable for them; for example, stockbroker Redmayne-Bentley's deadline for accepting applications is close of play on 17 February.
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Sin stocks to make your portfolio feel good [4 February 2011]
Phillip Wong of stockbrokers Redmayne-Bentley, said: “Wherever you look around the world there is likely to be at least one war or conflict occurring, with the latest taking place in Egypt."
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Ethical investors paying cruel price for their convictions [4 February 2011]
Phillip Wong at stockbrokers Redmayne-Bentley tipped BAE Systems ... He said: "The group is currently sitting on £500m cash, pays an excellent income yield in excess of 5pc, which is well covered, and trades on a lowly price earnings ratio of 7.5 times."
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BP ends abysmal year with dividend [2 February 2011]
Nick McGregor, an oil analyst from British stockbrokers Redmayne-Bentley, said the recent announcements highlight BP's changing corporate strategy – which is increasingly favouring the upstream sector, getting oil out of the ground.
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'BP is starting to show its cards' [1 February 2011]
Nick McGregor an oil analyst from the stockbrokers Redmayne-Bentley, says BP's deal with Russian oil giant Rosneft is an indication of the company's future.
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Redmayne-Bentley’s top stock picks [31 January 2011]
Redmayne-Bentley investment manager Carolyn Black has outlined the stocks she expects will drive the performance of private client portfolios this year.
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BP shares higher despite US spill report [6 January 2011]
BBC business correspondent Maryam Moshiri spoke to Nick McGregor, an oil analyst with stockbrokers Redmayne-Bentley.
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Share tippers believe BP will enjoy bright New Year [3 January 2011]
Redmayne-Bentley’s David Swift sticks with San Leon Energy. He said: “The company successfully raised £59.6m via a fully subscribed placing in early December."
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2011: A year of substantial economic risks [2 January 2011]
"One of the dangers for 2011 is the risk of political damage as governments use blunt fiscal austerity measures to reduce deficits," reason Redmayne-Bentley's stockbrokers and investment managers.
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Firm takes step back in time to mark birthday [9 December 2010]
Visitors to Redmayne-Bentley's head office in Leeds had the chance to peruse items from the firm's mini-museum.
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Unprecedented time of upheaval facing companies, warns LSE head [5 October 2010]
Listed companies face a time of "unprecedented regulatory upheaval", the head of the London Stock Exchange warned as he appeared in Yorkshire to address business leaders.
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American Bob Dudley succeeds Hayward as BP's CEO [1 October 2010]
Investors don't care about the personnel and restructuring details as long as BP rebounds financially, said David Battersby, investment manager at Redmayne-Bentley Stockbrokers.
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London Stock Exchange's CEO to visit region [16 September 2010]
Keith Loudon, senior partner at Redmayne-Bentley Stockbrokers, said: "The London Stock Exchange today is an international firm dealing with global issues and so it is a tremendous occasion for Xavier to visit the region and speak to business leaders and private investors alike."
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Wise investors know when to follow their themes [11 September 2010]
Phil Wong, of the stockbroker Redmayne-Bentley, likes the iShares S&P Global Water exchange-traded fund (ETF), which "gives low-risk access" and tracks the 50 largest and most liquid (in financial terms) companies involved in water-related businesses across the globe.
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FTSE off 4-month closing high on Barclays, miners [7 September 2010]
"The market will be very range-bound between the 5,000 and 5,500 level. It's difficult to see what will be the catalyst to enable it to break through the ceiling at 5,500," said Tim Whitehead, head of portfolio service at Redmayne-Bentley.
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St Leger's Day - Redmayne Bentley [1 September 2010]
With St Leger's Day fast approaching (11th September) Phil Wong, Stockbroker at Redmayne-Bentley gives advice as the new season for investing commences.
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BP Said to Cast Dudley as CEO as It Looks to Rebuild [26 July 2010]
“This change of face will remove a lot of the vitriol that's been directed at Tony Hayward,” Nick McGregor, an investment manager at Redmayne Bentley.
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BP Said to Cast Dudley as CEO as Board Looks for Recovery [26 July 2010]
Nick McGregor, an investment manager at Redmayne-Bentley Stockbrokers, talks about the outlook for BP Plc's second-quarter results and the prospect of Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward being replaced.
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Redmayne's McGregor Sees 'Clean Sheet' for BP's New CEO [26 July 2010]
Nick McGregor, an investment manager at Redmayne Bentley Stockbrokers, talks about the outlook for BP Plc's second-quarter results.
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When junk food is good for you [23 July 2010]
"Consumers are choosing a reduced monetary spend over a reduced waistline," said Phil Wong from stock broker Redmayne-Bentley.
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BP's problems bubbling to the surface [16 July 2010]
David Loudon, Managing Partner at Redmayne-Bentley offers his views on the reputation of BP since the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Edward Jones advisers find new home at Redmayne-Bentley [16 July 2010]
Redmayne-Bentley hires ex EJ advisers for office launches and is seeking to increase its reach across the UK with the launch of three new branches.
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BBC Working Lunch - Ask the Expert [16 April 2010]
Investment Manager, Morven Whyte featuring on BBC Two's Working Lunch program Ask The Expert: Shares slot
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BBC Radio 4 Moneybox: Deficit Special [1 April 2010]
Paul Lewis reports and will also speak to Morven Whyte, portfolio manager at Redmayne Bentley Stockbrokers and Adrian Lowcock, senior investment adviser at the IFA Best Invest.
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Oil prices rise past $80 a barrel as dollar drops [3 March 2010]
"We're in an upwards trend but it has limited potential," said Nick McGregor from Redmayne-Bentley stockbrokers.
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The drivers behind Redmayne Bentley's performance [26 February 2010]
Profiting from developments in the UK space industry could represent a new theme for Redmayne- Bentley’s private client portfolios, according to investment manager Tim Whitehead.
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Redmayne Bentley hires former Edward Jones duo to launch Newport office [19 February 2010]
Redmayne-Bentley has pounced on the opportunity to pick up new business in Wales by launching an office in Newport, which will be headed up by former Edward Jones broker Daniel O’Connell
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Redmayne Bentley opens door to Hargreaves Lansdown clients [12 February 2010]
Redmayne Bentley has pounced on an opportunity to poach Hargreaves Lansdown clients, welcoming any clients that Hargreaves is finding difficult to accommodate in its offices.
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Man at the helm as Bradford store group looks to build on success [28 January 2010]
Phil Wong of Leeds head office investment support comments on the appointment of Dalton Philips as W.M Morrison's new chief executive.
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Yorkshire Post - Invest in acorns and get oaks in your account [7 January 2010]
Yorkshire Post Personal Finance correspondent Conal Gregory investigates Small-Cap investing. Leeds head office Investment Manager David Battersby provides supporting comments.
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David strikes gold in MEN 2009 share tipping contest [29 December 2009]
DAVID Swift of Redmayne-Bentley is the winner of this year’s M.E.N Stockbrokers’ Challenge after seeing the share price of his tip, FTSE 100 mining giant Kazakhmys, rocket by 458 per cent during 2009.
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netbusiness.co.uk - Next Year Will Be Tough - warning [23 December 2009]
Andrew Priestley, stockbroker with Redmayne Bentley - which has an office in Stokesley - said: “Quantitative easing and low interest rates have created a ...
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The Press & Journal - Diversification is best way to cover all economic scenarios [8 December 2009]
Inflation or deflation — which way are we heading? Sandy Glen, Redmayne-Bentley discusses.
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The Independent - Even troubled Dubai can't stop the surge in shares [6 December 2009]
"When the Bank of England's programme of quantitative easing is suspended, how will credit markets cope?" asks Tim Whitehead, investment manager at Redmayne-Bentley.
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BBC Two's Working Lunch - Ask the Expert [13 November 2009]
Investment Manager, Morven Whyte featuring on BBC Two's Working Lunch program Ask The Expert: Shares slot.
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Is the rights issue right for you? [11 November 2009]
Emma Plumpton... some shareholders may not wish to take up their full entitlement to new shares... last week’s announcement from Lloyds Banking Group...
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BBC News - BP profits hit by lower oil price [27 October 2009]
Nick McGregor, Redmayne-Bentley, said "For every dollar that oil prices go up, BP make about $400m.
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BBC News - Personal finance tips for the recession [14 October 2009]
Morven Whyte, Redmayne-Bentley discusses howto build up a nest egg that will keep pace with inflation, without worry about excessive costs or the stock markets volatility.
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A selection of recent press cuttings can be viewed below

Taking control of your investment [17 October 2011]
Redmayne-Bentley's Georgina Mitchell provides the low down on how to find the right Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP)and discusses some of the misconceptions surrounding them.
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Big names eye up stock exchange [3 February 2010]
Speculation has been rife that a number of household names are set to seek a listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2010.
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Best Advisory Stockbroker: Redmayne-Bentley [4 December 2009]
Shares Awards 2009
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