How much should advisers get involved in a client’s investment planning? It is a divisive issue, and one that has become more complex as the profession becomes ever more adept at devising intricate centralised investment propositions and model portfolios for itself. Play advocates of this approach against proponents of outsourcing to discretionary managers and life planning evangelists and you will rarely hit on a middle ground.
Tesco’s plans to merge with wholesalers Booker has been given the green light by the Competition and Markets Authority in a move due to add to the fears some analysts have for the firm. Despite positive results in October, some investors warned that the supermarket giant was not in strong enough shape to execute the merger at present. “The risk is that just as the good ship Tesco is steadying, it gets blown off course by the Booker deal,” he said.
Old Mutual has sold another tranche of shares in its asset management arm. The group now has just a 5.5 per cent holding in Old Mutual Asset Management as it continues to break up its business. Old Mutual had held a majority stake but halved this in March by selling $446m (£355m) worth of shares to HNA Capital US. The second tranche sale, which completed on Friday, will see a further $251m (£192m) sold to HNA.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".