2019's Biggest Stories in Charts

The collapse of mini-bond firm LC&F, the demise of fund manager Neil Woodford, a General Election and two delays to Brexit - it's been an eventful year for investors. We look at some of the biggest events in 2019

James Gard 16 December, 2019 | 2:03PM
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Mini-bond firm London Capital & Finance collapsed into administration and a number of other companies offering high interest rates without the finances to back it up followed suit. The Serious Fraud Office got involved in the LC&F case, arresting five individuals involved with the business. The FCA used emergency powers in November to suspend the sale of mini-bonds to retail investors in November, but for thousands of savers who lost money after being lured by the prospect of 8% interest, the move came too late. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is looking at ways LC&F investors can reclaim at least some of the money from the doomed firm.



Britain’s second-largest supermarket Sainsbury’s surprised the City lin 2018 when it announced plans to merge with Asda, which is owned by US retail giant Walmart.

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James Gard  is content editor for Morningstar.co.uk