Twitter has submitted an amendment to the Securities Exchange Commission increasing the estimated initial public offering (IPO) value of its shares to between $23 (£14.3) and $25.
Jupiter has hired small-cap specialist Robert Siddles from F&C Investments in a bid to strengthen its US equity desk.
A common question I am being asked at the moment is 'how can investors protect themselves from the threat of a US default?' The short answer is, with difficulty.
Once again the US faces a difficult fiscal hurdle in the form of the need to raise the debt ceiling. The script for this drama should be familiar by now.
It's more than a week since the US shut down, and one thing you can say is Americans are not shy of airing their dirty laundry.
Investor caution is understandable, but the long-term return outlook for US equities still looks positive.
North America is back in favour among investors, with sales of North America equity funds hitting a record high in February.