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French Connection boss 'refusing to sit down to discuss turnaround plan'

Stephen Marks is refusing to sit down with an activist investor that wants him to surrender his dual role as chairman and chief executive of the struggling fashion chain French Connection. The retailer will update the City on first-half trading on Tuesday and Gatemore Capital Management, the US hedge fund that has built an 8% stake, is seeking a meeting with the full board to …

Social investing site Instavest raises $1.7M in seed funding

Part of YC’s Winter 2015 class, Instavest is a startup trying to turn investing — an activity most of us are used to doing privately — into a social activity. The site launched about a year and a half ago with the goal of helping average retail investors learn from others who have more experience in investing and the stock market. Today the startup announced they closed a …