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Kristen McGachey

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Kristen joined Last Word Media and the world of financial journalism in April 2016, leaving behind a career in a legal publishing firm as a senior researcher turned assistant editor.

This native Angelino initially moved to the UK in 2008 to complete her undergraduate studies at the University of Nottingham. She subsequently obtained a Masters degree in Philosophy with Literature from the University of Warwick.

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Alliance Bernstein signs distribution deal with Raymond James

Alliance Bernstein signs distribution deal with...

Alliance Bernstein (AB) has forged a distribution partnership with Raymond James’ UK wealth management arm, allowing clients to access nine strategies on its platform.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
Government must tackle £200bn consumer debt crisis

Government must tackle £200bn consumer debt crisis...

The Financial Conduct Authority has called on the government to come up with a solution to Britain's dangerous ballooning consumer debt problem.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
Candriam bolsters €35.2bn fixed income line

Candriam bolsters €35.2bn fixed income line

Candriam has expanded its fixed income range with the launch of a total return defensive bond fund.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
Asset management's problem with race

Asset management's problem with race

A benchmark study from the Diversity Project has found that racial diversity remains one of the biggest issues facing the asset management industry.

Published : 18, Sep 2017
Why the ECB will not hike rates until 2019

Why the ECB will not hike rates until 2019

The European Central Bank (ECB) will begin unwinding its monetary stimulus programme this year but investors shouldn’t expect a rate hike until at least 2019, according to analysts at Lyxor Asset Management.

Published : 18, Sep 2017
Hendry’s Eclectica Fund shuts up shop after 15 years

Hendry’s Eclectica Fund shuts up shop after 15...

Hedge fund Eclectica Asset Management is to close, ending a 15-year run with losses, its manager Hugh Hendry confirmed on Friday.

Published : 15, Sep 2017
Ardevora’s Lang: Natural resource industries ‘trapped’

Ardevora’s Lang: Natural resource industries ‘trapped’...

All is not as stable as it appears in the energy industry, warns Ardevora manager Jeremy Lang, who believes the sector is "a slowly unfolding trap".

Published : 15, Sep 2017
PA ANALYSIS: John Lewis suffers but hope remains for retail

PA ANALYSIS: John Lewis suffers but hope remains...

John Lewis' profits halved over the first six months of the year, but results from Next and Morrisons pointed to glimmers of hope for UK retail.

Published : 14, Sep 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Will EU high yield boom survive ECB tapering?

PA ANALYSIS: Will EU high yield boom survive ECB...

European high yield has had a good run so far this year but can that continue as the European Central Bank turns off the quantitative easing (QE) tap?

Published : 13, Sep 2017
Morningstar knocks Kames fund down a peg

Morningstar knocks Kames fund down a peg

Ratings agency Morningstar has demoted the Kames Ethical Equity Fund over changes to the core UK equity team and a “lessened” conviction in manager Audrey Ryan.

Published : 13, Sep 2017
Train: Man Utd winning ticket in tech match-up

Train: Man Utd winning ticket in tech match-up...

Nick Train has added Manchester United to his Finsbury Growth & Income Trust, his first new holding in two years.

Published : 12, Sep 2017
Psigma kicks into growth phase with director hire

Psigma kicks into growth phase with director hire...

Psigma Investment Management has added former Arbuthnot Latham director Peter Seamer to its line-up of investment directors.

Published : 12, Sep 2017
FCA calls out ICOs as potential hotbed for fraud

FCA calls out ICOs as potential hotbed for fraud...

The Financial Conduct Authority laid out the dangers of initial coin offerings (ICOs), warning investors that they should be "prepared to lose your entire stake".

Published : 12, Sep 2017
Inflation surges but deflationary fears are real

Inflation surges but deflationary fears are real...

UK Inflation hit 2.9% in August, far surpassing the Bank of England’s 2% target, but minus inflationary pressures, investors fear an oncoming deflationary nightmare.

Published : 12, Sep 2017

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