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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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Investec’s Hutchins backs Woodford's recent reject BAT

Investec’s Hutchins backs Woodford's recent reject...

Investec Asset Management’s UK Equity Income manager Blake Hutchins has hailed British American Tobacco, recently ditched by Neil Woodford, as “the best global tobacco business”.

Published : 21, Jul 2017

Neuberger Berman’s currency plays

Currency was a major focal point of Neuberger Berman’s latest asset allocation committee meeting. Portfolio Adviser outlines the currency plays the investment manager is banking on.

Published : 21, Jul 2017
Ex-Close man abruptly departs Saunderson House

Ex-Close man abruptly departs Saunderson House...

Saunderson House has lost its recently-appointed head of discretionary management service, Leigh Stephens, to Tacit Investment Management.

Published : 20, Jul 2017
Woodford gobbles up shares in consumer credit firm

Woodford gobbles up shares in consumer credit...

Neil Woodford is now the third largest shareholder in home collected credit company Morses Club, at a time when the Financial Conduct Authority has sub-prime loan firms under a microscope.

Published : 20, Jul 2017
Smith & Williamson sees FUM swell to £19bn

Smith & Williamson sees FUM swell to £19bn

Rising equity markets helped sustain Smith & Williamson’s "positive momentum" for the year to 30 April 2017, culminating in £18.8bn of funds under management and advice (FUMA).

Published : 20, Jul 2017
Investors lap up RPC’s £100m share buyback

Investors lap up RPC’s £100m share buyback

Plastics packager RPC has delighted markets and shareholders by announcing it will be offering a share buyback programme of up to £100m.

Published : 19, Jul 2017
Coutts finds opportunities in ‘undervalued’ sterling

Coutts finds opportunities in ‘undervalued’ sterling...

Coutts & Co is banking on the continued reflation trade in Europe and ignoring the sterling naysayers by highlighting the currency as an attractive value proposition.

Published : 19, Jul 2017
Impatient ISA investors target Woodford, Train and Smith funds

Impatient ISA investors target Woodford, Train...

Cash ISA investors are ‘taking matters into their own hands’ and putting their money into vehicles from Neil Woodford, Nick Train and Terry Smith, data from Hargreaves Lansdown reveals.

Published : 18, Jul 2017
Tilney: European consumer will prevent recession as fiscal policy flounders

Tilney: European consumer will prevent recession...

Investors have been told to prepare for slower economic growth in the second half of the year, although a global recession should be avoided.

Published : 18, Jul 2017
Thousands of IFAs at risk from inadequate DFM agreements

Thousands of IFAs at risk from inadequate DFM...

Potentially thousands of financial advisers could fall foul of the new Mifid II regulations for having the wrong type of intermediary agreement with their discretionary fund managers, the Personal Finance Society has warned.

Published : 17, Jul 2017
UK investor confidence ‘scraping the bottom of the barrel’

UK investor confidence ‘scraping the bottom of...

Sentiment among UK investors has plummeted to its lowest level this year, the latest monthly data from Lloyds Private Bank and Hargreaves Lansdown has confirmed.

Published : 17, Jul 2017
China GDP growth surprises on the upside

China GDP growth surprises on the upside

China pulled out better than anticipated growth over the second quarter, leading analysts to speculate it could have greater momentum moving forward.

Published : 17, Jul 2017
Neptune’s Turnbull joins Invesco Perpetual’s EM team

Neptune’s Turnbull joins Invesco Perpetual’s EM...

Ex-Neptune China fund manager Douglas Turnbull has landed at Invesco Perpetual’s emerging markets team, following his recent departure from the firm.

Published : 17, Jul 2017
UK investors back SMEs post-Brexit but have ‘no faith’ in PM

UK investors back SMEs post-Brexit but have ‘no...

Most UK investors fear Theresa May’s divided government could squander the growth opportunities for small businesses, a survey has found.

Published : 14, Jul 2017

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