Optimistic asset managers buoyed by M&A

Optimistic asset managers buoyed by M&A

The prospect of more consolidation in the asset and wealth management industry this year has bolstered optimism according to a new survey from the CBI and PwC.  

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Coombs: European market recovery a 'false dawn'

Coombs: European market recovery a 'false dawn'...

Europe is “cheap for a reason” according to Rathbones’ David Coombs, who said the recent turnaround in markets on the continent could be a false dawn for investors.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Jupiter’s Pidcock: End is nigh for Chinese growth

Jupiter’s Pidcock: End is nigh for Chinese growth...

Manager of the Jupiter Asian Income fund Jason Pidcock predicts 2017 will be the last year Chinese growth exceeds 6% as the countdown to its property bubble bursting begins.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
C. Hoare sells dealing and custody business to Canaccord

C. Hoare sells dealing and custody business to...

London-based private bank C.Hoare & Co has decided to sell its remaining investment operations to Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Alliance Trust shakes off troubles with new investment strategy

Alliance Trust shakes off troubles with new investment...

Alliance Trust is looking to the future with a fresh investment strategy, following a turbulent few years.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
How to profit from negative yielding markets

How to profit from negative yielding markets

Bondholders have been penalised by traditional benchmarks that have failed to grasp the current reality of low and negative yields, First State Investment’s Jamie Grant has said.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Why T Rowe Price is significantly underweight China

Why T Rowe Price is significantly underweight...

With improved conditions in emerging markets set to continue, economic growth in the sector is poised to accelerate, says Gonzalo Pangaro, lead fund manager of T Rowe Price’s Emerging Markets Equity Fund.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
New advisory office launched to cut through fund manager ‘jungle’

New advisory office launched to cut through fund...

The founders of multi-family office Lord North Street have left behind investment management and set up a new office offering a solely advisory service.

Published : 23, Mar 2017
Asset managers celebrated at insurance awards

Asset managers celebrated at insurance awards

Asset managers working behind the scenes at some of the UK’s top insurance companies have been recognised at the inaugural Insurance Investment Exchange awards.

Published : 23, Mar 2017
Smith & Williamson: move away from sterling bonds

Smith & Williamson: move away from sterling bonds...

Smith & Williamson is urging investors to look beyond sterling corporate bonds as global yield curves continue to diverge.

Published : 23, Mar 2017
Valuation nadir doubt hangs over Next

Valuation nadir doubt hangs over Next

UK retail bellwether Next beat low analyst expectations in its 2016 results but doubt remains its low valuation will recover.

Published : 23, Mar 2017
Rathbones to launch actively managed portfolio service

Rathbones to launch actively managed portfolio...

Rathbones is set to launch a managed portfolio service offering six actively managed strategies, led by David Coombs.

Published : 23, Mar 2017
Arbuthnot Latham boasts 'momentous' year

Arbuthnot Latham boasts 'momentous' year

Profits at Arbuthnot Latham rose 51% last year in what was labelled a ‘momentous’ year for the banking group.

Published : 23, Mar 2017
Kames launches high yield global bond fund

Kames launches high yield global bond fund

Kames Capital is to launch a short-dated high yield bond fund aimed at providing attractive risk adjusted returns, while maintaining low interest rate and credit sensitivity.

Published : 22, Mar 2017
Webb rejoins Quilter Cheviot for MPS role

Webb rejoins Quilter Cheviot for MPS role

Quilter Cheviot has appointed Antony Webb to its London managed portfolio service group.

Published : 22, Mar 2017
European Wealth bolsters London team with two hires

European Wealth bolsters London team with two...

European Wealth has appointed two new investment managers, Andrew Harris and Martin Carey, to its London headquarters.

Published : 22, Mar 2017
Financials hit in US equities slump

Financials hit in US equities slump

US stocks suffered their biggest fall in five months with the S&P 500 index dropping 1.2% to 2,344 as the Dow Jones Industrial Average also fell 240 points.

Published : 22, Mar 2017
Mirabaud eyes expansion as income rises

Mirabaud eyes expansion as income rises

Geneva-based Mirabaud Group – parent of Mirabaud Asset Management - remains focused on expansion as it announced a 16.7% rise in consolidated net income for the year ended 31 December 2016.

Published : 22, Mar 2017
‘Brexometer’ stormy as global executives forecast fall in profits

‘Brexometer’ stormy as global executives forecast...

Law firm Hogan Lovells found that 64% of respondents in its ‘Brexometer’ survey believe Brexit will reduce their profitability over the next five years.

Published : 22, Mar 2017
OMGI scraps head of fixed income role in reshuffle

OMGI scraps head of fixed income role in reshuffle...

Old Mutual Global Investors has decided to nix its head of fixed income role, following a strategic review, which will see Christine Johnson depart the firm.

Published : 21, Mar 2017

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