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

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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
Mobius to stand down as PM on 12 funds

Mobius to stand down as PM on 12 funds

Mark Mobius is to stand down from fund management duties on a range of 12 Luxembourg Sicavs but will remain as executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group.

Published : 21, Mar 2017
BMO: Remuneration tops shareholder agenda

BMO: Remuneration tops shareholder agenda

Remuneration packages will remain a contentious topic in boardrooms around the UK, according to a report from BMO Global Asset Management.

Published : 21, Mar 2017
Progeny snaps up London-based IFA

Progeny snaps up London-based IFA

Leeds-based wealth manager Progeny has begun its rapid expansion by supporting the management buyout of Quadrant, a firm of independent financial advisers located in London.

Published : 21, Mar 2017
Inflation reaches 2.3% - highest level since 2013

Inflation reaches 2.3% - highest level since 2013...

February saw UK headline CPI rise to 2.3% - its highest level since November 2013 - introducing a “two-sided risk” to the economy.

Published : 21, Mar 2017
Thompson and Wagstaff to resign seats in Janus Henderson board reshuffle

Thompson and Wagstaff to resign seats in Janus...

Henderson and Janus Capital Group have confirmed a number of new executive positions in a board reshuffle set to take effect upon completion of the merger.

Published : 21, Mar 2017
Kleinwort Hambros: Time to give government bonds another chance

Kleinwort Hambros: Time to give government bonds...

Kleinwort Hambros chief investment officer Mouhammed Choukeir is rethinking his position on government bonds, arguing that the diversification benefits are more obvious now than they were years ago.

Published : 20, Mar 2017
Morningstar downgrades Jupiter fund, due to “extreme underperformance”

Morningstar downgrades Jupiter fund, due to “extreme...

Morningstar analysts demoted Jupiter’s UK Growth fund, headed by Steve Davies, citing issues with underperformance and portfolio construction over 2016.

Published : 20, Mar 2017

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