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Fidelity to launch global income fund for Roberts

Fidelity has confirmed plans to launch a global equity income fund for Dan Roberts, following his shock departure from Eden.

Roberts will join Fidelity as a global equity income portfolio manager on November 14.

A spokeswoman says: “In the current environment equity income has attractive characteristics and it is also a major component of total return for investors seeking capital growth.”

Roberts will join a dedicated equity income group, which will include Michael Clark and Aditya Shivram, who currently manages a global telecomms fund.

The group will report to recent hire Paras Anand, who will have specific responsibility for equity income in his role as head of pan-European equities.

It is unknown whether the fund will be an onshore or offshore product.


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Rathbones reining in high yields for new strategic bond fund

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Johnson Fleming set to hold auto-enrolment support webinar

Two years since the process of auto-enrolment began, the looming re-enrolment deadline provides the perfect opportunity to assess whether the support you have in place, which may well have been hastily selected at the start, is fit for purpose. Johnson Fleming is holding a webinar on 10 September at 11:00 to discover the key issues and concerns you should consider when thinking about your current support options.


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