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Aviva Investors multi-asset research head quits to join Foreign Office

20 August 2014 12:22 pm | By Jon Yarker

Shamik Dhar is to become chief economist at the Foreign Office. 

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Big bank and asset management names donate to Scottish referendum campaigns

20 August 2014 10:12 am | By Pamela Morris

Bruno Schroder and Angus Tulloch are amongst senior industry figures to make personal donations to either side of the campaign around Scottish independence.

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MPC split over rate rise

20 August 2014 10:10 am | By Michael Berry

Two members of the Bank of England monetary policy committee broke ranks and voted for an interest rate hike, minutes from this month’s meeting show.

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StanChart given high-risk client ban in $300m settlement

20 August 2014 9:00 am | By Michael Berry

Standard Chartered has been banned from dealing in US dollars with some clients following its $300m settlement with US regulators for poor action on money laundering.

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Govt decided against further Royal Mail sell-off

20 August 2014 8:58 am | By Sam Macdonald

Business Secretary Vince Cable and his advisors considered the sale of the remaining 30 per cent stake following its listing five months prior.

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M&G's Woolnough takes equity exposure below 3%

19 August 2014 1:54 pm | By Jon Yarker

Elsewhere duration trimmed by 0.1 years.

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Salmond says sterling could be used as 'transitional' Scottish currency

19 August 2014 11:50 am | By Pamela Morris

Scotland’s first minister remained adamant that sharing the pound in a formal currency union with the UK is still the “best” long-term option for the independent country.

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Jupiter's Derek Pound to depart as Global Energy closes

19 August 2014 10:39 am | By Sam Macdonald

Pound has been with Jupiter since 1995 and is currently co-manager of the Jupiter Primadona Growth trust as well as a manager of the UK equity segment of the Jupiter Global Managed fund.

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Inflation falls to 1.6% in July

19 August 2014 9:50 am | By Jon Yarker

Consumer Prices Index fell from 1.9% in June.

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StanChart set to pay further $300m over anti-money laundering failings

19 August 2014 8:54 am | By Sam Macdonald

The latest allegations relate to failures to spot potentially illegal payments as a result of failings in its anti-money laundering checks.

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Land banking fraud case costs FCA £2.5m

18 August 2014 2:25 pm | By Tessa Norman

Case which is yet to proceed to trial after cuts to legal aid has cost the regulator £2.5m. 

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LGIM US equities head Holland exits

18 August 2014 11:43 am | By Jon Yarker

Nigel Holland’s fund was merged into a trust earlier this year. 

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Global dividends hit record highs

18 August 2014 9:50 am | By Michael Berry

European dividends shot up in the second quarter, pushing global dividends to record highs, Henderson Global Investors research shows.

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ARC confirms £48m legal action against ex-trust manager

18 August 2014 9:10 am | By Sam Macdonald

ARC Capital Holdings has confirmed it is seeking damages of RMB480m (£48m) from the former manager of the $135m (£82m) ARC Capital trust.

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Kames High Yield bond fund kicked off Wealth 150

15 August 2014 2:13 pm | By Jon Yarker

Hargreaves Lansdown feels it will be increasingly difficult for managers to add value.

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UK GDP growth revised up to 3.2% for Q2

15 August 2014 12:09 pm | By Sam Macdonald

GDP increased 0.8 per cent over the second quarter.

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LSE appoints Sharon Bowles as non-exec director

15 August 2014 10:57 am | By Pamela Morris

Bowles stepped down from her role as MEP and chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee back in May 2014.

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Another divisional director exits Brewin Dolphin

15 August 2014 10:15 am | By Sam Macdonald

Tracy Smith is currently on gardening leave.

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Banks seek PRA concessions on ringfencing rules

15 August 2014 8:32 am | By Sam Macdonald

Lenders are in talks around the details of the John Vickers-proposed regime which requires banks to separate retail business and investment banking arm.

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Axa IM global client group head exits

14 August 2014 2:44 pm | By Jon Yarker

Christophe Coquema has been appointed at Laurent Seyer’s replacement. 

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ING IM downgrades Europe equity allocation

14 August 2014 2:29 pm | By Jon Yarker

View on Europe has gone from small overweight to small underweight.

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Partnership agrees £150m property investment deal with Rothschild

14 August 2014 10:33 am | By Tom Selby

The insurer says the deal will further diversify its investment portfolio.

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Confidence in UK asset classes surges year-on-year

14 August 2014 10:32 am | By Jon Yarker

However confidence in UK property continues to slide.

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Zurich Collection list to include trusts this year

14 August 2014 9:26 am | By Jon Yarker

Zurich has announced plans to include investment trusts within its fund watch list.

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BoE develops contingency plans for independent Scotland

14 August 2014 9:22 am | By Jon Yarker

Carney admits uncertainty around currency could raise stability issues.

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Walker Crips poaches Barclays duo

14 August 2014 9:07 am | By Jon Yarker

Bill Newton and Andrew Powell join as stockbrokers

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Credit Suisse AM confirms new CEO Foster

13 August 2014 3:53 pm | By Pamela Morris

Stephen Foster replaces Nigel Hill who stepped down as CEO back at the end of October last year.

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Charteris Property fund assets plummet 73% after Yousefian exit

13 August 2014 3:51 pm | By Jon Yarker

Drop in AUM began day after Yousefian left the firm. 

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FNZ COO exits in management restructure

13 August 2014 2:10 pm | By Sam Macdonald

Platform provider FNZ chief operating officer David Page has left the firm following a management restructure.

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Schroders merges away Global Climate Change fund

13 August 2014 2:01 pm | By Pamela Morris

The fund will be merged with the Schroder QEP Global Core fund.

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Ex-Schroders global equities head to replace outgoing Barings multi-asset trio

13 August 2014 12:00 pm | By Jon Yarker

Included in the Baring departures is head of multi-asset Percival Stanion.

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BlackRock reopens European Dynamic fund

13 August 2014 11:09 am | By Jon Yarker

Preliminary charge for intermediaries waived.

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SLI profits and AUM hit record highs

13 August 2014 11:04 am | By Pamela Morris

Chief executive officer Keith Skeoch says the firm’s progress marks SLI as “one of the leading asset managers.”

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Ashcourt Rowan poaches Brewin financial planning research director

13 August 2014 10:02 am | By Jon Yarker

James Brooks will assume role of business distribution director.

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UK unemployment falls to lowest since 2008

13 August 2014 10:00 am | By Jon Yarker

UK unemployment rate now 6.4 per cent.

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Japan GDP sees biggest fall since 2011

13 August 2014 8:58 am | By Jon Yarker

Economy suffers worst contraction since 2011 tsunami disaster.

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Schroders unveils onshore version of Abercrombie's global EM fund

13 August 2014 8:55 am | By Jon Yarker

Fund will be managed the same way as $495m Schroder QEP Global Emerging Markets fund. 

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L&G quits the ABI

13 August 2014 8:43 am | By Paul Thomas

Insurer believes it can lobby more effectively on its own.

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JPM Securities hires Sir Win Bischoff as chairman

12 August 2014 4:17 pm | By Jon Yarker

Bischoff replaces Tom Hoppe, whose tenure as chairman expires at the end of the year.

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Canada deputy finance minister to join BlackRock

12 August 2014 4:00 pm | By Jon Yarker

Jean Boivin was deputy to Mark Carney when they both worked at the Bank of Canada in 2009. 

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