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ABN Amro passes the£1bn mark in five years

ABN Amro Asset Management passed the £1bn under management mark last

week, just five years after it launched into the UK market.

The Dutch bank began its UK campaign in 1996 when it acquired Carrington

Pembroke, and has seen assets double in the past year alone.

Its success comes on the back of a strong year for star UK growth fund

manager Nigel Thomas. The £530m fund was one of this year&#39s biggest

Isa season sellers. The growth fund is currently third out of 245 funds in

the UK All Companies sector over three years.

Thomas recently quit the management of Solus UK special situations fund to

launch ABN Amro&#39s own equivalent – the ABN Amro UK select opportunities



DSS facing the axe in Whitehall department shake-up

The DSS is set to be abolished if Labour secures a second term inGovernment, with pension policy likely to shift to a new department or eventhe Treasury. Speculation is mounting that there will be a reshuffle and rejigging ofGovernment departments, with reports that the DSS is will be replaced. Somebelieve it will be rolled into […]

Brain strain

The purchase by Halifax, Nationwide and Alliance & Leicester of acontrolling interest in the mortgage sourcing and packaging companyMortgage Brain is yet another fascinating twist in the progress of themortgage market towards electronic trading. I fear, however, that while there may be sound commercial logic in thisacquisition, for all the lenders involved and particularly the […]

Software developed to assess endowment misselling

Oxford Actuaries and Consultants, a provider of consultancy and information services to the insurance and pensions industry, is launching a new software system to help companies calculate compensation if endowment mortgages are found to be missold. Its Endowment Mortgage Expert System, based on technology developed during the pensions review, is designed to lead the user […]

New range from Skipton

Skipton Building Society is introducing a range of mortgages aimed atboosting business from new borrowers and remortgages. Following its move to introduce a mortgage discount scheme – which aims toretain existing borrowers by lowering interest rates over the course of theloan – Skipton is now targeting new borrowers and those currently onvariable rates over 7 […]

Directors, limited liability partners and auto-enrolment

By Jim Grant, Senior Product Insight & Technical Support Analyst 6 April 2016 brought in changes to employer duties for directors and partners in limited liability partnerships. Here we explain exactly what’s changed. Before 6 April 2016… Directors of limited liability companies where there were no other directors or employees were exempt from the employer […]


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