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Artemis to take over ABN funds

Artemis Investment&#39s management team will assume investment responsibility for the combined product range following its merger with ABN Amro.

Artemis group chief executive and UK growth manager will take over ABN&#39s UK growth fund, which was previously run by Nigel Thomas.

UK special situations manager Derek Stuart will take over ABN&#39s select opportunities fund, also previously run by Thomas while income manager Adrian Frost will take over George Luckraft&#39s old equity income and high income funds.


Pickering to reinstate compulsory employer pensions

Alan Pickering is set to propose restoring the right for employers to force staff to join company pension schemes, according to an interview he gave to the Financial Times.Pensions experts have welcomed the move, saying the move has been on the cards for some time and will improve pension provision.In his report on how to […]

Investors confident of market rise but expect returns to show decline

Investment confidence is rising, with almost half of UK investors expecting the stockmarket to climb in the next 12 months, says Threadneedle. Its annual survey of 2,000 investors found 49 per cent believe the stockmarket will rise in the next year compared with 32 per cent in 2001 and 40 per cent in 2000. Over […]

Verity&#39s view

In the recent Cabinet reshuffle, the old Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Alistair Darling was welcomed in his new job at transport as “a safe pair of hands”. Unfortunately, this hackneyed phrase is one of those which emerges from the political world on those rare occasions when the records of Cabinet ministers become […]

Standard would accept business fall as it bides its time on distribution

Standard Life says it would rather take a dip in new business than rush into hasty decisions on distribution following depolarisation. Director of corporate affairs Gordon Arthur says there is no risk in its “wait and see” approach and claims other companies are being premature in taking stakes in IFAs before they know the details […]


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