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Asset managers to host UK-wide seminar

Threadneedle, Thames River Capital, UBS Global Asset Management, Old Mutual Asset Managers and BlackRock Merrill Lynch Investment Managers are hosting Fund Solutions Seminars around the UK in September.

The seminars will be held from 24-28 September at various locations and will cover the major asset classes of equities, bonds and property.

Threadneedle UK Property Trust manager Don Jordison will share his “common sense” approach to property investment.

Thames River Capital Multi-Manager Team co-heads Robert Burdett and Gary Potter will be announcing details of their forthcoming range of multi-manager funds.

UBS UK Select Fund manager Matthew Cox will review the prospects of potentially benign UK markets going forward, following the current five year bull market.

Old Mutual Dynamic Bond Fund joint managers Andrew Tunks and Chris Higham will talk about some of the issues currently affecting fixed interest markets.

BlackRock’s Merrill Lynch UK Special Situations Fund fund manager Richard Plackett will provide insight into the characteristics he believes essential to the creation of successful companies.


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