Jonathan Yarker

Investment Reporter

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What is the best way to buy in to property?

Property has become increasingly popular with investors in recent months. According to Cofunds, it was the most popular IMA sector in July, with 62 per cent of net retail sales going into property funds.  The sector was also most popular in May and came second to UK equity income in June when Neil Woodford launched […]

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Profile: Miton’s David Jane reveals plans for his new funds

The first time David Jane ran his own fund was during his days at Keele University while studying economics and statistics. As part of his thesis, Jane had to manage a synthetic unit trust. “It was the 80s so our growth and earnings fund did well,” says Jane. “In hindsight, the strategy was a little […]

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Legg Mason unveils Brandywine global credit fund

Legg Mason Global Asset Management is set to launch a global credit fund for one of its affiliates, subject to the fund’s registration in the UK. The Legg Mason Brandywine Global Credit Opportunities fund will be managed by Brandywine’s global credit team.  It is a Dublin-domiciled version of Brandywine’s US Global Alternative Credit fund. The new […]

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Jupiter’s Lawery to retire from fund management

Jupiter Asset Management fund manager Peter Lawery is to retire from fund management at the end of the year. Once retired Lawery will assume a consultancy role with Jupiter. Lawery has been a member of the Jupiter Merlin Independent Funds team since 2001 and co-managed the firm’s multi-manager range alongside chief investment officer John Chatfeild-Roberts and […]

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Henderson to acquire US asset manager for $200m

Henderson Global Investors is set to acquire US equities asset manager Geneva Capital Management for up to $200m (£117m). Henderson is acquiring the firm, which has $6.3bn assets under management, to strengthen its North American presence and launch US equity retail products. Wisconsin-based GCM specialises in mid- and small-cap equity growth strategies and is employee-owned by a […]

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Woodford attracts record £1.6bn of initial inflows

Neil Woodford’s new fund, the CF Woodford Equity Income fund, has attracted £1.6bn of inflows during its initial offer period. Despite receiving the record amount, experts are confident the size of the fund will not hamper the manager’s performance. Discretionary fund manager Well-ian Investment Solutions senior investment director Chris Mayo says: “He is obviously an […]

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Former Miton distribution head joins Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley has appointed former Miton distribution director Graham Hooper as head of distribution. He will join the firm on 1 July and report to group director Mike Lilwall. Hooper left Miton in March following the sale of Miton’s Liverpool-based fund business to Seneca Partners Group. Prior to Miton he was head of marketing for Bestinvest and […]

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Schroders appoints ex-FSA director Sheila Nicoll

Schroders has appointed ex-FSA director of conduct policy Sheila Nicoll as head of public policy. Nicoll left the regulator in April 2013 having joined in 2007, initially as retail firms division director. She left when the FSA was replaced by the FCA. She joins from EY, where she was senior adviser. She will report to […]