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Barclays Capital to close Radar fund

Barclays Capital plans to close the Barclays Capital Radar fund it launched four years ago owing to the portfolio’s small size.

The fund, which launched in February 2009 and sits in the IMA Targeted Return sector, has assets under management of just $9.8m (£6.4m).

Managed by head of portfolio management Ian Mizrahi and senior portfolio manager Jason Smith, the fund made fourth quartile returns in 2012 and was in the third quartile during 2011 and 2010, according to FE Analytics.

All investors in the fund have been informed and given the option of redeeming shares or receiving net proceeds upon fund termination.

The fund invests in a wide range of global assets such as shares, fixed income, foreign exchange and money market instruments either directly or through as derivatives. Asset allocation is derived from quantitative macroeconomic and fundamental analysis.


Govt puts out tender for Lloyds and RBS share sale

The Government has opened a tender for investment banks looking to advise on the eventual sale of Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland, ahead of returning the lenders to public hands. UK Financial Investments, the Treasury wing that oversees the Government’s holdings in the banks, has asked interested parties to submit their applications […]

Editor’s comment of the week: Continuing to battle the claims chasers

Nic Cicutti (MM10.1.13) picked up on my letter regarding claims chasers and the way I have decided to deal with them. His comment that I had not charged enough rang a chord. Rather prophetically the latest “claim” fell on my door mat on the Ides of March. This company, however, were much more thorough than […]

The Platforum launches new workplace guide

The Platforum has launched a new guide on workplace savings platforms for employers. An Update for Employers on Workplace Savings Platforms is made up of the consultancy firm’s latest research which includes employer and user feedback. It gives details of the eight workplace platform providers and their 237 corporate platform customers. The Platforum says there are […]

Multi-manager’s View: Learning from past experience

“Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.” Marcus Cicero Recently, I was asked by a journalist about the key mistakes that an investor might make and lessons that should be learned from such misdemeanours. Obviously being pretty much perfect (note massive sarcasm) I struggled to come up with any […]


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