Barings has appointed James Syme to head global emerging markets. Syme has spent nine years at SG Asset Management running its emerging markets desk.
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has established a range of three absolute return funds, including the absolute return macro fund.
How L&C maintains its personal quality service amid expansion
Legal & General has received the Shaw Trust accessibility accreditation.It says it is the first financial services company to receive the accolade, for its group website. The Shaw Trust is a national charity working in disability, disadvantage and employment.
At New Star’s annual surfing trip, there was (almost) murder on the dance floor as group marketing director Rob “The Hoff” Page eagerly unveiled his latest moves. Unfortunately as Page was ‘getting on down’ to some fetching drum ‘n’ bass, one of Money Marketing’s hapless representatives shuffled when he should have moonwalked and clashed with […]
Jennifer Gilchrist Proposition Lead – Design, Royal London When someone mentions whole of life plans, most people will think of a niche product that serves as an inheritance tax planning tool for high-net-worth clients. And it’s really not surprising they’ve been pigeonholed in that way because before the arrival of RDR in 2013, that’s more […]
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