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.
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The Financial Services Compensation Scheme will automatically compensate hundreds of clients of a collapsed discretionary fund manager, but other investors will have to wait another five months to get their money back. London-based Beaufort Securities has been investigated by both the FCA and US authorities. An indictment from the US Department of Justice alleges that […]
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