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Bartley joins L&G for fixed income

Roger Bartley is moving to Legal & General Investment Management as global head of fixed income from Gartmore where he was chief investment officer of fixed income.

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Halifax reports slight house price rise

House prices increased by 0.2 per cent in July following successive declines in May and June. The Halifax house price index adds that the strengthening UK economy and improving buyer confidence gave the housing market more momentum than expected in the first half of 2006.The lender has slightly increased its forecast for house price growth […]

Mackay quits Skandia to join Barclays

Skandia is losing another high-profile figure as pension marketing manager Billy Mackay heads for Barclays Wealth Management. Group investment director Jim Roberts has also announced he is leaving the group. Mackay leaves after nine years at Skandia to join Barclays as head of pensions. Barclays also appointed National Association of Pension Funds chief executive Christine […]

Border lines

Sitting in a television studio the other week, I was asked to comment on the latest cross-border acquisition by a continental company of a British concern. In this case, the acquirer was Spanish – again.

This week in Pensions

This week’s pensions web-log sees controversy rage around loopholes and the like with Standard Life questioning whether Axas latest Sass offering will get past
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Global equities: time to de-risk?

While equity valuations have doubled since the financial crisis, Simon Edelsten explains that there are still pockets of value. But not where you might think Macro-economic uncertainty is causing turbulence in equity markets. Artemis Global Select Fund manager Simon Edelsten says his investment themes are taking him in a different direction to some of his peers – away […]

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