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Bateman heads Euro equities at Schroders

Schroders has appointed Rory Bateman as head of European equities, replacing Gary Clarke, who left the firm in May to join JP Morgan.


IMF calls for tax evasion crackdown

The International Monetary Fund has called for a crackdown on cross-border tax evasion and suggested the creation of a World Tax Organisation to co-ordinate efforts. A report co-authored by director of fiscal affairs Carlo Cottarelli and deputy division chief Andrea Schaechter says action on tax evasion and erosion is needed to make the drastic spending […]

Leaviss for M&G new bond fund

M&G Investments head of retail fixed income Jim Leaviss is to hand his highyield corporate bond fund to Stefan Isaacs to focus on M&G’s new UK inflationlinked corporate bond fund.


FSA vague on capital adequacy consultation

The FSA has still not set a timeframe for when its consultation paper on capital adequacy requirements will be published, despite promising a consultation this year. In November 2009 the regulator announced that all IFAs will have to hold capital worth at least three months of their annual fixed expenditure, with a minimum of £20,000. […]

Dividend slump? Not if you look globally

By George Boyd-Bowman, Manager of the Neptune Global Income Fund Recent research has indicated that global dividend growth will slump by as much as 50 per cent in 2016. As collapsing commodities hit high-profile dividend payers, George Boyd-Bowman explains why the US and Japan are his top picks for income growth in 2016. Click here […]


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