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BlackRock appoints co-manager on UK absolute alpha

BlackRock has appointed Nick Osborne to co-manage its UK absolute alpha fund.

Osborne will work alongside Mark Lyttleton on the £800m fund, which has been one of the few to offer positive returns in the first quarter of 2008.

Osborne joined BlackRock in 1999 and has worked on the fund with Lyttleton since the funds launch in April 2005.


Sarasin takes multi-asset to agriculture

Sarasin & partners has established the Sarasin AgriSar fund, which aims for growth by investing in a global multi-asset portfolio of investments in agriculture and associated sectors.

7IM adds passives to range

Seven Investment Management has introduced a range of risk-graded funds of funds that use passive investments such as exchange-traded funds rather than actively managed funds.


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