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Old Mutual raises $290m in US asset management listing

Old Mutual has raised $291m gross proceeds less underwriting costs from its listing of its US asset management arm. The group raised the $270.8m expected from the 13 million shares sold at $14.25, plus a further six million repurchased by Old Mutual Asset Management. A further 1.95 million shares were sold via the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. […]

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Trump set to scrap planned US advice rules

Proposals that would change the way retirement products are sold in the US could be scrapped under the Trump administration. According to a Financial Times report, advisers to president-elect Donald Trump are considering stopping reforms that would see advisers who give retirement advice putting the client’s interest above their own according to a “fiduciary standard”. […]

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L&G forms trans-Atlantic insurance division

Legal & General has formed a new trans-Atlantic insurance division to bridge its UK and US offerings. Legal & General Insurance will be led by Bernie Hickman, who became L&G Home Finance chief executive and Individual Retirement managing director in 2014 and has held roles at the company including UK Protection managing director, group financial controller, and investor […]

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Clinton vs Trump: How should investors play the US election?

When billionaire businessman Donald Trump announced a run for the White House just over a year ago, the idea sounded fanciful. Last week, the New York Times poll of polls shows support for Trump at 42.5 per cent against Hillary Clinton’s 42.9 per cent. The UK markets have already faced a binary event with close […]

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HSBC execs charged in forex probe

Two HSBC foreign exchange traders have been charged with fraud after making $8m (£6m) in profits and fees by “front running” a $3.5bn foreign exchange trade for a UK listed oil and gas company. A statement from the US Department for Justice says UK citizens Mark Johnson, HSBC global head of forex cash trading, and […]