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Charles Stanley appoints head of new fund sales and distribution

Charles Stanley has appointed Andrew Atkins as head of new fund sales and distribution.

Atkins joins from Lloyd George Asset Management and will be in charge of distributing the entire range including Matterley, the recently acquired boutique.

Charles Stanley director Mike Lilwall says: “We welcome Andrew on board at an exciting time for our funds business and look forward to him working with our fund managers to expand this growing part of the Group.”

Atkins says: “This is an exciting opportunity and I look forward with enthusiasm to assisting the team in bringing the funds to a wider audience and helping all the funds to grow their asset bases.”


Citi structures Ucits III Oeic

iti says IFAs have been though a lot this year, with the demise of various structured product plan managers, concerns about counterparty risk in structured products, changes in regulation and having to prepare for the implementation of the Retail Distribution Review. The company says there are elements of funds and structured products that address the issues. It decided to combine the two within the UK autocall fund, so that it offers the potential for pre-defined returns within an open-ended, Ucits III regulation framework.

UK housebuilders remain a value trap – despite post-Brexit falls

Despite the sharp drop in housebuilders following the Brexit result, valuations in the highly illiquid market are still at elevated levels. And whilst some investors may take comfort from superficially low price/earnings multiples, are earnings sustainable over the long term, asks Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund. Click here to […]


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