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Chinese investors eye Pru’s Asian arm

A group of Chinese investors who backed Prudential’s AIA bid is reportedly considering a takeover deal of Prudential’s Asian division.

A report in The Sunday Times says the consortium of investors who were behind Pru’s failed bid to buy the Asian arm of AIG are now looking at taking control of Pru’s Asian arm instead.

It follows talks held by the investors to take up to a 30 per cent stake in AIA which collapsed two weeks ago.

It is thought that if the group was to pursue the takeover deal the investors would want to break up the Pru as they have little interest in Pru’s British or American businesses.


Advisers sign up for Aifa’s alternative

Applications for the Association of Independent Financial Advisers’ diploma in investment planning are now open and Aifa says some advisers have signed up already. The diploma, approved by the FSA in June, is a case study-based alternative qualification. It has been launched in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and BPP Learning […]

Aberdeen says emerging market bonds are safe for cautious fund

Aberdeen’s multi-manager team has defended the introduction of an emerging market bond fund within its £244m cautious portfolio.The team has added a 2 per cent holding in the BlueBay emerging market select bond fund managed by David Dowsett. Aberdeen portfolio manager Rob Bowie says BlueBay Asset Management is a safe pair of hands, given its […]


Tenet offers run-off PI cover to ex-ARs

Tenet has set up a scheme that allows former appointed representatives to obtain run-off professional indemnity insurance with the same level of cover offered to practising advisers. Using its Guernsey-based subsidiary company Paragon Insurance, Tenet has created a product that covers retiring advisers for any complaints made in the future. The rates are based on […]

We must have credit control

I am sorry, Ray Boulger, but I have to disagree with you regarding your column in last week’s Money Marketing. Not only is the FSA right, in my opinion, but our coalition Government has even said that it proposes some form of credit control on mortgages. I have been saying for some considerable time that […]

Leading Edge – April 2017

There is little doubt 2017 will be a year of political uncertainty. Leading Edge is Royal London Asset Management’s regular review of investment markets. This edition explores some of the impacts that this uncertainty is having on investors, from the pitfalls of prediction within UK equity investing to the dangers of opting for convenience over […]


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