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New-look OMGI reveals free-thinking strategy

Former Old Mutual Global Investors boss Richard Buxton has revealed the philosophy managers will use at his new spin-off investment house. This week, Old Mutual Global Investors was officially renamed Merian Global Investors. Quilter completed the sale of single-strategy business Old Mutual Global Investors to TA Associates for £583m in June. Merian, which has £34.6bn funds […]

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Legal and General IM takes on Unilever over corporate strategy

Legal and General Investment Management has stepped up its activist position over Unilever, declaring its intention to vote against the consumer goods giant’s plans to consolidator the firm overseas. LGIM says it has taken the “unusual” step by announcing its decision well ahead of Unilever’s general meeting next month due to “significant client enquiries”. Unilever […]

Clive Waller: More regulation is not better in the digital world

Regulatory issues around advice versus guidance and suitability create problems for digital platforms but digitalisation will march forward regardless. I have just finished Nassim Taleb’s new book Skin In The Game. He is hugely critical of regulators, financial advisers, life coaches… oh, and consultants. It’s the bit about regulators that fascinates – the fact that there […]

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FSCS compensates thousands of clients from collapsed DFM

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has compensated thousands of former Beaufort clients five months after the discretionary fund manager’s collapse, in another round of repayments. Last weekend, 12,000 of Beaufort’s ex-clients were moved across to The Share Centre as their new broker. A first tranche of cash and assets was also returned to clients. Remaining […]

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Monitoring your managers and the importance of mandates

The Prudential Portfolio Management Group (PPMG), Manager Oversight team has created a rigorous set of procedures to underpin the ongoing monitoring and management of the various underlying investments within the PruFund proposition. Adrian Gaspar explores. The primary role of the team is to ensure the continued suitability of underlying managers. They also assess whether the […]

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