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Credit Suisse mulls JOHIM sale

Credit Suisse is considering the sale of its UK private client wealth management business JO Hambro Investment Management.

JOHIM was launched in 1986 by the Hambro family. The firm was sold to Credit Suisse in 2001, but it has remained a private entity from Credit Suisse Private Banking.

According to the FT, a person with knowledge of the plans says the group is considering the move but no final decision has yet to be made.

The Sunday Times says the sale of JOHIM, which has around 100 members of staff, could make Credit Suisse as much as £60m.


Invesco chief economist: Political leaders ‘scared rigid’ of bank contagion

Invesco Perpetual chief economist John Greenwood says political leaders are “scared rigid” of a run on banks across Europe as Greece teeters on the brink of collapse. Speaking at the Money Marketing Retirement Planning Summit in Turnberry, Scotland yesterday, Greenwood said it is inevitable Greece will default on its debt, either voluntarily or under pressure […]

Chatfeild-Roberts: Something has to give

Following the recent spate of elections, Europe is obviously looking less stable. The European economic situation is also deteriorating markedly and the rot is creeping ever closer to the core. Spain has been a particular focus of investor attention. The current total unemployment rate is 24.4 per cent. In April 2007, when life was still […]


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ARM receives 11 restructure proposals

Troubled life-settlements vehicle Arm Asset Backed Securities has received 11 proposals for a potential restructure of the portfolio. In an announcement to the Irish stock exchange, the firm said it has received interest from 10 parties, with one offering two potential restructure options. The sealed bids were all received before the deadline of May 18, […]

Mothers missing out on millions

By Steve Webb, director of policy and external communications The ninth Royal London Policy Paper discusses how thousands of mothers are missing out on state pension rights when they don’t have to Earlier this month we published the ninth Royal London Policy Paper, entitled ‘Mothers Missing out on Millions’. It focuses on the thousands of mothers […]


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