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Old Mutual global equities head: ‘We are looking for quality, not cheap stocks’

Old Mutual global equities head Ian Heslop has cautioned against managers pinning their hopes to interest rate predictions, as he suggests that the value investing style could still play second fiddle to growth for some time to come. In an interview with the Telegraph, Heslop says that investors trying to forecast metrics like interest rates, […]

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Schroders’ inflows buoyed by Best Practice stake

Schroders’ wealth management arm reported £1.2bn in net inflows for the first half of the year, more than half of which came from the advice business it is invested in. Benchmark Capital, which Schroders took a stake in in 2016 and owns network Best Practice, IFA Aspect 8, network and financial planning firm Evolution Wealth, […]

SJP drops Aberdeen Standard from £286m fund

St James’s Place has replaced Aberdeen Standard Investments as appointed manager of its £286m Ethical fund. The fund changes, which will take effect later this year, include a manager switch to Impax Asset Management and name change to the Sustainable and Responsible Equity fund. The group says the name change is to “better describe its […]

UK policy: Kate Moss and short-termism

“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” said supermodel Kate Moss, who is not often credited for her insights into policy making. Perhaps she should be. In politics, as in matters of diet, the course of action that is the best over the long term is often not the most desirable course of action in the short term. Add the instant gratification of the democratic electoral cycle and, instead of good policy making, you sometimes get the equivalent to a midnight binge in front of the fridge.

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