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Devotion to duty

Any advisers turning up to Gartmore&#39s multi-manager launch at London&#39s posh Claridges restaurant will be greeted by a PR truly dedicated to her work.

Corporate comms manager Kimberley Robinson is flying in from her holiday in Portugal the night before the bash, doing her PR thing over the lunch and then flying back to her holiday again that night. The Diary is sure it will be worth it.

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Reforming India: just the beginning

By Kunal Desai, Neptune India Fund

As global investors continue to scour emerging markets through the lens of reform potential, India shines bright. Indeed, we think it can sparkle even brighter. We anticipate India’s self-imposed 10-year ‘policy holiday’ to turn into one of the most pro-growth and pro-investment policy calendars seen in Asia in years. The Indian electorate has engineered a historic verdict. We now have the strongest Indian government since 1984, with the pro-market Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) achieving an absolute majority for the first time in the party’s history.

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