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Dinner leaves a nasty taste

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership manages about 87.5bn worth of funds. You would think it could pay for a few hot dinners but at a dinner for hacks during the Edinburgh Festival weekend, Swip forgot to pay the bill, leaving a separate Scottish Widows party with the tab.

Widows’ Paula Sutherland dutifully pulled out her credit card with a smile but under he breath she was heard to mutter: “They pretend to be bloody separate from us, all la-di-da, only when it suits them.” Meow.


Ethical way is realistic

I was encouraged to read Patrick Connolly is seriously considering investing ethically (Money Marketing, August 11). His worries are about performance and investment risk which have been concerns for potential ethical investors since I remember. What the potential ethical investment client needs is a motivated adviser who is convinced that ethical and socially responsible investment […]

Taking stock

Schroder income maximiser is an interesting proposition with a mouth-watering yield. It aims to generate an income of about 6-7 per cent (net of charges) which is distributed quarterly. The fund will invest in a portfolio of the UK value team’s 40-50 best blue-chip stock ideas coupled with an overlay strategy using covered call options. […]

Stevlingson joins Gartmore

Jayne Stevlingson has joined Gartmores small-cap investment team as senior investment manger.Stevlingson, based in Philadelphia, will assume portfolio co-management responsibilities, alongside Gil Knight, on the Gartmore US smaller companies fund and the Gartmore SICAV US smaller companies fund. She will report to Gartmore US chief executive Young Chin.She joins from Altura Asset Management where her […]


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