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F&C appoints new Euro head

F&C has appointed Paras Anand to the new position of head of European equities with overall responsibility for F&C’s continental and pan European equities teams.

Anand will join F&C from Deutsche Asset Management where he has been director of European equities. At F&C will report to head of equities Richard Wilson.

He has a decade of experience managing equities and has latterly headed up Deutsche Asset Management’s (DeAM) European equities team in New York. Since July 2004 he has also been lead manager of the DWS Europe equity fund, a £300m US mutual fund.

F&C head of equities Richard Wilson says: “This recruitment represents a further strengthening of our equities business which will help ensure we deliver strong investment performance to our clients. Our track record in managing high alpha European equity portfolios is already excellent and Paras will work with the team to ensure that this success is replicated across all of our European equity portfolios.”


Victoria Mortgages enters administration

Victoria Mortgages has announced that it has gone into administration today and will not be able to complete outstanding mortgage offers.In a statement it says that disruption in the capital markets is to blame for its closure.It says: “Victoria deeply regrets that this has occurred. Victoria will, as rapidly as possible, make available case information […]

Lord Cobham retires at S&W

Smith & Williamson deputy chairman Lord Cobham is retiring from full-time employment but will continue to work as an adviser for the firm. David Cobb becomes head of investment management and Geoff Windebank as finance director in a group reshuffle.

AMI won’t set notice period for repricing

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries says it will not put pressure on lenders to introduce a minimum notice period for product withdrawals, despite some lenders giving brokers only a few hours notice of repricing.Director general Chris Cummings says the AMI does not want to see further regulation imposed on the industry and he understands lenders […]

Santander rebrand for Abbey Financial Markets

Abbey Financial Markets is rebranding to Santander Global Banking & Markets following a merger of the two businesses. The new division is committed to offering clients access to skills, resources and market knowledge beyond the UK and into the rest of Europe, USA and Latin America. Santander says the new brand name does not affect […]


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