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Foreign & Colonial Emerging Markets Investment Trust starts to recover

Foreign & Colonial Emerging Markets Investment Trust has recovered much of its value over the last six months after suffering badly from the Asian crisis.

Half year net asset value to March rose 28.3 per cent to £118.58m from £92.42 the figure at the previous year end of September 30, 1998.

But the NAV was down by £114.41m compared to the same period last year.

The share price was also up to 48p from 32.50p on the previous year end, although it was down by 52.75p from 100.75p for the same period of 1998.


SG Asset Management passes £2bn fund under management mark

SG Asset Management has surpassed the £2bn funds under management barrier.The fund management company launched in January 1998, originally set itself a target of achieving £5bn funds under management after five years.With £2bn achieved already, SGAM looks well on target to achieve these expectations.The funds consist of segregated and pooled pension portfolio and unit trusts.

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society raises bond interest rates

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society has increased the interest rate on its range of fixed rate bonds.The interest rate on the Society&#39s two year bond is increased by 0.1 per cent gross for both monthly and annual interest to 5.37 per cent gross and 5.5 per cent gross respectively.For investments in the three and five […]

Greig Middleton makes senior appointments

Investment specialists Greig Middleton has appointed Stephen Clark as deputy chief executive and John Harte as marketing director.Clarke has broad experience in broking and banking, most recently as managing director and co-head of the London office of CIBC Oppenheimer International.Harte joins Greig Middleton from a subsidiary of Mars Inc. He replaces Brian Tora, who will […]

Norwich Union Investment Funds relocation nears completion

Norwich Union Investment Funds is in the final stages of completing its relocation to London.The majority of its fund managers are already based in London, while the remainder will complete the move by July.The relocation is part of a strategy to promote NU&#39s investment capabilities, which has seen the company launch a specialist investment sales […]

Show me the money – earnings are central to performance in Europe

Equity markets globally currently remain vulnerable to sharp shifts in sentiment caused by either unexpected or unwelcome outcomes in key upcoming political events (the US and German elections, Brexit and the Italian referendum). These top-down influences, combined with the current low global growth environment, will likely lead to broadly directionless markets, and prolong the current low beta return environment. We do, though, […]


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