The board of the Eastern European Trust (TEET) has handed the £86.4m mandate to BlackRock, after removing Pictet as the manager last year following a period of underperformance. Agne Zitkute, a fund manager at Pictet, ran the investment trust between March 2004 and May 2008. The mandate was then handed to Peter Jarvis, a TEET […]
It is to be expected that markets run out of puff during a holiday period. The whole basis of sell in May and go away is predicated on wealthy landowners, who owned the bulk of shares in days of yore, closing up their London houses and retiring to the country for the season. Easter may not be quite such a vacational imperative but the streets of the City are undoubtedly quieter and it is not just the recession.
The managers of JPMorgan’s £280m European Fledgling investment trust have upped their gearing for the first time in two years. The trust has 108% gearing, enabling its managers, Jim Campbell and Francesco Conte, to buy into more of the stock opportunities they see in the market.In February 2007, they removed all gearing and held cash […]
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $47 billion (£32 billion) credit line for Mexico, making it the first country to receive the Flexible Credit Line (FCL) facility designed to combat the economic crisis.It is the largest financial arrangement in the history of the fund, which was boosted earlier this month when countries in […]
In this short video, Piers Hillier, chief investment officer at Royal London Asset Management, offers his investment outlook for the rest of the coming year across various asset classes. Watch the video in full The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and […]
A group of 500 people have launched legal action against Ingenious Media saying they were misled about film investments that were later deemed to be tax avoidance by the government. According to Bloomberg, which cites court documents, employees from companies including Goldman Sachs, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC are part of the action. British composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber is […]
Embark Services returned to profit in 2017 as it reported an increase in self-invested personal pension clients. Embark Services is a subsidiary of Embark Group that trades under the Hornbuckle and Embark brands. The business reported pre-tax profit for the year ending 31 December 2017 of £136,000 compared with a loss in 2016 of £2.4m. […]
Architas UK has seen inflows drop by just over 70 per cent in the first half of the year. The Axa-owned asset manager reported £152m net inflows for the first six months of 2018, compared with £546m in the first half of 2017. Globally, Architas’s net inflows dropped to €797m (£710.6m) in the first half […]