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Gartmore appoints head of research for global equities

Gartmore has appointed Nick Anderson as head of research for global equities.

The new role will see Anderson work closely with Neil Rogan on the flagship Gartmore global focus fund.

The roles of head of research and investment director had previously been combined by Simon Melluish, who becomes investment director on a full time basis.

Anderson is expected to join in September and has over 20 years’ investment industry experience, including at Insight Investment where he was head of equity research for the UK. He was previously head of pan European research at Schroders Investment Management.


Insight hires multi-asset specialist from Architas

Insight Investment has poached multi-asset specialist Shantanu Tandon from Axa’s multimanager Architas. Tandon joins Insight in October 2010 and will focus on investment research and selection across Insight’s diversified and multi-asset funds. He will also be involved in external investment selection decisions for Insight’s institutional multi-asset portfolios, working under head of Insight’s multi-asset group Mike […]

3A buyback aims to cut discount

Fund of hedge funds manager 3A is buying back up to 10 per cent of shares in its Altin fund as part of its discount management programme. Altin has traded at a premium to net asset value in the past but between January 4 and July 15, its share price traded at an average discount […]


CII’s alternative to exam will cost advisers £2,000

The Chartered Insurance Institute’s QCF level four alternative assessment is likely to cost advisers almost £2,000 – nearly four times the cost of its written exams. PFS chief executive Fay Goddard says the professional body is piloting the alternative assessment in September with six IFAs, with the launch due in the final quarter of this […]

Healthcare regulation amalgamation predicted for Gulf states

While Dubai is leading the way in terms of legislating for expat healthcare in the Gulf, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and others are watching and learning – that’s according to Jelf International’s director of international services, Doug Rice. He believes the pace of change in the Gulf states will continue and that some level of unified healthcare system will be introduced across the region.


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