Gartmore is to launch a long/short pan-European all-cap strategy fund for John Bennett and his team in May.
Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has called for “a sense of proportion” at the FSA and urged the regulator to take a step back and work with the EU to collectively define the regulatory system.
Specialist provider Altus Financial Products believes the FSA should restrict sales of structured products to sophisticated investors.
Gold specialist Graham Birch has decided to quit BlackRock after taking a sabbatical from the firm. Evy Hambro is to continue the management of the BlackRock gold and general fund. Birch went on sabbatical at the end of March 2009, having managed the fund since 1999. The £2.1bn fund has returned 62 per cent in […]
The Financial Services Authority has suspended Alpha 2 Omega from all regulated activities over concerns around its compliance arrangements.
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