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Harrison to become head of UK equities as Taylor steps back at Threadneedle.

Leigh Harrison will move from head of UK retail to become head of UK equities at Threadneedle when Michael Taylor steps back from day to day fund management at the end of the year.

Harrison will also take on Taylor’s UK growth fund from next January although Mark Westwood who recently joined the group from Morley, will take on the running of Taylor’s UK select fund from today.

Current number two on Threadneedle’s UK hedge fund Steve Hewitt will run Taylor’s accelerando fund from year end and Dominic Baker and Chris White will run Taylor’s institutional and overseas earnings funds respectively from January 1.

Taylor will take on an as yet undefined consultative role in January after twelve years running funds at the company, and Threadneedle stresses that he will not be retiring.


Go to work on an ego

The line-up of fund managers for Skandia’s UK best ideas fund is now unveiled and it is time to see whether this galaxy of stars can shine as brightly as their awesome reputations suggest

Keydata says criticism of its US property bond ‘missed point’

Keydata sales director Mark Owen has dismissed research by IFA AWD Chase De Vere which criticised the group’s income property bond. AWD research manager Justine Fearns said Keydata’s six-year residential bond might struggle to find suitable investments to renovate in time to establish sufficient stable revenue streams from the US residential properties it is targeting. […]

Super-mutual has rivals in a sweat

The merger of Nationwide and Portman has left rivals sweating about their ability to compete with the super-mutual in terms of costs and consumer care, says MP Andy Love. Speaking at a Labour fringe event at the party conference last week, the MP for Edmonton says the merger will introduce a massive competitive edge into […]

Network Data may set up lending company

Network Data Holdings is considering setting up a lending operation in the early part of next year. The parent company of Network Data, which floated on Aim last month, is looking at launching a dormant firm it owns, Homeowners Mortgages. HM was set up in November 2005. It is not clear where it would operate […]


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