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Holdings of UK equities rise

The average UK Equity holdings of Pooled Mixed with Property funds rose by 2.6 percent in the first quarter of 1999 according to the CAPS pension fund survey.

The average amount of assets held in UK equities at the end of the period was 56.9 per cent, up from a 10 year low of 54.2 per cent last quarter.

The increase across all funds bar one came as managers reduced their cash allocation for the second quarter in succession. Cash holdings were down to 5.9 per cent, just slightly above the five year average of 5.7 per cent.


CGU announce first quarter results

CGU Life has announced a 27 per cent increase in new life, pensions and investment business.Results for the first quarter 1999 show new annualised premium income has risen to £122m from £97m over corresponding figures for last year.UK single premium business was up 53 per cent to £864m from £565m over the same period. But […]

Aon Consulting appoints head of investment research

Aon Consulting has promoted Claire Lumsdaine, head European investment research to overall head of investment research.The move combines the European role with the UK role previously held by Paul Richards, who is moving to Friends Ivory & Sime.

Standard & Poor&#39s merge its subsidiaries

Standard & Poor&#39s is to merge its investment fund information services.The move will see S&P&#39s Micropal, S&P&#39s Fund Research and S&P&#39s Managed Funds Ratings united under the one division, Standard & Poor&#39s Fund Services.The new division will be headed by Sanford Major as managing director. Reporting to Major will be S&P&#39s Micropal managing director Mark […]

Aberdeen Asset Management announce increase in profits

Aberdeen Asset Management profits climbed 64 per cent to £5.9m from £3.6m for the six months ended March 31. Assets under management increased by 19 per cent to £15.6bn from £13.1bn including £335m of net new business and £440m worth of acquisitions.

Navigating volatility

The making of any fund can be seen in how it responds to crises and opportunities. In this short video, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management Trevor Greetham outlines how the Royal London Global Multi Asset Portfolios or GMAPs navigated through Brexit and the US election cycle. He also highlights the importance […]


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