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HSBC Alternatives announce management changes

HSBC Alternatives Investments Ltd. has appointed Nigel Webber as the group’s new chief investment officer following the departure of Barbara Rupf Bee to the firms investment arm.

Webber, who is also the chief investment officer of the Private Bank, will be responsible for developing the group’s hedge and fund of hedge fund expertise.

Webber’s career stretches back two decades having worked for the likes of KPMG and Citigroup International Bank. He came under the HSBC umbrella back in 1998 whilst working for Republic National Bank. He was appointed CIO of the Private Bank back in November 2006.

He says: “Interest in alternative investments continues to grow around the world as investors seek to achieve alpha and diversification,

“HAIL will continue to invest in the growth of the business with the goal of substantially increasing assets under management over the next three years.”


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The Hyde Park Fund from BDO Stoy Hayward Investment Management aims to raise up to £30m to invest in ‘ugly duckling’ central London properties that can be turned into prime residences.


Nils Taube has managed institutional and retail funds since 1969 and has built up a track record of consistent long-term outperformance in the global equity markets, delivering compound annual returns of between 14 and 15 per cent over 38 years. This means that if you had invested £10,000 with him in 1969, it would now be worth in the region of £1.5m.

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John Bruce, a senior solicitor at City law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, looks at the chain of events that led from the US sub-prime crisis to lines of anxious savers queuing outside Northern Rock branches this month

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By Kim Jarvis, Technical Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Inheritance tax has been around in some form since 1796. Estate duty dates back to 1894 and over the years this tax has evolved into the inheritance tax (IHT) we know and love today, which was introduced in 1986 as a replacement for […]


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