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Hughes heads HSBC multi team

HSBC Investments has recruited James Hughes and Nicholas Pothier from Axa Investment Management for its multi-manager team. Hughes will head the team, with Pothier joining as a portfolio manager.


RLAM wins 145m Skandia IM fixed interest mandate

RLAM has been selected by Skandia Investment Management to manage a segregated actively managed corporate bond portfolio of 145m.The RLAM mandate follows a tendering and selection process and forms part of Skandia IM’s multi-manager range. It will be managed by RLAM head of fixed interest Jonathan Platt.RLAM chief executive Andrew Carter says: “This indicates growing […]

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The Pensions Commission should take a lesson from a Far Eastern allegory

Cable calls for backdating lifetime rules

LibDem Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable has called for home-reversion regulation to be backdated to M-Day or at the very least the point at which the legislation reached Parliament. Cable is is calling on the Government to rush through the regulations to avoid a gap in consumer protection. Regulation is scheduled to come into force in […]

Ship rejects MPs’ claims over equity-release ads

Safe Home Income Plans has hit back at Labour backbenchers’ claims of flawed equity-release advertising, saying increased competition this year will boost product innovation. But trouble could be brewing, with a Ship member survey predicting that equity-release products could be aimed at younger people this year. Labour MPs have accused Norwich Union and other equity-release […]


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