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ETFs dominated BlackRock’s net sales for 2017, its full-year results reveal. iShares ETFs generated $245bn (£179bn) net sales over the period, contributing sizeably to total net inflows of $367bn. Blackrock topped the market in the US and Europe when it came to ETF inflows for equity and fixed income products. For Q4, total net inflows […]

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Thomas Smith, Head of Latin American Equities The second round of the Chilean presidential election took place last month, with Sebastian Pinera of the centre-right Chile Vamos coalition defeating the ruling centre-left coalition candidate Senator Alejandro Guillier. Chile is the latest country in Latin America to elect a market-friendly and pro-business president – across Latin […]

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Smith & Williamson confirms ex-Towry chief’s appointment

Smith & Williamson has confirmed former Towry Group chief executive Andrew Fisher has been appointed a non-executive director. Fisher, who was also chief executive of Coutts, succeeds Bob Bogart, who resigned last year. His appointment is effective immediately. Smith & Williamson refused to comment on his appointment when contacted by Money Marketing at the start […]

The changing world of professional connections

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