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Asset managers flex their muscles on ‘stratospheric’ exec pay

Boardroom executive pay has been slammed as “rewarding failure” and “unacceptable” following fresh attacks from top City investors on remuneration practices. After a contentious AGM voting season, Legal & General boss Nigel Wilson warned executives are paid “too much”, adding pay levels were “not fit for purpose” and have resulted in “a poor alignment of interests between […]

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Aegon acquires 350k customers in swoop for BlackRock platform

Aegon is to acquire BlackRock’s defined contribution platform and administration business for an undisclosed sum. The deal sees Aegon acquires around £12bn of assets and 350,000 customers, creating a workplace savings platform with total assets of £30bn. BlackRock head of DC Paul Bucksey will be managing director of the merged business. Following the transaction, the US […]

The best of both worlds

Business Development Manager Kim Nelson and Lead MPS Manager Steven Rooke discuss the direction of traffic towards investment solutions in the adviser market and the increased use of models as a complete client investment solution in an adviser’s business. They then discuss the active/passive debate, looking at both the history, investment process and implementation considerations […]

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