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Wells Street Journal: Don’t mention the pay

The Wells Street Journal has a long held reputation as a paragon of good manners so we know it’s important not to discuss religion or politics at a dinner party. But this week we learned fund manager pay structures are another conversation taboo. Our education on the matter did not come at a swanky industry […]

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Woodford IM to hire ex-Standard Life director

Woodford Investment Management is due to appoint Marcia Campbell as the chair of its oversight board in the coming days, Fund Strategy understands. The former Standard Life director and chief executive of Asia Pacific would replace Mary Reilly, who has been in the role since the launch of Woodford IM in 2014. Campbell is a […]

Blevins Franks boss on the good, bad and ugly of acquisitions

Delving into John Simmonds’ career is almost like excavating the financial services industry. Many of the firms the Blevins Franks chief executive has worked for have been built through complex layers of acquisitions and rebranding. Look at Simmonds’ CV and you come across companies like Bluefin: a national financial planning business created by Axa from […]

Natixis video: Making smarter use of asset classes

Content supplied by Natixis Global Asset Management This video from Natixis Global Asset Management focuses on Active Share. One strategy for the smarter use of equity investments is ensuring you get what you pay for. According to the company, looking at Active Share can give you a better perspective on where performance comes from. Active […]

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