AITC elects two to boardThe AITC has elected F&C Pacific investment trust and Martin Currie portfolio investment trust director Gill Nott to the AITC board. Also joining him will be JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management head of investment trusts David Barron. Nott and Barron are replacing outgoing members John Evans, who has stepped down, and Anthony Townsend, who has retired.
FREEDOM FINANCE EXPANDS MANAGEMENT TEAMFreedom Finance has appointed Steve Kember as its operations director.Kember was most recently sales and marketing director for the IFA subsidiary of the Co-operative Bank, where he was employed for more than 16 years. In his newly created role Steve will be responsible for managing the end-to-end mortgage and loan broking […]
Industry relief that Chancellor Gordon Brown is extending consultation from the initial shock of just three working days on his planned raid on life fund policyholders’ savings will be short-lived, as the measures are set to come into force this January.
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has designed a property fund for high-net-worth investors which can invest up to 100 per cent directly in commercial property. The fund is an authorised property unit trust established under the new collective investment scheme sourcebook published by the FSA in March. Under the old regulations, the maximum that property unit […]
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By Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities The Neptune India Fund’s investment process serves as a key differentiating feature of the portfolio versus its peers, contributing to its significant outperformance under Manager Kunal Desai’s tenure. Focusing on industry disruption, accounting quality, liquidity and corporate governance, Kunal sets out three stocks that he’s buying in the […]
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Experts have played down any immediate moves from the FCA towards those firms that are not prepared for Mifid II regulation that comes into force on 3 January 2018. However, concerns remain that a “material number” of small asset managers have not yet started preparing for the major European regulation. The FCA expects firms to […]
OMGI chief executive and star fund manager Richard Buxton is set to lead a management buyout of the single-strategy funds division of Old Mutual Wealth with the backing of TA Associates. The £550m deal is set to be announced before Christmas, Sky News reports. The buyout is part of Old Mutual’s managed separation, which is […]