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James Gledhill takes fixed income role at Axa

Former Henderson man James Gledhill will join Axa Investment Managers’ global fixed income team, it has been confirmed.

Gledhill has been appointed as the team’s global head of high yield and deputy head of credit and will take up his new position on June 27.

In this role, he will take over from Hannah Strasser as the leader of Axa’s US credit division, after she departs the firm on June 22.

He will report to both Theo Zemek, the global head of Axa’s fixed income division, and Graham Nicol, who heads its credit department.

Most recently, Gledhill ran a number of bond funds at Henderson and was with New Star Asset Management prior to its acquisition by Henderson. He has also worked for Aviva, M&G and Prudential M&G.


Bank of England defends monetary policy

Paul Fisher, the Bank of England’s executive director for markets, has defended the bank’s decision not to tighten monetary policy when price shocks first caused inflation to exceed the bank’s targets. In a speech delivered to the Global Borrowers and Investors Forum today, Fisher said had the bank tightened policy at the time the shocks […]


FSA launches review into how banks fight investment fraud

The FSA is launching a thematic review into banks procedures for finding and fighting investment fraud. FSA acting director for enforcement Tracey McDermott says the regulator will examine how banks can prevent fraudulent schemes such as Ponzi schemes. In a speech at the FSA’s Financial Crime Conference, McDermott said the review will probe banks’ role […]

Pick and mix

It is not difficult to be bearish on the economy. There seem to be more problems than I can remember at any time during my career in financial services. Fundamentally the problem is the financial crisis of 2008 is not really over. Although companies have generally sorted themselves out, the same cannot be said of […]

Schroders appoints Bob Jolly as head of global macro

Schroders has appointed Bob Jolly to a new role on its fixed income team as head of global macro based in London. Jolly, who joins in September, will also take on lead portfolio management responsibility for a number of macro and multi-sector portfolios managed by a team of ten in London. Jolly will also work […]

The Merchants Trust PLC – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for The Merchants Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Simon Gergel. Portfolio Review The Merchants Trust reported results this month and the directors were pleased to announce a 35th consecutive year of dividend growth (subject to shareholder approval at the AGM). The Company is proud to be highlighted as […]


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