Ex-Aberdeen Asset Management managing director David Rhydderch is joining JO Hambro Capital Management as chief operating officer. He will have responsibility for business planning, risk, operations and human resources.
Bonds are expected to deliver stronger returns this year, with global interest rate rises expec-ted to slow.Stronger economic growth and higher inflation than anticipated last year held back returns but leading managers are predicting a more benign environment for fixed interest in the next 12 months.M&G head of retail fixed income Jim Leaviss says the […]
Royal Liver has added two types of cancer to the conditions covered by its critical-illness policies following the Association of British Insurers’ recent changes to the definitions.Money Marketing reported recently that the ABI has bowed to pressure from Swiss Re and changed its statement of best practice on CI in light of new medical evidence […]
Sam Shaw looks at novel ideas on broker renumeration.
No apologies from me this week for returning so soon in the new year to the subject of fees and commission. The reason for doing so is the dozen or so emails which pinged their way into my mailbox last week following my first column of 2007 on this issue.
Different growth cycles require different investment strategies. In this short video, Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, explains how he implements this across the RL GMAPs using the Investment Clock. Click here
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