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Macquarie strengthens wrap team with new BDM

Macquarie has appointed Andrew Naylor as business development manager for the north of England and Scotland.

Naylor joins the wrap provider from Aviva, where he was investment development manager.

Macquarie Banking and Financial Services head of distribution John Porteous says: “Andy brings with him extensive industry experience and an excellent insight into the needs and requirements of planning firms.

“His appointment is a positive step in enabling Macquarie to further support planners across this important region.”


Potter says funds turned into closet trackers to boost returns

Thames River co-head of multimanager Gary Potter says a number of funds became closet index trackers last year to produce strong returns. Potter says a number of managers made the call to lower their exposure to financials and increase their exposure to commodities. He says: “There are times when following the market is the right […]

Reforming India: just the beginning

By Kunal Desai, Neptune India Fund

As global investors continue to scour emerging markets through the lens of reform potential, India shines bright. Indeed, we think it can sparkle even brighter. We anticipate India’s self-imposed 10-year ‘policy holiday’ to turn into one of the most pro-growth and pro-investment policy calendars seen in Asia in years. The Indian electorate has engineered a historic verdict. We now have the strongest Indian government since 1984, with the pro-market Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) achieving an absolute majority for the first time in the party’s history.


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