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Rathbones to drop Speirs & Jeffrey name after £104m acquisition

Scotland’s largest independent wealth manager Speirs & Jeffrey will change its name after its £104m acquisition by Rathbones. Rathbones announced this morning it is buying Speirs & Jeffrey, which has funds under management of £6.7bn. The initial consideration of £104m comprises £79m cash and £25m through the issue of new Rathbone shares. Rathbones is also lining […]

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Hermes unveils new carbon tool to help improve ESG investing

Hermes Investment Management has unveiled a new ESG investing tool to help its fund managers assess a fund’s carbon performance and risk. Hermes says the tool assesses the carbon risk of an investment fund relative to its benchmark and of listed companies with their peers. The tool will also be used for client reporting to […]

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Robert Reid: Ambulance chasers hunt their next prey

Sometimes in business you can have an exceptional year and, provided you do not take it for granted, all is good. Allowing expenses to match an unsustainable increase in revenue is asking for trouble. As the claims deadline for PPI draws closer, it is clear the ambulance chasers will be looking elsewhere to continue the […]

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Blog: Advisers hold the key to Vitality’s investment success

After 18 months in the pipeline, we finally got a look under the bonnet of Vitality’s new investment proposition this morning. In both accumulation and decumulation, the insurer is attempting to revolutionise the investment space by offering either bonuses or fee reductions for investing early, investing over a long period and, most importantly, for keeping […]

Frexit & contagion risk in Europe

Rob Burnett, Head of European equities at Neptune Many commentators have suggested that the UK’s exit from the European Union will trigger a domino effect, leading to its eventual break-up. Is this likely and what is the mechanism for this to happen, asks Rob Burnett, Manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund. Read more: https://www.realworldinvestors.com/Posts/Read/1371/Frexit_and_contagion_risk_in_Europe […]

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