Veteran fund manager Nils Taube is retiring after 60 years in the industry. Taube is at Taube Hodson Stonex Partners where he runs retail funds for Gam and St James’s Place, including the 588m Greater European Progressive fund which he launched in 1969 and still runs for SJP.
Paternoster, the closed life fund consolidator run by Mark Wood, has signed a letter of intent for Jardine Lloyd Thompson Benefit Solutions to act as its service partner for the long-term administration of pension policies and actuarial pricing support.
Merrill Lynch has bought Freedom Lending in its latest push into the mortgage market. Freedom will continue to operate as a specialist lender in the buy-to-let, let-to-buy and self-certification markets. It will sit alongside Mortgages PLC, which Merrill also owns, and will unveil a new trading name before the end of the year. Merrill is […]
Seven Investment Management has passed the half- a-billion-pound milestone across its multi-manager fund range. Since Seven launched its multi-manager Oeic 30 months ago, three of its original funds – moderately cautious, balanced and moderately adventurous – now have more than 100m in assets apiece. The portfolios are overseen by chief investment officer Ros Price and […]
Fidelity has received resounding backing to split its special situations fund in two. A special meeting saw an unprecedented 88,000 or 36 per cent of unitholders take part in the voting process, with 97 per cent voting in favour of splitting the £6.5n fund in two. One fund will continue with the current mandate and […]
With 23 auto-enrolment compliance notices issued by the Pensions Regulator, and an evolving legislative landscape meaning previously compliant schemes may now be in breach of regulation, now is the time to think about auditing your auto-enrolment scheme. Johnson Fleming is hosting a webinar on 9 October at 11:00 on how to audit your scheme to ensure compliance, avoid breaches and fines and overcome data issues.
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