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OM Group fails in LSE bid

Sweden&#39s OM Group has failed in its bid to take over the London Stock Exchange after only 6.7 per cent of LSE&#39s shareholders voted to back the move.

The OM Group needed 50 per cent plus one share in order for the £940m bid to be successful but city experts said the owners of the Stockholm stock exchange did not ever look likely to reach the target.

LSE chairman Don Cruickshank says: “Now we can get on with building the business from its strong foundations and implementing our strategy in full consultation with shareholders and customers.”


ABI welcomes polarisation announcement

The Association of British Insurers is welcoming the FSA&#39s plans to consult on a two-stage approach to developing policy on polarisation of investment advice.ABI director general Mary Francis says: “The ABI has made clear that radical change to polarisation could put consumers at risk. We are therefore very pleased the issues are to be much […]

Regime is past its sell-by date

It is a truism that the only constant is change. The challenge for financial advisers, product providers and regulators alike is how to adapt to change and how to shape it where that makes sense.The debate on polarisation must be seen in this context.Since polarisation was established in 1988, a great deal has changed and […]

Gartmore – Gartmore Absolute Growth & Income Trust

Thursday, 9th November 2000.Type: Split capital investment trust.Aim: Growth and income by investing in UK growth companies, securities of split capital and high yielding investment trusts.Investment split: UK growth companies 60 per cent, securities of split capital and high yielding investment trusts 40 per cent.Yield: Ordinary income shares 8.6 per cent or 9.5 per cent […]

B&W scraps in-house plan with £26m buy

Mortgage bank Bristol & West has scrapped plans for an in-house mortgage advice infomediary and instead bought ailing business-toconsumer website Money extra for £26m.B&W&#39s plans to become an intermediary were detailed exclusively in Money Market ing in June when it was revealed director of marketing Martin Palmer had step ped down to develop an advice […]

Leading Edge – April 2017

There is little doubt 2017 will be a year of political uncertainty. Leading Edge is Royal London Asset Management’s regular review of investment markets. This edition explores some of the impacts that this uncertainty is having on investors, from the pitfalls of prediction within UK equity investing to the dangers of opting for convenience over […]


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