Buy-to-let lender Paragon’s profits were up by 83 per cent from £15.9m in H2 2009 to £29.3m for the six months ended March 31.
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Multi-managers are continuing to steer clear of the Gartmore European absolute return fund despite the reinstatement of Guillaume Rambourg.Rambourg returned to Gartmore on April 28 as an analyst, not a manager, after being suspended on March 30 for “potential breaches of internal rules”. Insight Investment sold its entire stake of around £8.2m following the suspension. […]
Hawksmoor’s multi-manager team believes its focus on good quality funds and fund managers will see it through the harsher low-growth and low-returns market environment it expects. Hawksmoor says that in the new, harsher market environment, stockpicking, balance sheets, cashflow and dividends are important. It says it has been difficult to form a view of markets […]
The coalition agreement for the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Government suggests the Tories have backtracked on their plans to scrap the FSA.
Our client leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media. The trustees of the company’s final salary pension scheme insure death-in-service lump sum and dependants’ pension death benefits for active employees, as well as dependants’ pension benefits for deferred members (those who have left service).
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