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Reed takes on new role at Threadneedle

Threadneedle Investments has recruited Philip Reed as general counsel, a new role in the senior management team responsible for its compliance, legal and company secretariat departments.

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Willetts backing for IFS

Conservative Shadow Education Secretary David Willetts has backed the Institute of Financial Services School of Finance personal finance qualifications in a visit to a college offering the exams.Willetts visited South Downs College in Havant to witness the A and AS level qualifications being taught.The curriculum covers topics such as the origin of money, currency exchange, […]

The way Forward for FSSC degree

The Financial Services Skills Council has developed the blueprint of a degree in financial services, which has been approved for use in England.The framework will be used for the delivery of all financial services foundation degrees.The FSSC says the plans have been approved by Foundation Degree Forward – the body that approves all new foundation […]

IFS targets university students with fantasy investment challenge

The IFS has launched a scheme for university students which gives them a fantasy £100,000 to invest in the stockmarket over a threemonth period, with the overall winner picking up £9,000.This is a more sophistic-ated version of the IFS’s student investor challenge which has around 30,000 students aged between 14 and 19 investing in the […]

Mott is back for the long term

New fund firm Psigma Asset Management has reassured advisers that Bill Mott will be managing the planned UK equity income fund for the long haul. IFAs have welcomed the return of Mott, a star of the equity income sector who called the TMT bubble correctly with handsome results for investors. But advisers have expressed concern […]

Is volatility dead? No, sell credit

There are several arguments that one could currently make for why credit markets look unattractive. These include signals that the US economy is in late cycle, the fact that corporate leverage has been increasing (with 2016 setting a record for the amount of global bond issuance), and that US high-yield default rates have risen considerably […]

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