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Resolution considers £1.2bn bid for Dutch fund Robeco

Resolution is considering a £1.2bn takeover bid for Dutch fund management firm Robeco, according to The Sunday Times.

The report suggests Clive Cowdery’s acquisition vehicle is one of a number of financial firms considering an offer for the business, which has been put up for sale by its parent company Rabobank.

The Sunday Times says Barclays have been appointed to advise on the sale of Robeco.



Garry Heath: Time for an RDR time-out

The financial services industry is in a great hole with RDR and it is time to stop digging. We are six months before implementation and My Touchstone, which maps RDR developments, says only 5 per cent of IFAs are ready. Aifa says 75 per cent. So who do we believe? The FSA never did a […]

What Advisers Are Saying- retirement risk

Like much in life, research is really about the questions you ask. When asked by the Public Library of Science to distinguish from viewing faces whether the person was heterosexual and homosexual, volunteers were able to do so in just 50 milliseconds (a third of the time it takes to blink). Accuracy remained greater than […]

Ben Yearsley leaves Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown investment manager Ben Yearsley has left the firm after 15 years. Yearsley (pictured) is leaving by mutual consent and it is understood he is taking some time out of the industry. Yearsley joined Hargreaves Lansdown in 1997 and was initially on the investment helpdesk. He joined Mark Dampier in the investment research team […]


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