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Schroders poaches Wellington fund manager

Schroders has hired fixed income and currency specialist Bogdan Popovici from US asset manager Wellington Management.

Popovici has been appointed as a fund manager for global fixed income. Most recently, he was a macro portfolio manager on Wellington’s global rates and foreign exchange team, which he joined in 2011.

Previously, Popovici has held a fund management role with BlackRock Investment Management’s alpha strategies division, working on fixed income portfolios holding a total of $25bn.

Schroders head of global macro Bob Jolly says: “Today ,the Schroders global fixed income group encompasses a full integrated team based approach of over 100 specialist analysts and portfolio managers throughout the world.

“Bogdan is a highly skilled fixed income and currency fund manager and we are pleased that he has joined us to specialise in managing our global multi-sector funds, along with the rest of the team.”


Scottish Widows eyes ‘money back’ guarantee pensions

Scottish Widows is exploring the practicalities of offering a “money back” guarantee pension product as the Government investigates ways to increase security for auto-enrolment savers. In July last year, pensions minister Steve Webb challenged insurers to develop products which guarantee members get back at least the value of their pension contributions.  He argued that people have […]


Steve Young: Non-advised – the Wild West of financial services?

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New Euro investment disclosure rules ‘face years of delay’

Economic and monetary affairs committee chair and Liberal Democrat MEP Sharon Bowles says European investment disclosure rules could be delayed by years due to EU deadlock. Debate is focused on the scope of the Prips key information document, which will have to be supplied by providers for all packaged retail investment products, with calls for […]

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Auto-enrolment: pay attention or pay the price

By Simon Fletcher

As a chief executive officer of a business in the financial services sector, I have been dealing with the introduction of auto-enrolment for our clients for some time, but I can also speak from an employer’s point of view, having to go through the process ourselves.


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