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Schroders to make US acquisition

Fund management and banking house Schroders is poised to acquire US investment bank Beacon Group according to the Financial Times.

The deal expected within the next few weeks will provide Schroders with a potential successor to its chairman Win Bischoff through Beacon&#39s founder Geoffrey Boisi.

Boisi, a former senior partner at Goldman Sachs is predicted to have a much wider role within the company than just head of its US operation He is expected to have a seat on the main board and to fill a gap in its top management.


Financial Options and Friends Prov team up over stakeholder

Financial Options is teaming up with Friends Provident to offer its members &#39stakeholder style&#39 pensions over the internet.The national IFA network says its aiming to offer its members and those of Investment Options and Kestrel Financial Management, a &#39stakeholder style&#39 pension well in advance of the proposed April 2001 launch date.It believes the Government needs […]

FSA issues warning to IFAs

The FSA is warning IFAs they face having their disciplinary records highlighted in a consumer register of authorised firms.The move comes as part of a get tough regime on rules of entry, which aims to increase consumer confidence that the industry is being properly policed.The regulator has issued consultation paper outlining the next stage of […]

Lawyers question whether Government house buying proposals will work

Lawyers Thomas Eggar Church Adams has questioned how the Government&#39s new house buying process would work in practice.The law firm says there are number of issues which need to be addressed if the scheme is to work.Among the issues raised by the lawyers are who will pay for renewing property searches once they have expired […]

Legg Mason makes cash offer for Johnson Fry

Investment house Johnson Fry has ended its search for a partner with the announcement of a £41.9m cash offer from US fund manager Legg Mason.Legg Mason which has £57bn funds under management fought off 20 other contenders to win the prize.The US firm is offering 275p per share.It is not known whether the Johnson Fry […]


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