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SIML launches emerging markets vehicle

SIML has launched a global emerging markets equity fund in response to growing adviser demand.

The fund will access six managers within the sector, including five retail funds and one segregated mandate.

Lazard and Schroder fund managers James Donald and Robert Davy will hold the largest portion of the fund at 19 per cent each, closely followed Hamon Asian market leaders fund manager Hugh Simon.

Chris Palmer and Stuart Richards, who work at Gartmore and Resolution respectively, complete the retail list, whilwe Angus Tulloch will run 18.6 per cent in the First State Pacific mandate.

The Oeic will sit in the IMA global emerging markets sector and will have an initial charge of 5 per cent, an AMC of 1.5 per cent and an anticipated TER of 2.43 per cent.


Biotech manager Powell joining Polar Capital

Axa Framlington biotechnology fund manager Gareth Powell has left the firm to join Polar Capital.Powell took over the biotech fund in April 2005 from veteran manager Antony Milford.He is set to start at Polar Capital in October and the company is looking at launching a number of healthcare mandates for him and he will also […]

Bank backlash

While the row over the retail distribution review rumbles on, I want to turn this week to another subject – bank charges.

Sants to speak at Aifa Annual Dinner

New FSA chief executive Hector Sants will be the main speaker at this year’s Aifa Annual Dinner.Aifa director general Chris Cummings says Sants’ agreement to speak at the dinner is a sign of his commitment to work with the trade body over the Retail Distribution Review to ensure the best outcome for consumers and the […]

Santander AM appoints new senior marketing manager

Santander Asset Management UK has appointed Lucy McGurnaghan as senior marketing manager to its marketing and communications team. She will report to head of customer marketing Rob Askham.McGurnaghan joins from M&G Investments where she was intermediary marketing campaign manager working with media and creative agencies on campaign implementation. Prior to M&G, she worked at Henderson […]


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