Gartmore has appointed two new investment managers to its global quantitative strategies team.Gerald Campbell and Jeffrey Kerrigan will report to MIke Gleason, who has been promoted to the new role head of global quantitative strategies. Campbell and Gleason will both be London-based, joining the 15-strong team and will share responsibility for growing Gartmore’s global quantitative […]
There are some events in life which make us realise how precious our existence is and appreciate our lifestyles. Some even remind us of the immense value that we provide in the financial-advice profession, more than any other except, perhaps, the medical sector.
There are now more active savers in UK DC pension schemes than in DB pension schemes, according to recent stats from the Pensions Policy Institute. It also estimate that in just 15 years there could be as many as 17 million members enrolled in DC workplace pension schemes*. Based on current experience it is expected […]
Despite being around since the 1970s, index tracker funds did not have much love from investors until a decade ago, when Lehman Brothers crashed along with many people’s faith in financiers. The popularity of passive funds grew steadily and they went from a negligible market share at the beginning of the millennium to making up […]
IFAs want more clarity on environmental, social and governance investment products to be able to better communicate them to clients. A HSBC Global Asset Management survey of over 200 UK IFAs found that 57 per cent would like more ratings for ESG products. Concerns over diversity, human rights, consumer protection, and animal welfare are the […]
St James’s Place has hired Claire Blackwell as director of marketing from Newton Investment Management. Blackwell says: “We have a responsibility to continue to develop ourselves and our proposition in the interests of better financial outcomes for clients.” SJP shuns new CII exam in favour of in-house programmes She has held a variety of positions across the […]