Stroud & Swindon Building Society’s chief executive David Hill is stepping down at the end of August after nine years at the mutual. Finance director Kevin Bounds will take on the role while the society searches for a replacement.
Hermes Fund Managers announced today the appointment of Neil Williams as chief economist for its fixed income team.Williams’ role will be to provide analysis of key economic issues for the fixed interest and index-linked bond portfolios.Prior to joining Hermes, Williams worked as head of sovereign research/strategy at Mizuho International, and as global head of emerging […]
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Invesco Perpetual leads the latest edition of the infamous Spot the Dog report, which identifies underperforming equity funds, as the number of dogs hits a record high. In its bi-annual Spot the Dog report, Bestinvest names and shames funds that have underperformed their benchmarks for three consecutive years and by more than five per cent over […]
Most firms regulated by the FCA are satisfied with its performance and believe it is an efficient regulator, the watchdog has said. The survey conducted by the FCA and its Practitioner Panel – one of its advisory bodies – sought feedback on the regulator’s performance from the firms it oversees. The results showed that both satisfaction and […]
Investing at this stage of the market cycle is a tough balancing act. While over-exposure to risky assets leaves a portfolio vulnerable when a correction really bites, taking too much risk off the table too soon can mean missing out on the remaining opportunities which may still present themselves over the coming months. With so […]