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Swip appoints James Carver as investment director

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has appointed James Carver to the role of investment director for absolute  return bond funds.

He will co-manage the Swip absolute return bond funds with Juan Valenzuela.

Carver joins Swip from Aberdeen Asset Management where he has worked for the past 10 years.

Carver will report to Graeme Caughey, global head of rates.


Pimco launches global multi-asset fund

PImco has launched a select global multi-asset fund today as a part of its select fund range. The fund will be managed by CEO and co-CIO Mohamed A. El-Erian. The team also includes including portfolio manager Curtis Mewbourne, who has responsibility for relative value strategies, and managing director and head of quantitative investment portfolios Vineer […]


Government’s pension reforms are sending the wrong message, says Eagle

Shadow Treasury chief secretary Angela Eagle has attacked the Government’s pension reforms, claiming they put people off saving for retirement. Speaking at a fringe event at the Labour party conference in Liverpool last week, Eagle said switching indexation of pension increases from RPI to CPI and the accelerated increase in the state pension age sent […]

House calls

Our panel discusses the implications of ringfencing on mortgage costs, the regulation of sale and rent-back schemes, what impact the mortgage verification scheme will have on fraud and why lending remains subdued despite an upwards trend

Business Profile: Canada Life

Up until 1995, Canada Life acquired Manulife’s UK business followed by MetLife’s UK business, Albany Life, in 1997. Individual business manager John Occleshaw says: “We have grown rapidly since the mid-1990s through either new business or acquisitions. “In 2002, we made a big strategic decision. We had a pretty full product range and distributed through […]

Trusts: Easier than you think?

Protection providers often extol the benefits of placing plans in trust. The advantages for clients are widely recognised and numerous – inheritance tax mitigation, avoiding probate delay, controlling claim proceeds, and so the long, familiar list continues. Yet, dismissed as unnecessary form-filling, or simply viewed as irrelevant in the context of a mortgage sale, less […]


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