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“Yes. ABN has sufficient financial strength to recruit new managers and, in merging with Artemis, it has a ready-made range of funds and good managers available to it.” Simon Clements, S&G Financial Management

“Yes. I have every confidence in Artemis&#39s UK fund managers.” Simon White, White Financial Management

“Yes, at the moment, as £1.5bn funds under management is not too large and Artemis has a good track record. The only problem is if individual funds get too big and it gets harder to invest in smaller companies.” Tony Byrne, Byrne Williams

“Yes. In my personal opinion, it was the best option for ABN Amro to acquire or merge with a company rather than try to recruit fund managers. Artemis has had a short but good track record.”Richard Gregory, Fidelius

“Yes, in that it has bought in a good team. But our concern is that the size of the funds under management means that the Artemis team may get distracted from their previous good work.”Robin Eggar, Brooks MacDonald Gayer Asset Management

“Not sure. I need to study it in more detail to make up my mind.” Alan Stewart,Alan Stewart & Co

“Yes. ABN has a good sales and marketing structure and Artemis has very good managers, so I think the new firm improves on both companies. I will use it.”Sohan Jheeta, Personal Investment Planning Service

yes 86%

NOt sure 14%


To DB or not to DB?

The mass migration from defined-benefit pensions to the defined-contribution alternative is attracting the attention of politicians, the media and the public. DC is often made out to be an inferior mode of pension provision but this is patently not the case.With DB, the employer effectively makes a promise – not a guarantee – to provide […]

Mark Tyndall

Artemis chief executive Mark Tyndall is now heading the hottest fund management company in the UK.Well, that is what some IFAs have said in response to the deal which sees the Edinburgh-based boutique fund manager merge with ABN Amro, taking control of running more than £2bn of funds and keeping a 37 per cent stake […]

Premier Portfolio Managers – Natural Income Portfolio

Tuesday, June 18, 2002Aim: Income by investing in the Premier high income portfolio,Premier balanced portfolio and Premier UK blue chip portfolioMinimum investment: Lump sum £20,000Investment split: Choice of Premier high income portfolio, Premierbalanced portfolio and Premier UK blue chip portfolioIncome facility: High income portfolio and balanced portfolio quarterly,UK blue chip portfolio twice a yearCharges: Initial […]

Leading Edge – April 2017

There is little doubt 2017 will be a year of political uncertainty. Leading Edge is Royal London Asset Management’s regular review of investment markets. This edition explores some of the impacts that this uncertainty is having on investors, from the pitfalls of prediction within UK equity investing to the dangers of opting for convenience over […]


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