An ethical fund is also on the agenda. Investment director Michael Warren says: “This group has always had the ambition of growing its long-only multi-manager and UK equity businesses. The appointment of Gary and Rob has probably put the latter on hold until 2008, to allow time for the multi-manager team to bed in. However, if the right talent comes along then it may be sooner.”
Aifa and the AMI have set up an extended graduate career section as part of its revamped website, with information about profess-ional development and a job search section.
New alternative funds could be a useful addition to retail portfolios.
Kensington Group’s problems have continued as it revealed that its mortgage book has fallen and and its margins have been cut in its first quarter trading statement.
As with investment themes, there are long-term movements in recruitment requirements, within which there are ripples and eddies that are more localised in time and/or geographic location. Knowing where the recruitment market is at any one point in time is useful from both the employees’ or employers’ standpoint, in that it has an impact on […]
Over the past year, both conventional and inflation-linked gilts have generated returns in excess of 25 per cent. Meanwhile, inflation has only risen by between 1 per cent and 1.5 per cent. Click here: ILG webinar note 1016
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