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Threadneedle wins Skandia bond mandate

Threadneedle&#39s high yield bond fund has been selected as one of the components of the Skandia bond income fund, a mix of funds of leading fixed income managers.

Around 10 per cent of the Skandia Investment Management fund, launched last week, will be invested in Threadneedle&#39s flagship fund, which is supported by a 29-strong investment team.

SIM chief executive Jamie Macleod says: “Threadneedle has one of the most experienced teams in the City who have a clear team-based process based on strong research and tight risk control.”


AMP pushes ahead with demerger despite NAB share deal

Australian insurer AMP is holding tight to plans to demerge its Australian and UK arms despite National Australia Bank pouncing on a chunk of its shares. Last week, NAB said it had acquired 34.3 million shares in AMP at £2.46 each, extending its “strategic interest” in the company to 5.4 per cent. It was reportedly […]

There are few

There are few better ways of spending a Saturday afternoon than sitting in the stands at Twickenham, soaking up the sights and sounds of another convincing England rugby performance.Or so one would think, but obviously the great game is not for everybody.England •France, the last home match before the World Cup, a chance to send […]

FSA smoothes over cash reserves rules

The FSA has unveiled plans for life offices&#39 capital requirements which link reserves with smoothing. The proposal would means that the more smoothing an insurer carries out, the more capital it would have to hold. The FSA claims this would reduce pressure on with-profits funds to sell equities when stockmarkets fall as the capital requirement […]

S&P brings back IMA&#39s categories

Standard & Poor&#39s is reinstating the IMA&#39s sector classifications on all its investment products after the IMA expressed concern over the decision to ditch them for S&P&#39s own.S&P said in July it was replacing the IMA&#39s classifications on its Fund Expert broker tool and website with its newly created global investment fund sector classifications, which […]


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