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Tulloch passes emerging funds to Asante

First State star manager Angus Tulloch has passed the management of his two global emerging funds to Jonathan Asante.

Asante took on the £580m global emerging markets and £273m GEM leaders fund from the turn of the year with Tulloch as co-manager.

Asante has been working at First State for the past two years supporting Tulloch who will continue to manage the Asia Pacific funds.


US IFA Focus acquires Greystone Financial Services

US independent wealth management firm Focus Financial Partners has acquired UK-based Greystone Financial Services.The deal, for an undisclosed sum, is Focus’ first international venture and will bring in over 5,000 high net worth clients and the equivalent of around £820m of client assets. It will complete on April 1, 2008. Greystone, with offices in London […]


Written in the sand

FTS, the sister company of Cardif Pinnacle, will be sponsoring this year’s annual Beach Volleyball Classic Tournament on August 23 and 24 at Central Beach, Great Yarmouth. It will also be sponsoring Great Yarmouth’s entry to the Norfolk Disability Youth Games on October 17 at the University of East Anglia Sportspark, Norwich.

Wilde at heart?

Separated at birth? The Diary wonders if anyone else has picked up on the uncanny likeness between Savills’ Melanie Bien and ex-pop singer and now gardener Kim Wilde?

Fears grow for fast-track loans

An IFA believes that fast-track mortgages could be leaving the mortgage industry open to unscrupulous brokers.Andrew Oliver and Co managing director Andrew Oliver says he is very concerned about what he considers to be the abuse of fast-track mortgages.Oliver says a former client who wanted a mortgage for £210,000 on a salary of £13,000 with […]

How can I help develop my professional connections?

Graeme Ballantyne, business consultancy manager, looks at how you can maximise the opportunities through your professional connections As we move through the summer months it’s perhaps a good time to pause and reflect on whether the plans you’ve made for your business are bearing fruit. One area we at PruConsulting know many advisers have been […]


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