John Hailer, CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management, says the company is focused on the UK, which it sees as being one of the world's largest wealth markets with an unrivalled understanding of investments and funds.
HSBC is to cut more than 800 jobs as the lender shifts focus to its India, China and Poland business following a major restructuring plan. The cuts will see 840 IT staff affected in London, Sheffield, Leeds and Birmingham. The move forms part of HSBC’s previously announced three-year plan to cut 8,000 jobs in the […]
Transferring out of a final salary pension scheme has long been seen as a taboo by many in the industry. But the issue has been thrown into much greater focus since the pension freedoms were introduced. This is partly because many schemes are offering transfer values higher than the historical average but also as a […]
In April the European Central Bank dripfed investors more details about its corporate bond buying programme, which had caught the market by surprise when it was announced a month earlier. Whether or not the expanded €80bn-a-month asset-buying programme, which already includes government debt and mortgage-backed notes, will achieve its aim of boosting the real economy, corporate […]
Daniel Nicholas, Product Manager of the Harris Associates Global Concentrated Equity Fund, discusses the main challenges and issues facing global equity investors in 2016.
Content supplied by Loomis, Sayles & Company — an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management For mutual fund investors and managers of large pensions or endowments, a major challenge is to identify those portfolio managers who are most likely to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns in the future. Understanding how an investment philosophy informs a manager’s decision […]
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BMO Global Asset Management fund manager Robert Burdett has more than halved the exposure to passive funds in most of the multi-manager funds amid fears of a bubble in the market. Burdett, who co-manages the £1.2bn F&C MM Navigator Distribution fund with Gary Potter, says the team has been cutting exposure to passive funds across […]
Opinion differs as to what has caused the advice gap. Some believe the move from commission to fees has made advice unaffordable for the mass market, with advisers having to focus on wealthier clients for commercial reasons, while others say the trend was happening anyway, regardless of the RDR. For Simplified Money director Lesley James, […]
Sales of protection policies are back at peak levels, with the sector growing by more than 20 per cent in the past year, despite adviser complaints over protection’s lack of popularity. According to the latest figures from Equifax Touchstone, sales of protection policies surpassed £149m between July and September this year — their highest level […]