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Winning hand at card game

JP Morgan held a press event at the top of Tower 42 in the City to herald the arrival of former Framling- ton Japanese fund manager David Mitchinson, over from Tokyo for a few days.

A rumour circulated that JPM staff had been instruc- ted not to give their business cards to journalists on any account, sending a gaggle of eager reporters into mission mode.

Money Marketing came away with two hard-won cards after three hours.

We shall be calling Mitchinson at the earliest opportunity, even if the nine-hour time difference means we have to rise early.


Investors abandon SVM flagship fund

SVM’s flagship hedge fund High- lander has seen 90 per cent of its assets walk after a period of sustained underperformance. The long/short European equity portfolio, managed by Colin McLean, has seen assets under management shrivel from euro 600m to euro 60m in the past two years. Swiss fund of hedge funds boutique Soprigest senior […]

Top experts for our Pensions Summit

Money Marketing is setting up The Pensions Summit to be held at the prestigious Celtic Manor early in the new year. The Pensions Summit will bring together the top distributors of pensions with the major product providers. Money Marketing is lining up major commentators and industry experts to deliver a programme of the highest quality. […]

Ethical investment hits 10bn mark

Ethical investments broke the 10bn barrier for the first time last year, according to Co-operative Financial Services. It says 10.6bn was placed in ethical investments or deposited with ethical banks and credit unions during 2004. A total of 5.5bn was invested in ethically screened funds while 5.1bn was deposited in ethical banks and credit unions. […]

Pru is moving into equities for life fund

Prudential is increasing its equity exposure in its 73bn life fund. It has boosted UK and overseas equity exposure while reducing property and fixed-interest holdings due to concerns over yields and falling interest rates. Investment director Martin Brookes, who runs the mammoth portfolio, says equities are looking increasingly attractive, with earnings’ growth outpacing price growth, […]

William Littlewood “betting that QE won’t work”

Journalist Alexis Xydias interviews Artemis manager William Littlewood about his views on bond, equity and currency markets and the impact of a Greek exit from the EU. With bond yields at “ludicrous” levels, William believes a tipping point for bond markets is sure to come. As a result, his Strategic Assets Fund holds government bond shorts to the tune of 100 per […]


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