It is 10 years since Daniel Godfrey took over as director general of the Association of Investment Companies. In the world of investment trusts, this may not seem like a long time, after all, the first one, Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust, was established in 1868, and the trade body, the Association of Investment Trust Companies was set up in 1932. But in terms of a career, 10 years is a considerable length of time, particularly given the challenges that investment trusts have faced during this period.
Invesco Perpetual has hired Tim Dickson as fund manager within its Asian equities team in Henley. Dickson joins from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership where he was investment director for the global emerging markets and Asian desk. He was portfolio manager for a number of Asia (ex Japan) funds including segregated and standalone mandates and since […]
Position Portfolios for a Changing China, Accelerating Disruption and More Political Discourse Is China an asset class? Why Investors’ Understanding of China is Changing How is disruption changing the way we invest? Established Ways of Doing Business Are Being Challenged What to Watch: Why politics matters more than ever in 2017 Key takeaways: Despite volatile […]
Despite being around since the 1970s, index tracker funds did not have much love from investors until a decade ago, when Lehman Brothers crashed along with many people’s faith in financiers. The popularity of passive funds grew steadily and they went from a negligible market share at the beginning of the millennium to making up […]
IFAs want more clarity on environmental, social and governance investment products to be able to better communicate them to clients. A HSBC Global Asset Management survey of over 200 UK IFAs found that 57 per cent would like more ratings for ESG products. Concerns over diversity, human rights, consumer protection, and animal welfare are the […]
St James’s Place has hired Claire Blackwell as director of marketing from Newton Investment Management. Blackwell says: “We have a responsibility to continue to develop ourselves and our proposition in the interests of better financial outcomes for clients.” SJP shuns new CII exam in favour of in-house programmes She has held a variety of positions across the […]