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....In terms of the purpose, on paper, of the corporate structures, the Netherlands specialises in providing holding companies. The UK provides head offices and fund management and Ireland offers financial leasing and the provision of head offices. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Investors have expressed concerns over the dominance of Ashley, the firm’s excessive pay rewards, and poor treatment of workers. One fund management firm, which did not want to be named, said: “We are concerned about the direction of travel at the firm and what will happen next. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Lewis’s executives owe him a large drink for his lobbying efforts. He has managed to get this scheme across the line in the face of opposition from influential proxy voting agency ISS and a red-flag warning from the Investment Association, the establishment fund management trade body. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Sports Direct loses biggest independent investor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 05:40:54 PM
....Investors have expressed concerns over the dominance of Ashley, the firm’s excessive pay rewards, and poor treatment of workers. One fund management firm, which did not want to be named, said: “We are concerned about the direction of travel at the firm and what will happen next. ...
Greece's €3bn bond sale doesn't mean its debt crisis is at an end | Nils Pratley image
....Lewis’s executives owe him a large drink for his lobbying efforts. He has managed to get this scheme across the line in the face of opposition from influential proxy voting agency ISS and a red-flag warning from the Investment Association, the establishment fund management trade body. ...
Netherlands and UK are biggest channels for corporate tax avoidance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 06:07:55 PM
....In terms of the purpose, on paper, of the corporate structures, the Netherlands specialises in providing holding companies. The UK provides head offices and fund management and Ireland offers financial leasing and the provision of head offices. ...
Aramco may be big, but fawning to Saudis diminishes London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:00:14 AM
.... The label is meant to denote the highest standards of investor protection. The Investment Association, which represents most of the big fund management houses, hit the nail on the head: “Investors believe a premium-listed segment without these protections is not a premium segment. ...
JP Morgan: we'll only move jobs from UK after Brexit if EU forces us image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 04:35:32 PM
....Dimon was speaking on a panel alongside Stuart Gulliver, the chief executive of HSBC, who confirmed the bank’s plan to move 1,000 roles to Paris – out of 43,000 – in the event of a hard Brexit. The conference – in which Paris is making a pitch for financial services business – is being held just days before the Bank of England’s deadline for hundreds of banks and fund management firms to submit plans for how they would cope with a hard Brexit. ...
After Andrew Tyrie: the race to become the Commons’ new inquisitor general image
.... The tussles between him and Carney were among the highlights of the committee’s proceedings in the last parliament, with the Somerset MP accusing the Bank governor of “political partisanship” because of his dire warnings over Brexit. But Rees-Mogg – who is still working in City fund management – insists that he would not use the chair for anti-Europe sermonising, leaving that to the Brexit committee. ...
Five minute guide to high-charging investment funds image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:11:00 AM
.... . Celebrations now look premature as the FCA’s final report appears to have softened its assault on the £7 trillion fund management industry, continuing to leave savers at its mercy. ...
Financial Conduct Authority offers a plaster instead of an antidote | Gina Miller image
.... The UK investment industry has been ripping off the consumer for decades, and it is time for the UK regulator to act rather than have further consultations with the industry and its deeply conflicted trade bodies. Millions of people in the UK depend on the services of the fund management industry for their long-term financial needs. ...
Osborne gets job number six – an honorary professorship in Manchester image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:40:34 AM
....As well as running the London daily newspaper, Osborne remains chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP), a business lobby group he set up in September to boost the northern economy. The former MP for Tatton is also an advisor to Blackrock, the American fund management firm, where he works one day a week for £650,000 per year. ...
FCA knows its scrutiny of the investment sector has only just started | Nils Pratley image
. The fund management industry has become an elaborate exercise in siphoning savers’ capital for the benefit of insiders, critics have grumbled for years, with strong justification. ...
FCA says UK's £7tn asset management industry needs radical reform image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 07:28:17 AM
....”. The fund management industry has been the subject of a number of reviews since the start of the millennium, including a 2001 review by Paul Myners – later to become Lord Myners – and one in 2012 by John Kay. ...
London Stock Exchange shouldn't bend rules for $2tn Saudi flotation | Nils Pratley image
.... The Saudis seem to fancy the “premium” label and prestige of FTSE 100 status, but don’t like the obligations that would go with them. Thank goodness, then, that the Investment Association, which represents the fund management establishment, is kicking up a fuss. ...
Tory claims over energy price cap are just hot air | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:46:24 PM
.... Is the best entertainment to be had at Barclays, where there’s an opportunity to prod chief executive Jes Staley and ask him what on earth he was playing at in trying to unmask a whistleblower? Or should one be at ITV to tell chairman Sir Peter Bazelgette that, if he’d been on his game, he would have started looking earlier for a replacement for outgoing chief Adam Crozier?. Actually, the place to be could be Aviva, where Philip Meadowcroft, an activist veteran of these occasions, will be posing a tricky question to chairman Sir Adrian Montague: shouldn’t you thinking of selling Aviva Investors, the fund management division?. ...
Dulux owner Akzo Nobel has shown its colours by rebuffing takeover bids | Nils Pratley image
....Few boards of large public companies get to reject three unsolicited offers from the same bidder, especially if the last one is worth 50% more than the old share price. By that stage, predatory hounds from the world of fund management have usually chased down the directors and forced a surrender in the name of greater shareholder value. ...
Meet the millennials making big money riding China's bitcoin wave image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
....For the past six months, 27-year-old Yang has worked mainly from home, mainly from his sofa, tracking and trading bitcoin, and watching the money roll in. The flat itself is modestly sized; Yang moved in in his pre-bitcoin days when he worked variously for a crowdfunder start-up, a branding consultancy and dabbled in hedge-fund management, all of which he describes as “creative financial work”. ...
Netflix and Tesla overrated? Yes, in this mad, mad world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:01:32 AM
.... I love Tesla cars, though I doubt I’ll ever be able to afford one. But according to one of the UK’s top fund management groups, both are among the most overpriced shares on Wall Street, a stock market that under President Trump is – to use a phrase he rather likes – one of the most overrated in the world. ...
The Guardian view on trust in politics: pledges and conventions matter | Editorial image
.... It carries authority that Mr Osborne can either cultivate or squander. In taking a £650,000 per year salary for a part-time job with a fund management company, Mr Osborne has signalled that he is uninterested in his reputation as a former steward of the nation’s finances, except insofar as it can be turned to the betterment of his personal finances. ...
George Osborne to be paid £650,000 for working one day a week image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:34:36 PM
. George Osborne has declared a salary of £650,000 a year for working just four days a month at BlackRock, the world’s biggest fund management firm, as well as almost £800,000 for speeches to financiers. ...
Gina Miller urges FCA investigation into fund management 'price fixing' image
. Gina Miller, the businesswoman who rose to fame after taking the government to court over Brexit, is demanding that City regulators investigate what she alleges is “price fixing” by the UK fund management industry. ...
FTSE 100 down despite Standard Life boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:00:40 AM
. The London stock market closed lower as falling mining shares outweighed news of a fund management merger. ...
Standard Life and Aberdeen seek to tie in key staff in £11bn merger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:06:34 AM
. Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management are to offer lucrative lock-ins to key staff to stop them walking out following their £11bn deal to create a fund management powerhouse. ...
Will Pirc squeeze Apple until the pips squeak? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....The former chancellor – who used to relish photo opportunities of himself in a construction worker’s outfit at building sites like some wannabe member of the Village People – has not been completely out of sight since moving aside after the Brexit vote. He has become the MP with the highest outside earnings – including being a part-time adviser to fund management group BlackRock – and found time last week to tweet about the Labour party’s poor byelection performance. ...
Avoid sky-high costs and charges to get the most out of your investments image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . While the best managers such as Terry Smith at Fundsmith Equity can thrash the market, three quarters routinely underperform, yet charge a high price for failure, through fund management charges. ...
Should financial advisers put us before them? Debate is back on the table image
....In the Trump administration’s view the DOL’s fiduciary rule will cut independent broker-dealers and financial advisers out of the business of serving older investors by cutting out their ability to charge commission revenue and by raising the cost of compliance. Scaramucci, who stepped down as co-managing partner of the $12bn SkyBridge Capital fund management company to be the Trump administration’s small-business adviser, has described the measure as an example of government overreach. ...
UK home to 80% of top-earning European bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 11:00:28 AM
....Detail about pay deals for senior fund managers is rarely made public, although there have been some examples. Richard Woolnough, a fixed income bond specialist at Prudential’s fund management arm M&G, received £17. ...
Leading investor signals it may oppose City bosses' pay rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:02:54 PM
....Standard Life Investments (SLI) welcomed Ashley’s appointment as chief executive last September, saying it was a role that better reflected his influence as majority shareholder and founder than his former “ill-defined” position of executive deputy chairman. The fund management arm of insure Standard Life, which looks after £270bn of investments for savers and pensioners, welcomed Sports Direct’s decision to allow an independent party to review governance but said it had concerns “about their ability to deliver”. ...
Buy, George? World's largest fund manager hires Osborne as adviser image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 04:53:41 PM
....He will not be involved in lobbying the UK government, BlackRock said. The announcement of his appointment came during a week in which the usually publicity-shy fund management firm spoke out about the level of executive pay by writing to the 350 biggest companies on the stock market to demand cuts to director pension entitlements and clear explanations for big pay rises for company bosses. ...
Can a $26m-a-year fund manager really rethink executive pay? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 07:00:32 AM
....This expertise in index-tracking – known as passive investment – helped it win business in 2016, when it attracted $202bn of new funds. BlackRock was launched in 1988 when Fink and seven others set about creating a fund management house that specialised in investing in bonds, with the support of the Blackstone private equity firm. ...
Corbyn’s wage cap plan labelled unworkable but keeps pay on agenda image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 08:05:41 PM
....“Our pay rates reflect the global nature of our business, with over 85% of revenue generated outside the UK,” said G4S, which runs prisons and runs services to house asylum seekers in the UK. The fund management industry – which gets a vote on executive pay – has also been considering ways to tackle ballooning boardroom remuneration. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
.... Poached from the Bank of England, where he was one of the deputy governors, Bailey made a number of eye-catching moves after taking the helm in the summer. Crowdfunding, the fund management industry, high-cost consumer credit and the spread-betting industry are in his sights. ...
Sky investors should think in the long term and reject Murdoch's deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 07:45:24 PM
....“If there is one issue I regard as crucial to successful investment, it is the need for a long-term approach. ” So said Martin Gilbert a year ago in a blistering blogpost for Aberdeen Asset Management, the fund management firm where he is chief executive. ...
Urgent Brexit deal needed to avert banking job losses, peers to warn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 06:06:17 PM
.... One senior commercial banker described the loss of passporting rights as an “embuggerance” – British military slang for an obstacle in the way of progress – rather than a catastrophe and was more worried about future access to skilled European employees. Some in fund management and insurance are more concerned, while others predict some loss of clearing jobs to rival European centres is inevitable. ...
UK office construction forecast to plunge after Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 02:29:49 PM
.... Another tower at 22 Bishopsgate has also been given the green light. The developer, French-owned fund management firm Axa, had warned before the referendum that that it might pull out in the event of a Brexit vote, but decided to push ahead in October. ...
London's 73-storey Trellis skyscraper gets green light image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 03:51:11 PM
....It will usurp the new development at 22 Bishopsgate, on the site of a previously planned building known as the Pinnacle or “Helter Skelter”, in terms of height. In the days before the EU referendum in June, the French-owned fund management group that had been developing the 22 Bishopsgate site warned it might pull out in the event of a Brexit vote, but in October, the company committed to press on with the 278m building, which also received formal planning approval on Monday. ...
FCA to shake up fund management to get better deal for investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 11:28:19 AM
....The UK leaving the EU could have significant consequences for the asset management industry, which uses a “passport” to operate across the current 28 member states. The fund management industry has been the subject of a number of reviews since the start of the millennium, including a 2001 review by Paul Myners – later to become Lord Myners – and one in 2012 by John Kay. ...
Investment fees: FCA plans shake-up to help investors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 09:56:45 AM
.... . But the question which really stands out from this investigation is whether active fund management is really worth it. ...
Rising executive pay threatening reputation of big business – report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 05:29:42 PM
. Executive pay is too high and risks damaging the reputation of big business, according to an influential fund management group which has drawn up ideas for reform that could reduce the overall remuneration package of top bosses. ...
RBS chairman calls on Theresa May to draw up Brexit transitional plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 07:25:15 PM
....”. The cluster is a reference to the varied businesses that are based in London, such as banking, fund management and private equity, and the services that build up around them, such as accountancy and legal services. ...
No money image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of October 2016 11:09:43 PM
....". The son of a former banker, who later set up a fund management firm, before investing his savings in a farm, Mr de Geer accepts that his hardwired entrepreneurial spirit may, in part, be down to his father's influence. ...
Neil Woodford scraps bonus pay at his investment firm image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of August 2016 11:06:18 PM
....One of the UK's most respected investors has scrapped bonuses at his firm, arguing that they are "largely ineffective" in boosting performance. The move at Neil Woodford's fund management business runs counter to conventional wisdom in the City that bonuses are needed to motivate staff. ...
Standard Life suspends trading in UK property fund image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 05:19:11 PM
.... . The move comes after Standard Life Investments, the insurer's fund management arm, wrote down the value of the fund by 5% last week, saying the Brexit vote had "negatively impacted" valuations for UK commercial property. ...
Banks on high alert as City sets up war rooms and fills cash machines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 02:50:04 PM
.... They buy and sell at predetermined trading levels so the fear is that they could end up buying or selling too quickly in fast-moving and volatile markets. Andrew Formica, chief executive of the fund management group Henderson Global Investors, said banks were “turning off algorithms” because of the uncertain trading conditions that are expected. ...
Alliance Trust and RIT call off £5bn merger talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of June 2016 02:17:08 PM
.... The savings business is possibly its most attractive element and should have no shortage of suitors. Other investors may welcome the change to run a significant amount of assets in a closed ended form - large US based fund management houses may see it as attractive. ...
Alliance Trust confirms RIT made approach about £5bn merger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of May 2016 06:16:12 PM
....3m pay package. She initially stepped down as company chief executive and remained in charge of the group’s fund management arm, until announcing in February she was to leave the company altogether in March. ...
This bank account switching report is a real hassle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of May 2016 08:00:01 AM
....5m bonus. A clash with investors would be particularly embarrassing given that Skeoch used to run the fund management arm, Standard Life Investments, which holds stakes in listed companies and often speaks out about boardroom excess. ...
Why Three's proposed merger with O2 was a deal too far image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 06:31:32 PM
.... Since the answer turned out to be an outfit led by a thrice-bankrupt individual, Green’s answer to one key question is still keenly awaited: why on earth did he think Retail Acquisitions was a suitable purchaser of a business with a large deficit in its pension fund?. It’s embarrassing for fund management houses when their own shareholders protest about excessive pay in the boardroom. ...
Standard Life boss tries to head off investor revolt by cutting bonus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 06:28:38 PM
....The move comes ahead of the annual general meeting next week, where the insurer has been braced for a row over executive pay. A clash with investors would be particularly embarrassing given that Skeoch used to run the fund management arm, Standard Life Investments, which holds stakes in companies and often speaks out on boardroom excess. ...
Leicester won the league but the bookies were far from beaten image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 06:22:26 PM
.... But investors did not want to talk about the insurance implications. That sounds a reasonable assessment of a fund management industry where “long term” can mean “next year”. ...
Leicester won the league but the bookies were far from beaten image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 06:22:26 PM
.... But investors did not want to talk about the insurance implications. That sounds a reasonable assessment of a fund management industry where “long term” can mean “next year”. ...
Shire and Weir bosses feel sting of investor ire as pay revolts widen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of April 2016 01:38:02 PM
.... CRH said it would “contact individual shareholders to more fully understand their perspectives, as appropriate”. On a day in which more than 25 London-listed companies held their annual meetings, Schroders shareholders registered their frustration with the fund management group’s elevation of Michael Dobson from chief executive to chairman. ...
Pay ratio between bosses and employees will be '2016's hot topic' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of April 2016 11:01:30 PM
. The widening discrepancy between shopfloor wages and soaring boardroom pay is rising up the agenda of major investors and could spark calls for companies to provide more detail about their pay ratios, according to one of the largest fund management groups in the City. ...
BP shareholders revolt against CEO’s £14m pay package image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 11:41:50 AM
....But a number of politicians and commentators including Vince Cable, the former business secretary, and Barry Sheerman, the Labour MP for Huddersfield, believed Dudley, Dowling or others should lose their jobs over the fiasco. After the meeting, Legal & General’s fund management arm – one of the biggest investors in the City – said it had voted against the pay deal. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 01:15:05 PM
....Roughly two-thirds of those who answered questions on Brexit were UK-based, but there were no differences in answers provided based on geography. The sample was the monthly panel of forecasters on the British economy, at banks, fund management companies and independent research firms, who quite often disagree with each other. ...
....Roughly two-thirds of those who answered questions on Brexit were UK-based, but there were no differences in answers provided based on geography. The sample was the monthly panel of forecasters on the British economy, at banks, fund management companies and independent research firms, who quite often disagree with each other. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 09:22:16 AM
...."While most funds in the sample are investing in line with their stated strategy, the FCA did find examples of unclear product descriptions and inadequate governance or oversight," it said. All fund management firms should consider the paper's findings and review their arrangements, it said. ...
Would you let a robot invest your hard-earned cash? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of March 2016 02:14:05 AM
....But what are the advantages and disadvantages of allowing computers to manage the world's trillions of dollars?. The advantage for personal, or retail, investors is that we now have powerful tools at our fingertips helping us choose and manage a balanced portfolio of investments, often at much lower cost than going through traditional brokers or fund management companies. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 07:43:14 AM
.... . Earlier this month, insurer Prudential renewed calls for Britain to remain in the EU, warning that an exit could make it harder for its UK fund management arm M&G to attract investors. ...
Lifetime Isa: what is it and how does it work? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 03:00:56 PM
....This is still being worked out. Isas are usually offered by banks, building societies and fund management companies. ...
Big six's hearts warmed by watchdog as standard tariff payers left out in cold image
....So far, so good. The trickier part is improving the fund management business, Aviva Investors, so that it becomes a serious rival to the likes of M&G round at the Prudential. ...
Burberry jumps 5% on takeover talk but FTSE falls after Chinese data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of March 2016 09:48:22 AM
.... Analyst Nick Bubb said:. As the so-called “mystery” HSBC stake of around 5% in Burberry has been around for some time and includes their fund management holdings, it is not clear why Burberry are on takeover alert, but the City has taken no chances and pushed the share price up. ...
Alliance Trust chairman says all-male board will change image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of March 2016 02:32:19 PM
.... John Hylands, a former Standard Life finance director, will stand down from the company’s board at the annual meeting on 6 May, giving the firm an opportunity to appoint a female non-executive director. Garrett-Cox, one of the most high-profile women in the City, who had run Alliance Trust since 2008, left the main board in October and will step down as chief executive of the company’s fund management arm next Friday. ...
Morrisons returns as top 100 company image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 06:20:50 PM
....Sports Direct shares have been a poor performer this year, losing 27% since the start of the year. Aberdeen Asset Management's shares have lost 10% since the start of 2016, as the fund management firm has been affected by a fall on emerging markets. ...
Brexit would be bad for UK, say world business leaders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Related: Britain’s pro-EU firms should put their mouths where their money is. A survey for the fund management firm Fidelity found that two-thirds of senior executives at UK and European firms believed a leave vote would have a negative effect on their businesses, and just 2% said the effect would be positive. ...
The fund management fees you have to pay even if you lose money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of February 2016 07:00:02 AM
....2bn (£2. 3bn) global profit in 2015, can extract special performance fees even when investors are losing money will reignite the debate over fund management charges. ...
Don't believe the hedge funds when it comes to business views on Brexit image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 06:11:52 PM
.... . One part of the business community that has heeded Cameron’s cry more than most is the fund management community, with hedge fund managers in particular weighing in on where the UK’s future should lie. ...
City News: Hornby, Reckitt Benckiser, BAE, Garrett-Cox image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 09:30:00 PM
....Garrett-Cox, whose pay package was £1. 4million, stepped down from the trust’s board last year but still led its fund management arm. ...
Garrett-Cox to leave Alliance Trust image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 12:39:18 PM
....She was appointed as chief executive of Alliance Trust in 2008. Last year, Ms Garrett-Cox stepped down from the board but continued to lead its fund management arm. ...
Alliance Trust's Garrett-Cox to leave in March image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 11:56:52 AM
....Katherine Garrett-Cox, one of the City’s most high-profile women, will leave Alliance Trust after nine years at the investment firm, which settled a long dispute with its activist investor last year. Garrett-Cox will step down as chief executive of its fund management arm, Alliance Trust Investments, on 11 March. ...
Katherine Garrett-Cox to leave Alliance Trust image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 08:03:24 AM
. Katherine Garrett-Cox has stepped down as the head of Alliance Trust's fund management arm, leaving the firm just months after vacating the job of chief executive under pressure from an activist investor. ...
Time to panic? No, follow the investment rulebook image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 04:24:56 PM
.... • Leading market historian: 'Shares could halve from here' . The industry will tempt you with the next fund management star when the reality is that the vast majority fail to shine over the very long term. ...
Ignore activist investors and risk imperilling your long-term future image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 09:44:15 PM
.... Elliot was given two board seats, and Katherine Garrett-Cox, Alliance’s boss, was given a year to deliver “tangible results and improvements”. However, this wasn’t the end of the matter, as Elliot continued to build its stake, and in October, Garrett-Cox announced she was standing down from Alliance’s board, although she continued as chief executive of its fund management arm. ...
Prudential lures Anne Richards from Aberdeen Asset Management image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 11:40:13 AM
. Prudential’s fund management arm has lured Anne Richards, the chief investment officer of Aberdeen Asset Management, as its new chief executive. ...
Google’s low tax rate stretches our patience, and Osborne’s crowing stretches credulity image
.... Investors who own the 41% of the shares not owned by 21st Century Fox, which Murdoch runs and which is 40% controlled by his father Rupert, will want to know their interests are being protected in the boardroom. Martin Gilbert, Sky’s choice for the job, has substantial experience and he is chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, the fund management group that has in the past voted against Murdoch’s election to the BSkyB board. ...
Shell shares won’t run better just because BG’s been added to the tank image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 04:26:54 PM
.... . For the fund management industry the vote in favour is hardly likely to go down as one of its finest moments, though a 17pc “no” vote is relatively large in such circumstances. ...
A chance to buy into US investing guru Gabelli at a discount  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 10:35:03 AM
.... Gabelli Value Plus attracted attention thanks to the famous US investor whose name it bears, although he is little known in the UK. Mario Gabelli founded the stockbroker Gabelli & Co in 1976 and later expanded into fund management. ...
Fund managers: Quitting EU will not cut red tape image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 06:01:26 PM
. Quitting the EU will not suddenly slash the burden of red tape on the City of London and Britain's financial sector, a group of fund management bosses told MPs. ...

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