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.... He left after some IA members were unhappy with his campaigning for lower charges and greater transparency. Godfrey says he became disillusioned by the failure of traditional fund managers to deliver long-term, sustainable returns. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... A quick deal, she said, might be better than a perfect deal. McGuinness, who chairs the policy and resources committee at the City of London Corporation – the local authority for the heart of the capital’s financial district – warned that this was a critical moment if major insurers, banks and fund managers were to avoid implementing their Brexit contingency plans. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....6m when it acquired F1 in a leveraged buyout in 2006. A number of American investors later joined its consortium including fund manager Waddell & Reed which has made a total of $1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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People’s Trust fund aims for long-term and sustainable wealth creation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of September 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... He left after some IA members were unhappy with his campaigning for lower charges and greater transparency. Godfrey says he became disillusioned by the failure of traditional fund managers to deliver long-term, sustainable returns. ...
Bankrupt Lehman Brothers profits from Formula One sale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 04:31:10 PM
....6m when it acquired F1 in a leveraged buyout in 2006. A number of American investors later joined its consortium including fund manager Waddell & Reed which has made a total of $1. ...
City's top official calls for quick Brexit deal to avoid exodus of jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 11:37:42 AM
.... A quick deal, she said, might be better than a perfect deal. McGuinness, who chairs the policy and resources committee at the City of London Corporation – the local authority for the heart of the capital’s financial district – warned that this was a critical moment if major insurers, banks and fund managers were to avoid implementing their Brexit contingency plans. ...
The eurozone may be back on its feet. But is Greece? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 03:00:15 PM
....“It is obvious. Our policies have changed radically, ” says Stergios Pitsiorlas, the deputy economy and development minister, whose airy office is visited daily by bankers, hedge-fund managers and industrialists jockeying for bargains. ...
Global shockwaves from electric cars will be here sooner rather than later image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of September 2017 06:00:29 AM
....His tame chairman, Keith Hellawell, was returned with 53% of the independent votes, a margin Ashley might regard as satisfyingly slim. Sports Direct broke a promise to hold an independent review of boardroom governance but the irate crew of fund managers still couldn’t muster a majority. ...
Does Peter Hargreaves have a whale of an opportunity for UK investors? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 05:59:00 AM
....A spokesman for Hargreaves Lansdown said it won’t be specifically recommending the Blue Whale fund because it does not have a sufficiently long track record: “The Blue Whale fund will not be on the Wealth 150 recommended list. The Wealth 150 is our selection of the best funds available to UK investors, and to be considered we require a fund manager to have a demonstrable track record across a range of market environments. ...
FCA must backtrack over Saudi oil giant Aramco | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 11:01:23 PM
.... It’s just that almost nobody else sees this as a bland technical exercise. Furious fund managers sense a bad case of a regulator planning to lower standards to suit ministers’ short-term desire to persuade Aramco to float in London rather than New York. ...
Help-to-buy scheme aids some buyers, but boosts builders even more | Nils Pratley image
....It is amazing, therefore, that one complaint from Hermes echoes last year’s grumble. The fund manager is “greatly concerned about the lack of one to one engagement” and the “missed opportunities to build positive and constructive relationships with interested third party minority investors”. ...
Proper carbon tax could wipe billions from polluters' profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 06:01:05 AM
....Howard said that, at $100 a tonne, the value of carbon in barrel of oil would be closer to $40, which was getting closer to a level that was commensurate with the value of oil itself. The fund manager estimates the move to $100 carbon pricing across various global schemes will probably happen over the next three decades. ...
Millions of Brits sitting on forgotten pension pots worth £800bn image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 27th of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
....” . Woodford, who is responsible for the savings of tens of thousands of Britons, is the worst performing fund manager in his peer group, the only one to make a loss so far this year, according to data provider CityWire. ...
Tories may compel firms to disclose gap between pay of CEOs and workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 08:24:14 PM
.... In 2015 chief executives received 128 times the average pay of their staff, the document said. It also included proposals, first raised by the fund manager Hermes, which could require companies to set out the maximum amount a chief executive could earn. ...
Investment risk: How Bitcoin turns early investors into millionaires image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 09:32:00 AM
.... . However, it is slowly entering the mainstream, as fund managers invest in it and companies accept it as a form of payment. ...
Quantitative easing is like heroin, says former Treasury official image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 12:50:12 PM
.... Time to move on. The former senior civil servant was writing in response to George Osborne’s former adviser Rupert Harrison, now a fund manager at BlackRock, who had tweeted a link to a Financial Times article on pressures facing the ECB to taper its QE programme. ...
Global investors look to Jackson Hole for signs of how QE will end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 12:03:19 PM
.... Still, normalisation may not be the easiest path for central bankers, with fragile economies, inflation not taking off as expected and the potential for roiling the financial markets with sudden changes. “The rollback of QE is an experiment that has never been tried before and it is not clear how markets will react,” said economists at fund manager Intermediate Capital Group. ...
EasyJet and Ryanair should be wary of launching Air Berlin bid | Nils Pratley image
.... It is worth making a fuss at Brussels – just don’t get mugged into overpaying as an alternative. The City’s fund managers would like you to know they are not a bunch of supine lickspittles on the troubled issue of executive pay. ...
City 'haemorrhaging' talent because of Brexit, says headhunter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 11:01:08 PM
.... Now they’re talking about ‘when’ they leave London,” said Enver. The Bank of England asked 400 banks, insurers and major fund managers to provide details of their Brexit plans by 14 July. ...
Gloom for Asda as it posts worst results this century image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... Aberdeen’s shares will be delisted from the stock market, leaving Standard Life as the quoted vehicle for the enlarged company, to be called – surely not – Standard Life Aberdeen. The two men will have to run the company – which will become the UK’s biggest fund manager, with £660bn under management – together. ...
For the first time ever I am defending banks. Here’s why | John Harris image
....What is pushing banks away from London is obvious enough. In the wake of the referendum, there was a lot of talk about the City somehow retaining its “passporting” rights, which allow banks and fund managers to do business freely across Europe. ...
Bank of England takes note on banknotes (but that's all) | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 06:27:09 PM
.... So what was the point of asking the public? If an 88% majority – albeit on a low response rate of 3,544 people – can be ignored, why bother to consult? It doesn’t make you any more open-minded. Part of the success of M&G, it was always understood, lay in the fact that the Prudential has let the fund manager do its own thing. ...
North Korea’s warmongering with Donald Trump hits global stock market raising pension fear image
.... "If the rhetoric from both sides continues to ramp up then we would expect the following to asset prices to struggle: Global Indices, emerging market foreign currencies and peripheral sovereign debt. "Of course, this could end up being a flash in the pan, so we don’t think that fund managers and traders are going to rush into changing their portfolio allocations just yet, they will want to see how things play out in the coming days. ...
Bank of England deputy's Brexit warning is strong stuff | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 11:01:03 PM
.... Aberdeen’s stock has marched in step, as you would expect in an all-share deal. Perhaps it was the thought of the ridiculous sums disappearing in advisory fees (£97m) and retention payments for fund managers (£35m) that caused the indigestion. ...
Martin Shkreli found guilty of fraud by jury in New York image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 06:56:43 PM
. Martin Shkreli, the hedge fund manager turned pharmaceutical entrepreneur once dubbed “the most hated man in America”, has been found guilty on three of eight federal charges that he deceived investors in a pair of failed hedge funds. ...
Sports Direct loses biggest independent investor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 05:40:54 PM
. Sports Direct has lost its biggest independent investor as some fund managers fear the crisis-hit retailer is incapable of addressing its corporate governance issues. ...
Nicky Morgan requests assessment of City's readiness for hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 11:01:01 PM
.... An analysis by the consultancy firm Oliver Wyman calculated that up to 40,000 jobs in the wholesale banking sector – which provides services to companies – could be at risk. Morgan issued her request to Sam Woods, a deputy governor at the Bank, which had given hundreds of banks, insurers, fund managers and other major City firms a deadline of July 14 to demonstrate how they would cope with a hard Brexit. ...
'Disgusting and astonishing': how do the UK's top 1% view tax avoidance? image
.... These types of schemes are frequently so complex that even international tax lawyers often don’t agree, so how could a relative layman make a judgment? Also, because the damage caused by such actions is more hidden than that by other crimes, it’s often seen as less serious. And who do you start blowing the whistle on: the hedge-fund manager, or the cash-in-hand cleaner?. ...
AstraZeneca shares dive after failure in key lung cancer drug trial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 07:36:16 AM
....However, many City analysts are doubtful that the final results from the Mystic trials in 2018 will be much better for a therapy that was forecast to have peak sales of $4bn in 2023. Ketan Patel, a fund manager at EdenTree Investment Management, said: “It is difficult to think of a time when a large-cap pharmaceutical company has suffered such a large setback in share price in one day. ...
Ground rents: aristocrats and shell firms among those making millions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 05:00:32 AM
.... The documents show that one of its directors until late 2013 was “the Honourable William Waldorf Astor”, the half- brother of David Cameron’s wife, Samantha. Astor runs the fund manager Long Harbour, which invests in residential freeholds, and is also director of HomeGround, which administers freeholds on behalf of various landlords, including the Adriatic Land vehicles. ...
Burberry's Paul Price to be new boss of Topshop image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 05:46:19 PM
....It is not clear if the appointment heralds a potential move upmarket, away from the online specialists that have been stealing market share from Topshop, once the leading name in high-street fashion. Industry insiders said the choice of Price as chief executive might have been driven by Los Angeles-based fund manager Leonard Green, which owns a 25% stake in Topshop. ...
HBOS inquiry: the time for delays is over | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 06:28:07 PM
.... Hurry up. City fund managers tell us they will get tough with companies that propose over-the-top incentive schemes for executives. ...
Aramco may be big, but fawning to Saudis diminishes London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:00:14 AM
....Now, for the first time in years, it is fair to ask: which side is London really on? And there is an uglier secondary question: are our politicians leaning on the regulators?. By proposing bending the London listing rules to attract Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company, the Financial Conduct Authority has sown the seed of distrust and provoked fury among fund managers. ...
Dublin is streets ahead of EU rivals as City firms plan for Brexit relocation image
.... Rival European financial centres, including Paris, Frankfurt and Luxembourg, are vying for the business – but Dublin is emerging as the most popular destination. Hundreds of banks, insurers, fund managers and other major City firms had until Friday to tell the Bank of England how they intend to cope in the event of a hard Brexit. ...
City regulator plans rule change to allow Saudi oil giant's $2tn float in London image
.... One relates to how the company and the controlling shareholder conduct deals with each other, and the second allows investors a vote on independent directors. Chris Cummings, the chief executive of the Investment Association, which represents the City’s biggest fund managers, said: “Investors believe a premium listed segment without these investor protections is not a premium segment and will not provide the protections that investors expect. ...
Deadline looming for firms to give Brexit strategies to Bank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 03:00:11 PM
. Hundreds of banks, insurers, fund managers and other major City firms have until Friday 14 July to tell the Bank of England how they intend to cope with a hard Brexit. ...
Homebuyers desperate to know who really owns their freehold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... The documents show that one of its directors until late 2013 was “The Honourable William Waldorf Astor”, the half brother of David Cameron’s wife, Samantha. Astor runs fund manager Long Harbour, which invests in residential freeholds, and is also director of HomeGround management, which administers freeholds on behalf of various landlords, including the Adriatic Land vehicles. ...
Massive cyber-attack could cost Nurofen and Durex maker £100m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 07:38:33 AM
....In its latest message to customers the company said its operations were now “running close to normal again”, but it was still experiencing some issues such as disruption to phone lines in some regions. Charlie Huggins, fund manager at Hargreaves Lansdown, said Reckitt should recover from the NotPetya attack. ...
China's $9tn bond market opens up to foreign investors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 09:05:02 AM
....Their attraction to investors is that they usually offer a fixed rate of interest and come with the promise of eventual full repayment when the bond expires. Initially, Chinese bonds can be bought by banks, insurers and fund managers via Hong Kong. ...
Five minute guide to high-charging investment funds image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:11:00 AM
. High-charging fund managers have been picking savers’ pockets for years, so there were good reasons to celebrate when the Financial Conduct Authority announced yet another crackdown last year. ...
Financial Conduct Authority offers a plaster instead of an antidote | Gina Miller image
....Yet the eagerly awaited FCA report into asset management published this week, that we had hoped would be an antidote to the industry’s ills, is yet another plaster. There was nothing final about it, nothing that will give investors assurance that their hard-earned money will achieve better outcomes, or that they can be assured that fund managers will be “clear, fair and not misleading” – the FCA’s own overarching principle. ...
FCA knows its scrutiny of the investment sector has only just started | Nils Pratley image
.... About time, too: all-in fees should mean what they say. The idea that fund managers should have at least two independent directors is sensible, though the FCA could have been bolder on numbers. ...
Jailing Barclays bankers won’t save us from another financial crash | Joris Luyendijk image
.... Others found new work after their time in politics was over, with Tony Blair taking a reported £2m a year as a fixer for JP Morgan. George Osborne, Britain’s former chancellor, was the latest big name to join the industry, netting about £650,000 for four days a month at the US fund manager BlackRock. ...
Barclays: who are the four charged bankers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 02:17:46 PM
....He then sold Barclays’ asset management arm and oversaw two share issues to raise capital from the royal families of Qatar and Abu Dhabi. After handing over to Bob Diamond in 2011, Varley retired to Hampshire, but still sits on the board of US fund manager BlackRock, and is chairman of Marie Curie Cancer Care. ...
City's Mansion House dinner cancelled after Grenfell Tower fire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 01:46:46 PM
....The annual Mansion House dinner for City grandees planned for Thursday night, due to include high-profile speeches by the chancellor and governor of the Bank of England, has been cancelled following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London. The chancellor, Philip Hammond, postponed his speech after concluding it would be inappropriateat this time to address the hundreds of bankers, fund managers and policymakers at the black-tie dinner. ...
Thames Water needs to clean up its act after yet more fines | Nils Pratley image
.... Second, he’s a Tory and the chair of the Treasury committee is traditionally chosen from the governing party. Third, one shouldn’t be fooled by the gentlemanly demeanour: Rees-Mogg knows how to dig for detail since he made a lot of money as a founder of fund manager Somerset Capital Management. ...
Tech shares keep sinking amid concerns sector is slowing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:33:15 PM
....Mizuho Securities also cut its rating on Apple’s stock to “neutral” from “buy” on Monday, citing it has outperformed this year and enthusiasm over the “upcoming product cycle is fully captured at current levels”. Fergus Shaw, fund manager at Cerno Capital, told Reuters: “This is the nature of the tech sector. ...
London attack: Tech firms fight back in extremism row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 03:05:46 PM
....Investors suggested that tech firms would be more willing to take further action against extremist content if shareholders and advertisers pressured them to do so. Jessica Ground, a UK fund manager at Schroders, told the BBC: "It's going to be an interesting debate how you put the pressure points. ...
UK councils under pressure over £1bn of tobacco investments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:40:08 PM
....Deborah Arnott, chief executive of the health charity Ash (Action on Smoking and Health), said this left the door open for selling tobacco stocks. “Historically, investment in tobacco was seen as safe, promising good returns, but increasingly fund managers are realising investing in tobacco is neither acceptable nor sustainable,” she said. ...
Urinating dog joins Wall Street statue row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 05:26:11 PM
....Alex Gardega's creation - now removed - took aim at the little girl's left leg. He told the New York Post the Fearless Girl statue was "corporate nonsense" devised to promote the fund managers who commissioned it. ...
Whole Foods represents the failures of 'conscious capitalism' | Nicole Aschoff image
....25bn share buyback program and has promised to cut costs by $300m and raise same-store sales 2% by 2020. But according to its 13D filing, Jana Partners – whose founder and fund manager Barry Rosenstein recently bought the most expensive home in the US – wants even more. ...
Lloyds reaches landmark as government sells final shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:45:44 PM
....However, Gordon said the bank’s outlook was “set fair” and that it could produce stable earnings in the future. Neil Woodford, one of the City’s most respected fund managers, admitted last week he had bought shares in Lloyds after shunning the banking sector for many years. ...
Giant US fund manager to shake up UK investment market by halving fees image
. A US fund manager has thrown down the gauntlet to high-charging rivals and financial advisers by slashing fees to less than half the UK average. ...
Will Theresa May defend workers' rights? Don't hold your breath | Nils Pratley image
.... On the basis of her pledges about workers’ representatives and access to information, she is more interested in playing with words. “My viewpoint, and that of other like-minded institutional investors, has been heard but ultimately ignored – repeatedly,” complained fund manager Neil Woodford as he revealed last week that he has sold his GlaxoSmithKline stake. ...
Mohamed El-Erian: ‘We get signals that the system is under enormous stress’ image
....The speaker is Mohamed El-Erian, one of the biggest names in financial markets, who advised President Obama. Born in New York to Egyptian parents, he spent 14 years at Pimco, the world’s biggest bond fund manager. ...
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
.... That would be a reasonable stance. Montague won’t dare to be so bold, however, since anything less than full-blooded commitment tends to make investors, and the fund managers, nervous. ...
Euro slips after Macron wins French presidency image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 09:50:10 PM
....He has proposed a range of policies combining budget cuts and more labour market flexibility, with public investment and an extension of the welfare state. "Voters elected for Emmanuel Macron's pro-business policy proposals, which have the potential to unlock long-held-back investment and stimulate French markets," said Stephen Mitchell at London-based fund manager, Jupiter Asset Management. ...
Apple can’t just make iPhones for ever. What’s next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 06:00:25 AM
....Corley also received a 27% vote against her re-election. She is the former chief executive of giant investment manager Allianz Global Investors, so this was a case of shareholding fund managers voting against one of their own. ...
Rich List 2017: UK's super-rich carry on making billions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 12:04:04 AM
.... . "More women, more people from ethnic backgrounds, and more from surprising walks of life, with egg farmers and pet food makers lining up with hedge fund managers and private equity barons. ...
Voices of the 1%: how do Britain's highest earners feel about their income? image
.... Hard work is seen as key for achieving high earnings, and economic disadvantage was talked about as something that could be overcome through aspiration. One hedge fund manager said he was able to achieve huge earnings because he had “unique pricing power” similar to professional footballers. ...
If Barclays CEO is shown the door, let it be for the right reason | Nils Pratley image
.... If Barclays’ chief executive is to be ousted, let it be for the right reason. It is easy to understand why Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management, when they merge, would need to shell out a few million quid to fund managers whose services will no longer required. ...
Ocado shares boosted by M&S deal report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 07:52:03 AM
.... . The fund manager also said that its planned merger with Standard Life was "on track" and should be completed later this year. ...
Sir Philip Green and wife took £433m hit last year, says rich list image
....”. He added: “The growing number of women we’re seeing in the Rich List is part of a greater diversity, with more people from ethnic backgrounds and more surprising walks of life, with soft-toy makers and dating-app developers lining up with private-equity barons and hedge-fund managers. ...
CBI warns against Brexit divorce bill row putting EU-UK trade ties at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:14:03 PM
....”. The conference, organised by prominent leave campaigner and hedge fund manager Paul Marshall, struck a relatively upbeat tone about the impact of Brexit on the economy. ...
Will London survive as a financial centre after Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 07:08:45 AM
.... The French president, François Hollande, was elected on a claim that the world of high finance was his enemy. Yet the Socialist mayor of Paris recently promised a “red, white, and blue carpet” for any hedge fund manager who buys a one-way Eurostar ticket to the Gare du Nord – a barbed reference to David Cameron’s promise of a red carpet for French bankers fleeing prohibitive tax rates, strikes and restrictive labour laws. ...
Reckitt Benckiser says Mead Johnson takeover on track image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:17:50 AM
.... . Hargreaves Lansdown fund manager Charlie Huggins said this was the first quarter he could remember where the group had failed to increase its like-for-like sales. ...
Unilever sales rise on higher prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 08:45:55 AM
.... The firm said it expects to deliver sales growth of 3% to 5% for the year. "Unilever have been pushed by the Kraft Heinz approach into a more radical pace and scale of change than they had originally chosen for themselves," Steve Clayton, fund manager of the HL Select equity funds, wrote in an analyst note. ...
Brexit’s unpredictable outcome poses risk to global stability, says IMF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:30:21 PM
....“Although there is a continuum of possible outcomes from Brexit negotiations, it is likely that financial firms’ ability to operate across jurisdictions will be curtailed to some degree,” the report said. Banking activities were likely to be the most affected by the loss of passport rights – which allow UK-authorised firms, banks and fund managers to conduct business in the other 27 states. ...
FTSE 100 suffers worst day since Brexit vote after May calls election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 05:11:25 PM
....Confidence in the City about an easy victory for the Conservatives was behind much of sterling’s rise, with many speculating that a victory will give May a stronger mandate to plot a moderate line on Brexit and resist hardline anti-EU backbenchers. Keith Wade, chief economist at fund manager Schroders, said: “A successful election would give May the mandate to pursue her own Brexit strategy. ...
UK wine industry to plant 1m vines as sector bubbles with confidence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:30:21 AM
....Rathfinny wine estate near Alfriston in East Sussex is one of the largest new vineyards, with up to 400 acres being cultivated. Its owner, the former London hedge fund manager Mark Driver, plans to release its first sparkling wine in 2018. ...
Drax investors rebel on bosses' pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 04:07:48 PM
.... . Earlier this year, one of the City's top fund managers warned that executive pay was "too high" and that investors were ready to take stand with firms that awarded hefty rises to bosses. ...
America owes China $1tn. That’s a problem for Beijing, and Trump knows it image
....Other loud voices are also demanding change, finally recognising that runaway executive pay is eroding trust in business. BlackRock, the world’s biggest fund manager, wants an end to directors’ pay that grows faster than ordinary employees’. ...
Why Silicon Valley wants to thwart the grim reaper | John Naughton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
....It turns out that death is now perceived as just such a “problem”. Friend quotes a hedge-fund manager waxing lyrical on this. ...

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