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F&C builds on its position as BMO’s ‘European centrepiece’

investmentweek.co.uk — F&C Asset Management's head of UK sales for retail and wholesale, Rob Thorpe, talks to Laura Dew about expansion into passives, playing to F&C's strengths, and how the business fits into new owner Bank of Montreal's multi-boutique structure.,Industry ,the big interview,F&C Asset Management,Cazenove
Nov 21, 2014

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‘Better economic performance is the biggest threat to investors’

investmentweek.co.uk — Head of multi-asset, David Hambidge, has worked at Premier Asset Management for more than 25 years. He employs a contrarian style on the £425m Multi-Asset Distribution fund, which is the largest in the group's multi-asset range and also the oldest.,Investment ,Fund manager focus,Premier,Multi-Asset,Equities,asset allocation,Bonds,commercial property,Japan
Nov 21, 2014

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Fund managers back insurers for UK financials exposure

investmentweek.co.uk — UK equity managers are turning to insurers as a way to access the UK's financial sector while avoiding the troubled banks. Problems for banks have been innumerable in recent years, with a combination of stricter capital requirements, stress tests, and heavy fines for LIBOR and forex manipulation, and PPI mis-selling all hitting profitability.
Nov 21, 2014

Why UK equity managers are chosing insurers over banks, comments from L&G, Miton and @OMWealthUK. investmentweek.co.uk/investment-wee…

Barings’ Goodwin: Commodity price volatility is here to stay

investmentweek.co.uk — Duncan Goodwin (pictured), manager of the £307m Barings Global Resources fund, spoke to delegates at Investment Week's Funds to Watch event. Here, he outlines his views on the sector and how he has restructured his portfolio. You restructured the fund when you took over as manager in January, what changes did you make and how has this helped the fund?
Nov 21, 2014

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FOUR Capital to launch US fund for new hire

investmentweek.co.uk — FOUR Capital is to launch a US Dividend Income fund for new hire Adour Sarkissian this December. Sarkissian joined the group in October from ING where he ran the $1.7bn ING US High Dividend fund for seven years. His fund at FOUR will be run on similar lines to his fund at ING and will be launched seeded with $100m from Sanlam.

Jupiter's Davies: How I would position for next year's 'binary' election

investmentweek.co.uk — Jupiter UK equity manager Steve Davies believes investors will need to be "tactically nimble" to handle the fallout from next year's UK election. Davies (pictured), who is co-manager of the Jupiter UK Growth fund, believes next year's general election will be the most binary since 1992.
Nov 20, 2014

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Nov 20, 2014

How Jupiter UK Growth manager Davies would position for next year's election. investmentweek.co.uk/investment-wee…

Woodford takes £16m stake in brain cancer treatment company

investmentweek.co.uk — Neil Woodford has invested £16m in a US biotech company working on brain tumour treatment. The manager, who now runs his own firm Woodford Investment Management, has invested £16m in Northwest Biotheraputics which is based in Maryland, the Telegraph reports.

Osborne fails in challenge to overturn EU bonus cap

investmentweek.co.uk — The UK's challenge to overthrow banking bonus cap plans has been rejected by the EU Court of Justice. The ruling is a blow to Chancellor George Osborne who wished to overturn the EU's plans to limit bonuses to 100% of salary or 200% with shareholder approval, viewing it as illegal.
Nov 20, 2014

Bad news for UK bankers as EU Court of Justice rules bonus cap is valid. investmentweek.co.uk/investment-wee…