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F&C's Paul Niven sees nervy start to the year

Paul Niven, head of Multi-Asset Investment at F&C Investments, has outlined the manager's latest views on asset classes.

14 Apr 2014
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UK investment, insurance associations propose merger to create single voice

The UK Investment Management Association, which represents managers responsible for some £4.5trn of AUM is set to merge with the investment activities of the Association of British Insurers, which represents some 90% of premiums in the country, or 7% of global insurance premiums.

11 Apr 2014
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Threadneedle Investments gets £3.35bn mandate from St James's Place

Threadneedle Investments has been appointed by leading UK wealth manager St James's Place to manage some £3.35bn in St James's Place's Strategic Managed fund, which holds a combination of global and domestic equities and bonds.

04 Apr 2014
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Rathbones announces GBP 57.4m acquisition deals

Wealth Manager Rathbone Investment Managers Limited (Rathbones) announced today two acquisitions from Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) and Jupiter Fund Management, totalling £57.4mn.

01 Apr 2014
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SLI agrees acquisition of Ignis

Standard Life Investments has announced the acquisition of Ignis Asset Management for £390m in cash.

26 Mar 2014
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Standard Life in exclusive talks to buy Ignis

Standard Life has confirmed that it is in exclusive and advanced discussions with Phoenix Group Holdings regarding a potential acquisition of Ignis Asset Management.

24 Mar 2014
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L&G appoints new head of Discretionary Sales

Legal & General Investments (L&GI) has appointed Martin Holland to the newly created role of head of Discretionary Sales.

14 Mar 2014
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GSAM funds enter UK IMA sectors

Goldman Sachs Asset Management has announced that 47 of its Luxembourg domiciled Sicav Ucits are now within UK Investment Management Association sectors.

04 Mar 2014
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F&C UK Real Estate Investments sees strong returns as sentiment improves

F&C UK Real Estate Investments Limited has announced a period of strong performance in its interim results for the six months to 31 December 2013.

03 Mar 2014
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One in five in danger of breaching pension lifetime limit - Albion survey

Advisers estimate that one in five (19%) of their clients is in danger of breaching the reduced pension lifetime limit by the time they reach retirement age, according to a new study commissioned by leading venture capital investor Albion Ventures.

26 Feb 2014
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Kames Capital launches Diversified Income Fund

Kames Capital, an Aegon Asset Management company, has launched the Diversified Income fund for institutional and retail investors seeking income and capital growth over the medium term.

24 Feb 2014
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UK's inflation falls below the target at 1.9%

The UK's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index, fell to 1.9% in January for the first time in more than four years, the ONS revealed.

18 Feb 2014
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Asset management CEOs optimistic about future revenues - PwC

Research from PwC has revealed that 97% of asset management CEOs are confident that their revenues will increase over the next three years.

18 Feb 2014
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ING IM Renta Fund Global High Yield hits €5bn

ING Investment Management International announced today that the ING (L) Renta Fund Global High Yield has surpassed the €5bn mark in assets under management (AUM).

17 Feb 2014
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UK FCA authorises Arcanum AM for discretionary business

UK regulator the FCA has authorised Arcanum Asset Management to manage client money on a discretionary basis.

10 Feb 2014

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Lausanne Summit success in pictures

Select moments from InvestmentEurope's Pan-European Fund Selector Summit that took place at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne 9-11 April have been published.

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Martin Currie's Claire Marwick to consider Japan long/short at Lausanne

Claire Marwick, investment director, Japan at Martin Currie, will consider the long/short approach to Japanese equities during the Pan-European Fund Selector Summit in Lausanne on 9-11 April.