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Legg Mason to buy Martin Currie

Legg Mason has announced the acquisition of Martin Currie, an active international equity specialist based in the United Kingdom.

24 Jul 2014
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Is an interest rate rise the beginning of the end for UK property?

Kiran Patel, CIO of Cordea Savills, assesses the impact of an interest rate rise on the UK property market.

15 Jul 2014
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Russell's Sturkenboom questions UK recovery

Wouter Sturkenboom (pictured), investment strategist at Russell Investments, analyses the sustainability of economic recovery in the UK.

14 Jul 2014
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Jupiter's Davies on why the large-cap switch has left UK domestic stocks attractively priced

The great switch out of mid-cap into large-cap equities has left many UK domestic stocks attractively priced, according to Steve Davies (pictured), co-manager of the Jupiter UK Growth Fund and manager of the Jupiter Undervalued Assets Fund, with UK banks looking the most contrarian trade.

10 Jul 2014
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Liquid views at BH macro

Ian Plenderleith (pictured), chairman of the board at BH Macro Limited, sees specific factors at play affecting liquidity and volatility.

09 Jul 2014
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Standard Life completes acquisition of Ignis AM

Standard Life Investments has confirmed its acquisition of Ignis Asset Management from a subsidiary of Phoenix Group Holdings for £390m.

01 Jul 2014
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Societe Generale SS launches service for OTC derivatives

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has launched a trade repository reporting offer for OTC derivatives, servicing multi-counterparties and multi-asset classes, under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

26 Jun 2014
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Alger to open London office led by Kirk Hotte

US asset manager Alger Associates Inc has announced the formation of UK based subsidiary Alger Management Ltd, and the appointment of Kirk Hotte as head of international sales, in a bid to expand its global asset management operations.

26 Jun 2014
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CFA UK Conference discusses impact of QE

The annual CFA UK conference, which took place on 12 June in London, addressed how to deliver value in the current low interest climate.

12 Jun 2014
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SocGen PB Hambros launches advisory division

Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros (SGPB Hambros), the UK wealth management arm of Societe Generale Private Banking, has launched its new advisory division with nine hires.

11 Jun 2014
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Invesco Real Estate and be:here to invest in West London PRS

Invesco Real Estate (IRE) has teamed up with be:here to make its first investment in the UK private rented sector (PRS). IRE will acquire 118 PRS units for £32.5m in Hayes, West London, on behalf of a UK local authority pension fund.

30 May 2014
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OMGI reports 66% quarterly gross sales growth

Old Mutual Global Investors, part of Old Mutual Wealth, has reported a 66% rise in gross sales to £2.5bn in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the last quarter of 2013.

15 May 2014
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Barclays announces restructuring and job cuts

Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins and group finance director Tushar Morzaria have announced a significant downsizing of its investment bank, 7000 job cuts and the creation of a £400bn bad bank.

08 May 2014
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AMG to invest in Veritas Asset Management

Massachusetts-based Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) has acquired a majority equity interest in Veritas Asset Management.

30 Apr 2014
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Mirae Asset appoints new head of UK sales

Mirae Asset Global Investments has appointed Nicolas Jones as head of UK sales.

30 Apr 2014

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AB's Phelps to speak on concentrated portfolios in Hamburg

Mark Phelps, head of Concentrated Global Growth at AB, will join InvestmentEurope's Pan-European Fund Selector Summit in Hamburg.

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M&G's Richard Halle and Daniel White to speak in Hamburg

Richard Halle and Daniel White are set to take part in the InvestmentEurope Autumn Pan-European Fund Selector Summit, which takes place in Hamburg 15-17 October.