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LGIM acquires ETF platform Canvas

By: Ridhima Sharma | 15 Nov 2017

Legal & General Investment (LGIM) has acquired Canvas, the European exchange-traded fund (ETF) platform owned by ETF Securities. The transaction includes the platform and embedded infrastructure for…

Aviva acquires Irish provider Friends First for €130m

By: Ridhima Sharma | 15 Nov 2017

British insurer Aviva has acquired Irish pensions, life and investment provider Friends First Life Assurance Company for €130m, making it the largest composite insurers in Ireland. Friends…

CRUX hires former Alliance Trust director

By: Eugenia Jimenez | 14 Nov 2017

Investment management firm CRUX Asset Management (CRUX AM) has appointed Tom Pearson as regional sales director to be made effective immediately. Pearson, who will report to distribution…

Antipodes appoints senior investment analyst

By: Ridhima Sharma | 14 Nov 2017

Antipodes Partners (Antipodes), the $4bn boutique Australian investment manager, has appointed Andrew Gibson as a senior investment analyst. Gibson, who covers the global industrial and commodity sectors,…

Columbia Threadneedle strengthens EMEA team

By: Eugenia Jimenez | 13 Nov 2017

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Lorenzo García as head of EMEA Client Investment Solutions. García (pictured), who will be based in London, will be responsible for delivering…

Brooks Macdonald adds investment managers

By: Jonathan Boyd | 13 Nov 2017

Brooks Macdonald, the UK investment manager with some £11bn (€12.3bn) in funds under management, has appointed Jennifer Carter and Johnathon Rivers investment managers based at the firm’s…

GAM expands absolute return team

By: Mona Dohle | 10 Nov 2017

GAM has appointed Owen Job to join its London-based absolute return fixed income team, where he will focus on covering macroeconomic themes. Job joins from Soros Fund…

M&G equity veteran Hughes to retire

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 10 Nov 2017

British asset manager M&G has announced that Richard Hughes, fund manager of the £650m M&G UK Income Distribution fund since 2002, will retire on 31 March 2018.…

JP Morgan AM to merge away UK equity funds

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 09 Nov 2017

JP Morgan Asset Management is set to merge the JPM UK Equity Blue Chip fund, worth £268m (€302.7m) of assets as of end October 2017, into the…

UK companies fear late payments hit from Brexit

By: Jonathan Boyd | 08 Nov 2017

Significant concerns around the issue of late payments experienced by UK companies ahead of Brexit have been identified in a report published by payments services company Concur,…

Mifid II may create other challenges for ETF trading suggests ITG

By: Jonathan Boyd | 07 Nov 2017

Unintended consequences of Mifid II could undermine the broader benefits that the ETF market stands to gain from increased transparency around trading and costs, according to Simon Barriball,…

Google searches for ‘buy Bitcoin’ overtake ‘buy gold’

By: Jonathan Boyd | 07 Nov 2017

BullionVault, the claimed world’s largest online marketplace for physical precious metals, has said that volumes of gold traded are down 31.5% in October on the average over…

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