February, 2012

Comment from Russell Wallis, fund manager, Waverton UK Fund, J O Hambro Investment Management (JOHIM)

The fund outperformed its benchmark (FTSE100 Total Return) rising 5.54% against 2.05% during January. Equity volatility continued to fall as markets ground higher during January led by the mining sector. Better than expected manufacturing and jobs data out of the US released at the beginning of the month provided the catalyst for a rise in […]

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Jeff Keen, fund manager, Waverton Global Bond Fund, J O Hambro Investment Management (JOHIM), comments on the improved strength of corporations

The Waverton Global Bond Fund gained 2.2% in January, outperforming the Citigroup World Government Bond index which rose 1.5%. Risk assets continued to grind higher during January, despite the lack of agreement between parties involved in the Greek Private Sector Involvement discussions. The second window of long-term refinancing operations (LTRO) opens at the end of […]

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Crime and punishment

As I sit and peruse possible topics for blogging about, I am struck by two different but somehow similar news stories. The first is that Ofcom has stated that Jeremy Clarkson’s remarks about shooting trade unionists was not in breach of broadcasting rules, and the second is that several senior Lloyds executives who took large […]

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The IMS Group acquires remaining shares in IMS Consulting US LLC

The IMS Group (IMS), a leading global governance, risk and compliance services group has acquired all outstanding shares in the New York based subsidiary of the same name, IMS Consulting US (IMS US). This is the second acquisition this year of a US compliance company for The IMS Group which last month invested in HedgeOp […]

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Corporate Citizenship Hits the Front Page

Barclays plc completed a UK corporate first last Friday when the first page of its annual financial results was headlined ’citizenship’ and did not mention profits or dividends. The report highlighted how Barclays contributes to growth in the real economy, what it does for charity, and how it treats customers. Barclays citizenship highlights included a […]

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Top tips to avoid being a Twitter bore

I do tweet but I’m not a premier league footballer who has just been exposed by a red top for nocturnal activity on the Korean leg of a recent Asian tour or a celebrity cougar having fun parading her latest bare-chest, lion-tamer-style, on a hot tropical beach.   Well, that’s pretty obvious, but faced with the […]

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Nick Salter Appointed Senior Partner at Barnett Waddingham

Nick Salter has been appointed Senior Partner at Barnett Waddingham, the UK’s largest independent firm of actuaries, administrators and consultants. Adrian Waddingham, who has held the position for the last six years, will step down on 31 May 2012 but will remain a partner in the firm, continue to advise his existing clients and retain […]

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