April, 2012

Simon Callow, fund manager, Midas Balanced Growth Fund, MAM Funds, comments on fund changes

Simon Callow, fund manager, Midas Balanced Growth Fund, MAM Funds, comments on fund changes across equities, fixed interest and alternative assets: “We believe that the recent broad based rally may be maturing, having been supported by the European Central Bank’s (ECB) long-term refinancing operations and improving economic data out of the US. Consequently, we are […]

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Menzies LLP hosts Women’s Portfolio Networking Event with the City’s original ‘superwoman’ Nicola Horlick

Menzies, one of the UK’s largest regional firms of accountants and business advisers to privately owned businesses, is hosting its Women’s Portfolio Networking Event on 9 May 2012 with guest speaker Nicola Horlick, Chairman of Rockpool Investments LLP. The Menzies Women’s Portfolio was created by successful business women to help other women realise their business […]

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Average property asking prices and new property listings reach a six-month high – Encouraging signs for some market recovery in the next quarter

The latest statistics from the residential property experts Move with Us and Home.co.uk show a six-month high in the level of new listings and asking prices throughout the UK. In March, over 126,000 new instructions were listed on the market and average asking prices across the UK were at just under £228,500, the highest since May 2011. […]

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Faith Dickson, partner, Sackers comments on The Supreme Court’s decision on the Seldon case:

Age discrimination is different “The Supreme Court decision in Seldon reinforces the idea that age discrimination is different from other forms of discrimination.  The same rule can benefit us at one age, and be against us at another, and this “inter-generational fairness” can be a legitimate business aim. Whether a retirement date of 65 was […]

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New book reveals University of Westminster’s sporting legacy: Historic route of the 1908 London Games’ marathon revealed

As Britain prepares to host the 2012 Games, a new book from the University of Westminster tells the story of the University’s 150 year history of sport.  Its students, members and administrators have won Olympic medals, organised and influenced key Olympic events and helped to bring the Olympics back to London for 2012. ‘An Education […]

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Axiom Fund waives management fees – a first for the alternative UCITS sector

Axiom Fund today announces a major change in the fee structure of the Axiom UCITS Alternative Investable Index Fund (“the Axiom Fund”). The Axiom Fund has waived its management fees, becoming the first fund of funds in the alternative UCITS space to charge performance fees only. Axiom Fund is taking this groundbreaking step to better align the […]

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Swiss & Global embarks on charity bike ride with 10 clients and Chris Moon, amputee & ultra marathon runner, helping them go the extra mile

Swiss & Global Asset Management is sending a group of 16 asset management professionals on a charity cycle from London to Paris to raise money for Help the Heroes and Children with Cancer charities. The event will commence on 3rd May with participants including Chris Moon, amputee and ultra marathon runner, Tim Haywood, fund manager of Swiss […]

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Barnett Waddingham launches ‘Finance Directors Guide to Pensions’

Barnett Waddingham, the UK’s largest independent firm of actuaries, administrators and consultants has launched an ‘online guide to pensions’ aimed at Finance Directors. The guide has been developed to keep Finance Directors well informed on a range of pension issues that may affect their business. The guide will act as a useful general reference point […]

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Reform will unlock China’s growth potential

Comment by Yiqian Jiang, fund manager, DWS Invest Chinese Equities fund The transition to a new party leadership in 2012 should facilitate bolder reform and further unlock China’s growth potential. We believe that fears of an economic hard-landing will prove unwarranted as the Chinese economy is poised to complete the last stage of “soft-landing” in first half […]

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Keep on running…

Another London Marathon completed, 37,000ish souls feeling weary yet satisfied with their massive accomplishment. Every year I marvel at the participants’ achievement, especially because from my vantage point very close to the first mile marker, a great many of the runners look bewildered and in some cases exhausted already! This year, as for the past […]

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