May, 2012
Slater Investments

MFM Slater Income Fund reaches £20m

Slater Investments, the London based investment management company, has increased assets under management in the MFM Slater Income Fund from £10.29m in January 2012 to £20m today. The fund, which is actively managed, aims to produce an attractive and increasing level of income in addition to seeking long term capital growth. The portfolio consists of […]

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Increasingly cost and value-conscious clients will lead to more competitive financial services fees

‘In a world of lower returns and reduced risk, shouldn’t fees be lower too?’ This was the question posed by Harry Morgan, Thomas Miller Investment, who acted as Chair of a highly distinguished panel of active investors and activist commentators at the Broadgate Mainland/Scottish Investment Operation’s fourth breakfast briefing, recently held in the Balmoral Hotel […]

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Euro vision, long contest: AIFMD update at May 2012

Having been writing about AIFMD for almost a full Olympiad, we are delighted to now advise the finalised Level 2 requirements that will allow firms to take the steps necessary to comply with the directive….only we can’t. The AIFMD’s laboured progression has decelerated to an indeterminate crawl, with the European Commission apparently rejecting key elements […]

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Properties in East Anglia achieving higher percentage of asking price than last year

-       Sellers achieved over six per cent more on property asking prices in March, 2012, compared to March, 2011 Homeowners in East Anglia are achieving an average of £13,000 more for their properties in March, 2012, compared to prices achieved in March 2011, according to the latest statistics from Move with Us, the residential property expert. […]

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Asking prices at a 12-month high in the South East

-       Buyers are paying over £13,000 more for properties compared to 2011 In March 2012, the South East of England experienced the highest asking prices for properties seen in 12 months with buyers paying over £13,000 more compared to March 2011, according to the latest statistics from Move with Us, the residential property expert. The […]

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No room for negotiation on property prices in Greater London

-       Properties in Greater London achieving 100 per cent of the asking price –       Buyers are paying over £20,000 more this year compared to March 2011 Residential property in Greater London is achieving 100 per cent of the asking price compared to only 94 per cent a year ago, as well as enjoying a slight […]

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Miserable Merv!

‘Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will hit the economy, warns Sir Mervyn King’ read a Telegraph headline last week. The first thing I thought when I saw this was, ‘what a misery guts!’. When faced with an ongoing barrage of negative headlines and economic doom and gloom, it’s a very refreshing change to have happy occasions to […]

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Increasingly cost-conscious and value-conscious clients will lead to more competitive fees in UK financial services market

Fees are on a downward trajectory. Customers are increasingly cost and value-conscious, and the days of bumper margins and poor service are numbered according to the panel at Broadgate Mainland/Scottish Investment Operation breakfast seminar in Edinburgh held on 15 May 2012. Chairman Harry Morgan, Thomas Miller Investment posed the question “In a world of lower […]

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University of Westminster fashion students first to produce collections for ASOS Marketplace

- Ten High Summer 2012 collections to be sold on ASOS Marketplace website from 1 June 2012 University of Westminster students of the BA (Hons) Fashion Design and BA (Hons) Fashion Buying Management courses have created ten High Summer 2012 collections for ASOS Marketplace, which buys and sells new, pre-owned and vintage fashion online. The project, which […]

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Peter Gammon, Move with Us, comments on the UK housing market:

Peter Gammon, director, Move with Us, the residential property expert, comments on today’s figures from The Council of Mortgage Lenders and what this means for the UK housing market: “The continuing pressures on the UK economy are hitting household finances hard but it’s a welcome sign that we haven’t seen an increase in repossessions to […]

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