October, 2012

UK P&I Club announces 2013 policy year general increase and premium discount for 2011

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 – At its annual board meeting on 29 October 2012, the board of the UK P&I Club (the Club), one of the oldest shipping protection and indemnity insurance mutuals, agreed that the general increase for 2013 renewal will be 7.5 per cent. The premium rating increase is in addition to any […]

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Alix Capital launches the UAIX Fixed Income Global Index to provide access to emerging and developed markets

Alix Capital, the Geneva-based provider of the UCITS Alternatives Index family of indices, today announces the launch of a new investable index, the UAIX Fixed Income Global Index, comprised of fixed income UCITS funds investing in both emerging and developed markets. The UAIX Fixed Income Global Index is made up of between 10 to 15 […]

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Swiss & Global celebrates 20 years of private labelling

The private labelling business of Swiss & Global is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The team has established more than 200 private label funds for third parties since 1992.  Private label funds are tailor-made investment funds that Swiss & Global Asset Management establishes in cooperation with external partners. The fund name can be freely […]

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Stadia Trustees undergoes further expansion with two new appointments

Stadia Trustees, the leading UK-based pensions company specialising in the administration of Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs), has expanded its team with two new appointments following continued growth. Alex Hales has been appointed as business development manager with the aim of maintaining and building relationships with independent financial advisors (IFAs), introducers and product providers. Alex joins […]

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What a difference a decade makes

PR companies have certainly changed over the last decade, redefining themselves to meet the challenges and opportunities that digital communications and social media have brought.  As media consumption and interaction has moved to instant news on smartphones, tablets and laptops, the role of traditional print and TV has fragmented. Companies are now able to engage […]

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Durham University invests in enhanced student experience with new Palatine Centre

Durham University today (Wednesday Oct 24) officially opens a new centre to enhance the experience offered to students as part of a wider £100m investment in facilities. Nobel Prize winning scientist and President of the Royal Society Sir Paul Nurse will unveil a plaque to welcome students, staff and visitors to the Palatine Centre, which […]

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African film conference at University of Westminster

Renowned African filmmakers will be keynote speakers at the  ‘Evolving African Film Cultures: Local and Global Experiences’ conference organised by the University of Westminster’s Africa Media Centre on Saturday, 10 November and Sunday 11 November 2012 at the University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London. The two-day conference has attracted 60 speakers from Britain, Africa, […]

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Broadgate Mainland appointed by international law firm Taylor Wessing

Broadgate Mainland, the leading financial and professional services PR agency, has won a competitive pitch process to support the public relations activities of international law firm, Taylor Wessing. Broadgate Mainland will work with Taylor Wessing to develop a PR programme to support and promote the firm’s expertise to the financial services and private equity communities […]

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JOHIM wins Best Boutique Investment Manager at Charity Times Awards

J O Hambro Investment Management (JOHIM) has been awarded the ‘Best Boutique Investment Manager’ award at October’s Charity Times Awards. JOHIM beat off strong competition from Jupiter, Quilter and Charities Property Fund among others to win the award which was presented in front of 600 representatives from some of the UK’s leading charities.  Judges praised […]

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Jimmy Savile’s legacy to the BBC

Vilified late TV presenter and disc jockey Jimmy Savile has left the BBC possibly its most unwanted legacy ever. Now follows scrutiny of the most detailed kind into years’ worth of poor business practices such as: Turning a blind eye to some shocking sexual abuse allegations; accusations of a cover up (actually make that multiple […]

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