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Hargreave Hale recruits McKeown for London office

Hargreave Hale has announced the appointment of Ben McKeown to its investment management team, based at the firm’s London office. Ben joins from Killik & Co, where he was employed as a private client manager responsible for HNW clients, charities and trusts. His appointment follows the recent recruitment of four investment managers at the company’s […]

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The University of Law Appoints Director To Lead New Flagship Leeds Centre

The University of Law has today announced the appointment of Tom Macdonald as the Director of the University’s new flagship centre in Leeds, which will open to students this September. Tom joins from Leeds Metropolitan University where he was Head of the Leeds Law School. A former student of ULaw, Tom has more than ten […]

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Sackers comments on the Local Government Pensions Scheme Regulations Consultation

The consultation on the Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2014: draft Regulations on Scheme Governance closed on Friday 15 August. A government response will be needed shortly if the Regulations are to be laid before parliament in time to come into force on 1 October as planned. Lauren Jackson, associate and member of Sackers’ […]

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Premier Modi’s reforms could become a blueprint for other EM countries – commentary from Manish Shah, CEO Comgest India

Industrial and infrastructure sectors to benefit most Stock highlight: Cummins India India could become a blueprint for emerging markets, if premier Modi and his government successfully continue along the reform path. Relative to a year ago, sentiment in the Indian equity market has literally reversed. Modi’s budget is a clear break from the previous government’s […]

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As Japan’s GDP drops by 6.8%, Genzo Kimura, SuMi TRUST, comments that wage increases will be key to growth this year

As Japan’s GDP drops by 6.8%, Genzo Kimura, SuMi TRUST, comments that wage increases will be key to growth this year  “Key to boosting real GDP in the second half of 2014 will be continuous wage growth. The average two per cent wage increase fails to match up to the burden of the tax hike […]

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Government’s Independent Guidance Offer Is Not Enough – comment from Ian Price, St. James’s Place

Government’s Independent Guidance Offer Is Not Enough – comment from Ian Price, St. James’s Place Ian Price, divisional director of pensions at St. James’s Place, says: “Liberating pensions will be the new windfall and the new boost to consumption but what happens when that money is all spent and people still have 10 or 15 years […]

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Walker Crips expands investment division

Walker Crips, the integrated Investment and Wealth Management group, has strengthened its investment division with the hire of Bill Newton and Andrew Powell as Stockbrokers. Bill was previously at Barclays Advisory Stockbroking and has worked with private clients for the past 10 years. He joined Barclays in 2008 as Vice President of the Advisory Stockbroking […]

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Thomas Miller Investment comments on the BOE’s Inflation Report

Abi Oladimeji, head of investment strategy at Thomas Miller Investment, comments on the Fed’s decision: “The general gist of the inflation report is that the Bank of England feels a little more confident about the outlook for economic growth but a lot less comfortable with the weakness in wage growth. Clearly, weak wage growth has […]

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Durham University Business School appoints Dr Julie Hodges as new MBA Programme director

Durham University Business School has appointed Dr Julie Hodges as its MBA Programme Director, taking over from Professor Sue Miller who is stepping down from the role after three years. Dr Hodges will assume strategic responsibility for the Full-time, Executive and Global MBAs as well as operational responsibility for the Full-time programme. Dr Hodges is […]

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Brazil to follow Indian footsteps?

Market Commentary from Charles Biderman, portfolio manager of the Comgest Growth Latin America fund After the “Modi effect” in India, some people are wondering if Brazil, where elections are scheduled for October, could be the next country to witness a market resurgence in the wake of political change. Demonstrations point towards a likely defeat for […]

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