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Woodford Investment Management appoints head of corporate social responsibility

Woodford Investment Management (WIM), the newly created asset management company, has appointed Jonathan Smith as head of corporate social responsibility. Mr Smith has been a director of a number of smaller organisations, most particularly in the marketing communications and social care sectors. He is closely involved with Business in the Community and in 2012 was […]

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Swiss & Global AM: Eastern European markets offer high growth rates and attractive entry opportunities

Russia and Turkey continue to present opportunities, despite recent rallies Strong exports boost Russian equity market despite weak GDP Monetary easing from Turkish and European central banks supports growing Turkish market The slump in Russian and Turkish equity markets has come to an end. The RTS and ISE 100 equity indices have risen by more […]

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Age UK report: Stonehaven comment

Commenting on today’s report from Age UK and the suggestion that older people need ‘financial MOTs’ to navigate their financial planning for retirement, Georgina Smith, Managing Director, Stonehaven, says: “The pension’s landscape has dramatically changed since the abolition of compulsory annuities and there will naturally be confusion around this. No one knows exactly how this […]

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Genzo Kimura: Corporate Governance reform central to Japan’s growth strategy

Mr. Genzo Kimura, Economist, SuMi TRUST, comments on Japan’s Corporate Governance reform “Japan’s growth policy, the third arrow of Abenomics, is a combination of hundreds of policies, but the one receiving the largest amount of attention from the Abe government right now is the corporate governance reform.  This is considered essential to increasing the return […]

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Hargreave Hale boosts private client team with three hires

Hargreave Hale welcomes three investment managers to its London office. Neil Jones, Ian Kavanagh and Victoria Macdonald all join the firm from Brewin Dolphin. Neil was previously a Divisional Director at Brewin Dolphin’s London office.  He has formerly held positions at HSBC James Capel, Smith & Williamson and Carr Sheppards. Ian has 14 years investment […]

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Woodford Investment Management attracts record inflows for new fund

Woodford Investment Management, the newly created asset management company, announces that it raised £1.6bn during the offer period for its CF Woodford Equity Income Fund. The offer period, which began on 2 June, closed at noon on 19 June 2014. Daily pricing of the fund started on 20 June 2014. Since trading began at noon […]

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Comment from Laurence Kubli and Matthias Wildhaber, managers of the JB ABS Fund

Swiss & Global AM: “Asset-backed securities to benefit from ECB purchase programme” ECB purchase plans for asset-backed securities make the asset class more attractive Regulatory change is a pre-requisite to a revival in the ABS market ECB commitment is likely to lead to narrower spreads The announcement by the European Central Bank (ECB), of its […]

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City Financial appoints Chris Coombe as Chief Financial Officer

City Financial, the rapidly growing independent asset management business, has appointed Chris Coombe as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 23 June 2014. Chris will report to Andrew Williams, Chief Executive, and will lead City Financial’s Finance, Operations and Client Services, Regulatory Compliance, Legal, Technology, Facilities and Human Resources teams. With over 30 years of […]

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THOMAS MILLER INVESTMENT PROMOTES ANDREW HERBERTS TO HEAD OF PRIVATE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (UK)

Thomas Miller Investment Limited, a member of the 128 year old Thomas Miller Group of companies, has appointed Andrew Herberts to the role of Head of Private Investment Management (UK). Andrew joined Thomas Miller Investment in 2012, from Adam & Company, to launch Thomas Miller Investment’s UK based private client investment business. He is responsible […]

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BNY Mellon’s HedgeMark Team Adds Three Senior Executives  

Contact: Malcolm Borthwick +44 20 7163  4109 malcolm.borthwick@bnymellon.com LONDON, June 16, 2014 — BNY Mellon announced that its dedicated managed accounts provider, HedgeMark, has added three new senior executive positions. Bill Santos, global head of business development; Maxine Alexis, head of the legal consulting group; and Neil Novembre, head of fund accounting, have all joined the […]

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