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Swiss & Global Asset Management launches JB China Evolution Fund

Capture China’s evolution towards a consumption and tech-driven economy Highly active stock selection focusing on “New Economy” sectors London, 6 January 2014 – Swiss & Global Asset Management launches the JB China Evolution Fund, providing investment access to the ‘New Economy’ in China which is driven by consumer and technology trends. The portfolio will consist […]

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2014 Market Outlook comments from Harrington Cooper

Pieter Busscher, fund manager, RobecoSAM Smart Materials Fund “Materials have reached an inflection point versus traditional resources and are taking market share from them. A multitude of megatrends are supporting this development. “2014 will bring strong growth for themes like lightweight materials in aerospace (e.g. carbon fibres and titanium) and automotive (e.g. high strength steel, aluminum), energy storage materials (e.g. […]

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Sackers appointed by Cancer Research UK Pension Scheme

Sackers, the UK’s leading law firm for pension scheme trustees and sponsors, has been appointed as legal advisers to the trustees of Cancer Research UK Pension Scheme following a competitive tender. The Cancer Research UK Pension Scheme is a defined benefit scheme which is closed to new members. Graham Parrott, chair of trustees, said: “Sackers […]

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Events with impact – Leigh Himsworth, City Financial, gives his 2014 outlook

February 1st is the dawn of the Chinese New Year – the year of the wooden horse. It’s no secret that China is intent on gathering foreign assets; since their impasse with the IMF and the US over investment in Africa’s natural resources, Chinese firms seem to have made steady progress towards ingratiating themselves with ttheir would-be adversaries. […]

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TCC named in Sunday Times Fast Track 100 following significant growth

The UK’s leading independent regulatory consultancy, The Consulting Consortium (TCC), has been named in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 listing of Britain’s fastest growing companies.  TCC is ranked in 45th place, with a growth of 74% over the last three years and sales at £10.2 million in 2012. Now in its seventeenth year, the annual […]

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DeAWM Capital Markets Outlook 2014: “The trees are growing, but not blossoming”

Economy: Developed industrialised nations drive global economic growth Equity markets: Will increase internationally but at a lower level than 2013 and with higher volatility Bond markets: Normalisation of interest rate levels, positive returns in real terms in few areas Foreign exchange: US dollar fundamentally strong Alternative Assets: No real estate market bubble in Germany Asset Allocation: […]

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Hargreave Hale comments on Autumn Statement ban on VCT enhanced share buy-backs

Oliver Bedford, manager of the Hargreave Hale AIM VCTs, comments on the ban on enhanced share buy-backs announced in this year’s Autumn Statement: “When correctly delivered, enhanced share buy-backs help VCTs deliver investment capital to small British companies on an on-going basis.  Unfortunately, that hasn’t always been the case, resulting in this unfortunate but necessary […]

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Surprises for business partnerships and homeowners in the Autumn Statement – comment from Menzies LLP

Catherine Heyes, senior tax manager at Menzies LLP, comments on some of the more surprising tax measures announced in today’s Autumn Statement: Business partnerships put under pressure while waiting for major announcement “The long anticipated changes to taxation in business partnerships were not revealed– we will have to wait until 10 December to find out what these […]

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Robin King, Move with Us, comments on the 2013 Autumn Statement

Robin King, Director of Move with Us, the residential property experts, comments on the 2013 Autumn Statement: New housing “The problem in the housing market is lack of supply. Although the government has gone part way to addressing this by providing a £1bn fund to unlock housing developments, predominantly in Manchester and Leeds, it is unlikely that […]

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Harrington Cooper strengthens discretionary sales team

Harrington Cooper, the specialist fund distribution company, has appointed Henry Foster as sales manager following a period of significant growth for the business. With eight years experience in the fund management industry, Henry joins from Neptune Investment Management where he was a sales manager responsible for marketing to asset managers, wealth managers, advisers and family […]

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