Man Group benefits from flight to quants

Emmanuel Roman (Manny Roman) MAN Group

Hedge fund suffers a drop in profits and funds under management

How Tuscan dream became bad loan nightmare

One family’s €800,000 debt is emblematic of Italy’s bank crisis

Fearful Japanese thwart Abe on equities

The great quest to persuade the Japanese public to invest in stocks is falling on fearful ears

Commerzbank warns on capital position

Core tier one capital ratio fell to 11.5% at end of June

Greece loosens limits on cash withdrawals

Attempt to restore confidence in holding money at banks

Passive investing march to accelerate

Asset managers’ earnings face hit as investors cut costs

Aberdeen suffers 13th quarter of outflows

UK property fund rocked by EU referendum result

Julius Baer staffs up for Asian expansion

Swiss private bank recruits an additional 200 relationship managers

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Bank regulators, be wary

Basel committee takes aim at traditional lending and the response is ferocious, writes Simon Samuels

Golub to chair boutique energy company

Former Amex head takes equity stake in HudsonField

Hammerson reports UK property value drop

Group blames stamp duty and prices weakening for retail parks

Stress tests add pressure on European banks

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank look vulnerable

Sterling post-Brexit fall boosts Hiscox

Impact from natural disasters tempered by diversification away from commercial insurance

Do not bet on calm markets lasting

Investors should not expect calm to help improve fundamentals

Singapore toughens bank probes after 1MDB

Regulator admits affair has tainted city-state’s reputation as a financial centre

Brexit — boon or bane for Amsterdam’s electronic trading?

Watch Philip Stafford’s report on possible repercussions of Brexit on the Netherlands’ capital’s etrading

Brexit threatens third of commercial property deals

Concerns linger over pricing but bulk of transactions go ahead

BHS report lays bare failure and liability

Inquiry lambasts Green, Chappell, ‘directors and hangers-on’

Fund houses fill corporate lending gap

Study shows growing reliance of companies on asset managers for funding following financial crisis

Goldman blamed for role in BHS deal

MPs say bank lent credibility to sale to curry favour with Green

The World Bank recruits true freethinker

Romer’s ideas are fascinating, unorthodox and politically risky

Italy finance minister rejects banks bail-in

Padoan denies ‘systemic’ banking problem on sidelines of G20, where finance ministers unite over Brexit

Portuguese banks face potential big losses

Novo Banco sale seen to affect shape of industry’s future

Nationwide explores launch into SME lending

Move part of a strategic review to strengthen existing model

Allianz promises closer ties with Pimco

Relationship pledge between German insurer and US bond unit

European banks braced for downturn with more cuts

Region’s banks prepare for conditions to deteriorate this year

GE’s shedding of financial unit adds up

Offloading of most of GE Capital meets with favourable timing

Pension schemes stay loyal to hedge funds

There is more retirement money than ever in the asset class

Dutch pensions to clean up red-light area

Schemes invest €60m in a fund to redevelop district in Amsterdam

Chinese lenders climb private bank table

China Merchants Bank and ICBC surge on growth in domestic wealth

‘We have not seen major [Brexit] panic’

CEO of Pictet AM more worried about short-termism and passive

Brexit ‘stampede’ out of UK funds

M&G, Schroders, Fidelity and Invesco lose billions in withdrawals

Surge in first-time property buyers

Parents set to lend £5bn this year for deposits, says Halifax

Johnson expects City to keep passporting

Foreign secretary says Brexit can be ‘fantastic’ for UK finance

Week in Review, July 23

SoftBank in £24bn chip deal; HSBC, US banks, VW and Microsoft also in the news

A Wellcome case spotlighting front-running

Financial markets are full of episodes of front-running

Beazley plans Ireland base for EU growth

Other London-based insurers consider post-Brexit options

Timing is everything for Manny Roman

New Pimco chief is a popular and loyal ‘process man’

UK insurers censured over sales agents

‘Widespread’ evidence of bad practices and potential mis-selling of policies

LSL Property Services: home truths

Stagnant transaction levels are a big headache for estate agents


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