HSBC chief rejects Barclays Wealth model

Stuart Gulliver to retain private bank as a standalone division

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GMO’s Jeremy Grantham says the fertiliser component is a safe harbour
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China is doing well, but US high-yield bond ETFs cause concern

Pimco poised to announce new hires

Manager tries to ease the pressure on its faltering bond business

‘Brutal’ rotation squeezes mutual funds

Actively managed US funds’ results match worst days of crisis

Buyside brings equity research in-house

Criticism grows about research conducted by bank analysts

BlackRock slips down UK pensions ranking

Insight Investment Management overtakes the investment manager

Bill Ackman, Dan Loeb and Carl Icahn
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‘Activism has become marketing strategy’

Beware hedge funds using activism to chase short-term gains

Hans Stoter cartoon

There is no Dutch hostility, says ING fund CIO

Hans Stoter says strict regulation is not hostile to business

The Cinderella to banking’s Ugly Sisters

Asset managers often benefit from regulation, even if they are slow to see it, says Sophia Grene

Mantra of passive dominance is dangerous

Without active management, ETFs could increase the boom and bust cycles in stock markets

Emerging market rethink buoys ETFs

China is doing well, but US high-yield bond ETFs cause concern

Phosphate will pay good doomsday dividend

Jeremy Grantham says the fertiliser component is a safe harbour

UK pension reforms boost asset managers

Reforms and strong performance in equities and bonds help growth

Neil Woodford: ‘Pied Piper’ of Aim

Prices of minnow companies picked by the manager have rocketed

Are Treasuries a no-brainer macro idea?

The somewhat perverse Treasuries asset bubble could be blown yet bigger, says John Dizard

Movers & shakers: August 11

Danielle Singer joins Invesco Perpetual as a senior client PM

New funds: August 11

Allianz makes its US small cap equity fund available in Europe

Radical pension plan pitched to UK government

Lifetime Isa to encourage young savers

China fund house plans US passive push

E Fund Management offers fixed income ETF with KraneShares

90% of UK active managers beat market

In Europe, more than 60% underperformed their benchmarks in 2013

Rival cost-saving plans threaten pensions

Breakaway initiatives dilute UK government’s move to save £660m


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