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    Activist Edward Bramson steps up pressure to join Electra board

    Activist investor Edward Bramson has requested Electra Private Equity calls a general meeting to appoint himself and City...

  2. May 11, 2014

    Bank of Montreal could scrap historic F&C brand

    Canada’s Bank of Montreal could scrap the historic F&C brand, potentially bringing the 146-year history of one of the oldest...

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  1. April 27, 2014

    F&C deal reviewed by UK competition watchdog

    The Bank of Montreal’s planned acquisition of F&C Asset Management could face new hurdles with the deal becoming subject to...

  2. April 13, 2014

    Investors predict executive pay protest against UK banks

    Investors are planning to register a protest vote against UK banks including Barclays for boosting the fixed salaries of...

  3. March 23, 2014

    F&C counterbid hopes fade on Schroders move

    Schroders placed a bet against F&C Asset Management after winning a sizeable chunk of business from the fund company subject...

  4. March 18, 2014

    F&C loses £14.5bn Friends Life mandate

    F&C Asset Management will suffer another large outflow of funds because Friends Life has pulled a mandate to manage £14.5bn...

  5. March 13, 2014

    F&C sees ‘significant headwinds’ despite profit rise

    F&C Asset Management, the fund manager set to be acquired by a Canadian rival, admitted it continued to face “significant...

  6. March 5, 2014

    Isa guide 2014: Jisas offer choice

    Parents and guardians looking to build a tax-efficient nest egg for children have a range of options to save or invest with...

  7. February 26, 2014

    Elliott Management snaps up 11% stake in F&C

    Elliott Management, the New York hedge fund, on Wednesday revealed an 11 per cent stake in F&C, the UK asset manager that...

  8. February 25, 2014

    F&C dips after stake changes hands

    F&C Asset Management was back in focus after a 7.8 per stake in the fund manager changed hands. Some 45.3m F&C shares, 7.8...

  9. February 23, 2014

    Movers & shakers: February 24

    ● Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has hired Simon Mendelson as head of product management and development in the...

  10. January 31, 2014

    BMO could face rival bids for F&C

    Canada’s Bank of Montreal could face competition in its pursuit of UK fund house F&C Asset Management, despite shareholders...

  11. January 29, 2014

    Counterbid hopes lift shares in F&C

    Investors hoping for an F&C Asset Management counterbid have gained a powerful ally. Elliott Associates said it had taken a...

  12. January 28, 2014

    BMO set to double funds with F&C deal

    BMO Financial Group said it planned to become a “globally significant money manager” after agreeing to buy F&C Asset...

  13. January 27, 2014

    F&C reveals £700m offer from Canada’s BMO Financial

    The manager of the City’s oldest investment fund is set to be sold to a Canadian buyer. F&C Asset Management, which traces...

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    January 27, 2014

    F&C confirms...

    It’s been a while since we used the RAW* tag on Markets Live. But hey! Monday’s session managed to drag the following...

  15. January 27, 2014

    RBS’s long tail lands Ross the Boss in a Gloomy Place

    Joining a conference call with Ross McEwan, chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, is like getting stuck in a lift with...

  16. January 22, 2014

    N Sea oil explorer Hurricane Energy set for £272m float on Aim

    North Sea oil explorer Hurricane Energy will float on Aim next month after raising further funds for test drilling in waters...

  17. November 13, 2013

    Barclays blundered when it hired a celebrity box-ticker

    The number of celebrity compliance officers working in the City has just dropped from one to zero. Sir Hector Sants, former...

  18. August 22, 2013

    EM exposure hurts Aberdeen and Ashmore

    Asset management groups with high exposure to emerging markets have underperformed against other investment companies since...

  19. August 22, 2013

    Activist investor Edward Bramson to step down as F&C chairman

    Edward Bramson, the activist investor, is stepping down as chairman of F&C Asset Management, one of the UK’s biggest...

  20. July 29, 2013

    Shire boosted by growth hopes

    Shire led the risers in a flat London market yesterday as sector consolidation and growth hopes lifted the stock to a record...

  21. July 14, 2013

    Pension fund manager survey: Complex investments take a back seat

    Boosted by the bull market in bonds and gains for equities, the UK pension fund market registered robust growth in 2012. The...

  22. June 16, 2013

    ‘Big three’ dominate the UK liability-driven investment market

    BlackRock, Legal & General Investment Management and Insight Investment dominate the liability-driven investment market in...

  23. June 4, 2013

    BTG buoyed by takeover speculation

    Takeover speculation put drug developer BTG among the gainers yesterday as the London market recovered from a one-month low....

  24. May 18, 2013

    Backlash to hit scandal-tainted City

    The British establishment is to make radical reforms to the listing rules on the stock exchange and push to grill executives...

  25. May 10, 2013

    F&C hit by big protest over pay

    F&C Asset Management, the UK’s worst-performing listed fund management group, suffered a large protest vote over company pay...

  26. May 10, 2013

    Shire powers seventh day of gains for FTSE 100

    Shire was in demand yesterday as a patent victory helped add credibility to recent takeover speculation. Shire jumped 4.4...

  27. May 10, 2013

    Shire scores patent success with bowel disease drug

    Shire was in demand on Friday as a patent victory helped add credibility to recent takeover speculation. Shire jumped 4.4...

  28. May 9, 2013

    Slow sales in key markets drain SABMiller

    SABMiller slipped from a record high on Thursday on concerns that investor appetite for defensives had overshadowed slowing...

  29. April 28, 2013

    Movers & shakers: April 29

    • State Street has recruited Markus Steiner to head its global services business in Switzerland. He was previously head of...

  30. April 19, 2013

    Gold correction presents buying opportunity

    The rout in the gold price has created a buying opportunity in gold mining stocks and physical bullion, say some fund...

  31. March 31, 2013

    Ageism more widespread than sexism

    Age discrimination is now seen as a more widespread problem in the City than sex discrimination, a survey of more than 1,600...

  32. March 25, 2013

    Trade unions challenge over social issues

    Britain’s largest trade unions are joining forces to challenge companies over issues such as excessive executive pay and the...

  33. March 17, 2013

    Asset managers set to go for growth

    The UK’s biggest money managers are starting to focus on growth and dividends in a sign of rising confidence about the...

  34. March 14, 2013

    F&C suffers from £13bn of outflows

    F&C Asset Management suffered multibillion pound outflows last year as the group struggled to attract new business amid...

  35. March 4, 2013

    F&C fund to lift dividend for 43rd year

    The world’s oldest investment trust on Monday announced that it planned to increase its dividend for the 43rd year in a row,...

  36. February 25, 2013

    ‘Great rotation’ revives groups’ fortunes

    It has been dubbed the great rotation. And for some of Europe’s leading asset managers, it has done just that and turned...

  37. February 15, 2013

    F&C raises costs for CTFs

    F&C is to hit 60,000 investors in its child trust fund (CTF) with a new annual £30 administration charge from April 6. The...

  38. February 1, 2013

    Week in Review, February 2

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Thorsten...

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