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    1. November 23, 2014

      Rising wealth in Europe attracts rivals from the Americas

      Europe’s centuries-old private banks have seen better times. The continent’s economic crisis, a clampdown on tax evasion and...

    2. November 21, 2014

      Multi-asset funds promise all-in-one toolkit

      Ask multi-asset fund manager Toby Nangle about his heroes, and one of his answers is surprising: a character from the...

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    1. October 5, 2014

      Failed tennis pro steps on to centre court at F&C

      Life has served up its fair share of surprises for Richard Wilson. As a self-confessed “failed tour player” turned tennis...

    2. October 5, 2014

      Movers & shakers: October 6

      C Charles Hopkinson-Woolley (above) is joining NewSmith, the $2.2bn UK asset manager, as head of alternatives and product...

    3. September 8, 2014

      Why Scottish capital is taking  flight to beautiful south

      “We’re doomed!” was the catchphrase of gloomy Scotsman Private Frazer in TV sitcom Dad’s Army. It always worked best as a...

    4. August 22, 2014

      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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. February 23, 2014

      Movers & shakers: February 24

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

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. FT Alphaville

      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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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....

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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