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    1. July 23, 2015

      Aberdeen Asset Management retreats to its granite bunker

      It suits some investment managers when markets swing wildly on a sixpence worth of information. Not Aberdeen Asset...

    2. June 2, 2015

      Scottish Widows reports pension cash-ins surge

      More than two-thirds of customers inquiring about new pension freedoms since they were introduced in April went on to...

    1. May 31, 2015

      Movers & shakers: June 1

      ● Andrew “Buddy” Donohue is returning to the Securities and Exchange Commission as chief of staff in June after leaving...

    2. May 5, 2015

      Aberdeen Asset Management suffers high EM outflows

      Investors withdrew billions of pounds from Aberdeen Asset Management as money continued to drain from Europe’s largest...

    3. May 1, 2015

      Pension firms report increased demand for DB transfer quotes

      New pension freedoms have led tens of thousands of final salary pension scheme members to consider cashing in their...

    4. May 1, 2015

      Fears over ‘new dawn’ for final salary pension transfers

      Landmark pension changes which came into force last month could not have come at a better moment for those companies...

    5. April 27, 2015

      Funds flow wrong way for Aberdeen Asset Management

      One of Europe’s worst performing investment groups in 2014. More than £25bn in lost business since the second quarter...

    6. April 26, 2015

      Just Eat backer closes in on Lloyds tax planning business

      Lloyds Banking Group is close to a deal to sell its Isle of Man-based investment and tax planning business to an...

    7. April 10, 2015

      Paying off debt a priority in first week of pension freedoms

      Pension savers are finding it difficult to use new pension freedoms as some providers are turning down requests for...

    8. April 9, 2015

      Standard Life reports sudden rise in pension inquiries

      Standard Life has reported a sharp rise in customer inquiries after the launch of sweeping pensions reforms that will...

    9. April 1, 2015

      Pensions industry prepares for surge in demand

      Pension providers are preparing for a surge in demand from hundreds of thousands of customers wanting to take advantage...

    10. February 5, 2015

      Unicorn gallops to top of fund house ranking

      The smaller companies specialist Unicorn Asset Management has the strongest performance of any equity fund provider in...

    11. February 3, 2015

      Aberdeen Asset Management shares drop as net outflows rise

      Aberdeen Asset Management suffered net outflows of £4.8bn in the final quarter of last year because of weakening...

    12. January 5, 2015

      Movers & shakers: Jan 5

      • BlueBay Asset Management, the $65.8bn fixed income and alternative investment specialist owned by Royal Bank of...

    13. January 4, 2015

      Index funds will be higher priority in future UK IPOs

      Passive index tracking funds should get a better deal in future UK privatisations, a government-commissioned review...

    14. November 30, 2014

      Lloyds to sell Isle of Man offshore investment arm

      Lloyds Banking Group’s insurance arm Scottish Widows has put its offshore investment and tax planning business up for...

    15. November 28, 2014

      Time to bring trackers out of the closet

      Last week I wrote about the mystifying continued existence of funds that pretend to be actively run, with charges to...

    16. September 29, 2014

      Aberdeen Asset Management fund outflows slow

      Aberdeen Asset Management, Europe's biggest listed investment group, has stemmed the flow of money out of its business...

    17. September 14, 2014

      Scottish fund companies hurt by referendum jitters

      Heightened uncertainty over the outcome of Scotland’s referendum on Thursday has dented sales for the largest Scottish...

    18. September 14, 2014

      Business as usual for Aberdeen no matter how Scots vote

      Martin Gilbert plays golf with Alex Salmond – but unlike his good friend, the Scottish First Minister, he is neutral on...

    19. August 10, 2014

      Movers & shakers: August 11

      ● Invesco Perpetual has appointed Danielle Singer as a senior client portfolio manager within its multi-asset team. Ms...

    20. July 28, 2014

      Aberdeen shrugs off outflows as drive to diversify starts paying off

      Martin Gilbert is a man who can take the heat, whether it is in the Mediterranean, where he plans to go sailing next...

    21. July 11, 2014

      Insurers mine customers’ finance records to set premiums

      It is the unlikely question that could save your life. Next time a colleague offers you a lift home, ask the driver if...

    22. July 7, 2014

      Banks ‘use funds of funds to boost profits’

      Several banks and asset managers are stuffing “funds of funds” with cheap in-house investments to boost profits instead...

    23. June 1, 2014

      Aberdeen loses head, but not hope, in US

      Aberdeen Asset Management’s US business was already struggling with lacklustre sales when its chief executive surprised...

    24. May 6, 2014

      Aberdeen Asset Management head bullish despite drop in profits

      Aberdeen Asset Management’s chief executive on Tuesday insisted Europe’s biggest independent investment group was in...

    25. May 4, 2014

      Index funds criticise Royal Mail float

      Passive index fund managers have criticised the UK government for excluding them from the list of priority investors...

    26. April 29, 2014

      Industry grows impatient as PF2’s teething problems persist

      PF2 was supposed to be the phoenix from the ashes of the much-criticised private finance initiative programme, under...

    27. April 27, 2014

      Movers & shakers: April 28

      ● Niall Ferguson, the high-profile author, columnist and Harvard history professor, has been elected to the board of...

    28. April 25, 2014

      No need to gild the lily on infrastructure

      That’ll teach you, George Osborne. You took away our lucrative, low-risk business of force-feeding annuities to...

    29. April 6, 2014

      Swip name swapped for Aberdeen brand

      Aberdeen Asset Management has begun phasing out the Scottish Widows Investment Partnership brand name just days after...

    30. April 1, 2014

      Aberdeen chief says worst is over for emerging market outflows

      Aberdeen Asset Management offered welcome relief to shareholders as its chief executive declared the worst was over in...

    31. February 20, 2014

      Pressure grows on lucrative annuities business

      Annuities have been among the biggest money-spinners for Britain’s biggest listed life insurers for years. These...

    32. January 12, 2014

      Movers & shakers: January 13

      ● David Semaya has been appointed as chairman of Nikko Asset Management. Mr Semaya will join Nikko in April. Takumi...

    33. January 5, 2014

      Aberdeen and Scottish Widows suffer investor slump

      Scottish Widows’ fund business and Aberdeen Asset Management, its new parent group, both suffered some of the heaviest...

    34. December 15, 2013

      Market turns against Scottish Widows purchase

      Aberdeen Asset Management’s record acquisition of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership last month is sparking worries...

    35. December 9, 2013

      Lloyds sells St James’s Place stake for £670m

      Lloyds Banking Group is set for a £670m capital boost after the taxpayer-backed bank pressed the button on the sale of...

    36. December 9, 2013

      The guard and the goals are changing for asset groups

      There is a changing of the guard in the asset management industry. The most recent senior figure to declare his...

    37. December 9, 2013

      Jupiter chief quits amid rising pressure on fund managers

      The departure of Edward Bonham Carter as chief executive of Jupiter Fund Management, one of the biggest listed...

    38. December 6, 2013

      Tracker fund sales rise

      Investors are pouring more money into tracker funds than ever before. October was the best month on record for tracker...

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