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  1. 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 month,...

  2. 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 he...

  1. 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 of...

  2. 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 the...

  3. 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 “good...

  4. 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 for the...

  5. 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 which...

  6. 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...

  7. 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 innocent...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 terms...

  10. 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 policies –...

  11. 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 Shibata,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 in...

  14. 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 its...

  15. 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 intention to...

  16. 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 investment...

  17. 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 fund...

  18. December 4, 2013

    UK infrastructure: Big numbers

    Infrastructure financing is bedevilled by VERY BIG NUMBERS. The UK published its fourth national infrastructure plan on...

  19. December 4, 2013

    Insurers to promise £25bn for infrastructure

    Six major insurance companies will announce plans on Wednesday to invest £25bn into UK infrastructure as ministers seek to...

  20. November 28, 2013

    Lloyds Bank close to appointing Lord Blackwell as chairman

    Lloyds Banking Group is on the verge of appointing Lord Norman Blackwell, currently chairman of its Scottish Widows...

  21. November 22, 2013

    Doubts over Aberdeen’s acquisition drive

    Martin Gilbert bestrides the domestic fund world like a colossus. Aberdeen Asset Management’s purchase of the rump of...

  22. November 18, 2013

    Aberdeen targets US behemoths after Scottish Widows deal

    Martin Gilbert is a man with a big personality and big plans. For some people, a deal transforming their company into the...

  23. November 18, 2013

    Aberdeen true to reputation for thrift

    Current wisdom holds that banks have no business dabbling in asset management. The sale of the investment arm of Scottish...

  24. November 18, 2013

    Aberdeen plans to take on US asset managers after Swip deal

    Martin Gilbert’s Aberdeen Asset Management is plotting an audacious bid to steal business from US investment groups such as...

  25. November 17, 2013

    Aberdeen wins £500m battle to buy Swip

    Aberdeen Asset Management will this week announce a £500m takeover of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in a deal that...

  26. November 17, 2013

    Aberdeen M&A deal prevails despite Swip outflows

    Scottish Widows Investment Partnership is one of the most unpopular fund groups with investors this year, but this has not...

  27. November 8, 2013

    Aberdeen dips on doubts over deal

    Fund managers lagged behind a flat London market with Aberdeen Asset Management the sharpest faller amid doubts about its...

  28. November 3, 2013

    Job cuts on the cards if Aberdeen takes over Swip

    Aberdeen Asset Management is planning to make big job cuts should it succeed in its £500m takeover of Scottish Widows...

  29. October 24, 2013

    Lloyds and Aberdeen on course to lick the platter clean

    There are such things as Jack Sprat deals where both buyers and sellers gain what they want. Aberdeen Asset Management’s...

  30. October 24, 2013

    Aberdeen’s plan to acquire Scottish Widows finds favour

    Aberdeen Asset Management and Lloyds Banking Group were among the top gainers on the FTSE 100 after announcing they were in...

  31. October 24, 2013

    Aberdeen in talks with Lloyds to buy Scottish Widows arm

    Aberdeen Asset Management is close to buying Scottish Widows Investment Partnership for £500m in a deal that would transform...

  32. October 23, 2013

    Women’s retirement saving at record low

    The number of women who are putting aside adequate savings for their retirement has fallen to a record low, according to a...

  33. October 17, 2013

    Just Retirement set for return to market

    Permira is aiming to return Just Retirement to the stock market at a valuation six times higher than it paid for the pension...

  34. September 22, 2013

    Movers & shakers: September 23

    ● Pieter Dalderop has moved to Schroders as head of institutional clients, Benelux, from Royal Bank of Scotland. ● Heath...

  35. July 31, 2013

    Lombard: Schneider pays a full price for disappointing Invensys

    Allons comptables de la Patrie, le jour de gloire est arrivé! The Marseillaise needs only the smallest of tweaks to pay...

  36. June 20, 2013

    Lombard: Tax breakdown rule would give avoiders the Willies

    Cadbury is mythologised in the UK as a Quaker confectioner hijacked by greedy Americans. But an FT investigation shows the...

  37. May 2, 2013

    L&G rules out bid for Scottish Widows Investment Partnership

    Legal & General has ruled out a bid for Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, the asset manager that Lloyds Banking Group...

  38. March 23, 2013

    ABI to investigate short-termism in UK stock markets

    The UK’s most influential shareholder group has launched an inquiry into the role of the UK stock market amid growing...

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