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    1. 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 flexible...

    2. 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 see...

    1. 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 of...

    2. 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 the...

    3. 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 investor...

    4. January 5, 2015

      Movers & shakers: Jan 5

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

    5. 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 into the...

    6. 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 sale...

    7. 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 match,...

    8. 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 after...

    9. 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 fund...

    10. 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 the...

    11. 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...

    12. 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,...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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 –...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. December 4, 2013

      UK infrastructure: Big numbers

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

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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