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  1. September 18, 2014

    Escalating fines make banks red line countries that need money most

    Dangerous stuff, money. People can do literally anything with it, from building hospitals to blowing them up. Safer to...

  2. September 17, 2014

    Edward Bramson pledges to more than double value of Electra

    Edward Bramson, the activist investor with a 20 per cent stake in Electra Private Equity, has pledged he will at least...

  1. September 12, 2014

    Electra rallies against activist

    Electra Private Equity, the London listed trust targeted by Edward Bramson, has called on shareholders to reject demands by...

  2. 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...

  3. FT Alphaville

    August 22, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Buiter on helicoptor drops: David clocks a new paper from Citi’s Willem Buiter, on why...

  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. July 29, 2014

    Electra rejects Edward Bramson’s board seat demand

    Electra Private Equity, a London listed trust, has rejected a request by UK-born activist hedge fund manager Edward Bramson...

  6. March 4, 2014

    Hedge fund Sherborne boosts stake in Electra Private Equity

    Edward Bramson, the British hedge fund manager, has raised his group’s stake in Electra Private Equity, in a move indicating...

  7. 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...

  8. November 13, 2013

    3i shares hit as activist investor cuts stake to zero

    Shares in 3i Group dropped sharply on Wednesday after Edward Bramson, the activist investor, reduced his stake in the...

  9. 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...

  10. July 18, 2013

    Speculation mounts over activist’s 3i intentions

    Edward Bramson, the activist investor who has built a 5 per cent stake in 3i Group, was absent from the company’s annual...

  11. May 16, 2013

    3i: product misplacement

    So much for activist investing. In January Edward Bramson, known for shaking up the companies in which he invests, started...

  12. May 8, 2013

    3i to sell software group Civica to Ontario pension fund

    3i Group, the London-based private equity group in which activist investor Edward Bramson holds a 5 per cent stake, is to...

  13. 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...

  14. February 12, 2013

    3i sells stake in Mold Masters

    3i Group, the British private equity group, said it made 2.6 times its initial investment by selling its stake in Canadian...

  15. January 30, 2013

    F&C hit by outflows of cash

    It is clear that Edward Bramson, the activist investor, has more work to do at F&C Asset Management after the company he...

  16. January 29, 2013

    3i in the crosshairs

    How uncomfortable. Private equity groups are not used to having potentially hostile investors park their tanks on the lawn....

  17. January 29, 2013

    Activist Bramson sparks talk of new prey

    Edward Bramson, the activist investor, may have fresh prey in his sights. The 61-year-old executive chairman of F&C Asset...

  18. January 29, 2013

    Bramson’s Sherborne builds stake in 3i

    Shares in 3i jumped on Tuesday after the private equity group revealed Edward Bramson, the activist investor, was buying its...

  19. January 29, 2013

    Morrison trails as fears rise over sales

    Wm Morrison lagged behind a buoyant FTSE 100 yesterday as worries deepened about its poor sales. Industry data showed...

  20. January 3, 2013

    F&C’s Bramson lines up target with new fund

    Edward Bramson, the activist investor who is executive chairman of F&C Asset Management, is preparing to take on another...

  21. December 10, 2012

    F&C governance guru will not be replaced

    Governance guru Karina Litvack, who leaves her job as corporate governance and sustainable investment chief at F&C Asset...

  22. December 4, 2012

    F&C names insider Wilson as chief

    F&C Asset Management, the UK asset manager taken over last year by US activist shareholder Edward Bramson, has made company...

  23. August 1, 2012

    Tough times for fund managers

    Yes – we know it’s supposed to be about the long term. But seeing UK fund managers experiencing net outflows of funds under...

  24. July 12, 2012

    Consolidation fears at asset managers

    Ashmore, the FTSE 100 listed investment company, has been one of the best-performing asset managers in the past five years....

  25. May 15, 2012

    F&C to launch more investment trusts

    F&C Asset Management, which has £102bn of assets under management, lifted some of the uncertainty surrounding its retail...

  26. May 9, 2012

    F&C set to announce shake-up

    F&C Asset Management has revealed that it suffered more net outflows from its funds in the first quarter, a week before the...

  27. March 15, 2012

    F&C cuts loss as turnround accelerates

    Shares in F&C Asset Management fell nearly 7 per cent to 68.2p as Eureko, a long-term investor in the UK fund manager, sold...

  28. October 26, 2011

    Kremlin gremlins stall FTSE flight of Polyus

    There’s nothing like a good conspiracy theory. Kremlinologists produce so many that there is no harm inventing one of your...

  29. October 25, 2011

    A shake-up in two halves

    It has taken Edward Bramson, the turnround specialist, a while to come up with his review of F&C Asset Management, the...

  30. October 25, 2011

    F&C retail investment future under review

    F&C Asset Management has admitted the future of its retail investment operations – which include one of the UK’s oldest...

  31. October 6, 2011

    Bramson takes over at F&C

    Alain Grisay is to step down from F&C Asset Management after six years as chief executive, handing over immediate...

  32. FT Alphaville

    October 6, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - TNT Express warns of tough Q3 – statement. - Axis-Shield recommends improved offer...

  33. August 4, 2011

    F&C cautious on second-half outlook

    F&C Asset Management reported stronger than expected first-half results but warned it was no time for celebrations as the...

  34. March 9, 2011

    Fund inflows resume at F&C

    A month after the ousting of its chairman by US activist Edward Bramson, the 140-year-old asset manager F&C has reported its...

  35. February 8, 2011

    Laxey letter raises pressure on Alliance

    The activist investor calling for Alliance Trust to change its financial and governance policies has taken its case directly...

  36. FT Alphaville

    February 6, 2011

    FTfm on AV

    Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. Group of big managers lose pension mandates A number of large asset managers lost...

  37. February 6, 2011

    F&C attacks focus on value

    The question of whether acquisitions in the asset management sector create or destroy value is up for debate again thanks to...

  38. February 6, 2011

    Notice served on the quoted managers

    Quoted asset managers are owned largely by other asset managers, on behalf of retail or institutional investors. Do those...

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