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    1. May 21, 2012

      Barclays’ BlackRock timing

      Barclays generally has good timing. Examples include expanding in investment banking in the nineties and noughties and...

    2. April 9, 2012

      AstraZeneca faces calls for shake-up

      Some of the biggest investors in AstraZeneca are calling for a radical shake-up of the board and executive team, as a new...

    1. January 6, 2012

      Where do babies come from?

      It was April 2007 and I was at a stage in my life when I could choose – and afford – to do almost anything I wanted. I had...

    2. November 28, 2011

      Pension funds need convincing on infrastructure

      George Osborne, UK finance minister, has made much of pension funds backing infrastructure projects. The idea has become an...

    3. September 8, 2011

      Only greater transparency will allow fund managers to earn clients’ respect

      From Mr Alan Miller. Sir, I refer to the excellent article “Changing attitudes force fund managers to rethink” (September 2)...

    4. September 27, 2010

      Rush of M&A activity boosts advisers and banks

      The late-summer rush of global mergers and acquisitions will have come as a relief to the M&A advisers and banks that...

    5. June 18, 2010

      Backers resigned to no dividend payments

      Investors may not relish the prospect of no dividend pay-outs from BP for the rest of the year, but they were resigned to...

    6. May 18, 2010

      Institutions offered fee sweetener to mop up shares

      Institutional investors are being offered a bigger chunk of fees for guaranteeing to mop up unwanted new shares in...

    7. May 6, 2010

      Shareholders approach decision time

      Prudential shareholders are inching closer to the time when they will have to come down either for or against the life...

    8. April 16, 2010

      Difficult birth for shareholder guidance

      When the stewardship code is finalised, probably later this summer, it will be the culmination of months of wrangling...

    9. April 1, 2010

      Seven are charged over insider trading ring

      Seven people were charged yesterday with conspiring to parti-cipate in a £2.5m insider trading ring that made use of...

    10. March 12, 2010

      Smaller company fund: Winning ways of a ‘pragmatic contrarian’

      It is moot whether it was a degree in biological anthropology from Cambridge or six years as an accountant that gave Deryck...

    11. February 22, 2010

      Chief expects SLI to benefit from failure of some bank-owned asset managers to deliver on client promises

      The future is not so bright for some of the bank-owned asset managers and hedge funds that have recently tested investors'...

    12. February 2, 2010

      Pre-emption: Knowing your rights is a serious issue

      Ask shareholders which rights they treasure most highly and many say it is their right to pre-emption, which protects their...

    13. January 9, 2010

      Investors must not foot bill, warn shareholders

      The UK's most influential shareholders have fired a shot over the bows of companies, warning boards against paying big...

    14. January 7, 2010

      Cadbury rejects Hershey rumours

      Cadbury yesterday denied speculation that it had approached Hershey as a white knight to protect it from the bid from...

    15. January 7, 2010

      'White knight' rumours dismissed

      Cadbury yesterday denied speculation that it had approached Hershey as a white knight to protect it from the bid from Kraft,...

    16. December 1, 2009

      A firm foundation for many investors

      Hope springs eternal in the human breast. Although many fund managers have been bruised by turmoil in property markets over...

    17. November 28, 2009

      Shareholders rebuke Informa

      The board of Informa has come under sharp criticism from some of its leading shareholders following this week's revelation...

    18. October 23, 2009

      A question of ownership

      Institutional investors are increasingly focused on the role they played in the financial crisis. Knut Kjaer, president of...

    19. October 14, 2009

      UBS in European shake-up

      UBS is stepping up moves to reshape and streamline its asset management arm, by splitting out Switzerland from the rest of...

    20. October 14, 2009

      UBS in European shake-up

      UBS is stepping up moves to reshape and streamline its asset management arm, by splitting out Switzerland from the rest of...

    21. September 27, 2009

      Asset management high priority, says Goldman

      In a world where banks are retrenching and wondering about the merits of owning asset management arms, Goldman Sachs stands...

    22. August 13, 2009

      Investors give their backing

      In a year in which executive pay has sparked rows with companies, investors largely applauded the FSA's new code on pay,...

    23. July 3, 2009

      Rethink on what was once considered to be a core asset

      Insurance companies and banks are changing their tune over their commitment to asset management, writes Kate Burgess . Only...

    24. June 18, 2009

      Elect non-executives annually and pay them more, urges LGIM chief

      Non-executive directors should work harder, be paid more and be put up for re-election every year, according to Legal &...

    25. June 12, 2009

      Aberdeen chief saw deal with Credit Suisse as a downturn opportunity

      A year ago Santander, the Spanish bank, offered part of its asset management business with €130bn in funds under...

    26. May 6, 2009

      Agencies take a greater role

      The agencies that advise fund managers on how to vote are an increasingly important feature of the protests and rebellions...

    27. April 24, 2009

      Net cast wide to fill lead role

      Shareholders were prepared to be tolerant when Michael Grade joined ITV in 2007, combining the roles of chairman and chief...

    28. February 27, 2009

      Xstrata investors' anger on Glencore

      Xstrata's board is likely to receive a bloody nose next week when shareholders vote on its proposed £4.1bn ($5.9bn) rights...

    29. February 13, 2009

      Plea on pre-emption rights ignored

      Paul Skinner, chairman of Rio Tinto, is no longer the favourite he was with investors, writes Kate Burgess . Many are...

    30. January 27, 2009

      Unusual times inspire a burst of unorthodox measures to restore investors' confidence

      Barclays' efforts to calm investors have become increasingly unorthodox, writes Kate Burgess. After the shares fell by a...

    31. January 27, 2009

      New Star bidder

      Henderson, which manages about £50bn in funds, has pipped Schroders to the post and emerged as the preferred bidder for New...

    32. January 13, 2009

      FSA to cut rights issue timings

      The Financial Services Authority is proposing to cut the time it takes for companies to raise capital through rights...

    33. December 12, 2008

      Heart of Africa dealing on hold

      New Star Asset Management added to its litany of woes yesterday when it was forced to suspend dealing in its Heart of...

    34. December 10, 2008

      New Star eyes sale to rivals

      New Star, the troubled asset management group that called in its banks to agree a capital restructuring last week, said...

    35. October 29, 2008

      Highbridge to cut 10% of workers

      Highbridge Capital Management, one of the world's biggest hedge fund groups, which is majority owned by JPMorgan Chase, is...

    36. October 18, 2008

      Treasured source of fund growth

      Pension funds and institutional fund managers have spent the past few years diversifying their income streams away from...

    37. September 26, 2008

      The Church of England's earthly riches

      The Church Commissioners, the trustees who manage the historic property assets of the Church of England, have £5.6bn under...

    38. September 15, 2008

      Corporate Diary

      UK TUESDAY 16 * When Ashmore , the emerging market and fixed income fund manager, announces its full-year preliminary...

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