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        Brooks Macdonald poised to complete takeover as assets grow 28%

        Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 08:04

        Brooks Macdonald said today it will complete a deal to buy risk-adjusted funds house Levitas Investment Management "imminently" after reporting another jump in discretionary assets under management.


        Fund Focus: JPM's Talib Sheikh on finding alternative income plays

        Talib Sheikh, manager of the JPM Multi-Asset Income fund, tells Maria Merricks what he is replacing European fixed interest with and where he is finding alternative income plays...

        Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 08:00

        Charles Stanley 'cautious' as commission income falls

        Charles Stanley has said it is approaching the coming months with caution after witnessing falling commission income, and significant costs to invest in the business.

        Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 07:46

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      Pillar of the community: A profile of IFA Carl Lamb

      Clients have always come first at Almary Green, the award-winning IFA firm run by Carl Lamb. But the company’s ethos doesn’t stop there; helping the wider community is also a key part of the firm’s strategy…

      Professional Adviser | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:07

      Kearney exits Aberdeen in multi-manager shake-up

      Former SWIP duo Mark Harries and Simon Wood are to take over the Aberdeen multi-manager range as Aidan Kearney exits and Graham Duce moves to the multi-asset team, Professional Adviser's sister title Investment Week can reveal.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:28

      Walker Crips boosts revenues after hiring spree

      Walker Crips Group has reported a boost to revenues over the last quarter, and says it expects its new recruits will continue to drive future growth.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Jul 2014 | 08:08

      Size isn’t everything: Local vs national DFMs

      Wellian Investment Solutions investment director Chris Mayo weighs up using large discretionary fund managers (DFM) with their smaller rivals.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Jul 2014 | 14:53

      Revealed: The winners of the Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2014

      Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) was the big winner at the 19th annual Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year Awards, in a glittering ceremony held last night at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

      Professional Adviser | 11 Jul 2014 | 08:41

      Fund Focus: Why Schroders' Marcus Brookes finds a dearth of bearish managers unsettling

      Marcus Brookes, head of multi-manager at Schroders, reveals the reason behind the MM Diversity Balanced fund’s significant weighting to cash...

      Professional Adviser | 10 Jul 2014 | 14:00

      Jupiter's Lawery to retire from Merlin team at end of 2014

      Jupiter Asset Management's Peter Lawery, a key part of the group's Merlin multi-manager team headed by John Chatfeild-Roberts, is to retire at the end of the year.

      Professional Adviser | 07 Jul 2014 | 12:49

      Goldman Sachs AM launches first multi-asset retail range

      Goldman Sachs Asset Management is seeking to woo retirees with the launch of three multi-asset funds designed to meet a series of risk profiles.

      Professional Adviser | 03 Jul 2014 | 10:35
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      F&C's Hewitt: We avoid trusts that are too aggressively geared

      Peter Hewitt, manager of the F&C MultiManager Investment Trust, talks to Maria Merricks about the challenges and virtues involved with running a portfolio of closed-ended funds.

      Professional Adviser | 03 Jul 2014 | 08:00

      Fundamentally different: An alternative approach to multi-asset investing

      Stephen Walker, head of equities research and market strategy at Ashcourt Rowan, on why today’s environment demands a renewed focus on asset/liability investing.

      Professional Adviser | 03 Jul 2014 | 08:00

      What are the biggest risks facing investors in H2?

      Multi-asset experts tell Maria Merricks what investors should be particularly mindful of as we enter the second half of the year.

      Professional Adviser | 03 Jul 2014 | 08:00

      Sector report: Finding the bright spots in emerging markets

      The asset class as a whole has had a torrid time of late but there are some bright spots within it. Morningstar OBSR’s Lena Tsymbaluk takes a look.

      Professional Adviser | 03 Jul 2014 | 08:00

      Thein and Gardner depart LGIM after multi-asset reshuffle

      Multi-managers Alan Thein and Tim Gardner have left L&G Investments following a review of the division.

      Professional Adviser | 01 Jul 2014 | 08:06

      Threadneedle expands multi-asset team ahead of ‘game-changer’ reforms

      Aon Hewitt’s Craig Nowrie is to join Threadneedle as a portfolio manager in Toby Nangle’s multi-asset allocation team.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Jun 2014 | 13:16

      Why the DFM industry is not dynamic enough

      Matt Lonsdale, head of intermediary business development at Thomas Miller Investment, calls for discretionary fund managers to be bolder in their decisions.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Jun 2014 | 08:00

      Reading the runes: What can investors expect in H2?

      It may seem there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful but the threat of investor complacency cannot be ignored, writes Kerry Craig, global market strategist at J.P.Morgan Asset Management.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Jun 2014 | 07:15

      Is there any value left in Europe?

      Rob Burnett, investment director and head of European equities at Neptune, takes a look at where the bargains can be found on the continent.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Jun 2014 | 07:10



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