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Kames launches short dated high yield global bond fund

Kames Capital has successfully launched a short dated high yield bond fund, which aims to deliver mid-single digit percent per annum returns through the cycle, while maintaining low interest rate and credit sensitivity. The Kames Short Dated High Yield Global Bond...

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Man Group names Steven Desmyter Head of Responsible Investment

Steven Desmyter to lead Man Group’s focus on responsible investment, with Jason Mitchell named Sustainability Strategist for the firm Man Group today announces the appointment of Steven Desmyter as Head of Responsible Investment and Chair of Man Group’s Responsible...

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WisdomTree: All change for China A-shares and MSCI?

By Nizam Hamid, ETF Strategist WisdomTree in Europe China A-shares, with respect to global equity benchmark indices, have been problematic for some investors in terms of market accessibility and index inclusion. The evolution of the relatively restrictive Qualified...

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Legg Mason appoints new Head of UK Sales

Legg Mason Inc, one of the world’s largest active asset management firms with $728 billion AuM (NYSE:LM) based in Baltimore, has appointed Alexander Barry as Head of UK Sales. He will be based in London and will start in August 2017, reporting into Justin Eede, Head...

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Nucleus boosts team with Money Marketing hire

Nucleus, the adviser-built wrap, has strengthened its team with the appointment of Natalie Holt as content editor. Holt joins Nucleus from Money Marketing, the magazine aimed at financial advisers, where she was editor for three years. Prior to this Holt was head of...

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Work completes on Kames owned Lockmeadow, Maidstone

Kames Capital has completed a multi-million pound refurbishment of Lockmeadow Entertainment Centre in Maidstone, Kent. The renovation of the centre, which Kames Capital acquired in December 2015, included a complete overhaul of the main frontage, improvement to the...

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Target Group hires Iestyn Evans as new CFO

Target Group, the business process outsourcing and operational transformation provider, has today announced the appointment of Iestyn Evans as the group’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Evans joins Target from Amicus Finance PLC, a fast-growing specialist lender,...

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Homegrown Strength: Japan’s CAPEX Cycle Accelerates

Homegrown Strength -- Japan's CAPEX Cycle Accelerates Our structural bull-thesis for Japan calls for an endogenous, self-sustaining domestic demand up-cycle that is driven by Japan’s private sector. Demographics is the key force – for households, the structural...

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Brandywine Global react to UK Election result

Following last week's General Election Jack McIntyre, Global Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at the Legg Mason affiliate Brandywine Global gives his thoughts on the Election result: “We do think some of the prime minister’s hardline rhetoric may have simply been...

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Salvus signs its first customer up to Retirement Bridge

Salvus, the leading master trust and part of Goddard Perry, has signed up Schneider Electric as the first customer for its recently launched decumulation product SALVUS Retirement Bridge. SALVUS Retirement Bridge was developed in response to growing calls by the DWP...

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