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BNY Mellon Appointed as Depositary Bank by Banco Santander S.A.

BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed by Banco Santander S.A. as the successor depositary bank for its American depositary receipt (ADR) program. Each ADR represents one ordinary share and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, ‘SAN.’ Banco Santander’s ordinary shares trade on the Madrid […]

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Sterling remains the release valve of choice for an economy beset by political uncertainty

A volatile, weak sterling is the frankest admission that markets hate uncertainty. Governments are taking centre stage in the economic recovery through fiscal stimulus, while the “lower for longer” theme driving investments since 2007 is being challenged by early signs in equity and bond markets of decent growth levels. Last week the pound plunged sharply, albeit […]

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MUFG Investor Services completes acquisition of Rydex Fund Services from Guggenheim Investments

MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing group of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has completed the acquisition of Rydex Fund Services, a 1940-Act mutual fund administration business, from Guggenheim Investments, the global asset management and in vestment advisory business of Guggenheim Partners. This deal complements MUFG Investor Services’ full service offering for alternative investment managers, […]

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Emerging markets: too early to call a bull market

Brazil is to enter a new phase of expansion within two years, while China’s shift towards a more capital light and domestic consumer-orientated model will lead to sustainable long-term growth. Wojciech Stanislawski, portfolio manager, Comgest Growth Emerging Markets, comments: “Following a period of relative decline, we are increasingly of the view that we are closer to an […]

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Miton multi-asset team adds to Hong Kong exposure

Hong Kong is less exposed to mainstream concerns such as political developments and central bank policies. To minimise the risk of highly volatile stocks, many small positions are better than fewer smaller ones. David Jane, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range, comments: “The focus of the markets of late has been on political developments in the UK and […]

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Bank of England rate cut helps drive mortgage sales recovery

The Bank of England interest rate cut last month helped buck the traditional summer slowdown for August mortgage sales with a 6.6% (£875m) increase on July, according to the Equifax Touchstone analysis of the intermediary marketplace. Residential and buy-to-let figures for the month totalled £14.1bn. August 2016 saw buy-to-let figures jump 9.1% (£207m) and residential […]

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Thomas Miller Investment announces the appointment of Simon Nicol as Pension Principal

Thomas Miller Investment announced that Simon Nicol has joined the business as Pension Principal. Simon has significant pensions experience and is highly regarded in the sector for his knowledge, experience and insight relating to pension planning & legislation, both Onshore UK and Offshore. Simon has worked for a number of pension consultancies and wealth management businesses […]

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Walker Crips Group plc appoints Guy Jackson as Executive Director and Head of Group Compliance

Walker Crips, the Investment and Wealth Management group, has bolstered its Board expertise with the appointment of Guy Jackson as Executive Director to the Board and as Company Secretary with immediate effect. Guy will be responsible for the management of detailed governance over all regulatory and compliance functions at Walker Crips. Formerly Head of Compliance […]

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Miton: Can central banks’ credibility continue to be trusted?

David Jane, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range comments: “It is clear that a key plank supporting markets is the credibility of central banks’ policy and central bankers, which broadly we call our ‘new monetary regime’ thesis. This period of experimental policy, QE and zero or negative interest rates which followed on from the global financial […]

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Pension investments hit new record high

Healthy growth in SIPP, annuity and flexible drawdown sales Pension investments reached a new record high in Q2 2016 according to data from Equifax Touchstone, a leading financial intermediary and customer profiling provider. Pension investments continued their strong upward trend with £8.4 billion of inflows (including transfers), a 6.2% rise (£0.5 billion) from the previous […]

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