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MUFG Investor Services to acquire Capital Analytics from Neuberger Berman

New York, February 3 2016 – MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing group of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has reached an agreement with Neuberger Berman, one of the world’s leading private, employee-owned investment managers, to acquire its private equity fund administration business, Capital Analytics. This deal brings MUFG Investor Services’ private equity and real […]

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Miton’s David Jane: Good quality defensive companies offer opportunities for positive returns

Oversupply and debt has led to a perfect storm of capital destruction in the resources sector Many companies, even those in poor performing industries, have prospered, such as Google, Vestas and Gamesa Owning good quality defensive companies offer the prospect of preserving capital and generating returns David Jane, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range comments: […]

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City Financial’s Toogood: The final straw in daft monetary policies

Peter Toogood, Investment Director, City Financial, comments: “Great news everyone – there has been a further “easing” in Japan. “Japan is emblematic of the issues that the world faces. Japanese equity managers may be bullish on the prospects for Japan Inc, but that is because Japanese corporates have adjusted to a world of deflation. They […]

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Sackers comments on TPR’s new draft DC code of practice

“We welcome TPR’s move to shorten and simplify the draft Code. One or two areas could be tweaked a little to reflect how schemes operate in practice but, on the whole, this is a move in the right direction. “We agree with TPR’s proposal to retitle the Code – making specific reference to defined contribution […]

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Hargreave Hale boosts London office with investment manager appointment

Hargreave Hale has strengthened its London office with the appointment of Marcus Low. Marcus, who has over 20 year’s industry experience, joins from Brewin Dolphin, where for the past 10 years he was a divisional director. He will join a team including former colleagues Ian Kavanagh, Victoria Macdonald and Neil Jones, who all moved to […]

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Buy-to-let mortgage sales rise 32% in 2015

According to Equifax Touchstone analysis of the intermediary marketplace, mortgage sales saw a significant boost in 2015, up 20.3% on 2014. Buy-to-let sales saw the biggest rise, growing by 31.6%, while residential sales were up 17.2%. This year-on-year growth is much stronger than in 2014, when total sales were up just 16.6% compared to 2013. […]

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St. James’s Place warns high earners to be aware of pension penalties

Steve Moy, wealth management consultant at St. James’s Place, comments on the pension penalties high earners need to be aware of from April 2016: “From April the amount that can be contributed to a pension each year will be gradually reduced when income exceeds £150,000. High earners in the private and public sectors which include […]

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UK P&I Club supports Sailors’ Society “Wellness at Sea” programme

The UK P&I Club will be supporting the Sailors’ Society Emotional Wellness training module within its Wellness at Sea coaching programme. The training, the second in a set of five modules, is designed to improve emotional well-being through early identification of mental health issues and empowerment of the seafarer to handle challenging situations at sea. […]

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Widespread pessimism on China is misplaced, says Comgest

David Raper, portfolio manager, Comgest Growth Greater China Stock picking opportunities in the ‘NEW’ China are driven by the consumer Many companies in the ‘NEW’ China have high margins, strong capital returns and good growth prospects Life and health insurance services are expanding as an effective vehicle for Chinese savers The consensus view on China […]

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