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UK wealth manager Tilney for Intermediaries is planning to launch a new range of ‘risk graded, low cost multi-asset funds’ in the first quarter of 2017.
Woodford Investment Management (IM) and Legal & General’s principal investment arm have taken stakes in a £150m ($187m,€176m) venture platform to support UK digital start-ups at all stages of the funding cycle.
Australian-listed financial services firm IOOF Holdings has indicated it is interested in buying the ANZ bank’s domestic wealth management business.
Brewin Dolphin has posted a 17.9% fall in pre-tax profits as it has published its preliminary annual results for 2016 in a year that included a “challenging” first half.
Sir John Beckwith’s Pacific Investments group has launched Pacific Asset Management (PAM), which will initially focus on the multi-asset retail space, with institutional fund launches planned at a later stage.
St James’s Place has expanded its presence in Asia as it moves from servicing expats and looks to target the region's high net-worth individuals (HNWIs), said Mike Gravestock, partnership director for Asia and international.
Standard Chartered’s Asean and south Asia chief executive has stepped down with immediate effect. Friends Provident International has appointed a regional sales director for Singapore, while Aviva has hired a tech industry heavy hitter for a new communications role.
Discretionary investment manager PortfolioMetrix has launched a strategic partnership with UK and international discretionary platform Praemium.
Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI), part of Old Mutual Wealth, plans to launch the Old Mutual Style Premia Absolute Return Fund (Star) at the beginning of December.
Aberdeen Asset Management has reported £32.8bn ($40.9bn, €38.6bn) in net outflows for the year to 30 September 2016 after negative economic and political news “weighed on investor sentiment”, according to chief executive Martin Gilbert.
Bank of Singapore (BoS), a subsidiary of one of Singapore's largest banks, has completed the acquisition of the wealth and investment management business of Barclays in Singapore and Hong Kong.
The Financial Stability Board has named Aegon, Aviva, and Axa among nine global insurance firms identified as systemically important financial institutions (SIFI).
UK-based Maseco Wealth, the specialist wealth manager for US expat clients, is to target Asia with the launch of an independently owned business in Hong Kong.
Mike Webb talks about his mission to revitalise Rathbones’ unit trust business and the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union
After 11 months of musical chairs, things quietened down this week. A BlackRock veteran is to depart the company and possibly the industry. Lombard Odier has appointed a head of independent asset managers, while Moore Stephens has named a chief executive for Jersey.
Isle of Man-based Charles Taylor has agreed to buy one of Zurich's closed book of international life assurance business as well as Allied Dunbar International Fund Managers.
A subsidiary of one of Singapore's largest banks, OCBC Bank, has confirmed it will offer financial advice to wealthy individuals in the Middle East when it opens a new office in Dubai next year.
Swiss private bank Julius Baer is reportedly hoovering up bankers from the defunct Singapore branch of BSI Bank. The US Securities and Exchange Commission has announced two more resignations, while JP Morgan Asset Management has created a chief executive and country head role in Australia.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has identified eight countries as priority markets for the expansion of the UK’s insurance and long-term savings markets, all of which are located in Asia.
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