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Activism over activity – we want effective asset management.

Reading the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study, you’d be tempted to give up on active asset management (to be frank you might to give up on investment funds altogether). Daniel Godfrey has a piece in the FT claiming that the … Continue reading

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Is the Green tide stronger than one man?

  In the past few days the Paris Treaty has been ratified. One man, Donald Trump, has threatened to put the short term interests of his country above the longer term interests of the globe. Neither we nor his citizens … Continue reading

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What rights do banking customers still have?

I received a letter out of the blue from Scott Miller, Head of Customer Services at Barclays. It’s a pro-forma and it included a new credit card, if it hadn’t, I’d have not read it. Not so great I thought, … Continue reading

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Fuel, effeciency and our pensions!

    Yesterday , Legal and General Investment Management ran a seminar in the City at which asset owners (pension trustees) and asset managers (LGIM) discussed harnessing the new technologies that give us everything from Tesler Cars to Hive and … Continue reading

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What’s the point of banks?

News that the HSBC is to slash it’s costs by $5bn. spells trouble for 6,000 British workers and their families. It will probably be seen as good news to the shareholders of the bank but what of the customers? There was … Continue reading

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The pernicious power of financial advertising

The incendiary resignation letter from Peter Oborne cites the removal of articles from the Telegraph’s website , claiming the articles went because of pressure from HSBC as a major advertiser. Buzzfeed have the story (and the article( here). I know … Continue reading

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Who’s been sleeping in my bed? Shocking stuff on stock lending.

Storage companies do not lend out your property, but fund managers do! Continue reading

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The Regulator Strikes Back – Barclays, fund platforms and the FSA

I quote some of an article by matthew.vincent@ft.com  which is quite brilliant (link here) – I won’t ever write this well! The Financial Times continues to provide the world’s best coverage of financial issues – thank goodness we live in a world … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to “stakeholder economics”?

When Blair swept to power in 1997, Will Hutton‘s vision of a stakeholder economy was central to New Labour‘s vision. While the idealism of those years is now derided, I prefer it to the negativity of today’s commentary. Listening to … Continue reading

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Whose (mis)taking my pension?

Sensational reporting is not helpful in getting people to save for retirement Continue reading

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