News by: David Campbell

Gatekeeper: how to pitch to Simon McKie of McKie & Co

by David Campbell on Nov 30, 2012 at 00:01

Don’t ramble, generalise, use jargon, attempt to hide weak points or pretend to have capabilities you don’t.

15 trustees every wealth manager should know

by David Campbell on Nov 28, 2012 at 11:19

Get the inside track on how to pitch to some of the best trustees in the business.

Société Générale PB Hambros taps Coutts for two senior hires

by David Campbell on Nov 28, 2012 at 10:22

Société Générale Private Banking Hambros has raided Coutts for two senior staff hires, bringing on board Samik Mukherjee as senior private banker and Paul Stappard as senior portfolio manager.

RIT ramps gold but warns against chasing risky yield

by David Campbell on Nov 28, 2012 at 09:12

RIT Capital has promised to take ‘active steps’ to counter a disappointing six months for the company, adding to its gold holdings but adding it sees no value in chasing yield up the risk curve

AAA-rated Train backs M&A mania at AG Barr, Heineken & Diageo

by David Campbell on Nov 28, 2012 at 08:37

AAA-rated Nick Train has backed takeover proceedings at beverage businesses AG Barr, Diageo and Heineken, three core holdings which altogether make up 27% of his Lindsell Train trust

Liontrust hires Thames River co-founder to launch global credit division

by David Campbell on Nov 28, 2012 at 07:21

Liontrust has recruited Thames River Capital co-founder Michael Mabbutt to head a newly-formed global credit division which is expected to launch its first mandates at the beginning of next year.

15 lawyers every wealth manager should know

by David Campbell on Nov 26, 2012 at 13:41

It is crucial for wealth managers to get to know lawyers and learn how to pitch for their business.  Here are a clutch of 15 key names from the field alongside tips on how to best serve their clients.

The doctor will see you now: how emotional finance can make you a better investor

by David Campbell on Nov 26, 2012 at 00:01

Spend much time in the comment sections of stock trading sites such as Motley Fool and Interactive Investor and one thing rapidly becomes clear: investing for many people is about much more than an attempt to secure riches or a retirement income

In graphs: eight signs fracking is revolutionising the US

by David Campbell on Nov 23, 2012 at 00:01

The International Energy Association (IEA) predicted last week that the US would become a dominant energy superpower by 2035

Does US equity double death cross mean resurrection?

by David Campbell on Nov 23, 2012 at 00:01

Many managers and analysts are now calling US markets oversold, but could you be catching a falling knife?

10 top trades: what Hambro, Young, Montanaro & Co bought and sold

by David Campbell on Nov 21, 2012 at 07:00

We've scoured the market to find 10 eye-catching trades over the last month or so from some of the best in the stockpicking business.  

Gilt edged: law finally catches up with S&P on derivative junk rated AAA

by David Campbell on Nov 20, 2012 at 00:01

The court ruling that the ratings agencies have been dodging for five years finally arrived this month, courtesy of an Australian court, which found S&P culpable for losses on a credit derivative structure.

Top of pops: the 10 best selling funds on Barclays' platform

by Dylan Lobo, David Campbell, James Poulter on Nov 19, 2012 at 12:52

As investors appear to be more comfortable in taking on more risk, Barclays Stockbrokers highlights the 10 best selling funds on its execution only platform in October.  

Adviser Leads: how to pitch to Kevin Forbes of Strategic Solutions

by David Campbell on Nov 16, 2012 at 00:01

The ability to blend in and fit the culture of our firm, rather than expecting us to fit theirs, is paramount

China turns to the right as reformers snubbed in handover of power

by David Campbell on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:36

China’s ruling politburo appeared to take a notably conservative swing when its seven-strong line-up was revealed in Beijing today, with noted reformers passed over for members of the old-guard.

FSA tells banks to claw back bonuses on year of scandals

by David Campbell on Nov 15, 2012 at 07:51

The FSA has told British and foreign banks operating in the City that it will expect them to show they have clawed back bonuses and exercised restraint after a year of major scandals to hit the sector.

UK AAA-rating could be removed in months says Moody's

by David Campbell on Nov 15, 2012 at 07:32

The UK’s AAA rating faces a downgrade within the next four months if the economy dips sharply again, credit rating giant Moody’s has warned.

Argentine debt vultures win big, but have they broken sovereign investment?

by David Campbell on Nov 13, 2012 at 00:01

 A New York court decision raises the prospect of an Argentinian default - but also worrying questions about the possibility of future sovereign restructures and the rights of governments

Smart Leads: how to pitch to Stephen Baxter of Robertson Baxter

by David Campbell on Nov 09, 2012 at 00:01

A pitch will be broken if it is demonstrated that the investment process is not coherent and that managers do their own thing

Wealth Manager Outlook: The big bond to equity shift approaches

by David Campbell on Nov 08, 2012 at 00:01

Wealth managers are braced for a reversal in the 30-year trend of bond outperformance versus equities

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