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Baillie Gifford CIO Smith gets Monks co-manager

Baillie Gifford has appointed Tom Walsh as deputy manager of its Monks investment trust, assisting its chief investment officer Gerald Smith in running the £957 million portfolio.

Bankers Trust drops fees to compete post-RDR

The Bankers investment trust has cut its performance fee and moved to a fixed charge, making it one of the lowest-cost funds in the global growth sector.

M&G to merge Felton’s UK equity funds

M&G Investments is proposing to merge its £550 million UK Growth fund with the £81 million UK Select fund, both run by manager Mike Felton.

M&G’s Riddell sells Italian bonds on periphery fears

Mike Riddell has sold out of his 7% position in Italian government debt on the back of concerns of a potential peripheral eurozone sell-off, as the Italian election looms in February.

The big interview: Ignis chief Chris Samuel's grand plan

Ignis Asset Management chief executive Chris Samuel outlines his vision as to how the firm can gain a competitive edge after a turbulent few years.

Aviva launches RDR-ready share classes across fund range

Aviva Investors has made changes to the shares classes on its onshore and offshore funds as the retail distribution review comes into force.

Aberdeen hires Schroders’ Lucassen for multi-manager team

Aberdeen Asset Management has appointed Dimme Lucassen as fund manager within its property multi-manager team.

European regulators take action to safeguard Euribor

Regulators in Europe are moving to ensure the rate-setting process for Euribor and other benchmarks is strengthened and less susceptible to manipulation.

Threesixty launches bespoke wealth management service

Threesixty is offering a bespoke consultancy service to wealth mangers and discretionary fund managers, to help them comply with the post Retail Distribution World and changing regulatory environment.

Ignis to launch absolute return EMD fund

Ignis Asset Management is planning to launch an absolute return emerging market sovereign debt fund, Wealth Manager understands.