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Hawskmoor to pay for research but questions if it's 'right'

Hawksmoor Investment Management is the latest firm to say that it will bear the cost of third party research, although its head of research Jim Wood-Smith has questioned the industry trend.

Prudential sells US broker-dealer arm for $448 million

Prudential has sold its US independent broker-dealer network to US giant LPL Financial in a deal worth up to $448 million (£347.2 million).

OMGI goes loco for ‘unloved’ CoCos

Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) has launched a contingent convertible (CoCo) fund.

Sandaire chair Alex Scott to step down

Sandaire’s chairman Alex Scott is to step down as chairman of the multi-family office and has been replaced by Warwick Newbury, who also chairs Kleinwort Hambros Bank.

4 shares the pros are buying and selling

Our regular roundup of trades by professional investors, featuring Anglo African Oil & Gas, Bioventix, LSL and Tissue Regenix.  

Old Mutual pumps £200m into wealth arm ahead of float

Old Mutual has pumped £200 million into its wealth arm in a bid to prepare it for its planned spin off as a separate business.

Kames’ bond duo Roberts and Milburn join Liontrust

Kames Capital’s ex-head of fixed income and high yield specialist Phil Milburn are to join Liontrust Asset Management.

Investment banks want in on bitcoin frenzy, but don’t know how

The ascent of bitcoin has got the major investment banks interested, but it seems that they are not the only ones struggling to get their heads round both blockchain and the volatility of these new breeds of crypto-currencies.

Sign up for the inaugural Private Office Retreat

It’s our inaugural Private Office Retreat on September 28-29, which is being held at the beautiful Pennyhill Park hotel in Surrey.

Sanlam UK hires Close’s Lovell for private office launch

Sanlam UK has hired ex-Close Brothers Asset private client head Penny Lovell to spearhead the launch of a private office proposition.