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Carlyle’s ex Head of UK joins room2 to support growth of UK’s first hometel brand

Fri, 22/11/2019 - 09:55

room2, the UK’s first hometel brand, has appointed Mark Harris, the former Head of UK & Ireland and Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, as Strategic Investment Partner.   »

Wealthspire Advisors launches Wealthspire Pathways digital wealth management solution

Fri, 22/11/2019 - 09:23

Wealthspire Advisors, an independent investment adviser, has launched Wealthspire Pathways, a digital wealth management solution that combines the firm’s traditional focus on financial planning and client service with an automated technology platform. »

Chris Kirk, Wellington

Wellington Management partners with Artivest

Fri, 22/11/2019 - 09:15

Wellington Management, a USD1.1 trillion global asset manager, has chosen Artivest's open-architecture digital platform to help provide financial advisors and qualified high-net-worth investors access to its alternative strategies. »

London Stock Exchange and PrimaryBid sign commercial agreement to broaden access to equity offerings

Fri, 22/11/2019 - 09:12

PrimaryBid, an online investment platform connecting publicly listed companies with individual investors for share offerings, has formed a new strategic commercial venture with London Stock Exchange. »

Independent Wealth Planners aiming to provide national scale to local IFAs

Thu, 21/11/2019 - 15:35

Independent Wealth Planners UK (IWP) is planning to launch a new national brand in 2020 with over GBP2 billion of client assets. Launch members will include a dozen independent financial advisory (IFA) firms giving IWP a presence across the country. »

Gold rush

Thu, 21/11/2019 - 12:50

It’s all about gold again, with an interview with Juan Carlos Artiguas, director of investment research at the World Gold Council, reporting on the drivers behind the rise in the gold price and particularly the demand for it in ETF form. »

Global ETF launches 14-21.11.19

Thu, 21/11/2019 - 12:15

This week’s new ETF launches include a couple of funds with a focus on the future – a SmartETFs Smart Transportation & Technology ETF from Guinness Atkinson and a NextGen Food & Sustainability ETF from Defiance. Elsewhere, First Trust debuted a factor-based fixed income UCITS ETF, while SSGA launched a new emerging markets Government bond fund, and Goldman Sachs added three smart beta ETFs to it’s offering. »

Pat Lardner, Irish Funds

Irish funds’ net assets up 20 per cent YTD to new high of EUR2.925 trillion

Thu, 21/11/2019 - 10:26

Irish Funds has announced total net assets stand at a record EUR2.925 trillion, according to latest data to end September from the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI). »

ACTIAM launches Sustainable Emerging Markets Debt Fund

Thu, 21/11/2019 - 09:48

Asset manager ACTIAM has launched the ACTIAM (L) Sustainable Emerging Markets Debt Fund. »

CGS-CIMB Securities launches prime services platform for boutique funds

Thu, 21/11/2019 - 09:07

CGS-CIMB Securities (CGS-CIMB) has launched a new full-service prime services platform designed to service the rapidly growing smaller funds sector, including hedge funds, family offices, proprietary traders, asset managers and broker dealers. »

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