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Simon Flood new Head of Asia Pacific – Axa IM

AXA Investment Managers has appointed Simon Flood as head of its business in Asia Pacific including Japan. Flood succeeds Jean-Pierre Leoni, and will take over on August 1 and be based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining AXA IM, Flood was chief investment officer at asset management

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Key Highlights – Social Media Intelligence – UK Wealth Management Q4 2013.

August to October saw another quarter of significant growth with 48,000 activity/ mentions (a 17% increase vs the previous quarter) across the cohort of wealth management Brands included in this research. Wider UK industry activity/mentions grew by 8% for the quarter (off a much larger sample base

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World’s largest asset managers ranked

Towers Watson and Pensions & Investments have published their latest annual global 500 ranking of the world’s largest asset managers. Highlights from this year’s report include: Assets managed by the world’s largest 500 fund managers rose by over 8% to US$68 trillion in 2012, making up any lost

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Artemis & Henderson surge up the fund sales table

The latest Pridham report shows Artemis and Henderson have been among the biggest beneficiaries of the renewed interest in equity funds. The report comes on the back of recent Investment Management Association figures, which showed equity funds produced net sales of £8 billion in the first nine

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Fidelity Worldwide Investment appoints Michael Bargholz as Managing Director, Australia.

Fidelity Worldwide Investment has appointed Michael Bargholz as managing director, Australia.  He will report to Asia Pacific ex-Japan managing director Mark Talbot and takes up his new position immediately. Bargholz’s appointment follows the departure of former country head Gerard Doherty in March. Bargholz joined Fidelity in February

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Protected: UK Investment Management Social Media Intelligence – Detailed Findings from January 2013 Quarterly Report (subscribers only)

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Fergus McCarthy appointed Sales Director for UK strategic partnerships at Investec Asset Management.

Fergus McCarthy has been appointed as sales director for UK strategic partnerships at Investec Asset Management. McCarthy has previously worked for Martin Currie, Jupiter and Axa Investment Managers. David Aird, managing director for UK client group at Investec, says “RDR will bring us many opportunities in the independent and

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RDR direct-to-consumer propositions

Another announcement (with more expected to follow) aimed at direct-to-consumer RDR propositions. “Adviser firm HHPG Wealth Management is launching a direct-to-consumer proposition next month aimed at clients who cannot afford advice after the RDR.  The Cardiff-based firm is looking to offer execution-only functionality across pension, investment, protection

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