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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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Threadneedle appoints head of wholesale solutions in post-RDR multi-asset push

Threadneedle Investments has appointed Richard Vincent head of wholesale solutions. In this newly created position, Vincent will take charge of promoting and developing Threadneedle’s multi-asset investment solutions for the UK and global intermediary markets, working closely with the firm’s head of multi-asset allocation Toby Nangle and head

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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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Funds Management consortium offer £1bn RBS for branch network

Interesting, but brief article in Citywire, highlighting a possible industry disruption from established UK Fund Managers: A consortium of fund groups have offered the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) £1 billion for the 316-branch network it is looking to offload on condition of a quick sale. The consortium,

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SWIP in play again? Ameriprise Financial set to make an £800m bid.

The parent company of Threadneedle Investments is set to make an £800m bid for Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, the fund management arm of Lloyds Banking Group. Ameriprise Financial, a New York-listed giant with a market value of close to £10bn, is leading a pack of bidders for

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Nick Ring promoted to head of distribution Threadneedle Investments

Threadneedle Investments has promoted Nick Ring to head of distribution and as a member of its business executive committee. Ring replaces Campbell Flemming, who became CEO at the start of March. He will be responsible for leading the firm’s sales, client service, marketing and product development programmes.

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Squeeze on platform margins – L&G buys Cofunds for £131m

L&G this week acquired the 75 per cent of Cofunds it did not already own for £131m following months of negotiations between the businesses. Cofunds is currently the largest platform in the UK with around £50bn in assets, and the deal values the platform at £175m (to be

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Who will replace Schroders UK Equity Manager Richard Buxton?

Richard Buxton, one of the top performing and most popular UK fund managers, is to leave Schroders for rival firm Old Mutual. Mr Buxton, who runs more than £4bn for Schroders, will be leaving in June after 11 years to join rival Old Mutual. His deputy and

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

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The Emerging Importance of Social Media in UK Retail Investment Management

Earlier this month Fishtank released our most recent ‘Social Media Intelligence  – Retail Distribution Review (RDR) UK’ Report covering the months of November, December and January 2013. Findings from the current quarters research continue to confirm that relevance of Social Media across the industry, and the increasing

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