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Every week in our print edition, Wealth Manager cartoonist Joachim McDonald gets to the heart of one of the week's biggest news stories. For the first time online, we present a selection of recent highlights.

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Every week in our print edition, Wealth Manager cartoonist Joachim McDonald gets to the heart of one of the week's biggest news stories. For the first time online, we present a selection of recent highlights.

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Quilter 24 reunites with Cheviot founder Kerr-Dineen

1/11/2018

Wealth Manager revealed that Cheviot Asset Management founder Michael Kerr-Dineen launched a new firm recruiting 24 staff from Quilter Cheviot. 

Kerr-Dineen is set to chair the new firm, called Vermeer, while ex-Collins Stewart chief executive Simon Melling serves as CEO. 

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Charles Stanley's battle to be UK's 'top wealth manager'

23/11/2018

Charles Stanley's assets tumbled 8.8% over the last three months of 2018, but chief executive Paul Abberley is still swinging. 

Last year, he admitted that growing the margin was taking longer than planned but outlined to analysts how he hoped to make Charles Stanley a top UK wealth manager. 

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Investec plans IPO of £109bn funds business

14/09/2018

Investec is planning to list its £109 billion asset management division in London, headed by Hendrik du Toit. 

Joint-CEOs du Toit and Fani Titi said: 'We are confident that the proposed demerger and listing of IAM provides the simplicity of structure and focus to enhance the long-term prospects of IAM and the remaining group for the benefit of our shareholders, clients and employees.'

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Quilter takes 2018 total acquisitions to 11

29/11/2018

Quilter Private Client Advisers continued to gobble up advice firms around the country bringing the total bought in 2018 to 11.  

The three it acquired in November were Cheltenham-based Eastgate Financial Management, Surrey-based Holdaway Johnson and Blackburn-based Clive C Aitkenhead Financial Consultant.

David Irving, Clive Aitkenhead and Charles Holdaway, the owners of the three firms, will retire following the migration of their businesses into the Quilter-owned advice arm.

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10 reasons the 2020 crash will be worse than 2008

18/09/2018

Dr Doom AKA Nouriel Roubini was spreading cheers in September, predicting a crash in 2020. 

Roubini said that after a decade of monetary easing, capped by the demand shock of the Trump tax cuts, the global economy 'will inevitably lose steam as unsustainable fiscal policies' are ended.

 

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UBS to shut its UK robo and sell to US-based tech business

29/08/2018

Wealth Manager revealed in August that UBS had decided to close down its robo advice business in the UK and sell off the intellectual property.

The decision was taken following a review of the service when UBS decided to prioristise investment elsewhere for its core client base. 

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Apple buys Tesla! 10 outrageous predictions for 2019

04/12/18

Can you imagine Apple buying Tesla? 

Saxo Bank once again made its traditional outrageous predictions for the year ahead, focusing on a series of unlikely but underappreciated events including a German recession, an Apple swoop on Tesla and Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn. 

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Beware the Apple and Facebook fund

26/09/2018

In September, Moody's warned that tech firms are planning to carve a slice of retail financial service business from fund houses

The researchers said tech firms would be able to woo clients by delivering a cocktail of lower costs, slicker presentation and better features. 

 

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Mifid II may need rewrite after Brexit

This month, we published a story about a year since the implementation of Mifid II, as doubts continue to linger about the legislation. Back in October, the European Securities and Markets Authority said that changes may still need to be made after Brexit. 

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Five sentenced over £2.8m investment fraud after FCA probe

4/09/2018

Five people were sentenced to 17.5 years' imprisonment in September for a boiler room fraud that led to investors losing more than £2.8 million. 

This was the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) second-largest ever criminal prosecution, dubbed Operation Tidworth. 

However, the fact that they were not banned for life by the regulator drew the attention of our readers. 

 

 

 

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