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Kristen McGachey

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Kristen joined Last Word Media and the world of financial journalism in April 2016, leaving behind a career in a legal publishing firm as a senior researcher turned assistant editor. This native Angelino initially moved to the UK in 2008 to complete her undergraduate studies at the University of Nottingham. She subsequently obtained a Masters degree in Philosophy with Literature from the University of Warwick.

News 20 Jul 18

Martin Currie brings manager of defunct fund back into the fold

Martin Currie has brought former global equity manager Paul Sloane back into the fold as its hiring spree continues.

News 19 Jul 18

Schroders falls in line and dumps dual pricing

Schroders has announced it will bring the pricing of a number of its unit trust funds in line with a single pricing structure but it is unclear whether this will be cheaper for investors.


Alternatives 18 Jul 18

SLI Gars hits back at ‘sniping’ media in performance update

Standard Life Investment’s Global Absolute Return Strategy (Gars) has admitted prepping too early for the end of the cycle and vented about the level of media attention on its multi-billion pound outflows.

Equities 17 Jul 18

Hermes defies tough GEM market with fund launch

Hermes Investment Management’s Gary Greenberg is launching his second emerging markets vehicle, which will focus on small to mid-cap companies, at a time when investors are pulling money out of emerging markets.

Investment 16 Jul 18

Model portfolio risk labels ‘dangerously naive’

The Financial Conduct Authority has taken aim at risk-targeted model portfolios in its platforms study, which has sparked calls for platform providers to re-evaluate “subjective” branding and the amount of information they disclose.

Equities 13 Jul 18

Blue Whale’s Yiu: ‘Ban diversified portfolios’

For Blue Whale Capital’s lead fund manager and chief investment officer Stephen Yiu, the ambition is as large as the namesake mammal.

Hargreaves assets rise despite market volatility

Companies 13 Jul 18

Analysts divided on Hargreaves ahead of platform study

JP Morgan Cazenove has downgraded Hargreaves Lansdown arguing its high price tag fails to reflect regulatory uncertainties, while Numis Securities has argued the retail platformer is a “structural growth story” with room for further earnings growth.

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