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Kristen McGachey

Senior Reporter

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.

Fixed Income 18 May 18

Husselbee shuns active EM debt

Liontrust’s John Husselbee believes that the majority of active emerging market debt funds are too immature to invest in now, but hinted he will switch from passive to active funds in the sector at some point.

Companies 17 May 18

AJ Bell profits jump 24% ahead of planned IPO

AJ Bell’s latest interim results are its most profitable as it eyes a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Companies 17 May 18

7IM buys DFM with family office focus

Seven Investment Management has agreed to takeover Tcam Asset Management in a bid to enhance its active management capabilities despite the Scottish firm last year expressing caution about merging with another company.

PA Analysis 16 May 18

Buxton denies shift from fixed income in OMGI spin out

Old Mutual Global Investors CEO Richard Buxton has denied staff exits, lacklustre performance and pressure to cut costs ahead of the single strategy spinout signal a shift in focus away from fixed income when the firm launches mid-year.

GARS

Equities 11 May 18

SLI adds oil majors strategy to Gars portfolio

Standard Life Investments has added an oil majors versus global equities strategy to its Global Absolute Return Strategies to exploit rising commodities prices.

Barclays

News 11 May 18

Staley slapped with £600k fine for whistleblowing scandal

Jes Staley has been slapped with a fine in excess of £600,000 for a breach of conduct in his attempts to uncover a 2016 whistleblower.

Equities 10 May 18

Buxton slams corporate activity under male-heavy boards

Old Mutual Global Investors CEO Richard Buxton has slammed the cost of predominantly male boards to shareholders as he blames a lack of diversity for poor corporate decision making.

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