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Fidelity’s Bolton repositions for trouble ahead

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By Ian Fraser Published: Citywire Date: 14 February 2008 WHAT does it take to outperform in today’s volatile and uncertain market conditions? Citywire has asked a selection of the UK’s leading fund managers how they have amended their portfolios to cope with the fall-out from the subprime crisis and the …

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EBRD steps aside to let in the market

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By Ian Fraser Published: European Venture Capital Journal Date: 4 February 2008 With over €2 billion in commitments to date, the London-based European Bank of Reconstruction & Development is the largest investor in private equity funds whose focus is investing in Central and Eastern Europe. However, as the region’s economies …

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Fisher homes in on M&S

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By Ian Fraser Published: Citywire Date: 25 January 2008 Jim Fisher of investment boutique Saracen bought a chunk of shares in struggling Marks and Spencer on the back of a grim trading update from the retail bellwether. Fisher, who is AAA-rated by Citywire, bought £3 million worth of shares in …

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Labour ruining Tory legacy, says Locke

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By Ian Fraser and Karen Peattie Published: Sunday Herald Date: 20 January 2008 ONE OF Scotland’s leading oil magnates has launched a stinging attack on the Labour government, accusing it of destroying the economic transformation created in Britain by 17 years of Conservative government. Alasdair Locke, executive chairman of oil …

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Provident to stay Scottish

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By Ian Fraser Published: The Sunday Times Date: 6 January 2008 ROYAL LONDON, the parent of Edinburgh-based insurers Scottish Life and Bright Grey, has said there will be no significant job losses following its £1.27 billion acquisition of life insurer Scottish Provident. The London-based mutual company has also pledged to …

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Pop go the markets

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By Ian Fraser Published: Sunday Herald Date: 18 March 2001   WITH traders’ screens a sea of red and stock markets in freefall, Alan Greenspan, chairman of the US Federal Reserve this week faces his toughest choice to date. This Tuesday, when the committee of the Washington DC-based organisation meets, …