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Past articles by Mark:

London-listed songs fund scoops two music deals in two days

Latest acquisition gives the fund a slice of ongoing royalties from Fleetwood Mac's iconic hits including 'Go Your Own Way' and 'The Chain' → Read More

Brexit explained: What’s at stake for finance as UK and EU talks go down to the wire

The City has been preparing for a no-deal Brexit for years, but that doesn't mean it won't suffer from some of the turbulence → Read More

Say hello to London’s robot champagne waiters

The cyber-sommeliers were unveiled by Martin Williams, CEO of venue-owner Rare Restaurants, in a LinkedIn post → Read More

Government criticised for ‘rehashed’ Covid tiers analysis

MPs are set to vote on the government’s proposed new system of regional tiers on 1 December → Read More

Schroders teams with Big Society Capital for £100m charity trust launch

It is the fourth high-profile investment trust launch announced in recent months - but two have failed → Read More

Oxford, Cambridge colleges hire Amundi for fossil-free investments

A slew of announcements from politicians, investors and others keeps the climate change momentum going → Read More

Aberdeen Standard names new co-manager in latest step for Nimmo succession

High-profile smaller companies investor will continue managing money 'for the next couple of years', according to the chair of one of his funds → Read More

Oxford University fund hires BlackRock and van Steenis for green investments

Van Steenis has been explicitly hired as a 'climate-conscious' investment expert, while BlackRock will manage a green index fund → Read More

Odey to step back from helm of his firm as it launches new fund range

Odey, who is 61 and founded Odey Asset Management in 1991, will take charge of a new inflation-focused fund → Read More

CFA Institute cancels exams in swathe of European cities

The Institute behind the exams - a rite of passage for many in finance - has added to its list of suspensions as the second wave of Covid-19 surges across the region → Read More

London fund manager Jupiter begins push into the US

New Denver sales office – the firm's first in North American – follows tie-up with former Janus Henderson portfolio managers late last year → Read More

London placed in ‘medium’ Covid-risk category — here’s what that means

No additional restrictions will apply to residents and businesses in the capital beyond those currently in force nationally → Read More

TP Icap in ‘advanced discussions’ to buy Liquidnet

TP Icap is considering paying between $600m and $700m for New York-headquartered Liquidnet → Read More

Banker charged with deleting WhatsApp messages found not guilty

The FCA has been rebuffed in a first-of-its-kind case involving a banker who was accused of deleting WhatsApp messages from his phone relevant to a regulatory investigation → Read More

Tesla is a buy ‘if you wait 10 years’, says sceptical bull ahead of company’s ‘Battery Day’

One thing that Baird analyst Ben Kallo expects of Tesla's high-profile 22 September event: a 'massive battery factory' → Read More

Funds dealmaker Jon Little wins backer for new venture Alderwood

Victory, which manages $137bn, is investing an undisclosed amount in Alderwood for a 15% stake in the company → Read More

Will Biden pop the vaccine ‘bubble’? Fund managers grapple with pharma’s prospects

'In the USA in particular, the political pressure to deploy a vaccine quickly means there’s a significant risk that said the vaccine might not be particularly effective' → Read More

Santander and UBS chairs to appear in court in Orcel suit

Orcel is suing the bank for upwards of €100m, claiming breach of contract after Santander withdrew its offer to make him CEO → Read More

Visa wins approval for $5.3bn takeover of US fintech firm Plaid

CMA gives green light after concluding the UK's fintech scene has plenty of competition for non-card e-payments → Read More

How Tesla investor Baillie Gifford rakes in soaring returns: ‘There are fundamental changes afoot’

More than almost any other active fund manager, Scotland's Baillie Gifford has profited handsomely from the surge in stock markets since March. Can it carry on forever, analysts wonder? → Read More