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UniCredit chair dies suddenly at 76

Saccomanni, a former economy minister and deputy governor of the Bank of Italy, was appointed chair of UniCredit in April last year → Read More

Wall Street trading boss: ‘We encourage Trump to keep tweeting’

High-frequency trading firm says market selloff sparked by presidential tweet led to a recovery in its fortunes → Read More

Burford bites back at short-seller Muddy Waters

Litigation finance fund accuses Muddy Waters of ‘fallacious insinuations’ in a report ‘riddled with errors’ → Read More

Profits fall at Aviva Investors as outflows top £5bn

Attention focuses on possible sale of insurer’s Asian business → Read More

Boris and Brexit send investors fleeing from UK funds

Retail savers dump equities, while wealthier investors head offshore, according to data firm Calastone → Read More

LGIM boosted by Japanese passive investment win

Mandate win for bellwether pension fund will provide ‘a foundation for further growth in Asia’, company says → Read More

Litigation fund Burford hit by aggressive short-seller

Shares in litigation funder plunge after Muddy Waters Research makes its broadside public → Read More

Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia withdraws from Bank of England role

Former Virgin Money CEO steps back after being appointed CEO of Salesforce in the UK and Ireland → Read More

HSBC signs £7bn insurance deal for pension scheme

Transaction is the second-largest ever longevity insurance deal in the UK → Read More

‘This opens the door to a currency war’ — City reacts to escalating US-China row

Move by US to formally accuse Beijing of currency manipulation has investors wondering whether it might be time to batten down the hatches → Read More

Rothschild trust cuts equities, warning on trade wars and growth

A conservative outlook served the trust well late in 2018, and led to underperformance this year - but its managers are sticking to their guns → Read More

Cboe profits flat due to lower trading volumes, as bonus cuts fail to dent costs

Lower volumes contrast with results at Cboe’s rivals CME and Intercontinental Exchange → Read More

Mitsubishi execs join First State board as $2.7bn acquisition completes

Purchase of Australian fund manager was announced last October → Read More

FCA will examine fund governance following Woodford case, warns Schroders CEO

Peter Harrison says the Woodford saga has been 'painful for the industry' but that it has responded constructively → Read More

Pension Corporation scoops £3.4bn BAT deal

It has been the second busiest year on record for pension insurance transactions → Read More

Schroders profit falls as outflows return — but fund performance recovers

Company blames profit and revenue declines on weak markets and a risk-off attitude from investors → Read More

Instinet hires for new quant trading research role

Former JPMorgan quant researcher arrives at Instinet via a one-year stint at ITG → Read More

Janus Henderson outflows worsen as quant funds reel

Client withdrawals of almost $10bn represent firm's worst sales performance in at least two years → Read More

Artemis US equities lead quits for ‘personal reasons’

Stephen Moore moves on after five years with the retail-focused asset manager → Read More

UK Government Investments CEO to move on after 15 years

UK Government Investments says it has raised £50bn for the taxpayer through the sale of bank stakes → Read More