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Past articles by Mike:

Chenavari dresses for distress

Loïc Fery's $5.3 billion alternatives investor has made several hires and is planning more in anticipation of distressed debt opportunities → Read More

FX data referee sets up its own pitch for big players

New Change facility will let institutional investors trade with each other in 65 currency pairs → Read More

UK think tank presses for savings lottery

Old Mutual Wealth among asset management backers of savers lottery proposal from UK think tank, the Centre for Social Justice → Read More

Fund managers look to go 'smart neutral'

The next iteration of smart beta strategies takes a leaf out of the hedge funds' book – but charges far less → Read More

The best-performing fund manager you've never heard of

'We haven't been so good at marketing,' says Austrian investor who is enjoying a period of stellar performance → Read More

Argentina bond is biggest test yet for emerging market comeback

Investors express positive sentiment ahead of expected $12.5 billion bond issue → Read More

Stock-picker Norris to fly solo with Argonaut

Equity manager Barry Norris to take full ownership of the £1.4bn investment boutique he set up in 2005, as Standard Life Investments sells out → Read More

Emerging markets come in from the cold at BlackRock, GSAM and Pictet

Veteran Pictet strategist Percival Stanion is investing in Asia, while GSAM believes the worst is over for emerging market underperformance → Read More

Companies with big family stake outstrip market

Performance is double that of other listed firms over 10 years, index shows → Read More

Russell cuts confirm buyside focus on staff numbers

Russell Investments is the latest asset manager to trim its workforce amid outflows in the industry → Read More

McLintock suffers M&G pay cut

Outgoing chief executive takes home £5.4 million in his swansong year at the fixed-income specialist → Read More

European passive funds get a lift

Regulation and the row over 'closet indexers' mean investors are still moving away from active managers → Read More

Buyside headwinds are blowing harder

Regulatory costs are set to move centre stage for asset managers, warn Morgan Stanley and Oliver Wyman → Read More

Schroders solves one governance problem – but another remains

Comment: News that Peter Harrison, CEO-elect of Schroders, is stepping back from his chairmanship of RWC Partners goes some way to regularising the relationship between the two firms → Read More

Cardano gears up for expansion

UK arm of the Dutch consultancy wants to treble its fiduciary business – but its CEO Kerrin Rosenberg pledges not to neglect its advisory clients → Read More

IPO better than trade sale for Old Mutual Wealth, bankers say

A public listing for the UK wealth arm is seen as a good strategy by investment bankers, market conditions permitting → Read More

Nutmeg searching for new CEO

The online wealth manager in which Schroders owns a stake is looking for a successor to Nick Hungerford → Read More

Alain Dubois exits MSCI

Former Lyxor Asset Management chairman calls it a day three years after joining the US index giant with a smart beta brief → Read More

It’s Fergie time at Schroders as Dobson moves upstairs

Comment: Michael Dobson's departure as CEO inevitably raises questions about whether his replacement can match (or better) the golden years that unfolded on his watch → Read More

IoD raps Schroders over Dobson chairman switch

Fund manager's plans draw governance criticism as Institute of Directors says 'desire for continuity cannot come at expense of board independence' → Read More