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Recent articles by David:

Investors wary of Labour’s £300bn share giveaway plan

The Labour Party has proposed giving workers in 7,000 UK companies shares worth more than £300bn → Read More

UK fund assets fail to grow after torrid 2018

It is the first time since 2015 that overall UK assets under management have failed to rise in a single year → Read More

Investors and analysts spot political pitfalls in HKEX-LSE deal

HKEX will also have to work hard to convince LSE shareholders to back its bid over the UK exchange's already-agreed $27bn takeover of Refinitiv → Read More

Man Group president Jonathan Sorrell to step down

Sorrell, who has worked at Man since 2011, is to take on a new role outside the firm → Read More

BlackRock predicts greater chance of no-deal Brexit

World’s largest fund manager says the chances of a new referendum, or a no-deal exit, have both risen → Read More

Active fund performance worsens further, says Morningstar

Latest Morningstar figures represent a deterioration from six months ago, despite a larger survey → Read More

HSBC’s fund management arm appoints global investment head

Promotion of Joanna Munro marks the first senior appointment by the fund manager's new CEO → Read More

City speaks: No deal preferred to a Corbyn government

Fifty-four per cent of financiers opt for crashing out of the EU over a Corbyn government → Read More

Stock-picking managers try to fathom fallout from Woodford storm

Shuttering of top actively managed fund comes at the wrong time for already battered asset managers → Read More

Columbia Threadneedle’s investment chief to take ‘career break’

Mark Burgess, who is also deputy global CIO, is is stepping down after nine years with the asset manager → Read More

Hargreaves sells out of Burford Capital after short attack

Retail funds giant says Muddy Waters has not fully proved its case, but its accusations will keep Burford’s stock ‘under a cloud’ → Read More

Burford woes drag flagship Woodford fund further down

Two of Woodford's largest holdings posted large declines in the past month → Read More

UBS hires Bank of England adviser Huw van Steenis

Swiss bank brings in one of the City's leading minds on issues impacting financial services companies → Read More

Activist almost triples stake in GAM after meeting CFO

Krupa Global Investments now holds almost 3% of the stricken Swiss asset manager → Read More

Wealth manager Tilney confirms talks to buy Smith & Williamson

Deal talks come two years after Smith & Williamson abandoned plans to merger with UK-listed Rathbones → Read More

Short bets against Hargreaves Lansdown hit historic highs

Attacks on the UK fund supermarket's shares come as government scrutinises its promotion of Neil Woodford's funds → Read More

Burford Capital bows to investor pressure and replaces CFO

Elizabeth O’Connell will step down to become chief strategy officer → Read More

No-deal Brexit fears push investment fund outflows to $28bn

Almost £3bn has left UK-focused funds since it became clear that Boris Johnson would replace Theresa May as PM → Read More

Invesco tops fund laggards list for third time in a row

Woodford, Janus Henderson and Fidelity also high on biannual list of worst-performing investment funds → Read More

Standard Life Aberdeen CEO: ‘There is light at the end of the tunnel’

Beset by continuing outflows, CEO of £578bn asset manager tells FN: ‘The mood music is starting to change’ → Read More