Withers and Speechly Bircham call off merger talks 23/05/2013 Leading law firms Withers and Speechly Bircham have said that merger talks that were first announced in March this year have been called off after both firms agreed that a merger would not be advantageous for either party.
Farrer makes private client leadership changes 23/05/2013 Jim Edmondson is moving from his role as partner and head of Farrer & Co’s private client department to become a full time consultant to the firm continuing his client facing role as part of a partial restructuring of the management of the department.
Credit Suisse renamed in Channel Islands 21/05/2013 Credit Suisse (Guernsey) Ltd has been renamed as Credit Suisse (Channel Islands) Ltd, in reflection of what the bank says is its commitment to the two islands.
More evidence of PAM Award Winner McInroy & Wood’s ability to outperform its bigger peers 17/05/2013 McInroy & Wood is not a firm usually associated with emerging markets investing. Ashmore (especially for emerging market debt), together with First State and Aberdeen Asset Management are much better known in this respect, especially by UK-based investors. But according to data produced by FE Analytics the Haddington, East Lothian-based investment management firm which won its first PAM Award in March is the best performing firm active in the UK authorised investment funds market in terms of generating alpha by a considerable margin.
Deutsche wealth executive joins giant sovereign fund 15/05/2013 The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world’s biggest sovereign wealth funds, has recruited a senior Deutsche Bank executive, John McCarthy, to head its division that handles global infrastructure investments.