February: Mobius Returns as Managers Depart

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Mobius returns, River & Mercantile loses manager and new global income opportunities for UK investors

Emma Simon 1 March, 2018 | 9:14AM

Some famous investment names returned to the headlines this month, while others look set to disappear for good.

Veteran emerging markets manager Mark Mobius announced a surprise return to the fund management sector, while Aegon launched a new multi-manager business. Elsewhere it has been a month of departures: River & Mercantile saw a fund manager depart following a professional conduct investigation, and Columbia Threadneedle’s long-standing property fund manager retired.

Meanwhile Standard Life Aberdeen announced it was selling its insurance arm to the Phoenix Group. Perhaps the most surprising ‘goodbye’ was to the Perpetual brand name, which has been part of the UK fund management industry since the 1980s.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
River and Mercantile UK Micro Cap Ord216.00 GBX1.41
Templeton Emerging Mkts Invmt Tr TEMIT990.00 GBX-0.60

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk

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