Media Centre

Our media spokespeople are happy to offer comment and insight on a number of investment issues, such as:

  • asset allocation and asset classes for private clients
  • outsourced investment services for professional advisers
  • ethical investment issues
  • macro economic influences
  • tax planning
  • investing in self-invested personal pensions
  • investing for income
  • comment on the wealth management industry
  • investing for charities
  • other investment-related themes

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News and Comment

Appointment of Group Finance Director

28 March 2019
<p>Rathbones Group Plc (“Rathbones”) today announces that Jennifer Mathias has been appointed Group Finance Director, subject to regulatory approval. Jennifer will join Rathbones on 1 April 2019 and will also be appointed as an Executive Director to the Rathbones board and a member of the Group Executive Committee. This role will sit alongside the roles of the CEO and Managing Director of Rathbone Investment Management, increasing the total number of Executive Directors on the board from two to three.</p>
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Head of collectives research named in list of rising stars

25 March 2019
<p>Rathbones is pleased to announce that Alex Moore, head of collectives research, has been recognised as a rising star in the industry by landing a spot in PAM’s 2019 Top 40 under 40.</p> <p>Moore joined Rathbones in May 2015 as a collectives research analyst and was promoted to head of collectives research in July 2018. Prior to joining, he worked for the British Steel Pension Fund and Dimensional Fund Advisors, specialising in Asia-Pacific and emerging markets equity portfolio management.</p>
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Rathbones completes acquisition of Speirs & Jeffrey

31 August 2018
<p>Rathbones Group Plc (“Rathbones”) today announces that following receipt of regulatory approval, it has completed the acquisition of Speirs &amp; Jeffrey (“S&amp;J”), Scotland’s largest independent wealth manager with funds under management of £6.7bn and a team of around 150 people, including 38 investment professionals.</p>
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Underlying profit before tax up 11.5% to £48.3 million

25 July 2018
<p>Philip Howell, Chief Executive of Rathbones Group Plc, said:</p> <p>“The first half of 2018 has been a busy one for Rathbones as we progressed a full project agenda and announced the acquisition of<br /> Speirs &amp; Jeffrey whilst maintaining our focus on day-to-day operations. We remain confident in the outlook for the business.”</p> <p>Highlights:<br />  </p>
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Professional Recognition for Rathbones’ Investment Director

25 April 2018

Tom Lovell of Rathbone Investment Management International has been recognised in the prestigious annual Private Asset Managers Insight ‘Top 40 under 40’ list.

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Key investment themes - second quarter 2018

6 April 2018
<p>Each quarter, our strategic asset allocation committee meets to identify the key themes that could affect global financial markets. This quarter’s key themes include:</p> <p>1. Looking up <br /><em>How will equities react to rising bond yields?</em></p> <p>2. Inflated expectations<br /><em>Are inflation concerns justified?</em></p> <p>3. The problem with protectionism<br /><em>Biting the hand that feeds the consumer</em></p> <p>4. Portfolio protectionism<br /><em>Steady through the ups and downs</em></p>
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