‘Still work to do' on Cofunds
'Would be worried as a re-platformer'
'Aftershocks to be felt in Q2 sales'
Net sales of £7bn
New business to launch later this year amid shake-up of senior roles
Replacing Tom Hawkins
Merging three units' senior management teams into one
Most recently at Close Brothers AM
Latest Fundscape Platform Report
Key announcements over the break
Sales fall to £9.6bn
Trusts becoming more accessible
Deal first announced in August 2016
Acquisition will add £12bn assets
Firm thought to be in early stages of process
Heartwood Investment Management has hired Marian Black from Baring Asset Management to head up its investment marketing.
Investment trust Caledonia Investments is close to agreeing a deal to purchase a stake in Seven Investment Management, according to reports.
Platforms must branch out to survive
Kames Capital is to manage the latest addition to Aegon's fund range, a High Income fund intended to help investors take advantage of pension rule changes.
Former Aegon director Charles Garthwaite has been appointed chief executive of fund hosting company Fund Partners.
Aegon would establish a new registered life company in England should Scots vote for independence on 18 September.
Aegon UK has given the role of managing director of its non-advised direct to consumer service Retiready to David Beattie, as part of a management reshuffle.
Product provider Aegon has distanced itself from a view attributed to its head of marketing that advisers have been "disintermediated" and that its future lies in direct relationships with consumers.