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February 18, 2020

London and Paris - Specialist structured product firm Hilbert Investment Solutions has appointed François Zagamé as Head of Research in the UK. 

François started his career at AIG Global Investment Group as an Equity Research Analyst/Portfolio Manager, followed by investment research positions at UBS Wealth Management and Insight Investment. He joined Old Mutual subsidiary Skandia Investment Group in 2007 as Head of Global and UK Equity Research before moving into Portfolio Management at the grou...

January 15, 2020


Members of the International Advisory Board for Fund Selection (IAB) recently raised concern that investors expected daily liquidity from asset classes that could not always support it.

Meeting recently in Madrid the IAB, which is sponsored by the Spanish funds’ platform Banco Inversis, said that the reason why such issues kept arising was because there was often a mismatch between the liquidity of investment class...

June 20, 2019

MAPFRE is launching ‘MAPFRE Inclusión Responsable' – an investment fund which invests in European companies which actively seek to include disabled people within their workforces.

By combining profitability with social impact, the fund (thought to be the first of its kind) is being launched in France and marketed throughout the rest of Europe by the end of this year.

MAPFRE Inclusión Responsable will combine the search for financial profitability with social impact by investing primarily in compan...

June 7, 2019

The real estate co-investment vehicle set up by MAPFRE and GLL in 2018 to invest in prime office space in some of the key European markets has now successfully completed its first two operations.

The real estate fund has invested a total of 50 million euros in two buildings located in the cities of Paris and Hamburg. The Paris property, located at 4 Boulevard Montmartre, is a multi-purpose building featuring 2,000 square meters of office, retail and residential space located in the flourishing 9t...

May 21, 2019

Hilbert Investment Solutions has launched ‘UK Conditional Quarterly Autocall Issue 7’ a new structured product which aims to provide investors a return of 7% per annum.

The plan is now available through direct investment, ISA or a self-invested pension plan (SIPP). It aims to pay investors 1.75% per quarter depending on the performance of the FTSE 100 index.

‘UK Conditional Quarterly Autocall Issue 7’ features a 10-year investment term capable of maturing early if the closing level of the FTSE 100...

April 9, 2019

Allfunds, Europe´s largest fund distribution platform, continues its wealthtech evolution by making available three digital solutions focused on improving fund manager and distributor productivity and access to market intelligence.  

The three new wealthtech tools are launching under the following names:

  • Digital On-boarding for Fund Houses

  • Telemetrics 2.0

  • Allfunds Connect Marketplace

All three are now available through the Allfunds Connect Digital Platform (“Allfunds Conn...

March 28, 2019

  • Existing NFM clients will benefit from Allfunds’ market leading platform service proposition and digital wealth solutions

  • Acquisition will accelerate Allfunds’ continued growth in the Nordic market and reinforce its leadership position as the largest fund distribution platform in Europe

Allfunds, the largest wealth distribution platform in Europe,* has agreed the acquisition of Nordic Fund Market (NFM) from Nasdaq. The transaction remains subject to customary regulatory approval...

March 26, 2019

Hilbert Investment Solutions is today re-launching ‘UK Conditional Quarterly Autocall’ a dual tax year structured product plan designed for those seeking to invest their 2018/2019 & 2019/2020 ISAs.

‘UK Conditional Quarterly Autocall – Issue 6’ is the latest instalment in Hilbert’s Income Series, it will aim to provide clients with an annual return of 7% depending on the performance of the FTSE 100 Index.

The plan has an investment term of up to 9 years and 11 months however, it also has the abilit...

March 15, 2019

Hilbert Investment Solutions the London and Paris based structured product provider has won a City of London Wealth Management Award for ‘Best Structured Product Provider in 2019’.

The award presented to Hilbert’s Founding Partner Steve Lamarque and his team was announced at the Guildhall in the City of London last night where the event was held.

Hilbert has now been providing structured products in the UK since 2017. It’s launched an extensive range of structured products over the two years along...

March 11, 2019

Aubrey Capital Management has appointed Andrew Ward as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. 

Andrew worked at First State Investments for over six years, initially as part of the EMEA Distribution team before being promoted to Head of the Stewart Investors Institutional Client Team (a separate division of the firm). His final appointment at the firm was to Chief of Staff, where he worked with the CEO across all aspects of the business including strategy, planning, coordinatio...

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