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Aberdeen Asset Management: bleak investment house

UK asset manager Aberdeen's stock keeps plummeting, and its future looks bleak. In the eyes of many investors, the company is reaping the rewards of its ill-gotten gains from the TMT bubble. Aberdeen may end up as the compensatory head that UK investors are served on a platter - and some might view this as just deserts.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aberdeen Asset Management: future gains may eclipse current pain

Virtually all of Aberdeen Asset Management's GBP88 million pre-tax loss for 2004 can be attributed to costs associated with a settlement agreed with the UK Financial Services Authority. The company is now able to draw a line under its problems and focus on building on positive underlying trends. Among investors however, the impact of split capital investment trusts mis-selling can still be seen.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jan 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aberdeen Asset Management: letting the dust settle

Aberdeen Asset Management is attempting to rebuild shareholder confidence in itself by selling six retail investment contracts, representing GBP1.85 billion of assets under management, to New Star. The sales are intended to reassure investors unnerved by Aberdeen's leading role in the split capital trust scandal. However, given time, Aberdeen is expected to re-enter this market.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2003
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CommentWire

Aberdeen/Yeoman: a splitting headache

The market downturn has caused split capital trusts to collapse, with no end in sight to the bad news. The effect has been exacerbated as many split capitals borrowed money to invest in each other's shares, now creating a downward spiral. Given that these investments were sold as 'low risk', burned customers would be right to question the value of their financial advisors' advice.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jul 2002
Expert View
Expert View

ABI uses SoP extension as bargaining chip

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is driving a hard bargain by extending the Statement of Principles (SoP) by only a month. Other stopgap extensions will follow until it can reach a deal with the government based on its Flood Re model.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2013
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro / BNP Paribas: private progression

BNP Paribas [BNP.PA] is to enter the Dutch private banking market with the purchase of Nachenius, Tjeenk & Co from ABN Amro [AAB.AS]. The deal reflects both banks' continuing plans to create a pan European private banking network. If the same pro-active approach can be extended to developing their recently acquired businesses then both groups look very well-placed for the future growth.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2005
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CommentWire

ABN Amro/EDS: outsourcing bandwagon starts rolling

ABN Amro looks set to outsource all IT services for its Wholesale Clients unit to EDS. The deal, worth at least $1.46 billion, will be one of the largest ever IT outsourcing deals in the banking industry. It could represent the turning of the tide for service providers - particularly as there are other, even larger FS outsourcing deals in the pipeline.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2002
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CommentWire

ABN Amro/PPR: moving into French retail banking

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jan 2001
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CommentWire

ABN Amro/State Street: it's all about focus

ABN AMRO Asset Management [ABN] has agreed to outsource its investment operations services in Europe to State Street [STT]. The deal represents another big win for State Street, and is a further example of the importance of specialist focus in a competitive environment. State Street and ABN AMRO Asset Management's deal leaves both players able to concentrate on what they do best.

Published By Datamonitor
17 May 2004
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CommentWire

ABN Amro: building in Belgium

Dutch finance group ABN Amro [AAB.AS] is continuing to pursue a strategy of buying small domestic private banks to further its European ambitions. Building on its existing private banking operations in Belgium, this latest acquisition will expand the bank's reach in an increasingly valuable onshore market.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2005

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