UK - The corporate team at Southampton-based law firm Blake Lapthorn have netted transactions worth £500m since the beginning of the year.
Led by partners, Sean Wright, Mark Shepard and Kathryn Shimmin, the team has acted for Zurich Financial Services for its institutional investment in the MBO of Endsleigh Insurance Services and with the MBO of Gresham Private Equity.
The proposed cold-calling ban may be ineffective if a collaborative regulatory approach between the UK and the European Union (EU) is not maintained post-Brexit, the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has warned.
Some 56% of defined contribution (DC) asset managers do not believe they will have transaction cost information in time for pension funds' March year-end statements, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) research.
NEST has appointed Clive Elphick, Martin Turner, Mutaz Qubbaj and Chris Hitchen as trustee members of its reshaped board.
Most people want to avoid investing in projects that contribute to climate change, and would consider moving to another less-exposed provider, according to a survey commissioned by ClientEarth.