Daily Archives: August 18, 2009

Mn Services was none too happy about our pointing out they had won a grand total of zero mandates since opening their London office last year. These things take time, said their UK office’s managing director Remco van Eeuwijk, pointing out it was only in March of this year that they finished sorting out the regulatory paperwork.

Perhaps he is just being modest when he says his goal for the firm’s London office is two clients worth a total of £650m by 2011, but his expectations do not depict a booming scene. This prompts the bigger question: How are asset managers finding new clients in today’s market?

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Pauline Skypala has been editor of FTfm for four years having previously been deputy personal finance editor. She joined the FT in 1999 and has been writing on savings and investment issues throughout her career.

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Sophia Grene, reporter on FTfm, has been a financial journalist in print and online for 12 years.

Ruth Sullivan has worked as a financial/business journalist and foreign correspondent and for the past 10 years has been at the FT.