Lloyds Banking Group
Blackrock and Schroders frontrunners for £109bn Lloyds mandate
Asset managers Blackrock and Schroders are the rumoured frontrunners to oversee £109bn ($144.3bn, €123.5bn) for Lloyd’s Banking Group (LBG), after its contract with Standard Life Aberdeen was terminated earlier this year.
Standard Life Aberdeen fights to keep axed £109bn contract
Standard Life Aberdeen has challenged Lloyd Banking Group’s decision to pull out of a £109bn ($148bn, €124bn) contract, arguing that there are no material competition concerns.
Lloyds financial planning business set for £50bn expansion
In a major push to expand into the financial planning and retirement industry, Lloyds Banking Group is looking to increase its open book assets in the sector by more than £50bn ($69.9bn, €56.5bn) by 2020, according to the company’s 2018 strategic plan.
Failed Scottish Widows merger behind Lloyds’ £109bn exit
A failed merger between Lloyds Banking Group’s subsidiary Scottish Widows and Standard Life Aberdeen’s pension and assurance arm was behind the FTSE 100 bank’s decision to terminate its contract with the fund group, it was revealed over the weekend.
Tide turns against Trump’s US in latest sentiment measure
Investors are moving on from US equities in favour of UK gilts and gold according to the latest Lloyds Bank Investor Sentiment Index.