had gone to the linendraper his father--they all remembered the shop, Perkins and Cooper, in St.
After decades of being out of print, Flemings work is being reissued in America.
Ian Fleming and his invention, James Bond, were brothers under the skin, so much so that agent 007 might be viewed more as the author's alter ego than a fanciful figment of his imagination.
As Bond lived life on the edge as a British spy, Fleming himself had been second in command of British intelligence during World War II, masterminding myriad schemes to outwit the Nazis.
Chase Fleming Asset Management, headquartered in London, is the result of an August, 2000 merger of Chase Asset Management and the London-based Robert Flemings Group.
According to Paul Bateman, Chairman of Chase Fleming Asset Management, this merger forges a partnership of investment strength and distribution that Flemings maintains in Europe and Asia and Chase in North America.
We believe these enhancements have the potential to add substantial value for Chase Fleming Asset Management clients on many levels.
The Chase Manhattan Corporation (NYSE: CMB) and Robert Fleming Holdings Limited announced today that Chase has agreed to terms for an offer for the issued share capital of Flemings.
The offer, which is recommended by Flemings' Board of Directors, and subject to regulatory approvals and other conditions, calls for Chase to pay consideration in cash and stock with a current value of US$7,700 million for Flemings.
The rating action reflects the weaknesses in the international securities markets on which the Flemings Group depends; in particular, the focus on emerging market operations has intensified the negative impact on income.
Standard & Poor's considers the risks throughout the Flemings Group in assessing its ratings on Robert Fleming.