11 March 2010
James Smith talks to GLG Japan CoreAlpha’s Stephen Harker about the positives to investing in Japan.
Aberdeen multi-manager duo Graham Duce and Aidan Kearney have dropped their exposure to Europe across the fund range, citing concerns over the markets and currency.
“UK investors are likely to be more exposed to emerging markets than they realise, particularly if they have also invested in the region directly”.
Aviva is developing a product to compete with the National Employment Savings Trust scheme.
“Recent events and FSA announcements have come as a stark reminder to everybody about the penalties of getting things wrong”.
FSA enforcement no secret before the merger of the two firms.
Prime Minister and Lord Chancellor yet to return to Parliamentary pension fund whilst Govt has so far failed in its pledge to prevent future incumbents receiving grace and favour pensions.
“The only thing I ever had in common with Michael Jackson was an interest in the behaviour of bubbles”.
Fidelity International head of tax and trusts planning Paul Kennedy has urged investors not to be scared off if the Budget sees an increase in the rate of capital gains tax.
Rushed Bill may miss sensible issues, says Lansons’ Ralph Jackson.
“The emergence of “middle classes” in countries that were sources of cheap manufacturing and commodity supply is a theme that should run for many years to come.”
Conservative Shadow Treasury Financial Secretary Mark Hoban says the UK must move away from its “imperial” tax system to one which is more “territorial” if it is to improve its international competitiveness.
Rob Reid warns the FSA must do more work around the costs of consultancy charging for GPPs.
Firm at centre of £43m FSCS storm was under Imro before FSA.
Advisers are still waiting to hear if the Financial Services Compensation Scheme will lessen the burden of the £43m Keydata levy.
“One consequence of the credit crunch is that many more lenders have now imposed an arbitrary maximum age by when a mortgage needs to be repaid, usually between 65 and 75.”
Treasury committee says other state aid bank shareholders must be better protected.
The reinsurance group saw profits after tax and expenses increase 64 per cent to £2.3bn in 2009.
Steve Bee says we will need to rethink state pensions as we live longer
Advisers split into categories by regulator to determine fate.
Royal Bank of Scotland has come under fire for slapping a £3,500 early redemption penalty on a critically-ill borrower.
HM Revenue & Customs has added further complexity to anti-forestalling measures announced in last year’s Budget by failing to create a new form for contribution refunds.
It cannot be emphasised too strongly that the FSA must always respect the human rights of all those it deals with.
Tom Baigrie suggests google should give a greater priority to advice.
The Conservatives are making a top priority of reversing the scheduled increase in National Insurance contributions.
Nic Cicutti says the idea of “billable hours” being the honourable way forward for IFAs does not chime with his own experiences.