12 April 2006
Two years off sentence as Halifax reimburses clients taken in by bogus investment scheme
What are the limits on insurance imposed by the rules on insurable interest?
Which? has misrepresented the pension industry's response to Turner's proposals.'
CI claim statistics emphasise the extent and size of non-disclosure
This was someone we trusted but there she was driving a Porsche, Land Rover and Mercedes, she had a babysitter for her two dogs, was going on cruises and wearing Rolex watches. Now we know who was paying for it'
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has some bad news for the nascent equity-release market and its customers.
Former Odey Asset Management partners Hugh Hendry and Simon Batten have introduced two European funds for Eclectia Asset Management, the company they founded last September.
BarclaysSix-Year Agricultural Commodities Plan
BarclaysSix-Year Agricultural Commodities Plan
Bespoke Financial Consulting - CF Bespoke Investment Funds Dow Jones AIG Commodity Index Tracker Fund
BESPOKE FINANCIAL CONSULTINGCF Bespoke Investment Funds Dow Jones AIG Commodity Index Tracker Fund
Bespoke Financial ConsultingCF Bespoke Investment Funds Dow Jones AIG Commodity Index Tracker Fund
Bespoke Financial Consulting has brought out an Oeic that tracks the Dow Jones AIG Total Return Commodity Index.
IHT planning is anything but an open and shut case after last month's Budget
Emerging markets Most Latin American markets saw double-digit returns in the first quarter of this year while good opportunities can still be found in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, says Templeton emerging markets investment trust manager Dr Mark Mobius
Combining a City career with an interest in broadcasting which began as a young boy has seen the Gerrard investment communications director experience City scandals from the inside while breaking some major news stories, such as the Peter Young case, on the BBC. Interview by John Lappin
But by again stressing the key word affordability, doubts and confusion remain over what the Government reform package will eventually look like, with the Brown/Blair power struggle continuing to muddy the waters and questions lingering about the motives behind Brown's Damascus-style conversion.
Japan is once again enjoying "extremely good times", says JP Morgan Asset Management Japan investment trust manager Stephen Mitchell.
Cornelian Asset ManagersCornelian Sipp
Discretionary manager Cornelian Asset Management has designed a self-invested personal pension with three investment levels that cater for investors with different amounts of money.
This week by Money Mail reporter James Coney
Many years ago, when I was a reporter on this very newspaper, my editor anointed me the journalistic go-between for a campaign being launched in Money Marketing called BankWatch.
Two proposals welded together with little thought'
Eclectica Asset ManagementCF Eclectica European Fund
Guy Anker looks at loans that waive charges but charge higher rates
First State InvestmentsFirst State Asia Pacific Sustainability Fund
Aegon UK has completed the sale of its Luxembourg-based subsidiary Scottish Equitable International SA to La Mondiale Europartner for an undisclosed sum. The company was established in Luxembourg in June 1995 and offered unit-linked life asurnace products primarily into the UK and Italian markets.
One reason why there is scepticism about the ability of Governments and regulators to create confidence in financial markets is that, without appropriate customs, ethics and values on the part of participants in those markets, an institutional structure will continually fail.
Small companies could save3,000 with exemption from the regulator's requirements
IFA feedback showed that the old fund titles 'didn't reflect what we do'
No IFAs invited to sit on new protection committee although chairman says it will seek increased feedback
The Law Society says new rules penalise millions of public-sector workers and widows
While the end of the tax year is expected to be busy, this year seems to have been particularly manic.
M&G has stormed ahead under its new commander
The more mediocre salespeople a firm has, the greater the risks it carries
Broker says knowledge that customers have the safety net of the FOS should be deemed a material point
Landlords can be forgiven for being confused about the buy-to-let sector as reports in the media highlight fewer void periods and higher rents, yet at the same time introducing heavy-handed legislation.
One of the few enduring trends in global equity markets since the TMT bubble has been the superior performance of value indices relative growth. Over the six years to the end of March, the MSCI world value index has returned almost 60 per cent more than the MCSI growth index.
An abundance of growth can be found in Asia Pacific
NDF Administration has brought out the NDF growth participation plan March 06, a capital-protected bond linked to the performance of the Nikkei 225 for six years.
I have not written about North American large- cap shares for more than two years. This market has lagged behind other world markets, having gone up by less than 20 per cent to March.
Our panel look at the effect the Chancellor's Budget changes to VCTs and Reits will have on investors
Leeds Building SocietyThree Year Fee Free Fixed Rate Offset Mortgage
As we approached April 6, I resembled the Road Runner. No, not a well known athlete but the cartoon character and, before you say time management is all, try telling that to clients you wrote to two years ago about A-Day and they get back to you in late March.
The portfolio landlord can benefit in today's housing market, says Heritable Bank head of retail lending Colin Stevens
Imagine being able to use a computer without having to use a keyboard.
Aon says some firms could see 40% reduction in risk-based levy in 2006/07
The final-salary headache is about to get worse for many companies - and their employees - unless they act quickly to implement strategies aimed at reducing any deficits, says Pensionassist managing director Graham Pitcher
Salt FinanceFast Track Self Cert Two Year Tracker
Scottish Equitable International has brought out the Wealth Management Portfolio, an offshore unit-linked bond offering two categories of fund links for investors with different amounts. The product replaces the company’s Investment Portfolio and Money Market Portfolio.
Smith & Williamson Investment Management has brought out the Nucleus Enterprise Fund, a long/short equity hedge fund investing mainly in the UK.
Money Marketing has had a fascinating preview of some Standard Life sales material for its broker consultants on its wrap launch.
In the third of a series on the IFA Guide to Working With Accountants and Solicitors, Sifa managing director Ian Muirhead looks at appointed representative relationships and joint ventures
The Chancellor's shake-up of inheritance tax was an unwelcome surprise for estate planners
The Money Marketing Live confer-ence and exhibition puts the focus on the new pension world and will feature 40 industry speakers, 100 exhibitors and a host of workshops and training sessions at London's Olympia on May 4
As the professional indemnity insurance market continues to improve IFAs have seen their premiums reduced but how long will this be sustainable? asks PYV chief executive Neil Pointon
Technology funds: Ravneet Ahluwalia says technology funds have bounced back from the dark days and major new launches and products coming up could be the catalyst for growth
Andrea Tryphonides says the Pensions Commission's final report holds prospects of a greater role for the industry
James Salmon looks at whether private equity investment is a case of asset-strippers swooping for fast profits or providing companies with vital capital
The role of the Financial Ombudsman Service is much misunderstood
West Bromwich Building SocietyBuy to Let 5.09% Fixed
Multi-manager Williams de Broe, part of the City stockbroking firm, is looking to secure wider distribution through additional fund platforms along similar lines to its existing arrangement with Selestia.
Winterthur Life has added the Elite international equity fund to its unit-linked elite fund of funds range.