31 January 2007
M&G Asset ManagementM&G Cautious Multi Asset Fund
The DWP's chief economist last week used a Social Market Foundation event to warn financial advisers that they would not be doing their job properly if they advised someone to rely on means-tested pension benefits.
Alasdair Sampson, a partner at Drummond Miller, LLP, Solicitors, urges IFAs to follow the example of lawyers in Scotland to fight for a fair and just system to deal with complaints.
If you are still speculating about the price of your property at dinner parties, you are sadly off the pace.
Brokers have defended their corner against claims that they are operating in a comfort zone. Helen Pow reports.
Child trust funds can be a tidy nest egg if people take the time to invest wisely.
This week by Financial Mail on Sunday reporter Andrew Foxwell.
Dawnay Day QuantumProtected China and Japan Portfolio
Dawnay Day QuantumProtected Japan Portfolio
'Overkill could drive good schemes out of the market,' claims Standard Life's Lawson.
The stark realities behind the proposed £50m generic advice service.
Fidelity has brought out its multi-asset strategic fund, a fund of funds providing exposure to equities, bonds, property shares, commodities and cash.
PPF burden could soar for firms after European Court of Justice decides UK pension compensation is inadequate.
"My advice is free." How often have you said this to prospective clients or had clients come to you after another adviser said this to them?
Aegon UK chief executive Otto Thoresen is leading the Government's new taskforce on generic financial advice and here he sets out the aim on improving financial capability and inclusion by complementing the IFA market.
Every medium-sized and large growth portfolio should have an exposure to gold in uncertain times like the present.
Industry figures are getting together to discuss key issues and find solutions.
Guy Anker says brokers have welcomed the FSA's crackdown on exit fees.
Most of the current evidence suggests that European companies are generally in excellent shape.
Aegon has warned the Pensions Regulator that an increase in regulation for DC schemes could discourage work-based pensions provision, particularly among smaller firms.
Isis Equity PartnersBaronsmead Aim VCT -C Share Issue
JPMorgan Asset ManagementJPM Global Equity Income Fund
New Star chief investment officer Alan Miller has left the firm by mutual consent.
Overall, this market remains buoyant, despite mixed signals emerging from a variety of sources.
Neptune Investment ManagementGreen Planet Fund
Neptune Investment ManagementIndia Fund
Neptuen Investment ManagementUK Special Situations Fund
The global economy entered 2007 having seen its strongest period of synchronised growth since the Second World War. Strong growth combined with low levels of inflation and interest rates created a very favourable backdrop for investors.
Pioneer Friendly SocietyPure Protection
Adnitor consultant Eric Welsby looks at the development of intermediary platforms and invites advisers to vote in the company's Platform Awards.
Paul McMillan looks at past cases to assess how successful the FSCS is likely to be in reclaiming compensation for precipice bond misselling from providers.
Protection continues to be one of the fastest-growing areas of the life and pension market and one where e-commerce is having the greatest impact.
Richard Fox, chief executive of the Society of Mortgage Professionals, says competence, qualifi-cations and informed advice are vital qualities in the equity-release sector.
In the first of two articles on the NPSS, Norwest Consultants principal Harry Katz says neither the pension industry nor the Government seems to have learned from the stakeholder saga.
The managing director of Fidelity International has a dual role in running one of the biggest fund managers and developing the firm's platform, FundsNetwork, as well as having the tough task currently of helping to pick a replacement for special sits star Anthony Bolton. Interview by Gregor Watt.
Lender looks at extending full fee to brokers for refinancing customers.
If you ever visit Philadelphia you will no doubt be drawn to perform your very own remake of the Rocky Balboa shout of "I'm a contender" on the steps of the town hall, a moment in life that's fun to do, but uncomfortable to be reminded of in the future.
Chris Salih examines some of the factors that are helping mid-caps to consistently outperform the FTSE 100.
Smith & Williamson is aiming to raise up to £8m for the British Country Inns 3 enterprise investment scheme.
Standard Life InvestmentsGlobal Reit Focus Fund
Standard Life InvestmentsGlobal Reit Fund
Standard Life InvestmentsGlobal Reit Fund
Shortly after rejoining Money Marketing as a columnist, the editor asked me to come into the office to have my picture taken.
Scottish Widows Investment PartnershipSwip Diversified Assets Fund
A client seeks more control over his pension arrangements.
Simon Hildrey says the new tax-efficient property investment vehicle introduced earlier this month is expected to become the most popular structure for property funds despite the high costs of conversion and continuing attractions of offshore funds.
Threadneedle Investments is launching a retail fund that invests directly in high-yielding UK commercial property.
The pressure is also mounting on Paymentshield to reverse its decision to stop paying trail commission to advisers no longer regulated by the FSA.
The Government snatched away hopes of the promised land of pensions.
All parties would win if advisers turned to a system of annual management fees.
Selection of an appropriate wrapper can make a significant difference to the performance of a portfolio.