6 May 2010
James Smith talks to leading absolute return fund managers on where they are investing going forwards.
Towry results show firm made large profit from Edward Jones deal and outline restructure to create Jersey parent company.
Simon Ainscough has hit out at Skandia for retaining commission when it passes clients on to L&G for annuities.
Investors say the panel surveyor used by their Government-backed lenders over-valued their properties - in some cases by almost double.
Latest Money Marketing/YouGov poll of IFAs shows Labour on 8%, LibDems on 19% and Conservatives on 51%.
“With companies increasingly competing on an international stage, it is becoming less relevant where they are based.”
Not before time, the regulator claims it is getting tough with the big banks over their complaint-handling processes.
Nic Cicutti asks would the Tories be any better than Gordon Brown?
For the 10 years in which an election took place, four delivered a negative total return, reducing your chance of making money overall to 60 per cent.
“I was surprised whether Aifa’s limited resources would not be better placed fighting the inequity of FSCS levies and similar grievances affecting the IFA community.”
Firm is looking at third maximiser fund with the US and Europe two potential targets.
Phil Jeynes says that good advice is the secret to filling the protection gap.
Paul Farrow says technology funds may be dwindling but the story is not over yet.
“The additional 50% tax rate will affect some people but the freezing of the higher-rate threshold will hit many more.”
“None of the parties has said anything about encouraging the re-emergence of the wholesale markets, which will be necessary before the banks will be able to repay the £300bn owed to the Bank of England.”
Aberdeen AM’s Graham Duce looks at whether the old investment adage to sell in May is a prudent one.
FSA should extend re-reg rules to all financial companies, not just platforms and set a time limit, says Transact.