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Invesco Perpetual challenger fund beats SLI’s GARS inflows

Invesco Perpetual’s Global Targeted Returns fund has seen larger inflows than Standard Life Global Absolute Returns fund in the past year. In the 12 months to 20 January Invesco Perpetual’s GARS challenger fund clocked up £3.6bn of net inflows, compared to £2.9bn for Standard Life’s fund. The Invesco Perpetual fund, run by three former GARS […]

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Has Labour given up on financial services?

Labour’s influence within the financial services industry is in danger of being wiped out in the aftermath of yet another ministerial reshuffle. Political experts say the party failed to capitalise on “gaping holes” in Chancellor George Osborne’s freedom and choice pension reforms during the 2015 election campaign. They are also concerned the constant churn of […]

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L&G publishes annuity bond portfolio holdings

Legal & General has moved to allay investor concerns about the bond portfolio supporting its annuity business by publishing details of its holdings. The insurer has today published provisional, unaudited analysis of its annuity bond portfolio as at 31 December “following a number of enquiries from sell side analysts and investors”. The data (below) shows […]

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Controversial self-cert launch sparks debate about MMR impact

Controversial self-certification lender selfcert.co.uk’s launch has sparked debate about the impact regulation is having on the mortgage market. Selfcert.co.uk bypassed an FCA ban on self-cert mortgages by setting up in Prague and using the Electronic Commerce Directive to lend in the UK. The firm is offering a tracker loan set at 2 per cent above […]

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