Sipp investors will pump 8.5bn into the residential property market from next April, boosting demand in the housing market by almost 5 per cent. Research by Hargreaves Lansdown indicates that a further 1.5bn will be used to buy overseas property.
The benchmark qualifica- tion for all UK financial advisers is the Certificate in Financial Planning, which is offered by the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Providers are risking significant loss on lifetime mortgage products if their actuarial research is inaccurate, warns financial research company Defaqto. The firm’s equity-release report warns lenders offering guarantees against negative equity that they need to be certain their actuarial calculations and house price projections are robust. Head of banking David Black warns lenders not to […]
The high-risk sector stands to benefit the most from cross-border lending in Europe, according to Mercer Oliver Wyman director Matthew Sebag Montefiore. A report from Mercer – Risk Funding in European Res- idential Mortgages – suggests that more than 80 per cent of growth potential will be in higher-risk lending products as the prime market […]
Premier Fund Managers has brought out the Pan-European Growth Plan – Limited Editions No 27.
Optimism is as American as baseball and apple pie. And since the financial crisis, being optimistic about US equities has paid off: they have outperformed every other major developed market by a comfortable margin. Yet while there remain plenty of good reasons to be optimistic about US equities, Stephen Moore, manager of the Artemis US […]
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BMO Global Asset Management fund manager Robert Burdett has more than halved the exposure to passive funds in most of the multi-manager funds amid fears of a bubble in the market. Burdett, who co-manages the £1.2bn F&C MM Navigator Distribution fund with Gary Potter, says the team has been cutting exposure to passive funds across […]
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Sales of protection policies are back at peak levels, with the sector growing by more than 20 per cent in the past year, despite adviser complaints over protection’s lack of popularity. According to the latest figures from Equifax Touchstone, sales of protection policies surpassed £149m between July and September this year — their highest level […]