Aberdeen Asset Managers has won the contract to run Guinness Flight Venture Capital Trust. Neil MacFadyen, investment director – growth capital, will be the lead manager.
F&C has appointed Jamie Jenkins as head of Japanese equities reporting to Mike Hanbury-Williams, head of Pacific equities.Jenkins will be responsible for delivering consistent out performance across F&C’s Japanese equity products.Mark Perrin has been transferred across from the Asia desk where he worked as an analyst for three years and will now report to Jenkins […]
The Chancellor’s U-turn on pension term assurance was a “total botch” which is damaging the advice, life and pensions industries and has forced an extra cost burden onto IFAs says Positive Solutions. IFA’s are bearing the brunt following the withdrawal of tax relief on stand-alone says Positive Solutions which had nearly 1,000 policies in the […]
Bankhall’s Premier Mortgage Service is launching a proposition to the mortgage market offering full aggregation of the mortgage club plus compliance and new protection panels. PMS says the new service will compete head to head with the existing mortgage networks and will be underpinned by a bespoke IT platform offering members the benefit of a […]
Venture capital specialist Beringea is aiming to raise up to £15m for the Proven venture capital trust through a C share issue.
Since last year’s reforms to pension legislation, a significant number of retirees have chosen income drawdown over purchasing an annuity. This has presented risks to both individuals and their advisers. In this article the risks are explained – and, importantly, strategies are presented that could help mitigate them. Read this article
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