Advantage has joined the Government’s Open Market Homebuy scheme as its fourth lender. The Morgan Stanley-owned firm joins HBOS, Nationwide and Yorkshire Building Society as a partner in the initiative.
F&C is expecting funds of hedge funds to outperform traditional multi-manager as it believes they should be able to benefit from recent higher levels of volatility in equity markets. The company says hedge funds offer the best risk and reward profile during times of high volatility. Over the last three years, volatility has been relatively […]
Former HBOS head of intermediary business Grenville Turner is to take over as managing director of estate agency Countrywide in January. He replaces Harry Hill who becomes chairman when Christopher Sporborg retires at the end of the year.
The Artemis UK Smaller Companies Fund has delivered good returns through the bull market. But its cautious style is better suited to the trickier times which could be coming, says manager Mark Niznik.
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