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Adviser interest in climate change set to boil over

More than half of advisers would invest their own money in the latest tranche of climate change vehicles research from Virgin Money has shown.

The survey of 100 advisers conducted by George Street Research found that 55 would invest in the funds and 44 expected demand from clients to grow in the next 12 months.

Virgin Money spokesperson Jason Wyer-Smith says: “IFAs can see that climate change funds are a growing sector and given that the funds are relatively new in the UK it is encouraging that advisers already believe they are worth investing in.”


Waterson to face no charges after alleged assault

Conservative Shadow pensions minister Nigel Waterson will face no charges after being arrested for allegedly assaulting his teenage children last month.In a statement released today Waterson said it was “a relief but no surprise” the police had decided not to take further action adding that he had “done nothing wrong and assaulted no-one”.The MP for […]

Get into gear

The end of the tax year is always going to be a busy time for advisers as there are many opportunities to consider and this year more than ever has huge significance for pensions.

LV= makes tax free cash compensation pledge

LV= claims it is the only provider in the life and pensions market to pay compensation to consumers if they do not receive their tax free cash within seven working days on its unsecured pension plans.The mutual is guaranteeing that pensions commencement lump sum payments will be paid within seven working days or £1,000 compensation […]

BTL has added 90 to monthly repayments

The buy-to-let boom has pushed up mortgage payments for many borrowers by 90 a month, according to a study by the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit.The unit, which advises the Government on housing affordability, believes that the massive rise in BTL over recent years has had only a moderate impact on house prices and […]

Large-cap growth alpha thesis: seeking risk-adjusted excess returns

Content supplied by Loomis, Sayles & Company — an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management For mutual fund investors and managers of large pensions or endowments, a major challenge is to identify those portfolio managers who are most likely to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns in the future. Understanding how an investment philosophy informs a manager’s decision […]


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