Annuity rates up 19% since Brexit nosedive

Annuity rates have increased nearly 20 per cent since hitting rock bottom two years ago, Hargreaves Lansdown analysis shows. In an update, the fund shop notes annuity rates that nosedived following the EU referendum result have risen. Rates for 65-year-olds are up 19 per cent since their low in 15 September 2016. At their lowest, […]

Darkest before dawn – London housing

Anthony Lynch, portfolio manager of the JPM UK Equity Plus Fund, JPM UK Equity Core Fund & the Mercantile Investment Trust, looks at the impact of Brexit on the housing market.

Scottish Widows’ £109bn mandate fight sees Goldman exit

The new manager of a £109bn investment mandate on behalf of Scottish Widows remains unclear as Goldman Sachs has become the latest potential bidder to exit the race. The portfolio had been managed by Aberdeen Asset Management before its merger with Standard Life. Scottish Widows parent Lloyds decided the addition of Standard Life put the […]

The curious market reaction to Brexit

Written by Mike Riddell29 June 2016 Headlines over the past few days have screamed about record falls in sterling, record low bond yields and massive falls in equity prices. However, if you take a slightly longer view of markets rather than simply the one- or two-day reaction, I think it’s amazing how little markets have […]


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