Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage. It is important that couples who are about to marry are aware of the financial implications if they divorce as many people at this stage of their lives are so happy and in love that they cannot even think about separation. The divorce rate is the lowest it has been in England and Wales for 20 years but the number of second-time divorcees has doubled in the last 25 years. In 2006, second-time divorcees constituted one-fifth of all divorcees.
Northern Rock shares plunged over 40 per cent this morning in the aftermath of the Chancellor pledging to veto offers that failed to safeguard the loans made to the lender and one bidder walking away. Shares in Northern Rock fell as low as 61p from the morning’s starting price of 104p after American private equity […]
Standing in the dealing room of a firm of London stockbrokers last week, I became aware that people were clustered around TV screens showing pictures of a plume of smoke over central London. As the news came in of a serious fire close to Canary Wharf, so the earlier bullish mood of the market evaporated and shares moved into freefall.
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Invesco Perpetual leads the latest edition of the infamous Spot the Dog report, which identifies underperforming equity funds, as the number of dogs hits a record high. In its bi-annual Spot the Dog report, Bestinvest names and shames funds that have underperformed their benchmarks for three consecutive years and by more than five per cent over […]
Most firms regulated by the FCA are satisfied with its performance and believe it is an efficient regulator, the watchdog has said. The survey conducted by the FCA and its Practitioner Panel – one of its advisory bodies – sought feedback on the regulator’s performance from the firms it oversees. The results showed that both satisfaction and […]
Investing at this stage of the market cycle is a tough balancing act. While over-exposure to risky assets leaves a portfolio vulnerable when a correction really bites, taking too much risk off the table too soon can mean missing out on the remaining opportunities which may still present themselves over the coming months. With so […]