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 has sealed a deal to acquire OppenheimerFunds as the firrm looks to break into the top 10 global investment managers. The deal will see OppenheimerFunds parent Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company sell the asset manager to Invesco, with MassMutual taking a 15.5 per cent stake in Invesco in return. Invesco will manage $1.2trn (£920bn) […]
Advice firm consolidator Newell Palmer has acquired midlands IFA Sense Wealth Management in a deal adding another £35m to its funds under management. The purchase is the 51st acquisition made by Newell Palmer since it began trading in 1993. The £35m is split between around 100 active clients from Sense, who will all transfer over […]
Three directors have been named to the board of the newly-launched Single Financial Guidance Body. The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed former National Employment Savings Trust chief executive Tim Jones and Royal Bank of Scotland director for products Moray McDonald as non-executive directors. University of Bristol emeritus professor Elaine Kempson will also join the board. […]