Dr. Andrew Lo, Founder and Chief Investment Strategist at AlphaSimplex, says the financial market has experienced the ‘Marching Band Effect’ over the past few years, with the various elements moving to left and right together and feeling the risks as one, making the effect more dynamic.
The FCA has fined CT Capital £2.4m for serious failings in its treatment of payment protection insurance complaints. CT Capital was the parent company of a group of lenders and loan brokers and sold around 31,000 PPI policies between 2005 and 2008. It received £63m in commission as a result. However, the regulator says the […]
Trapped between expectations for near double-digit returns and strong apprehensions about investing in persistently volatile markets, investors worldwide are of the opinion that professional financial advice is worth the fee. But even though they believe individuals who work with a financial professional are more likely to achieve their goals, investors have a clear vision of […]
Survey reveals three-fifths of people with potential inheritance tax bill unaware their estate may be liable for IHT Over half don’t know that IHT rate is charged at 40 per cent Record HMRC tax receipts show that families are losing out due to lack of knowledge 78 per cent believe wealth should stay in the hands of […]
Kunal Desai, manager of the Neptune India Fund, comments on the implications of the BJP’s historic election win in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. Read the full article here Important Information – for investment professionals only. Not for retail clients. Investment risks The Neptune India Fund may have a high volatility rating and past […]
Former Tilney executive Nick Reeves will join Deutsche Bank as the head of UK financial planning from January. The Frankfurt-headquartered bank says the appointment continues a build out of its markets since UK chief executive Michael Morley was appointed in July 2017. Morley says: “We are committed to building a model advice-led wealth management business […]
The money of thousands of investors from troubled Sipp provider and discretionary fund manager Greyfriars Asset Management have been secured through an acquisition. Sipp administrator Gaudi has successfully transferred 4,000 Sipp and Isa accounts from Greyfriars onto its books. The acquisition agreement was signed on 21 September and has now been completed. Gaudi managing director […]
One in four advisers are working upwards of 50 hours a week and cite complex regulatory and compliance requirements as the catalyst, Prudential research shows. The 2018 Adviser Barometer surveyed 200 financial advisers across the UK and shows just 14 per cent worked more than 50 hours a week last year. Thirty-two per cent of respondents […]