The commodity boom does not appear to be over and some believe that the falls in the autumn were simply a breather before entering round two of the bull run. Lately, the price of industrial metals has been creeping back up while recovery has been seen in numerous commodity-related stocks.
Zero dividend preference shares (ZDPs) have become a more attractive investment proposition following the recent budget, according to Wins Investment Trusts (Wins).Once the darling of the investment trust industry, the popularity of ZDPs suffered in 2001 because of their connection in the split capital crisis. However, according to Wins the recent proposed increase in the […]
Knowledge of how the tax relief rules work for corporate losses will add considerable value to an adviser’s proposition Financial planning tends to focus on situations where there is available capital or income – very possibly created from business profits for SME owner-managers. But sometimes businesses make losses, and an awareness of how the tax […]
Close Brothers Asset Management saw net inflows jump 43 per cent to £1bn year-on-year, from £757m in 2017. The business released its preliminary results for the 12 months to 31 July today. Close Brothers says the strong inflows were delivered by its own advisers and investment managers, as well as third party advisers. Coventry-based Adrian […]
The Financial Ombudsman Service has told Tenet to compensate a client for its failure to give timely advice that resulted in an annual allowance charge of around £14,000. In the ruling, Mr T was a client of Tenet Connect, Tenet’s network of advisers, who found he was under threat of redundancy and made an appointment […]