Alliance & Leicester is running a 5m TV advertising campaign. The ads will focus on the banks loans, current account and mortgage campaign, with the first months spend amounting to 1.5m. McCann Erickson Central is the lead agency.
Scottish Equitable International is launching its investment risk profiler for the offshore market. The internet-based tool, available on the SEI extranet, uses stochastic modelling technique called Monte Carlo simulation. It will help advisers set investment strategies for clients by analysing attitudes to risk, return and decision-making.
The global economy isn’t headed into recession, at least not yet. This month, David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, examines current capital market and portfolio risks for signs of recession. Click Here for Capital Market Notes
Fund manager Miton says it closed 2018 well despite its lowest quarterly inflows for the year coming in the final quarter. Assets under management were up 14.5 per cent for the fund manager to £4.3bn. At the end of 2017, Milton reported £3.8bn in AUM. Net flows were just £92m in Q4, however, which chief […]
Royal Bank of Scotland is lining up a cut to the government’s stake in the bank by buying up to £1.4bn worth of shares from the Treasury. The government currently holds a just over 62 per cent stake in the bank. The Guardian reports that RBS is seeking shareholder approval to buy up to a […]
Concern mounting over the strings attached when it comes to acquisition deals Experts are expressing concerns over how consolidators’ deferred payments to acquire advice firms are operating, urging them to avoid the perception of conflicts of interest. The end of 2018 saw a flurry of acquisitions, and the pace of advice firm buy-outs shows little […]