Chartered firm Attivo will require all of its advisers and paraplanners to be qualified to level 6 by the end of 2016. The financial planning and investment management group is launching a training academy and will require all client-facing staff to do at least 70 hours of continuing professional development each year. Attivo currently has […]
New figures requested from the Office for National Statistics by Jelf International reveal the countries with the largest numbers of employees working for a UK-controlled parent company (known as UKFAs or UK foreign affiliates).
China’s GDP grew by 7 per cent between January and March, its slowest pace since the financial crisis in 2009. The BBC reports the rate fell from 7.3 per cent for the previous three months. Last year China missed its annual growth of 7.5 per cent for the first time in 15 years, with growth […]
The combination of low inflation growth and excess liquidity following the ECB’s quantitative easing programme has distorted bond valuations, with some short-duration instruments now offering negative returns. At the beginning of March nearly $3.85trn (£2.56trn) or 17 per cent of developed market global government bonds traded at negative yields, according to Columbia Threadneedle Investments. In […]
Craig Inches, head of short rates and cash at Royal London Asset Management, comments that inflation is proving to be a double-edged sword for central banks as global government bond yields move lower. Read the article here The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well […]
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