Jacob de Tusch-Lec explains why he favours bond proxies in Europe (and China).
Cooper Parry Wealth has scooped the award for accredited financial planning firm of the year at the Institute of Financial Planning’s gala dinner last night. The awards are held at Celtic Manor in Wales as part of the IFP’s annual conference. The certified financial planner professional of the year award was won by Paradigm North […]
The Investment Association is launching a consultation on how it engages with its members after several groups suggested they will not be renewing their membership with the trade body. Earlier this week M&G, Schroders, Fidelity Investments, Aberdeen and Invesco Perpetual said they will consider quitting the association, prompting chief executive Daniel Godfrey to leave the […]
Pension Wise guidance staff who do not have appointments booked are being redeployed, Money Marketing can reveal. The Treasury has given The Pensions Advisory Service clearance to use Pension Wise staff on its existing helpline. Likewise, Citizens Advice says Pension Wise staff, who are funded by a levy on financial services firms, can also work […]
The Building Societies Association has rejected proposals to include it in a trade body ‘mega-merger’. An independent review was published in July after a consortium of 10 lenders pushed for a consultation to address concerns about lobbying costs and to reduce the amount of work duplicated. Former Ofcom boss Ed Richards, who led the review, […]
Dividends are under pressure in some areas: but reliable yields can still be found. So says Adrian Frost, manager of the Artemis Income Fund, in conversation with Lawrence Gosling.
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Experts have played down any immediate moves from the FCA towards those firms that are not prepared for Mifid II regulation that comes into force on 3 January 2018. However, concerns remain that a “material number” of small asset managers have not yet started preparing for the major European regulation. The FCA expects firms to […]
OMGI chief executive and star fund manager Richard Buxton is set to lead a management buyout of the single-strategy funds division of Old Mutual Wealth with the backing of TA Associates. The £550m deal is set to be announced before Christmas, Sky News reports. The buyout is part of Old Mutual’s managed separation, which is […]