Three of our UK fund managers – Adrian Frost, Ed Legget and Mark Niznik – discuss the EU referendum and how it is affecting their portfolios.
The FCA has refused an authorisation application from the directors behind a firm facing over £1m in claims over advice to invest in the collapsed Connaught Income funds. The regulator says Strabens Hall is facing “inevitable insolvency” due to anticipated liabilities of £1.05m to eight of its customers who complained to the Financial Ombudsman Service […]
By Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities at Neptune Amid the market volatility in the lead-up to the Brexit referendum, there are buying opportunities for the prudent investor, explains Mark Martin. Click here for full article Important Information: Investment risks This fund may have a high volatility rating and past performance is not a guide […]
The Complaints Commissioner has slated the FCA over its handling of a whistleblower’s report citing admin errors, poor communication between departments and “insufficient rigour”. The FCA must pay the complainant £300 compensation as well as carrying out a proper assessment of the information and evidence the whistleblower has, if they agree to it. The complainant wrote […]
As a company that majors on its low-cost proposition, it is no surprise that cost was a major driver behind advisers picking Vanguard as the winner of the Best Investment Fund Group award. However advisers also like the fact Vanguard is delivering “solid performance” and its diversified multi-asset range. One adviser said: “Vanguard is cost-effective […]
The political uncertainty in Europe is not deterring the Artemis European Opportunities Fund, says manager Laurent Millet. There are still stocks, he tells Artemis’ Ross Leckie, which should thrive.
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