Ashley Law has chosen Selestia as its preferred fund supermarket for all its advisers across the UK.Ashley Law follows recent decisions by IFA groups Park Row and SimplyBiz to also use Selestia’s platform. It has 120 registered individuals working out of 70 franchise offices across the UK and says its strategy is more customer-centric than focusing on product. Selestia’s services are offered online and, with the exception of its offshore bond, do not require a client signature. Ashley Law head of sales and marketing Ian Harrison says: “Our objective is to provide a high level of service across the country to the customer and build on our brand reputation. The 10 pre-defined portfolios we have created means more efficient working and robust solutions for our members.” Selestia national accounts manager Paul Miles says: “This is proof that our proposition “marking investments manageable” holds true for advisers when building asset allocated portfolios. This is recognition from the team at Ashley Law comes hot on the heels of other high profile organisations.”
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The remarkable performance of the TOPIX over the past year has caused many sceptical equity investors to look again at the Japanese market. These returns have come despite very significant problems facing the Japanese economy. Chris Taylor, manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund, discusses these problems and whether Abenomics will be able to overcome them, enabling the market to continue to rise.
In the video, Taylor addresses the following:
• The size and speed of Japan’s unprecedented monetary policy
• Abenomics and the implications should it fail
• Corporate Japan and beneficiaries of government policy
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