AWD Chase de Vere has launched a new bespoke advisory service for high net worth clients.
As anyone involved in the financial planning sector will know only too well, nervousness over investing, a desire to retain access to liquidity and a general feeling of uncertainty over what the future holds, all have a huge influence in decision-making.
Investors are braced for the global downturn to last another two to five years, according to a survey by F&C.On March 6 the group surveyed 786 self-directed private investors in investment trusts. The responses showed almost nine out of 10 investors expect a recovery in the global economy and financial markets in the next five […]
The Financial Services Authority has defended it decision to spend over £200,000 on three Christmas parties, claiming it was good for staff morale.
Richard Hulf explains how he and John Dodd have positioned the Artemis Global Energy Fund and where they are finding opportunities. Richard explains how he and John are changing the complexion of the fund to focus on the most efficient oil producers. As he tells journalist Alexis Xydias, in this environment of lower prices, he […]
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The work and pensions select committee is calling on the Government to ban pension cold-calling through the Financial Claims and Guidance Bill next year, as well as making people either take or opt out of guidance before accessing their pension. The committee opened an inquiry into pension freedoms in September and has published its report […]
Asset managers have been branded “arrogant and complacent” by the academic tasked with creating a new template for fund costs and charges. Transparency campaigner Chris Sier, who is chairing the regulator’s disclosure working group, has told The Times that he estimates £35bn a year is being overcharged from pension funds in hidden costs. On those […]
Only a fraction of advisers that are qualified to sell equity release products actually do so, new research suggests, as one provider says this is because advisers like to ‘collect exams’. According to equity release specialists Pure Retirement, around 9,000 advisers in the UK are currently qualified to offer equity release, yet just 500 to […]