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 […]
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 […]
Prudential has lost an appeal after the Financial Ombudsman Service ruled that sending out forms by post caused a client delays in taking three of his pensions. In November 2016 the client, referred to in the FOS decision as Mr B, said he wanted to take all three of his pensions with Prudential at the […]
Pension scheme members will be given powers under new government rules to hold their schemes to account over how social and environmental factors impact their investments. Trustees will be required to produce a policy that includes an assessment of the sustainability of their investment decisions. This policy will be available to members so they can […]
The New Model Business Academy is running a free financial education programme for teenagers that will be delivered by advisers. NMBA, part of the SimplyBiz Group, is partnering with M&G Investments, Zurich, Vanguard and BMO Global Asset Management to sponsor the programme. The programme will be delivered by financial advisers who have contacts at schools, […]